The LIV Golf Invitational Series begins this week with the inaugural tournament at the Centurion Golf Club in London, England. The 48-man team event takes place over three-days and the 54-hole no-cut event will feature both a team and individual winner.
Tournament play begins on Thursday, June 9th, and end on Saturday, June 11th. The opening event will be the first of eight tournaments played over the 2022 calendar year.
Headlines were made earlier this week when Phil Mickelson was added to the field that included two-time major champion, Dustin Johnson. The playing format will feature 12 teams of four players, with the top two scores counting toward the team’s total over the first two days and three of the four counting toward the final round tally.
The purses for these events is substantial compared to that on the PGA Tour, with the winner netting a cool $4 million dollars and the last place finisher taking home a respectable $120,000. Additionally, the winning team earns a split of the $5 million team prize.
Centurion Golf Club
The Centurion Golf Club opened its doors in 2013 and sits just north of London. The golf course stretches 7,100 yards from the back tees and gives players a challenge on each hole.
Many of the holes run through existing pine and woodlands with fescue grass replacing traditional rough. You’ll see the fescue grass also across approaches to the greens and fairways and undulating green surfaces creating tricky putting surfaces.
Elevated tee boxes give players a spectacular view of the English countryside, with approximately 80 bunker and four water features located on the property.
The LIV Field
The 48-man field is highlighted by Mickelson and Johnson, but there are a handful of additional top players in the world teeing it up on Thursday. Johnson, currently the 13th ranked player in the world, is the highest-ranked player in the inaugural field.
Louis Oosthuizen (21st in the world) joins Kevin Na (34th) and Talor Gooch (35th) as the four players in the world ranked in the top-50. Other notables in the field include international players Segio Garcia, Richard Bland, Shaun Norris, Lee Westwood, and Ian Poulter.
LIV Golf Betting Odds
D.J. headlines the betting favorites for the opening event at +400. D.J. hasn’t teed it up since missing the cut at the PGA Championship and his best finish this season in a stroke-play event was a T9 at the PLAYERS in mid-March.
Gooch (+800) trails D.J. as the second player with the best odds to win the first tournament and take home the $4 million purse. Oosthuizen (+1000) follows Gooch, with Na (+1200) and Garcia (+1200) rounding out the top-5.
Mickelson, a late edition to the field, can be grabbed at (+2800). The 51-year-old six-time major champion winner hasn’t played since missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January.
Other notable pre-tournament odds for players of interest include Poulter (+2200), Westwood (+2500), Braden Grace (+3500).