The LIV Golf League has come a long way since the first event took place in June 2022. Although the series attracted much uproar, especially from the PGA TOUR during its launch, it has now become widely accepted as a force to reckon with in the world of golf. LIV players are even allowed to participate in Major Tournaments, the DP World Tour and Asian Tour if they qualify. What sets the LIV Golf League apart from other tours is the hefty payouts per event. For every tournament, the winner pockets $4m and even the golfer who finishes last is guaranteed $120,000. At the end of the season, the individual season champion is awarded an $18m bonus. But who have been the best performers in LIV Golf so far?
Top 10 LIV Golf Stars to Date
Dustin Johnson seems to have joined LIV Golf as a man on a mission, finishing the inaugural 2022 season as the money winner, individual champion, and teams champion as part of 4 Aces GC. He earned $36m from the 2022 season, with $18m coming from the individual championship, $11m from individual earnings, and $7m from team earnings.
Brooks Koepka made history in the LIV Golf League after becoming the first golfer to win multiple titles. In the 2022 season, Koepka won at LIV Golf Jeddah and accrued total earnings of around $9.7m. So far in 2023, the star already boasts the LIV Golf Orlando title and has earned around $6.5m.
American Talor Gooch is the man of the moment in the LIV 2023 season, after recording back-to-back wins in LIV Adelaide and LIV Singapore. Gooch has already pocketed $10m so far in 2023, and added to his roughly $15m earnings in 2022, the golfer seems to be headed in the right direction.
Although Patrick Reed is a talented golfer in his own right, his partnership with team members Talor Gooch, Pat Perez, and Dustin Johnson as the 4 Aces GC has benefited him greatly. Reed earned roughly $12m in 2022 in combined individual and team earnings and has accrued around $4.5m in 2023.
Branden Grace demonstrated his hunger for LIV Golf titles from the word go, finishing third in the series’ first tournament in London, and winning the subsequent event in Portland. Although he is yet to regain his initial magic, he accrued around $16m in 2022 and $2.5m till now in 2023.