LIV Golf has announced the field for its fifth event of the year, the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago, teeing off September 16th-18th at Rich Harvest Farms.
The global field showcases seven No. 1-ranked players within their respective countries, 13 Olympians, 14 different nations and represents 22 combined major wins. Twenty of the field’s 48 players have 10 or more professional wins in their careers, including current and future stars of the game who have earned NCAA National Championships and U.S. Amateur Championships among their accomplishments.
Former world No. 1 and two-time major winner Dustin Johnson will aim for back-to-back individual victories following a thrilling win at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston, where he sank a lengthy eagle putt on the first playoff hole to defeat LIV Golf newcomers Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri at The International.
The Chicago field includes 2022 Open Champion Cameron Smith, who shot 14 under par and finished just off the podium in his LIV Golf debut in Boston. Also making his second LIV Golf appearance is two-time Masters champion and former world No. 2 player Bubba Watson, who will make on-air contributions to live event coverage and serve as a non-playing captain. Four-time major winner and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and six-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson are among the 12 major champions who will compete at Rich Harvest Farms.
Dustin Johnson (94 points) is now leading the LIV Golf Invitational Series Individual Point Standings followed by South African Branden Grace (77), Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz (48), and Americans Talor Gooch (48) and Matthew Wolff (47). Players finishing in the top 24 at each 48-player Invitational Series tournament receive points ranging from 40 (1st place) to 1 (21st-24th), and the player with the most points after the seven regular season events will be named the Individual Champion. The top three finishers in this season’s Individual Point Standings will earn prizes: $18 million to the Individual Champion, $8 million to 2nd place and $4 million to 3rd.
The LIV Golf Invitational Chicago will feature golf’s new format whereby players will compete for $25 million, the chance to become LIV Golf’s fifth individual champion and earn points towards the season-long individual competition. The 48-man field will also play across 12 teams of four players each as teams prepare for the season-ending Team Championship in Miami. Teams for Chicago will be unveiled in the coming days.
The field for the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago:
LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL CHICAGO
|MEX||Abraham Ancer||AUS||Jediah Morgan|
|ENG||Richard Bland||USA||Kevin Na|
|ENG||Laurie Canter||CHL||Joaquin Niemann|
|ENG||Paul Casey||RSA||Shaun Norris|
|ESP||Eugenio Chacarra||RSA||Louis Oosthuizen|
|USA||Bryson Dahabeah||AUS||Wade Ormsby|
|ESP||Sergio Garcia||MEX||Carlos Ortiz|
|USA||Talor Gooch||USA||Pat Perez|
|RSA||Branden Grace||USA||Turk Pettit|
|ENG||Sam Horsfield||USA||James Piot|
|USA||Charles Howell III||ENG||Ian Poulter|
|USA||Dustin Johnson||ESP||David Puig|
|AUS||Matt Jones||USA||Patrick Reed|
|THA||Sadom Kaewkanjana||RSA||Charl Schwartzel|
|GER||Martin Kaymer||AUS||Cameron Smith|
|THA||Phachara Khongwatmai||SWE||Henrik Stenson|
|USA||Sihwan Kim||USA||Hudson Swafford|
|USA||Brooks Koepka||USA||Cameron Tringale|
|USA||Chase Koepka||USA||Peter Uihlein|
|USA||Jason Kokrak||USA||Harold Varner III|
|IND||Anirban Lahiri||ZIM||Scott Vincent|
|AUS||Marc Leishman||ENG||Lee Westwood|
|NIR||Graeme McDowell||AUT||Bernd Wiesberger|
|USA||Phil Mickelson||USA||Matthew Wolff|
“Our tournament in Boston showcased a series of firsts in LIV Golf history: a hole-in-one by Matthew Wolff, an electrifying playoff win by Dustin Johnson, and an impressive three-peat by the 4 Aces. After only 12 rounds of golf, LIV Golf has shown that innovations to the sport can breed incredible competition amongst the world’s top golfers,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “Players are ready for another great test at Rich Harvest Farms, a fantastic course within the legendary sports market of Chicago.”
• Grounds passes for the tournament are $49 and are all-inclusive of the wide variety of fan activities and live music performances on site. Youth 15 and under receive complimentary admission to the tournament as do active-duty military and veterans, in addition to a guest. For tickets and more information, including special offers for students, teachers, medical professionals and first responders, visit Tickets.LIVGolf.com.