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LIV Golf: Who’s Playing in the Saudi-backed Invitational Series?

Last Updated: January 18, 2023
The breakaway “Super Golf League” hosts its first event on June 9. Check out the full list of LIV Golf players due to participate, including Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.
  • UPDATE 6/6: LIV Golf has confirmed Phil Mickelson’s participation for its inaugural event at the Centurion Club.
  • UPDATE 6/8: Multiple reports maintain that major champions Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed have joined LIV Golf.
  • UPDATE 6/21: ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reports that four-time major winner Brooks Koepka has joined LIV Golf.

A line was drawn in the sand. The PGA Tour raised the alarm. And now, the breakaway is officially happening. The first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, a controversial promotion backed by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, tees off on June 9 at England’s Centurion Club.

The two biggest names most directly linked to this so-called “Super Golf League” so far have been two-time major champion Greg Norman — not an active player himself, but the CEO of parent company LIV Golf Enterprises — and Phil Mickelson, who was not officially confirmed as a participant at first, but has since been granted a reserve spot. A couple of other big names, US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and Masters champ Patrick Reed, are reportedly set to make their LIV Golf debuts at a later date.

Even without those two (or even Phil, for that matter), the inaugural field was already due to feature some serious notables sure to give the PGA Tour several headaches. Let’s meet the full list of players headed to the LIV Golf Invitational Series’ first-ever event to fight it out for upwards of $20 million in prize money, including Dustin Johnson and 16 of his fellow top 100-ranked players in the world.

Click here to read Boardroom’s full roundup of the players suspended by the PGA Tour for joining LIV Golf.

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LIV Golf Players List for First Invitational Series Event

The following players are committed as of June 1 to take part in the inaugural “Super Golf League” event June 9 at the Centurion Club. The field is subject to change; players are listed in order of Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).

Dustin Johnson (No. 13 in OWGR)
Louis Oosthuizen (20)
Kevin Na (33)
Talor Gooch (35)
Sergio Garcia (54)
Pablo Larrazabal (65)
Richard Bland (66)
Matt Jones (68)
Shaun Norris (69)
Phil Mickelson (71)

Dustin Johnson is the biggest name on the board at the inaugural “Super Golf League” invitational event in London. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sam Horsfield (72)
Lee Westwood (74)
Ryo Kinoshita (87)
Ian Poulter (89)
Bernd Wiesberger (t-90)
Hudson Swafford (t-90)
Oliver Bekker (93)
Jinichiro Kozuma (103)
Scott Vincent (109)
Justin Harding (111)

Laurie Canter (114)
Branden Grace (118)
Charl Schwartzel (120)
Sadom Kaewkanjana (125)
Hennie Du Plessis (128)
Phachara Khongwatmai (133)
Sihwan Kim (138)
JC Ritchie (154)
Adrian Otaegui (162)
Hideto Tanihara (173)

Martin Kaymer (210)
Jediah Morgan (235)
Blake Windred (250)
TK Chantananuwat (272)
Wade Ormsby (276)
Peter Uihlein (319)
Graeme McDowell (376)
Turk Petit (706)
Oliver Fisher (979)
Andy Ogletree (1,324)
Chase Koepka (1,543)
David Puig (1,706)
James Piot (1,731)

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