Final Four Confirmed For LIV Golf Team Championship Finale

In a tense semi final, four teams progressed to the last stage of LIV's Team Championship in Miami

Johnson, Koepka and Smith talk at a press conference
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An incredibly exciting ending awaits us at Trump National Doral Miami, which is hosting the finale of LIV’s Team Championship, as the 4 Aces, Stinger, Smash and Punch GC will battle it out on the final day to win the grand prize of $16million to split among its four-man team.

Yesterday's semi-final provided its own excitement, with the 4 Aces, Crushers, Fireballs and Stinger GC joining the rest of the field after receiving a bye for the quarter-finals due to being the top-four seeds as a result of picking up vital points throughout the season.

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4 Aces GC took on Cleeks GC and it was Dustin Johnson’s 4 Aces who emerged victorious - winning 2-1. Captain Johnson beat Cleeks’ Shergo Al Kurdi 5&3, whilst Cleeks Laurie Canter won 2&1 against former Masters champion, Patrick Reed. In the doubles match, it was Pat Perez and Talor Gooch who sealed the deal for the 4 Aces, beating Graeme McDowell and Richard Bland 1-up. 

Stinger GC claimed their place in the final by ending Crushers GC season early in a 2-1 win. Both captains were at loggerheads in this match, as Bryson DeChambeau faced Louis Oosthuizen in a thrilling game which eventually ended on the 23rd hole, with Oosthuizen the victor. In the alternate shot match, Charl Schwartzel and Hennie Du Plessis tasted success for Stinger, beating Charles Howell III and Anibarn Lahiri 2-up. 

Louis Oosthuizen celebrating win over Bryson DeChambeau

Oosthuizen defeated DeChambeau at the fifth extra hole

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Punch GC managed to extinguish the success of Fireballs GC, by winning 2-1 in a tight affair. Punch’s Cameron Smith was beaten 2&1 by fellow captain Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard's compatriot and team-mate, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, linked up with Abraham Ancer in the doubles match against Wade Ormsby and Matt Jones and it was the Australian duo who won the match 1-up. The double-act’s team-mate, Marc Leishman, beat Carlos Ortiz 1-up, meaning Punch proceeded to the finals. 

Smash GC managed a clean sweep against Majesticks GC. Peter Uilhein got Smash off to a good start as he disposed of Lee Westwood, beating the veteran 4&2. It was a clash of the captains in the other singles match, as Brooks Koepka beat Ian Poulter 3&1 to effectively win the game for Smash, before Jason Kokrak and Chase Koepka piled on the misery for Majesticks, beating Henrik Stenson and Sam Horsefield 1-up to complete the whitewash. 

As four teams have now progressed into the final, each player’s score will count towards the overall team score, the lowest overall score will win the tournament.

Cieran Faulder

Cieran joined the Golf Monthly team having previously written for other digital outlets like Reach PLC and Northern Golfer. After studying Journalism at Northumbria University, Cieran went on to complete an MA at the University of Sunderland. A big golf fan, he currently plays at Blyth Golf Club, where he holds a handicap of 8. Citing his favorite golfer as Tiger Woods, Cieran regards himself as the best snap hooker of a ball in the North of England.