LIV Golf Chicago Field, Teams And Prize Money

The field, teams and money on offer in the fifth edition of the LIV Golf Series in Chicago

Dustin Johnson celebrates after winning the Boston LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament
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The LIV Golf Series moves to Rich Harvest Farms in Chicago for the fifth tournament, and there's only one change to the field from the previous event in Boston.

Adrian Otaegui returned to the field at The International while Spaniard David Puig missed out. However, Otaegui finished in a disappointing tie for 45th in that tournament, and makes way for Puig this week. That change marks the only difference in the teams, too, with Puig slotting into Otaegui's place on Torque GC

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A total of 22 Major wins are represented in Chicago as the Series continues to benefit from an influx of high-profile names who made their debuts in the previous event, including Open champion Cameron Smith. Meanwhile, Bubba Watson, who served as the non-playing captain of Niblicks GC in Boston continues the role, as well as providing on-air contributions. Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Marc Leishman and Anirban Lahiri also appear after debuting in the previous tournament. Smith again leads the all-Australian Punch GC alongside Leishman, Matt Jones and Wade Ormsby.

Niemann and Lahiri almost got their LIV Golf careers off to a dream start in Boston, only for former World No.1 Dustin Johnson to claim a dramatic win on the first playoff hole by sinking a lengthy eagle putt as his 4 Aces GC team claimed their third successive victory. That made it a particularly lucrative tournament for the two-time Major winner who, as well as claiming $4m in individual prize money, also won a share of $3m distributed between him and his three teammates, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch.

For Johnson, the win was sweeter still as it helped him open up a 17-point lead over Branden Grace in the Individual Point Standings, a system that offers points ranging from 40 for finishing first to one for finishing between 21st and 24th. That's significant, because the player with the most points after the seven regular season events will be crowned Individual Champion and win another $18m. Meanwhile, the runner-up will claim $8m, with the player in third winning $4m. With only two regular season events left after this week, competition is sure to be fierce as players try to narrow the gap on Johnson.

Speaking about the Chicago tournament, which once again has a $25m purse, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said: “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. Players are ready for another great test at Rich Harvest Farms, a fantastic course within the legendary sports market of Chicago.”

Below is the full breakdown of the field, teams and prize money.

LIV Golf Chicago Field

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Anirban Lahiri
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Branden Grace
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Cameron Smith
  • Cameron Tringale
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Charles Howell III
  • Chase Koepka
  • David Puig
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Eugenio Chacarra
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Harold Varner III
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Hudson Swafford
  • Ian Poulter
  • James Piot 
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Jediah Morgan
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Kevin Na
  • Laurie Canter
  • Lee Westwood
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Marc Leishman
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Matt Jones
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Pat Perez
  • Patrick Reed
  • Paul Casey
  • Peter Uihlein
  • Phachara Khongwatmai
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Richard Bland
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana
  • Sam Horsfield
  • Scott Vincent
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Shaun Norris
  • Sihwan Kim
  • Talor Gooch
  • Turk Pettit
  • Wade Ormsby

LIV Golf Chicago Teams

  • 4 Aces GC - Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Talor Gooch
  • Hy Flyers GC - Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale
  • Punch GC - Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby,
  • Cleeks GC - Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland
  • Iron Heads GC - Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim
  • Smash GC - Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka
  • Crushers GC - Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri,
  • Majesticks GC - Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
  • Stinger GC - Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Shaun Norris
  • Fireballs GC - Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
  • Niblicks GC - Bubba Watson (non-playing captain), Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit
  • Torque GC - Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, David Puig, Jediah Morgan

LIV Golf Chicago Prize Money - Individual

PositionPrize Money
1$4,000,000
2$2,125,000
3$1,500,000
4$1,050,000
5$975,000
6$800,000
7$675,000
8$625,000
9$580,000
10$560,000
11$540,000
12$450,000
13$360,000
14$270,000
15$250,000
16$240,000
17$232,000
18$226,000
19$220,000
20$200,000
21$180,000
22$172,000
23$170,000
24$168,000
25$166,000
26$164,000
27$162,000
28$160,000
29$158,000
30$156,000
31$154,000
32$152,000
33$150,000
34$148,000
35$146,000
36$144,000
37$142,000
38$140,000
39$138,000
40$136,000
41$134,000
42$132,000
43$130,000
44$128,000
45$126,000
46$124,000
47$122,000
48$120,000

LIV Golf Chicago Prize Money - Teams

PositionPrize Money
1st$3,000,000
2nd$1,500,000
3rd$500,000
Mike Hall
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Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.