Golf tips and expert instruction, golf club reviews and the latest golf equipment.
Thank you for signing up to Golf Monthly. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
The 12 teams for the second LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament in Portland, Oregon have been finalised.
At the inaugural tournament at London's Centurion Club, Stinger took the first prize of $3m, and the personnel are unchanged, with Louis Oosthuizen captaining Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Grace and Hennie du Plessis. While stability is the order of the day for that all-South African team, elsewhere, there are some significant changes.
One of the biggest sees new signing Bryson DeChambeau take over as captain of Crushers from Peter Uihlein. The team finished runner-up last time out, and while the ex skipper remains on the team, it is completed by Shaun Norris and Justin Harding formerly of 4 Aces and Hy Flyers.
Dustin Johnson remains captain of 4 Aces, but it's all change beneath him, with newcomers Patrick Reed and Pat Perez joining Talor Gooch in an all-American affair. Another team that now represents a single nationality is Punch. Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones and Blake Windred remain from the first tournament, with fellow Australian Jediah Morgan joining the team.
Continuing that theme, Torque now consists entirely of Japanese players. Hideto Tanihara replaces Gooch as captain and is joined by Ryosuke Kinoshita, Jinichiro Kozuma and Series newcomer Yuki Inamori. Majesticks retains the same all-English line-up as before, but with Lee Westwood taking over as captain from Ian Poulter as the duo, Laurie Canter and Sam Horsfield aim to improve on finishing third in the first tournament.
Martin Kaymer remains captain of Cleeks alongside his teammate from the first tournament, Ian Snyman. They are joined by Scott Vincent and Turk Pettit. Elsewhere, Niblicks is again captained by Graeme McDowell, only this time alongside Travis Smyth, Hudson Swafford and James Piot. New LIV Golf signing Brooks Koepka has the honour of captaining his brother Chase on team Smash alongside Richard Bland and Adrian Otaegui, who move over from Crushers and Torque, respectively.
Phil Mickelson's Hy Flyers failed to live up to their name in the first tournament, finishing 10th. An overhaul sees the American captain newcomer Matthew Wolff, Bernd Wiesberger and Itthipat Buranatanyarat in a bid to improve their fortunes.
Big changes were expected of Sergio Garcia's Fireballs, including a change of team name and logo. That has yet to happen, but the Spaniard has three different players to captain in new signings compatriot Eugenio Chacarra and Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz. Last but not least, Kevin Na once again captains Sadom Kaewkanjana in the team that finished rock-bottom in London, Iron Heads. They are joined by newcomers Sihwan Kim and Phachara Khongwatmai.
Each of the teams will compete for $5m of the $25m purse, with $3m awarded to the team finishing top, $1.5m shared between the second-placed team and $500,000 handed to the team in third.
Below is the full list of the teams and their players.
LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL SERIES PORTLAND TEAMS
|Team Name||Players (Captain First)|
|4 Aces GC||Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez|
|Hy Flyers GC||Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Itthipat Buranatanyarat|
|Punch GC||Wade Orsmby, Matt Jones, Jediah Morgan, Blake Windred|
|Cleeks GC||Martin Kaymer, Scott Vincent, Ian Snyman, Turk Pettit|
|Iron Heads GC||Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim|
|Smash GC||Brooks Koepka, Adrian Otaegui, Richard Bland, Chase Koepka|
|Crushers GC||Bryson DeChambeau, Shaun Norris, Justin Harding, Peter Uihlein|
|Majesticks GC||Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sam Horsfield, Laurie Canter|
|Stinger GC||Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie du Plessis|
|Fireballs GC||Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra|
|Niblicks GC||Graeme McDowell, Hudson Swafford, Travis Smyth, James Piot|
|Torque GC||Hideto Tanihara, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Yuki Inamori, Jinichiro Kozuma|
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.
What Are The Cheapest Places In The UK To Play Golf?
We take a look around the UK at where you might find the cheapest green fees.
By Fergus Bisset • Published
'Don't Try And Come Back' - Rory McIlroy On LIV Golf Defectors
The Northern Irishman says joining LIV and taking the money is "fine" but warned players not to "try and come back and play over here again"
By Elliott Heath • Published