LIV Golf Teams - All 12 Line-Ups And Team Names

We take a look at the 12 four-man line-ups that form the teams in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

The 4 Aces team celebrate winning the team event at LIV Golf Bedminster
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Ever since the game of golf was invented, it’s been an individual pursuit where players battle it out against each other one-on-one, but LIV Golf is changing all that.

One of the big innovations brought in by Greg Norman’s outfit is the team element, which sees every player in the field not only competing as an individual, but also as part of a team. The 48-runner fields are divided into 12 teams of four, each with their own name, branding and captain.

In the first event of the LIV Golf Series, in London, there was a draft, where players were picked by captains to join teams, though some line-ups were already set. With more players signing with the breakaway series all the time, line-ups have chopped and changed, but in general, every team has a LIV-appointed captain who selects his squad. All four players take part in the three-day tournament, with the two best scores in the first two rounds counting towards the team score, and the best three in the third and final round.

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In the LIV Golf schedule in this inaugural year, there is $20million on offer in the individual event, with a further $5million to be split by the winning team. The season will finish in October at Trump National Doral in Miami with the Team World Championship, where total prize money will be doubled to $50million.

There is hope that the team element of LIV Golf will prove an area of massive expansion, with predictions that it could become like Formula 1 motor racing, where teams attract massive sponsorship and investment from owners, and fans form affiliations with their favourite teams.

In the long term, it has been mooted that the path to self sustainability and even profitability may be through attracting investment in the teams, while there has also been talk that players may be given equity in the teams they play for.

LIV GOLF TEAMS

4 ACES GC

  • Dustin Johnson (captain)
  • Patrick Reed
  • Talor Gooch
  • Pat Perez

CLEEKS GC

  • Martin Kaymer (captain)
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Laurie Canter
  • David Puig (AM)

CRUSHERS GC

  • Bryson DeChambeau (captain)
  • Paul Casey
  • Charles Howell III
  • Shaun Norris

FIREBALLS GC

  • Sergio Garcia (captain)
  • Abraham Ancer
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra

HY FLYERS GC

  • Phil Mickelson (captain)
  • Bernd Weisberger
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Justin Harding

IRON HEADS GC

  • Kevin Na (captain)
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana
  • Phachara Khongwatmai
  • Scott Vincent

MAJESTICKS GC

  • Lee Westwood (captain)
  • Ian Poulter
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Sam Horsfield

NIBLICKS GC

  • Hudson Swafford (captain)
  • Peter Uihlein
  • James Piot
  • Turk Pettit

PUNCH GC

  • Wade Ormsby (captain)
  • Matt Jones
  • Travis Smyth
  • Jediah Morgan

SMASH GC

  • Brooks Koepka (captain)
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Richard Bland
  • Chase Koepka

STINGER GC

  • Louis Oosthuizen (captain)
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Branden Grace
  • Hennie Du Plessis

TORQUE GC

  • Hideto Tanihara (captain)
  • Ryosuke Kinoshita
  • Yuki Inamori
  • Jinichiro Kozuma
Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!