fter months of controversial build-up and hypothesis, the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Collection lastly will get underway this week in London.
The 48-man discipline was finalised on Monday evening as Phil Mickelson’s participation was confirmed, bringing an finish to his self-imposed exile away from the game.
Mickelson has missed the primary two majors of the 12 months, following his resolution to take a break in February after making feedback that criticised the Saudi regime however acknowledged his want to make use of the breakaway alternative to realize leverage over the PGA Tour.
He’s joined in London by Dustin Johnson, who’s reportedly receiving $150m to play within the sequence. The previous world primary has resigned his membership of the PGA Tour, a transfer which might stop him taking part in in future Ryder Cups because it stands.
Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter are among the many European contingent concerned, with no response from both the PGA Tour or DP World Tour but confirmed. There was speak of authorized motion and bans in latest months.
Right here’s all it’s good to learn about this week’s first occasion and what’s to come back later within the 12 months.
When is the primary occasion of LIV Golf Collection?
The LIV Golf Collection will get underway this week with the inaugural occasion at Centurion Membership in St Albans.
It’s a 54-hole occasion, beginning on Thursday, June 9 and working by till the top of the ultimate spherical on Saturday night. Play will get underway every day at 2pm BST, with all gamers teeing off on the identical time on completely different holes in a shotgun begin.
Find out how to watch LIV Golf Collection
TV channel: No official TV broadcaster has been confirmed for the sequence but.
Dwell stream: All of the motion might be streamed free of charge on the LIV Golf Collection Fb web page and YouTube channel, and in addition on the official web site.
LIV Golf Collection format
The tournaments are 54-hole, no-cut occasions with a shotgun begin. For this week’s event in London, black cabs will drive each participant to their beginning holes.
As normal, the participant capturing the bottom rating over the three rounds will win the person competitors.
Alongside that, there may be additionally a workforce ingredient. The 48 gamers within the discipline have additionally been divided into groups, with 12 workforce captains chosen by event organisers. Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter are among the many captains – you may see the groups in full right here.
For the primary two rounds, every workforce’s lowest two scores will rely in direction of the general whole, with the bottom three used for the ultimate spherical. These will then be mixed to resolve the successful workforce for every occasion.
LIV Golf Collection prize cash
For the primary seven tournaments on the schedule there might be a $25m prize fund, $5m of which is for the workforce occasion.
When it comes to the person prize cash, the winner of every event will earn $4m whereas whoever comes second will nonetheless take house greater than $2m.
A tenth-placed end is nice sufficient for $560,000, whoever comes twentieth will earn $200,000 and the participant who finishes final in forty eighth will take house $120,000.
On prime of that, the successful workforce of every occasion will equally cut up $3m, with $1.5m to the workforce that comes second and $500,000 to these in third.
The eighth and last occasion in October is a workforce matchplay event. The successful workforce will cut up $16m between 4 gamers, whereas even the workforce that finishes final will share $1m.
On the finish of the 12 months, whoever comes out on prime within the total particular person championship throughout all occasions will take house $18m, with the runner-up getting $8m and the third-placed participant incomes $4m.
LIV Golf Collection schedule
LIV Golf London, Centurion Membership: June Sep 11
LIV Golf Portland, Pumpkin Ridge: June 30 – July 2
LIV Golf Bedminster, Trump Nationwide: July 29-31
LIV Golf Boston, Better Boston: September 2-4
LIV Golf Chicago, Wealthy Harvest Farms: September 16-18
LIV Golf Bangkok, Stonehill: October 7-9
LIV Golf Jeddah, Royal Greens: October 14-16
LIV Golf Miami, Trump Nationwide Doral: October 27-30
Chosen odds for first LIV Golf Collection occasion
Dustin Johnson 7/2
Louis Oosthuizen 9/1
Talor Gooch 9/1
Sergio Garcia 12/1
Kevin Na 14/1
Sam Horsfield 18/1
Ian Poulter 28/1
Lee Westwood 28/1
Phil Mickelson 28/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1
Odds through Betfair. Topic to alter.