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How to watch the LIV Golf tour: who's playing, format, prize money and more

Abraham Ancer
Abraham Ancer and more join LIV Golf for the first time this week (Image credit: Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf tour is back on the course for its second ever event, the LIV Golf Invitational Portland. Aiming to be an alternative to the long-established PGA Tour and featuring a number of big name golfers, LIV Golf is making its first appearance in the US. 

If you’re hoping to watch this LIV Golf outing, we’re here to tell you just how to do that. The good news is, just about anyone in the world can watch. Here’s what you need to know.

When is the LIV Golf tournament?

The LIV Golf Invitational Portland is taking place from Thursday, June 30, to Saturday, July 2, at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore., about 20 miles outside of Portland.

How to watch LIV Golf tour

LIV Golf action is available to watch live for free online via LIVGolf.com (opens in new tab), YouTube and Facebook. Fans can also watch it on TV through DAZN, with the league available through the subscription service in markets including the US, Canada, German-speaking countries, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Calling the action will be Arlo White, a long-time announcer for the Premier League in the US and, as many others may recognize him, the announcer for AFC Richmond in Ted Lasso. The LIV Golf broadcast also features Jerry Foltz, Dom Boulet, Su-Ann Heng and Troy Mullins. 

Who is in the LIV Golf Invitational Portland field?

Charl Schwartzel out of the bunker

Charl Schwartzel at the LIV Golf Invitational London (Image credit: Chris Trotman/LIV Golf/Getty Images)

Here is the full field for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, broken up into their teams. Worth nothing that though there are a few holdovers on all teams, most teams are not identical to the ones that participated in the London LIV Golf tournament.

4 Aces GC

  • Dustin Johnson
  • Patrick Reed
  • Pat Perez
  • Talor Gooch

Cleeks GC

  • Martin Kaymer
  • Ian Snyman
  • Scott Vincent
  • Turk Pettit

Crushers GC

  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Peter Uihlein
  • Shaun Norris
  • Justin Harding

Fireballs GC

  • Sergio Garcia
  • Abraham Ancer
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Eugenio Chacarra

Hy Flyers GC

  • Phil Mickelson
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Itthipat Buranatanyarat

Iron Heads GC

  • Kevin Na
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana
  • Sihwan Kim
  • Phachara Khongwatmai

Majesticks GC

  • Lee Westwood
  • Ian Poulter
  • Laurie Canter
  • Sam Horsfield

Niblicks GC

  • Graeme McDowell
  • Travis Smyth
  • Hudson Swafford
  • James Piot

Punch GC

  • Wade Ormsby
  • Matt Jones
  • Blake Windred
  • Jediah Morgan

Smash GC

  • Brooks Koepka
  • Chase Koepka
  • Richard Bland
  • Adrian Otaegui

Stinger GC

  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Hennie du Pleiss
  • Branden Grace

Torque GC

  • Hideto Tanihara
  • Ryosuke Kinoshita
  • Jinichiro Kozuma
  • Yuki Inamori

LIV Golf tournament winners

Charl Schwartzel was the first winner of LIV Golf at the London invitational. Schwartzel's team, Stinger GC, also came out on top in the team competition for the first tournament.

What is the LIV Golf tour?

The LIV Golf tour is a brand new professional golf league that has the stated mission to "modernize and supercharge the game of professional golf through expanded opportunities for both players and fans alike." However, a not so secret goal of the new league has been to become a challenger to the long-established PGA Tour, the US professional golf league.

LIV Golf events are taking place at the same time as a number of PGA Tour events (though running only three days instead of the PGA’s traditional four) and actively recruited big name PGA Tour players to participate in its tournaments. The PGA did not grant waivers for its members to participate in LIV Golf events, which has resulted in a number of the participants in LIV Golf events (see players field below) resigning from the PGA Tour, while others who have not officially resigned open themselves to possible penalties (fine, suspension) from the PGA.

The LIV Golf tour season will consist of eight tournaments (seven regular season and one team championship) taking place in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

What is the LIV Golf tournament format?

One way that the LIV Golf tour is looking to improve tournament golf for players and fans is with a new format.

Instead of everyone competing as individuals, LIV Golf tournaments will see the field of 48 divided into 12 teams of four that compete against each other. The teams are different for each tournament, with a draft selecting who plays with who. 

Each players’ individual score is still tallied, as there is also an individual competition for the entire season, but the winner of each weekly tournament will be based on the team event.

For the team tournament, the best two stroke play scores for each team after the first two rounds will count. For the third and final round, the best three scores will count, with the lowest overall team score after 54 holes being named the winner.

There are no cuts as part of the event, meaning all 48 players play the entire three round tournament. In addition, each round has a shotgun start, where each team goes off at the same time on different holes.

LIV golf purse — what is the prize money?

The winner of each event will get a massive $4 million. Even the player who comes last will get $120,000! Second place gets $2.125 million, while the third-placed player takes home $1.5 million. Plus, there's a team element to each event and a further $5 million is handed out, with the top team splitting a $3 million prize amongst themselves.

Is there a cut in the LIV Golf tournament?

No, unlike a traditional golf tournament there is not cut. So all the golfers taking part will play each round.

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