Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust tournament at TPC Boston
Dustin Johnson, a former world No.1, will be one of the star draws in the inaugural $25 million LIV Golf Invitational Series event in England. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: Former world number one Dustin Johnson will head a 42-member field for the inaugural $25 million LIV Golf Invitational Series event in England next week, the Saudi-backed golf circuit said Wednesday. The opening event will be held at the Centurion Club, England, June 9 (Friday)– June 11 (Sunday).

The format is a 54 hole event, played in 12 teams, each comprising of four players with a shotgun start and no cut.

There will be $20 million allocated to the Individual Event and $5 million to the Team Event. The Team Event involves the best two scores from the four-man Team on each hole.

At each of the seven LIV Golf Invitational Series events during the season, 12 Team Captains will select his team by a snake draft format.

The eighth event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series season is the Team Championship boasting a $50 million purse.

The below are the 42 announced players to date, with the remaining six players still to be confirmed.

The top five players from the $2 million International Series England on the Asian Tour, held this week, June 2-5 at Slaley Hall will receive invites to the Centurion Club.

Full field

Oliver Bekker (RSA).

Richard Bland (Eng).

Laurie Canter (Eng).

Ratchanon ‘TK’ Chantananuwat (Am, Thai).

Hennie Du Plessis (RSA).

Oliver Fisher (Eng).

Sergio Garcia (Spain).

Talor Gooch (US).

Branden Grace (RSA).

Justin Harding (RSA).

Sam Horsfield (Eng).

Dustin Johnson (US).

Matt Jones (Aus).

Sadom Kaewkanjana (Thai).

Martin Kaymer (Ger).

Phachara Khongwatmai (Thai).

Sihwan Kim (US).

Ryosuke Kinishita (Japan).

Chase Koepka (US).

Jinichiro Kozuma (Japan).

Pablo Larrazabal (Spain).

Graeme McDowell (NI).

Jediah Morgan (Aus).

Kevin Na (US).

Shaun Norris (RSA).

Andy Ogletree (US).

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA).

Wade Ormsby (Aus).

Adrian Otaegui (Spain).

Turk Pettit (US).

James Piot (Am)

Ian Poulter (Eng).

David Puig (Am, Spain)

JC Ritchie (RSA).

Charl Schwartzel (RSA).

Hudson Swafford (US).

Hideto Tanihara (Japan).

Peter Uihlein (US).

Scott Vincent (Zimbabwe).

Lee Westwood (Eng).

Bernd Wiesberger (Aut).

Blake Windred (Aus).

LIV Golf Invitational Series 2022 Calendar

June 9th – 11th, 2022: Centurion Golf Club – London

July 1st – 3rd, 2022: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Portland

July 29th – 31st, 2022: Trump National Golf Club Bedminster – New Jersey

September 2nd – 4th, 2022: The International – Boston

Sept 16th – 18th: Rich Harvest Farms – Chicago

Oct 7th – 9th: Stonehill – Bangkok

Oct 14th – 16th: Royal Greens Golf Club – Jeddah

Oct 27th – 30th: Team Championship, Trump National Doral Miami.