LIV Golf today confirmed the 12 teams ready to compete in the $25 million LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok, October 7th – 9th, as LIV Golf’s season-long team competition hits the home stretch.
Securing four consecutive wins in five tournaments this season, the 4 Aces GC team of Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez leads the pack as the series touches down on the all-new Stonehill course located on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
The Smash GC team of Brooks Koepka, younger brother Chase, Peter Uihlein and Jason Kokrak will be looking to dethrone the 4 Aces after losing in Chicago by one stroke following Johnson’s final hole birdie to secure the team win.
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson’s Hy Flyers GC, featuring Matthew Wolff, Bernd Wiesberger and Cameron Tringale are coming into form ahead of this week’s event. The Hy Flyers finished in third place in points at Chicago’s Rich Harvest Farms, edging out via tiebreaker the all-Australian Punch GC team of individual winner Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby and Matt Jones. Both teams finished at 17 under and split third place money.
Japan’s Hideto Tanihara, a 17 time winner on global tours, joins Chilean star and team captain Joaquin Niemann, Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent and Australia’s Jediah Morgan on an international Torque GC team in search of its first podium. Local golf fans will be out in force to cheer on Iron Heads GC, featuring Thai players Sadom Kaewkanjana and Phachara Khongwatmai alongside captain Kevin Na and Sihwan Kim.
“We are eager to present LIV Golf’s innovative format and elite competition to one of the most exciting and rapidly developing golf landscapes in the world,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman.
“The field is comprised of players with local ties and international acclaim, all committed to performing their best and supporting their teammates in pursuit of a title. It’s sure to be a weekend of excitement for LIV Golf’s Asian debut at Stonehill.”
Alongside the team format, golf fans will also get the chance to watch 48 of the world’s best golfers compete in the individual format, for a prizefund of $20 million, with 2020 Open champion Smith and two-time major winner Johnson leading a star-studded field that includes 12 Major champions and four former World No. 1’s.
TEAMS FOR THIS WEEK’S LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL - BANGKOK
4 ACES GC
Dustin Johnson (Captain)
Martin Kaymer (Captain)
Bryson DeChambeau (Captain)
Charles Howell III
Sergio Garcia (Captain)
HY FLYERS GC
Phil Mickelson (Captain)
IRON HEADS GC
Lee Westwood (Captain)
Bubba Watson (Non-playing Captain)
Harold Varner III
Cameron Smith (Captain)
Brooks Koepka (Captain)
Louis Oosthuizen (Captain)