LIV Golf schedule, players, rules: Everything you need to know

NORTH PLAINS, OREGON - JUNE 29: A general view of grounds are seen during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on June 29, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jamie Squire/LIV Golf/via Getty Images)
NORTH PLAINS, OREGON - JUNE 29: A general view of grounds are seen during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on June 29, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jamie Squire/LIV Golf/via Getty Images) /

LIV Golf will have its second event this week in Portland, OR., and here is everything you need to know about it.

The second event for LIV Golf is in Portland, OR this week as Greg Norman and his tour continue to steal the thunder of the golf world.

After taking London by storm, LIV Golf will play at Pumpkin Ridge from June 30-July 2. However, for the second event, there are bigger and more notable names to take on the field for a 54-hole shotgun event.

LIV Golf has grown and continues to pick up momentum, so before this event begins, let’s take a closer look at this tour and who will be teeing it up this week.

LIV Golf: What is the Saudi golf league?

The Saudi Golf League is a breakaway golf league that former world No. 1 golfer Greg Norman began with the backing of investments from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

Norman is no stranger to new leagues, as he attempted to have a worldwide golf tour back in the 90s.

However, the Saudi Arabian investments truly make it a mind-blowing opportunity to make life-changing money.

At least in its first season, this league will have eight events across three continents where golfers compete against each other in team and individual formats.

The long-term plan is to grow this into a Super League in the next few years with 14 events and billions of dollars for golfers to win.

LIV Golf: Saudi golf league schedule

This week in Portland, Ore., is the second of seven events as LIV Golf will play on three continents. 

After this week’s events, here are where LIV Golf will play the rest of its season:

  • New Jersey — Trump National Golf Club Bedminster: July 29-31
  • Boston — The International: Sept. 2-4
  • Chicago — Rich Harvest Farms: Sept. 16-18
  • Bangkok, Thailand — Stone Hill: Oct. 7-9
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Royal Greens Golf & Country Club: Oct. 14-16
  • Miami — Trump National Doral: Oct. 28-30

LIV Golf: Saudi golf league players list

Headlining LIV Golf is Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff, Louis Oosthuizen and a few other strong golfers that have come over from the PGA Tour.

This week in Portland, these are the 12 teams, their captains, and who makes up their foursomes.

Stinger GC

  • Louis Oosthuizen — captain
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Hennie du Plessis
  • Branden Grace

Crushers GC

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

Majesticks GC

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

Torque GC

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

4 Aces GC

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

Cleeks GC

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

Punch GC

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

Niblicks GC

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

Smash GC

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

Hy Flyers GC

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

Fireballs GC

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

Iron Heads GC 

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

What does LIV Golf stand for?

LIV Golf represents the roman numeral sign for 54. Each event sees the golfers play 54 holes, making them different from most professional tours, which play 72.

Also, if a player made birdie on every hole, the score would be 54, so that is another reason they chose LIV.

LIV Golf rules: How is the Saudi league different from PGA Tour?

There are a few major differences in rules between the Saudi league and PGA Tour, and that is how many holes they play in an event, the cut process and the way they play their events.

All the LIV Golf events are 54-hole shotgun starts, meaning everyone is on the golf course at the same time, and it’s 18 fewer holes than the PGA Tour.

Another difference is the no-cut policy that LIV Golf has. All of the players in the field will make some money because there is no 36-hole cut after round two.

The team element is probably the most prominent difference. Outside the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour isn’t a team sport because the golfers compete individually.

While there is an individual portion to these events, the team element is another way for them to make money. Captains draft players before each event to round out their foursomes and get points based on how they finish. Plus, there will be an individual and team champion at the end of it all.

For the championship, there will be a bracket, which is at the matchplay PGA Tour event, but the teams will play each other in an elimination-style bracket until two remain and those will compete for a $50 million total prize fund. The individual championship competes for a total prize fund of $30 million.

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