LIV Golf Invitational Chicago Welcomes Star-Studded Field to Rich Harvest Farms

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (September 12, 2022) – LIV Golf today announced the field for its fifth event of the year, the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago, teeing off September 16-18 at Rich Harvest Farms. The global field showcases seven No. 1-ranked players within their respective countries, 13 Olympians, 14 different nations and represents 22 combined major wins. Twenty of the field’s 48 players have 10 or more professional wins in their careers, including current and future stars of the game who have earned NCAA National Championships and U.S. Amateur Championships among their accomplishments.

Former world No. 1 and two-time major winner Dustin Johnson will aim for back-to-back individual victories following a thrilling win at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston, where he sank a lengthy eagle putt on the first playoff hole to defeat LIV Golf newcomers Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri at The International.

The Chicago field includes 2022 Open Champion Cameron Smith, who shot 14 under par and finished just off the podium in his LIV Golf debut in Boston. Also making his second LIV Golf appearance is two-time Masters champion and former world No. 2 player Bubba Watson, who will make on-air contributions to live event coverage and serve as a non-playing captain. Four-time major winner and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and six-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson are among the 12 major champions who will compete at Rich Harvest Farms.

Johnson (94 points) is now leading the LIV Golf Invitational Series Individual Point Standings followed by South African Branden Grace (77), Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz (48), and Americans Talor Gooch (48) and Matthew Wolff (47). Players finishing in the top 24 at each 48-player Invitational Series tournament receive points ranging from 40 (1st place) to 1 (21st-24th), and the player with the most points after the seven regular season events will be named the Individual Champion. The top three finishers in this season’s Individual Point Standings will earn prizes: $18 million to the Individual Champion, $8 million to 2nd place and $4 million to 3rd.

The LIV Golf Invitational Chicago will feature golf’s most exciting new format where players will compete for $25 million, the chance to become LIV Golf’s fifth individual champion and earn points towards the season-long individual competition. The 48-man field will also play across 12 teams of four players each as teams prepare for the season-ending Team Championship in Miami. Teams for Chicago will be unveiled in the coming days. The field for the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago:

ABRAHAM ANCER, Mexico

JEDIAH MORGAN, Australia

RICHARD BLAND, England

KEVIN NA, USA

LAURIE CANTER, England

JOAQUIN NIEMANN, Chile

PAUL CASEY England

SHAUN NORRIS, South Africa

EUGENIO CHACARRA, Spain

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN, South Africa

BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU, USA

WADE ORMSBY, Australia

SERGIO GARCIA, Spain

CARLOS ORTIZ, Mexico

TALOR GOOCH, USA

PAT PEREZ, USA

BRANDEN GRACE, South Africa

TURK PETTIT, USA

SAM HORSFIELD, England

JAMES PIOT, USA

CHARLES HOWELL III, USA

IAN POULTER, England

DUSTIN JOHNSON, USA

DAVID PUIG, Spain

MATT JONES, Australia

PATRICK REED, USA

SADOM KAEWKANJANA, Thailand

CHARL SCHWARTZEL, South Africa

MARTIN KAYMER, Germany

CAMERON SMITH, Australia

PHACHARA KHONGWATMAI, Thailand

HENRIK STENSON, Sweden

SIHWAN KIM, USA

HUDSON SWAFFORD, USA

BROOKS KOEPKA, USA

CAMERON TRINGALE, USA

CHASE KOEPKA, USA

PETER UIHLEIN, USA

JASON KOKRAK, USA

HAROLD VARNER III, USA

ANIRBAN LAHIRI, India

SCOTT VINCENT, Zimbabwe

MARC LEISHMAN, Australia

LEE WESTWOOD, England

GRAEME McDOWELL, N. Ireland

BERND WIESBERGER, Austria

PHIL MICKELSON, USA

MATTHEW WOLFF, USA


“Our tournament in Boston showcased a series of firsts in LIV Golf history: a hole-in-one by Matthew Wolff, an electrifying playoff win by Dustin Johnson, and an impressive three-peat by the 4 Aces. After only 12 rounds of golf, LIV Golf has shown that innovations to the sport can breed incredible competition amongst the world’s top golfers,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “Players are ready for another great test at Rich Harvest Farms, a fantastic course within the legendary sports market of Chicago.”

Grounds passes for the tournament are $49 and are all-inclusive of the wide variety of fan activities and live music performances on site. Youth 15 and under receive complimentary admission to the tournament as do active-duty military and veterans, in addition to a guest. For tickets and more information, including special offers for students, teachers, medical professionals and first responders, visit Tickets.LIVGolf.com.

The LIV Golf Invitational Chicago offers opportunities for golfers from around the world including the Asian Tour, DP World Tour, PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and Japan Golf Tour, as well as leading players from The International Series, which launched in Thailand in March, and top finishers from the LIV Golf Invitational Series. LIV Golf will continue to reward players that compete and perform well in LIV events, with a broad spectrum of exemption categories designed to ensure it delivers new opportunities for international golfers, as well as pathways for amateurs and the next generation of leading players, into elite professional golf.

The LIV Golf Invitational Series launched June 9 to a worldwide audience showcasing its new, innovative format with 12 teams, 48 players, shotgun starts and no cut. Building on LIV Golf’s successful start and the incredible feedback received from players and fans, it was announced on July 27 that the LIV Golf League will officially launch in 2023 with 12 established team franchises competing in a 14-tournament schedule. The full slate of events will be announced at a later date and is expected to expand LIV Golf’s global footprint across North and Latin Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

Complete, live coverage of LIV Golf tournaments is globally available direct to consumers on LIVGolf.com and YouTube. LIV Golf event broadcasts are also aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in over 180 territories around the world. The list of global networks covering the LIV Golf Invitational Series is available on LIVGolf.com.

LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments whose vision and mission are centered around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf ecosystem and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential.

 

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About LIV Golf Investments
LIV Golf Investments is a newly formed company, with group companies in the USA and UK, and with Asian offices to follow. Its purpose is to holistically improve the health of professional golf on a global scale to help unlock the sports’ untapped potential. Greg Norman is the first and founding CEO of LIV Golf Investments. PIF, one of the world’s largest wealth funds, with a diverse international investment portfolio, is the majority shareholder in LIV Golf Investments.

About Rich Harvest Farms
Located less than an hour outside of Chicago, Rich Harvest Farms is an ultra-private, members-only club, consistently ranked in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Owned and built by Jerry Rich, the course consists of 18 perfectly manicured holes and is a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture. With state-of-the-art meeting spaces, numerous lodging options and non-golf amenities that include a private car museum, miles of horseback riding trails and three fully stocked lakes for fishing, Rich Harvest Farms offers distinguished facilities in a luxurious setting.

Rich Harvest Farms has and continues to play host to numerous amateur, collegiate, and professional tournaments. These includes the Arnold Palmer Cup (2021, 2015), Solheim Cup (2009), Ryder Cup Captain’s Challenge (2012) and numerous USGA Qualifiers. This list also includes the Western Amateur (2003, 2015) and Western Junior (2003, 2019). Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams are proud to call Rich Harvest Farms their home course and so the following have also been hosted at the course: NCAA Men’s Division I Central Regional (2007, 2014), MAC Championship (2003, 2012), the annual Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate (2010-Present) and NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships (2017).

A hidden gem at Rich Harvest Farms is the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, a nonprofit junior golf organization founded in 1998 by Jerry Rich and longtime friend Don Springer. Today, the Foundation has impacted the lives of over 250,000 youth through golf and its valuable life lessons.