2023 LIV Golf Adelaide Primer: TV, Format, Field, Teams, Odds

Cameron Smith 2022 LIV Golf Chicago
Team Captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC plays his shot from the 1st tee during Day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on Sept 17, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf League travels Down Under for its inaugural stop in Australia.

The marquee names headlining the LIV Golf Adelaide are major champion Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson and Cameron Smith, among others.

Below are some details to get you primed for an exciting week of golf in the Land of Oz.

2023 LIV Golf Adelaide

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop in Australia in this week’s 2023 LIV Golf Adelaide Primer.

The Skinny

Cameron Smith 2022 LIV Golf Chicago
Team Captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC reacts after his putt on the 17th hole during Day 1 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on Sep 16, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Photo by Quinn Harris via Getty Images)

Tournament: LIV Golf Adelaide
Dates: Apr 21-23, 2023
Where: Adelaide, AUS
CourseThe Grange Golf Club
Distance: Par 72, 6946 yards
Format: 54-holes: Team & Individual
Purse: $25,000,000
Winning Share: $4,000,000
Winning Team Share: $3,000,000
TV Broadcast: The CW Network

How to Follow: LIV Golf Adelaide

Bubba Watson LIV Golf Guaranteed Money
Team Captain Bubba Watson of Niblicks GC commentates during the quarterfinals of the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami at Trump National Doral on Oct 28, 2022 in Doral, Fla. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The CW Network airs the LIV Golf League in one-hundred-percent of the U.S. markets.

TELEVISION: Sat-Sun: 1-6 p.m. (The CW), LIV Golf Plus

STREAMING: Fri-Sun: 1-6 p.m. (The CW App, LIVGolfPlus.com)

LINKS: Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

The LIV Golf Format

2023 LIV Golf Orlando Brooks Koepka Wins
Captain Brooks Koepka of Smash GC celebrates with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf Orlando at The Orange County National on Apr 02, 2023 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf League 2023 features 12 teams comprised of four players competing over a 14-event schedule, with players and teams competing simultaneously for both points and prize money.

Tournaments consist of 54-hole stroke play, no cuts and shotgun starts, ensuring a faster and more exciting pace of play.

Captains: Each team has a captain while members of the four-player teams, including the captain, participate in the three-day tournament.

Individual Winner: The player with the lowest 54-hole stroke play total is the winner. At the season’s end, the player with the most ranking points will be named the season’s Individual Champion.

Team Competition: After each round, the best three scores count to produce a team score. The lowest overall team score after 54 holes is the team winner. The final event of the season is the team championship.

LIV Golf Adelaide Field Highlights

2022 LIV Golf-Boston Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman
Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman of Punch GC pose for a photo during a press conference prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston at The Oaks course at The International on Aug 31, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)
  • Ripper GC, the all-Australian team captained by Cameron Smith (born in Queensland), along with teammates Marc Leishman (Victoria), Matt Jones (New South Wales) and Jediah Morgan (Queensland), seeks its first team victory in front of the home crowd
  • Smith, the reigning Open Champion, won in his second LIV Golf start last season; his most recent worldwide win was the Australian PGA Championship in November
  • By winning LIV Golf Orlando, Smash GC Captain Brooks Koepka became LIV Golf’s first two-time winner
  • The Spanish-speaking Torque GC, fueled by LIV Golf newcomers Sebastián Muñoz and Mito Pereira, claimed its first team title in Orlando
  • Crushers GC’s Charles Howell III, the winner in Mayakoba, remains atop the Individual Champion standings by 4 points over 4Aces’ Peter Uihlein
  • The 18 LIV Golf members who played in the Masters will be in the 48-man field at The Grange, including top-4 finishers Koepka (T2), Phil Mickelson (T2) and Patrick Reed (T4)
2022 LIV Golf Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC tees off on the 2nd hole as Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC looks on during day 1 of the LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 09, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Field: The Players

(Alphabetic order by last name)
1. Ancer, Abraham
2. Bland, Richard
3. Burmester, Dean
4. Casey, Paul
5. Chacarra, Eugenio
6. DeChambeau, Bryson
7. Garcia, Sergio
8. Gooch, Talor
9. Grace, Branden
10. Horsfield, Sam
11. Howell III, Charles
12. Johnson, Dustin
13. Jones, Matt
14. Kaymer, Martin
15. Kim, Sihwan
16. Koepka, Brooks
17. Koepka, Chase
18. Kokrak, Jason
19. Lahiri, Anirban
20. Lee, Danny
21. Leishman, Marc
22. McDowell, Graeme
23. Mickelson, Phil
24. Morgan, Jediah
25. Munoz, Sebastian
26. Na, Kevin
27. Niemann, Joaquin
28. Oosthuizen, Louis
29. Ortiz, Carlos
30. Pereira, Mito
31. Perez, Pat
32. Pieters, Thomas
33. Piot, James
34. Poulter, Ian
35. Puig, David
36. Reed, Patrick
37. Schwartzel, Charl
38. Smith, Cameron
39. Steele, Brendan
40. Stenson, Henrik
41. Tringale, Cameron
42. Uihlein, Peter
43. Varner III, Harold
44. Vincent, Scott
45. Watson, Bubba
46. Westwood, Lee
47. Wiesberger, Bernd
48. Wolff, Matthew

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Brooks Koepka 10-1
1. Cameron Smith 10-1
3. Joaquin Niemann 12-1
4. Dustin Johnson 14-1
5. Patrick Reed 16-1

Full Field & Odds

LIV Golf Adelaide Teams

2022 LIV Golf Team Fireballs
Team of Fireballs GC (L-R) Captain Sergio Garcia, Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer and Amateur Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra during the LIV Golf Invitational – Portland Welcome Party at Redd on June 28, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Joe Scarnici for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Below are the 12 teams (with captains italicized) who will compete in Australia.

  • 4 ACES GCDustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Peter Uihlein, Pat Perez
  • RIPPER GCCameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Jediah Morgan
  • CLEEKS GCMartin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Bernd Wiesberger, Richard Bland
  • SMASH GCBrooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Matthew Wolff, Chase Koepka
  • CRUSHERS GCBryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri
  • MAJESTICKS GCLee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
  • STINGER GCLouis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Dean Burmester
  • FIREBALLS GCSergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra
  • RANGEGOATS GCBubba Watson, Talor Gooch, Harold Varner III, Thomas Pieters
  • TORQUE GCJoaquin Niemann, Mito Pereira, Sebastian Munoz, David Puig
  • HY FLYERS GCPhil Mickelson, James Piot, Brendan Steele, Cameron Tringale
  • IRON HEADS GCKevin Na, Scott Vincent, Danny Lee, Sihwan Kim
Teams: Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. 4 Aces (DJ) 3-1
2. Crushers (DeChambeau) 5-1
2. Torque (Niemann) 5-1
4. Fireballs (Sergio) 6-1
5. Smash (Koepka) 7-1

LIV Golf Adelaide Course

The Grange Golf Club 2023 LIV Golf Adelaide
The Grange Golf Club will host the 2023 LIV Golf Adelaide tournament.

The Grange’s two internationally rated courses (West and East) will be used as a composite layout for LIV Golf Adelaide.

Holes 9-10 and 12-18 of the East course, redesigned by LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman in 2012, will provide hole Nos. 1-9 for the composite course.

The back nine of the West course, redesigned by former Australian pro Mike Clayton, will provide hole Nos. 10-18 for the composite course.

The East course has been ranked among Australia’s top 50 courses and was the site of Norman’s first professional win in 1976. The West course hosted the 2016 and 2019 Women’s Australian Open and is a quintessential sand belt layout.

Rough has been growing since early February to provide defense off the tee, while firm and fast greens also will challenge players.

Fast Facts

Par: 36-36-72
Yards: 6946
Par 3s: 4 (3, 6, 12, 14)
Par 5s: 4 (1, 7, 10, 13)
Greens: Champions Bermuda Ultra Dwarf Turf Grass

LIV Golf Payouts: Points & Money

Charles Howell III Wins LIV Golf Mayakoba 2023
Charles Howell III of Crushers GC and caddie Nick Jones celebrate with the trophy after winning the individual award with second place Peter Uihlein of 4Aces and third place Branden Grace of Stinger GC during day three of the LIV Golf Invitational – Mayakoba at El Camaleon GC on Feb 26, 2023 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas via Getty Images)

The tournament winner will receive a $4,000,000 payday along with 40 first-place points.

Note: a one-hole playoff will be conducted if there is a tie for first place after 54 holes. Hole 18 will be repeated until a winner is determined.

1 (40) $4,000,000
2 (30) $2,125,000
3 (24) $1,500,000
4 (18) $1,050,000
5 (16) $975,000
6 (14) $800,000
7 (13) $675,000
8 (12) $625,000
9 (11) $580,000
10 (10) $560,000
11 (8) $540,000
12 (7) $450,000
13 (6) $360,000
14 (5) $270,000
15 (4) $250,000
16 (3) $240,000
17 (3) $232,000
18 (2) $226,000
19 (2) $220,000
20 (2) $200,000
21 (1) $180,000
22 (1) $172,000
23 (1) $170,000
24 (1) $168,000
25 (-) $166,000
26 (-) $164,000
27 (-) $162,000
28 (-) $160,000
29 (-) $158,000
30 (-) $156,000
31 (-) $154,000
32 (-) $152,000
33 (-) $150,000
34 (-) $148,000
35 (-) $146,000
36 (-) $144,000
37 (-) $142,000
38 (-) $140,000
39 (-) $138,000
40 (-) $136,000
41 (-) $134,000
42 (-) $132,000
43 (-) $130,000
44 (-) $128,000
45 (-) $126,000
46 (-) $124,000
47 (-) $122,000
48 (-) $120,000

Next Stop: LIV Golf Singapore

LIV Golf Singapore
Sentosa has been widely recognized for its commitment to sustainability. (Courtesy: LIV Golf)

The LIV Golf League’s fifth tournament of the 2023 season will be LIV Golf Singapore presented by Resorts World Sentosa, marking the league’s first visit to Singapore.

The award-winning lifestyle destination resort, Resorts World Sentosa, has partnered with LIV Golf League to help create world-class entertainment and premium guest experiences for the fans and Players.

The tournament will bring the world’s best golfers to Asia, a massive market deserving of the sport’s top competition and event experiences.

Sources: LIV Golf Media, Getty Images


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