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

Dustin Johnson 2022 LIV Golf Chicago
Team Captain Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC putts on the 11th green during Day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on Sept 17, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Photo by Charles Laberge for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf League sets up shop in the Sunshine state for its inaugural Orlando event.

The marquee names headlining the LIV Golf Orlando are Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, 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 central Florida.

2023 LIV Golf Orlando

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop in Florida in this week’s 2023 LIV Golf Orlando Primer.

The Skinny

2022 LIV Golf-Boston Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson
Team Captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC and Team Captain Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC talk on the practice range prior to the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston at The Oaks course at The International on Sept 1, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Tournament: LIV Golf Orlando
Dates: Mar 31-Apr 2, 2023
Where: Orlando, Fla
CourseOrange County National (Crooked Cat)
Distance: Par 71, 7297 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 Orlando

LIV Golf 2023 Teams Captains
Team Captain Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC, Team Captain Bryson DeChambeau of Crushers GC and Team Captain Sergio Garcia of Fireballs GC are seen during a press conference after the quarterfinals of the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami at Trump National Doral Miami on Oct 28, 2022 in Doral, Fla. (Photo by Charles Laberge 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

Charles Howell III Wins LIV Golf Mayakoba 2023
Anirban Lahiri, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau and Charles Howell III and caddies of Crushers GC celebrate with the trophy on the podium after winning the team award 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 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 Orlando Field Highlights

Danny Lee Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tucson
Danny Lee of Iron Heads GC celebrates after winning the LIV Golf Tucson at The Gallery GC on Mar 19, 2023 in Tucson, AZ. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)
  • New LIV Golf member Danny Lee of Iron Heads GC comes off an individual win in Tucson, while Fireballs GC – captained by Sergio Garcia – won the team title.
  • Last year’s Team Champions, 4Aces GC, captained by Dustin Johnson, have finished second in each of the first two events in 2023 and lead the team points standings.
  • Johnson and Brendan Steele competed in the 2007 Q School tournament at Orange County National, with Johnson securing his card with a T-14 finish
  • Charles Howell III of Crushers GC tops the Individual Champion standings. Howell won the season-opening event at LIV Golf Mayakoba and finished fifth in points in Tucson.
  • Howell is one of four players who have finished in the top 10 in points in each of the first two events. The others are Carlos Ortiz (Fireballs GC), Peter Uihlein (4Aces GC) and Steele (HyFlyers GC).
  • Three players who played collegiately in the state of Florida are in the field: Smash GC Captain Brooks Koepka (Florida State), Smash GC’s Chase Koepka (South Florida) and Majesticks GC’s Sam Horsfield (Florida).
  • After playing in LIV Golf Orlando, 18 players will tee it up at the Masters, the first major of 2023. Six of those players are past Masters champions – Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Garcia, Johnson, Patrick Reed and Charl Schwartzel.
2022 LIV Golf-Boston Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson, captain of the HY Flyers GC, tosses his golf ball to the gallery on 18 during the final round on Day 3 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston on Sept 4, 2022, at The International in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III for Icon Sportswire 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

* Martin Kaymer, who is injured, will be replaced by Laurie Canter.
** Anirban Lahiri, who is injured, will be replaced by Andy Ogletree.

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Dustin Johnson 11-1
2. Cameron Smith 12-1
2. Joaquin Niemann 12-1
4. Charles Howell III 16-1
4. Paul Casey 16-1
4. Mito Pereira 16-1

Full Field & Odds

LIV Golf Orlando Teams

Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed 2022 LIV Golf Chicago
Team Captain Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed of 4 Aces GC are seen on the driving range during Day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on Sept 17, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

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

  • 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

* Martin Kaymer will be replaced by Laurie Canter.
** Anirban Lahiri will be replaced by Andy Ogletree.

Teams: Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. 4 Aces (DJ) 4-1
1. Fireballs (Sergio) 4-1
3. Crushers (DeChambeau) 5-1
3. Torque (Niemann) 5-1
5. RangeGoats (Bubba) 6-1

LIV Golf Orlando Course

LIV Golf-Orlando
Crooked Cat at Orange County National (LIV Golf)

Crooked Cat features significant elevation changes, rolling fairways and large, contoured greens packaged with a links-style look. Multiple options exist on the majority of holes, but wayward shots can end up in one of the many grass bunkers.

The final nine-hole stretch is a favorite of top golfers due to its length and challenge.

No other Orlando Florida golf course offers this much versatility, challenge, and fun.

Orange County National features an unique circular driving range, considered the largest in the United States.

Fast Facts

Crooked Cat
Par: 35-36-71
Yards: 7297
Par 3s: 4 (6, 8, 13, 15)
Par 5s: 3 (4, 14, 17)
Style: Links
Greens: Champions Bermuda Ultra Dwarf Turf Grass

LIV Golf Payouts: Points & Money

Cameron Smith Wins 2022 LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago
Cameron Smith of Punch GC reacts on the 18th green after winning the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on Sept 18, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf 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 Adelaide

LIV Golf Adelaide
The Grange Golf Club is one of Australia’s top golf courses. (Courtesy: LIV Golf)

Golf’s biggest stars will dazzle Down Under as The Grange hosts LIV Golf’s first visit to Australia.

It promises to be a big week in Adelaide for a current Aussie golf superstar and another legend of the game from Oz.

Cameron Smith, who prior to posting his first LIV Golf win, triumphed in The Open Championship in 2022 and is set to tee it up on home soil.

He’ll be doing so at a course that was the scene for the first professional win of LIV Golf Commissioner & CEO Greg Norman in the 1976 West Lakes Classic.

Sources: LIV Golf Media, Getty Images



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