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

Talor Gooch of RangeGoats GC and his caddie Malcolm Baker walk onto the 18th hole during day three of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange GC on April 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake via Getty Images)

After a two-stop international swing, LIV Golf returns to U.S. soil for the inaugural LIV Golf Tulsa tournament, contested at the Cedar Ridge Country Club.

Located on the south-eastern outskirts of Tulsa, LIV Golf’s third U.S. stop of 2023 will be headlined by the hottest golfer in the world: Oklahoma native Talor Gooch.

Teeing it up alongside the former OSU Cowboy will be a bevy of major-winning superstars including Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, and Cameron Smith, among others.

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

2023 LIV Golf Tulsa

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop in Oklahoma in this week’s 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa Primer.

The Skinny

Cameron Smith LIV Golf Adelaide
Crowd cheers Cameron Smith captain of the Ripper GC as he walks up the 12th hole during Day 3 of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange GC on Apr 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Aus. (Photo by Mark Brake via Getty Images)

Tournament: LIV Golf Tulsa
Dates: May 12-14, 2023
Where: Broken Arrow, OK
CourseCedar Ridge CC
Schedule Week: 6 of 14
Distance: Par 70 / 7,213
Format: 54-holes: 12 Teams, 48 Players
Purse: $25,000,000
Winning Share: $4,000,000
Winning Team Share: $3,000,000
TV Broadcast: The CW Network
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Time Difference: 1 Hour behind EST (USA)

How to Follow: LIV Golf Tulsa

2022 LIV Golf Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC putts on the 7th green during day 3 of LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Chris Trotman 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

4 Aces Win LIV Golf Adelaide
Patrick Reed ,Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez of the 4 Aces celebrate the team title after Day 3 of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange GC on Apr 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Aus. (Photo by Mark Brake 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 Tulsa Field Notes

Talor Gooch Wins 2023 LIV GOLF Adelaide
Talor Gooch of the RangeGoats celebrates the win after finishing the 18th hole during day three of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange Golf Course on April 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)
  • Former Oklahoma State University star Talor Gooch (RangeGoats GC) has won the last two tournaments, marking the first time any player has posted back-to-back LIV Golf wins.
  • Gooch leads the season-long Individual Champion points standings and is followed closely by two other Oklahoma State alums, No. 2 ranked Peter Uihlein (4Aces GC) and No. 3 ranked Charles Howell III (Crushers GC).
  • Two more Oklahoma State players, Matthew Wolff (Smash GC) and Eugenio Chacarra (Fireballs GC), along with former Oklahoma University star Abraham Ancer (Fireballs GC), are in the 48-player field.
  • Gooch’s RangeGoats GC, captained by two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, won its first-ever team title in Singapore.
  • LIV Golf Tulsa will be the last LIV Golf tournament prior to the PGA Championship, the next major on the 2023 golf calendar. Gooch and Anirban Lahiri (Crushers GC) received recent invites, raising the total to 12 LIV Golf League members scheduled to compete, including 2021 winner Phil Mickelson (HyFlyers GC captain).
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)
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 +1000
1. Talor Gooch +1000
3. Cameron Smith +1100
4. Dustin Johnson +1200
5. Patrick Reed +1400

Full Field & Odds

LIV Golf Tulsa Teams

2023 LIV Golf Singapore Talor Gooch Wins
RangeGoats GC’s Harold Varner III, Bubba Watson, Talor Gooch and Thomas Pieters celebrate after winning the team portion of the LIV Golf Singapore tournament at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Apr 30, 2023. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

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

  • 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
3. Smash (Koepka) 6-1
3. Torque (Niemann) 6-1
3. Fireballs (Sergio) 6-1
3. RangeGoats (Bubba) 6-1

LIV Golf Tulsa Course

LIV Golf Tulsa 2023 Cedar Ridge CC
Cedar Ridge CC will host the 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa Invitational in May. (Courtesy: LIV Golf)
  • Famed golf course architect Joe Finger was commissioned by local businessmen in the late 1960s to design Cedar Ridge.
  • Tripp Davis oversaw the 2016 course renovation that involved a program of tree removal and the rebuilding of bunkers that reduced the number of sand hazards by almost a third.
  • The course hosted the 1983 U.S. Women’s Open won by legendary Australian golfer Jan Stephenson.
  • Cedar Ridge also has hosted state championships and national qualifying tournaments.
  • Cedar Ridge is ranked as the fifth best course in Oklahoma by Golf Digest’s latest state rankings.
  • The nines will be reversed for LIV Golf Tulsa, with the course playing at par 70 instead of par 71 for members.
  • The 369-yard 12th hole (the No. 3 hole for members) is the shortest par 4 on the course but is a severe dogleg left that will likely prevent players from attempting to drive the green.
Fast Facts

Par: 35-35-70
Yards: 7,213
Par 3s: 4 (4, 6, 11, 15)
Par 5s: 2 (10, 14)

LIV Golf Payouts: Points & Money

Cameron Smith Wins 2022 LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago
Cameron Smith of Punch GC plays his shot from the 5th tee during Day 3 of 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 DC

Trump National Golf Club Washington DC will host the LIV Golf DC stop, May 26-28, 2023. (LIV Golf)

Following the PGA Championship, the season’s second major, the world’s leading golfers will be looking to make capital gains when the LIV Golf League arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Washington DC.

The course is located on the northwestern outskirts of the capital of the United States, and has quickly established itself as one of the most challenging and prestigious in this part of the world.

It was ranked as one of the top three new golf courses in 2016, and the following year hosted the Senior PGA Championship, won by German legend Bernhard Langer.

Sources: LIV Golf Media, Getty Images


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