2024 LIV Golf Adelaide Primer: TV, Format, Field, Teams, Odds

2024 LIV Golf Adelaide Primer
Talor Gooch of RangeGoats GC and his caddie Malcolm Baker walk onto the green on the final hole during day three of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange Golf Course on April 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake via Getty Images)

The LIV boys travel Down Under for the second edition of the LIV Golf Adelaide with Talor Gooch defending his 2023 title.

The marquee names joining Gooch in Australia include major champions Jon Rahm, 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.

2024 LIV Golf Adelaide

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop in Australia in this week’s 2024 LIV Golf Adelaide 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 Adelaide
Dates: Apr 26-28, 2024
Where: Adelaide, AUS
U.S. East Coast Time Diff: 13.5 hours ahead
CourseThe Grange Golf Club
Distance: Par 72, 6946 yards
Format: 54-holes: Team & Individual
Purse: $25m ($20m Ind., $5m Team)
Winning Individual 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 Adelaide
Bubba Watson tees off on the par-3 12th hole during the first round of the LIV Golf Adelaide. (SG Bubba Watson Twitter)

The CW Network airs the LIV Golf League in 100-percent of the U.S. markets.

TELEVISION: Sat-Sun: 1-6 p.m. (The CW Network, Youtube TV)

STREAMING: Thu: 9:45 p.m. (The CW App, LIVGolfPlus.com, Caffeine TV, Youtube); Fri: 9:45 p.m. (The CW App, LIVGolfPlus.com, Youtube); Sat: 9:35 p.m. (The CW App, LIVGolfPlus.com, Youtube)

LINKS: Web | X/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 2024 features 13 teams comprised of four players, along with two wild card players. In total, 54 players will compete 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 start, 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 tournament winner. The event’s champion receives $4m in prize money along with 40 rankings points. At season’s end, the player with the most ranking points is named the season’s Individual Champion.

Team Competition: After each of the first two rounds, the best three scores count to produce a team score. In the final round, all four scores count. 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 Storylines

Pat Perez LIV Golf Adelaide
Pat Perez of 4Aces GC plays a chip shot on the 18th hole as the gallery looks on during Day 3 of Liv Golf Adelaide at The Grange GC on Apr 23, 2023 in Adelaide, Aus. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake via Getty Images)
  • LIV Golf returns to Adelaide after a wildly successful debut in South Australia last year which saw the tournament named World’s Best Golf Event in 2023.
  • Last year’s official attendance total of 77,076 at The Grange Golf Club was the highest attended event of the 2023 LIV Golf League season.
  • The par-3 12th, nicknamed the Watering Hole, will once again be a popular spot for fans with its stadium-like party atmosphere.
  • Cameron Smith, winner of the 2022 Open Championship, and his all-Aussie Ripper GC team enter as the hometown favorites.
  • Jon Rahm and his expansion Legion XIII come off their second team win of the season at LIV Golf Miami.
  • Dean Burmester of the all-South African Stinger GC team enters off his first LIV Golf individual victory in Miami, having defeated Fireballs GC Captain Sergio Garcia on the second playoff hole.
  • Garcia has been involved in three of LIV Golf’s nine (or 33%) individual playoffs and remains in search of his first LIV Golf win.
  • Torque GC Captain Joaquin Niemann leads the season-long Individual Championship race, while Bryson DeChambeau’s Crushers GC team leads the Team Standings.
  • Defending LIV Golf Adelaide champion Talor Gooch shot consecutive 10-under 62s in the first two rounds last season en route to his first individual title, while 4Aces GC took the team trophy.
  • Gooch’s win in Adelaide was the first of his three LIV Golf wins en route to winning the 2023 Individual Championship

LIV Golf Adelaide Field

Jon Rahm LIV Golf
Captain Jon Rahm of Legion XIII plays his shot from the first tee during day 3 of the LIV Golf Mayakoba at El Camaleon at Mayakoba on Feb 04, 2024 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez via Getty Images)

(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. Hatton, Tyrrell
11. Herbert, Lucas
12. Horsfield, Sam
13. Howell III, Charles
14. Johnson, Dustin
15. Jones, Matt
16. Kaymer, Martin
17. Kim, Anthony
18. Koepka, Brooks
19. Kokrak, Jason
20. Kozuma, Jinichiro
21. Lahiri, Anirban
22. Lee, Danny
23. Leishman, Marc
24. Meronk, Adrian
25. McDowell, Graeme
26. Mickelson, Phil
27. Munoz, Sebastian
28. Na, Kevin
29. Niemann, Joaquin
30. Ogletree, Andy
31. Oosthuizen, Louis
32. Ortiz, Carlos
33. Pereira, Mito
34. Perez, Pat
35. Pieters, Thomas
36. Poulter, Ian
37. Puig, David
38. Rahm, Jon
39. Reed, Patrick
40. Samooja, Kalle
41. Schwartzel, Charl
42. Smith, Cameron
43. Steele, Brendan
44. Stenson, Henrik
45. Surratt, Caleb
46. Swafford, Hudson
47. Tringale, Cameron
48. Uihlein, Peter
49. Varner III, Harold
50. Vincent, Kieran
51. Vincent, Scott
52. Watson, Bubba
53. Westwood, Lee
54. Wolff, Matthew

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Jon Rahm 6-1
2. Cameron Smith 9-1
2. Joaquin Niemann 9-1
2. Bryson DeChambeau 9-1
5. Taylor Gooch 12-1
5. Tyrrell Hatton 12-1

Full Field & Odds

LIV Golf Adelaide Teams

Crushers Win LIV Golf Jeddah
Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III and Anirban Lahiri of Crushers GC poses with the team trophy after winning the Team title at LIV Golf Jeddah at Royal Greens Golf & CC on Mar 03, 2024 in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel via Getty Images)

Below are the 13 teams (with captains italicized) who will compete in Australia.

  • ACES GCDustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III, Pat Perez
  • CLEEKS GCMartin Kaymer, Adrian Meronk, Richard Bland, Kalle Samooja
  • CRUSHERS GCBryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri
  • FIREBALLS GCSergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Eugenio Chacarra, David Puig
  • HY FLYERS GCPhil Mickelson, Brendan Steele, Cameron Tringale, Andy Ogletree
  • IRON HEADS GCKevin Na, Scott Vincent, Danny Lee, Jinichrio Kozuma
  • LEGION XIII GCJon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Caleb Surratt, Kieran Vincent
  • MAJESTICKS GCLee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
  • RANGEGOATS GCBubba Watson, Matthew Wolff, Peter Uihlein, Thomas Pieters
  • RIPPER GCCameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Lucas Herbert
  • SMASH GCBrooks Koepka, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak, Graeme McDowell
  • STINGER GCLouis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Dean Burmester
  • TORQUE GCJoaquin Niemann, Mito Pereira, Sebastian Munoz, Carlos Ortiz
  • WILD CARDS – Anthony Kim, Hudson Swafford
Teams: Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Legion XIII (Rahm) 3-1
2. Crushers (DeChambeau) 4-1
3. Torque (Niemann) 5-1
4. Smash (Koepka) 7-1
5. Fireballs (Sergio) 8-1

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

Dean Burmester of Stinger GC and his caddie Jason Reynolds celebrate with the individual trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami at Trump National Doral Miami on April 07, 2024 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs 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

2023 LIV Golf Singapore Talor Gooch Wins
Sergio Garcia of Fireballs GC (2nd L), Talor Gooch of RangeGoats GC (middle) and Brooks Koepka of Smash GC (R) celebrate on the podium during the prize presentation of the LIV Golf Singapore at Sentosa Golf Club on Apr 30, 2023 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf League’s seventh tournament of the 2024 season will be LIV Golf Singapore, where Talor Gooch will defend his 2023 title.

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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