LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster Primer: Format, Field, Odds, Payouts

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Dustin Johnson 2022 LIV Golf Portland Round 2
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 1st hole during round two of the LIV Golf Invitational-Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on July 1, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jamie Squire for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf Invitational Series moves from Oregon to New Jersey for this week’s stop in Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club.

Among the marquee names headlining the LIV Golf event in New Jersey are Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson, who will make his LIV Golf debut.

Below are some details to get you primed for an exciting week of golf at Trump National in New Jersey.


2022 LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop at Trump National in this week’s 2022 LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster Primer.


The Skinny

Tournament: LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster
Dates: July 29-31, 2022
Where: Bedminster, NJ
Course: Trump National GC Bedminster
Architects: Tom Fazio & Tom Fazio II (2004)
Distance: Par 71, 7591 yards
Format: 54-holes: Team & Individual
Purse: $25,000,000
Winning Share: $4,000,000
Winning Team Share: $3,000,000
Broadcast: LIVGolf.com, Youtube, Facebook


The Format

Branden Grace 2022 LIV Golf-Portland
Branden Grace of Stinger GC plays his shot from the 11th tee during day 3 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on July 2, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Charles Laberge for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf Invitational Series features 12 teams of four players each, where players compete for both points and prize money. This season, teams are finalized the week of each event, as each tournament may have a slightly different field.

At every LIV Golf Invitational Series event, players are simultaneously competing for team and individual prizes.

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

Captains: Each team has a LIV Golf-appointed team captain who has selected his squad. All members of the four-player teams, including the captain, participate in the three-day event.

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 after seven events will be named the Individual Champion.

Team Competition: Over the first two rounds, the best two stroke play scores will count for each team. For the third and final round, the best three scores will count. The lowest overall team score after 54 holes is the team winner.


The Field

2022 LIV Golf Dustin-Johnson
Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC tees off on the 1st hole during day 1 of the LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 9, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis for AFP via Getty Images)

Among the headline players in the field at Trump National are former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, six-time major champion Phil Mickelson, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed, European superstar Henrik Stenson and five-time European Ryder Cupper Paul Casey.

Other marquee favorites in New Jersey include international stars such as Sergio Garcia, Eugenio Chacarra, Abraham Ancer, Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger; along with Americans Matthew Wolff, Charles Howell III, Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez and Hudson Swafford.

Field: The Players

(Alphabetic order by last name)
1. Ancer, Abraham
2. Bland, Richard
3. Canter, Laurie
4. Casey, Paul
5. Chacarra, Eugenio
6. DeChambeau, Bryson
7. Du Plessis, Hennie
8. Garcia, Sergio
9. Gooch, Talor
10. Grace, Branden
11. Harding, Justin
12. Horsfield, Sam
13. Charles Howell III
14. Inamori, Yuki
15. Johnson, Dustin
16. Jones, Matt
17. Kaewkanjana, Sadom
18. Kaymer, Martin
19. Khongwatmai, Phachara
20. Kinoshita, Ryosuke
21. Koepka, Brooks
22. Koepka, Chase
23. Kozuma, Jinichiro
24. Jason Kokrak
25. McDowell, Graeme
26. Mickelson, Phil
27. Morgan, Jediah
28. Na, Kevin
29. Norris, Shaun
30. Oosthuizen, Louis
31. Ormsby, Wade
32. Ortiz, Carlos
33. Perez, Pat
34. Pettit, Turk
35. Piot, James
36. Poulter, Ian
37. Puig, David
38. Reed, Patrick
39. Schwartzel, Charl
40. Smyth, Travis
41. Henrik Stenson
42. Swafford, Hudson
43. Tanihara, Hideto
44. Uihlein, Peter
45. Vincent, Scott
46. Westwood, Lee
47. Wiesberger, Bernd
48. Wolff, Matthew

The Field: Top-10 Betting Favorites

1. Dustin Johnson 6-1
2. Bryson DeChambeau 10-1
3. Louis Oosthuizen 12-1
3. Talor Gooch 12-1
5. Abraham Ancer 14-1
6. Patrick Reed 16-1
7. Brooks Koepka 18-1
8. Branden Grace 22-1
9. Jason Kokrak 25-1
10. Kevin Na 25-1


The Teams

Team 4 Aces Wins 2022 LIV Golf-Portland
(L to R) Pat Perez, Talor Gooch, Team Captain Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed of Team 4 Aces GC pose with the team trophy after winning the team portion of the LIV Golf Invitational–Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on July 2, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Below are the 12 teams (with captains italicized) who will compete at Trump National Bedminster.

  • 4 ACES GCDustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez
  • PUNCH GCWade Ormsby, Matt Jones, Jediah Morgan, Travis Smyth
  • CLEEKS GCMartin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, David Puig (Am)
  • SMASH GCBrooks Koepka, Richard Bland, Jason Kokrak, Chase Koepka
  • CRUSHERS GCBryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Shaun Norris
  • MAJESTICKS GCLee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
  • STINGER GCLouis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie du Plessis
  • FIREBALLS GCSergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra
  • NIBLICKS GCHudson Swafford, Peter Uihlein, Turk Pettit, James Piot
  • TORQUE GCHideto Tanihara, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Yuki Inamori, Jinichiro Kozuma
  • HY FLYERS GCPhil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Justin Harding
  • IRON HEADS GCKevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Scott Vincent
Teams: Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. 4 Aces (Johnson) 4-1
2. Stinger (Oosthuizen) 5-1
2. Smash (Koepka) 5-1
4. Crushers (DeChambeau) 7-1
4. Fireballs (Garcia) 7-1
4. Majesticks (Westwood) 7-1


The Course

LIV Golf Trump National Bedminster
Trump National Bedminster will host the LIV Golf Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Trump Golf)

Spread across historic grounds with the picturesque Somerset Hills as its backdrop, Trump National Bedminster is home to two Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship courses.

Anchored by its iconic 1939 Georgian Revival clubhouse, Trump National Bedminster is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in the United States, named one of the Top 100 Courses in America by Golf Digest.

The LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster will be contested on the club’s Old Course, which hosted the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open. The course is defined by sprawling bunkers and brilliantly contoured greens amid a tranquil setting.

Fast Facts

Trump National Bedminster
Course: The Old Course
Opened: 2004
Par: 35-36-71
Yards: 7591
Par 3s: 4 (4, 7, 14, 16)
Par 5s: 3 (8, 15, 18)


Payouts: Points & Money

Branden Grace Wins 2022 LIV Golf-Portland
Carlos Ortiz (R) of Fireballs GC watches his putt on the 18th green as Branden Grace (L) of Stinger GC looks on during day three of the LIV Golf Invitational–Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on July 2, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Chris Trotman 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.

Pos-(Points)-Money
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: Boston

Bryson DeChambeau 2022 LIV Golf Portland Round 1
Bryson DeChambeau of Crushers GC plays a shot on the first hole during day one of the LIV Golf Invitational-Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on June 30, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

LIV Golf Invitational – Boston – Opened in 2001, The Oaks golf course at The International is pure-golf experience in Greater Boston, masterfully designed by Tom Fazio. The 7,100 yard layout combines existing topography, outlined by distinctive waste bunkers and naturalized areas. Learn more.


Tom Gorman is reporting live from LIV Golf’s stop at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.


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