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

2022 LIV Golf Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed of 4 Aces GC plays his shot from the 16th tee during day 1 of the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National GC on July 29, 2022 in Bedminster, NJ. (Photo by Charles Laberge for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

BOLTON, Mass. – The LIV Golf Invitational Series moves from New Jersey to Massachusetts for this week’s stop in Bolton, Mass. at The International Golf Club.

Among the marquee names headlining the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston are Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson, and Cameron Smith, who will make his LIV Golf debut.

Below are some details to get you primed for an exciting week of golf in Bolton, a picturesque town, located about 50 minutes west of Boston.

2022 LIV Golf Invitational – Boston

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop at The International in this week’s 2022 LIV Golf Invitational – Boston Primer.

The Skinny

Tournament: LIV Golf Invitational-Boston
Dates: Sep. 2-4, 2022
Where: Bolton, Mass.
Course: The International GC
Architect: Tom Fazio (2001)
Restoration: Tripp Davis (2021)
Distance: Par 70, 6944 yards
Format: 54-holes: Team & Individual
Purse: $25,000,000
Winning Share: $4,000,000
Winning Team Share: $3,000,000
Broadcast:, Youtube, Facebook

The Format

2022 LIV Golf-Boston Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith arrives during a practice round ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston at The Oaks golf course at The International on Aug 30, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey 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-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)

Among the headline players in the field at The International are newly-minted British Open champion Cameron Smith and world No. 19 Joaquin Niemann, who are making their LIV Golf debuts.

Co-headlining in Boston will be former (longtime) 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, reigning LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster champion 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, Bernd Wiesberger and Anirban Lahiri; along with Americans Matthew Wolff, Charles Howell III, Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez, Hudson Swafford and Harold Varner III.

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. Garcia, Sergio
8. Gooch, Talor
9. Grace, Branden
10. Horsfield, Sam
11. Howell III, Charles
12. Johnson, Dustin
13. Jones, Matt
14. Kaewkanjana, Sadom
15. Kaymer, Martin
16. Khongwatmai, Phachara
17. Kim, Sihwan
18. Koepka, Brooks
19. Koepka, Chase
20. Jason Kokrak
21. Lahiri, Anirban
22. Leishman, Marc
23. McDowell, Graeme
24. Mickelson, Phil
25. Morgan, Jediah
26. Na, Kevin
27. Niemann, Joaquin
28. Norris, Shaun
29. Oosthuizen, Louis
30. Ormsby, Wade
31. Ortiz, Carlos
32. Otaegui, Adrian
33. Perez, Pat
34. Pettit, Turk
35. Piot, James
36. Poulter, Ian
37. Reed, Patrick
38. Schwartzel, Charl
39. Smith, Cameron
40. Stenson, Henrik
41. Swafford, Hudson
42. Tringale, Cameron
43. Uihlein, Peter
44. Varner III, Harold
45. Vincent, Scott
46. Westwood, Lee
47. Wiesberger, Bernd
48. Wolff, Matthew

The Field: Top-10 Betting Favorites

1. Cameron Smith +600
2. Dustin Johnson +700
3. Joaquin Niemann +900
4. Bryson DeChambeau +1600
4. Talor Gooch +1600
6. Louis Oosthuizen +1800
6. Patrick Reed +1800
8. Abraham Ancer +2000
8. Brooks Koepka +2000
8. Harold Varner III +2000
10. Paul Casey +2200
10. Matthew Wolff +2200

The Teams

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 GCCameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones
  • CLEEKS GCMartin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland
  • SMASH GCBrooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, 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, Shaun Norris
  • FIREBALLS GCSergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra
  • NIBLICKS GCBubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, Turk Pettit, James Piot
  • TORQUE GCJoaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, Adrian Otaegui, Jediah Morgan
  • HY FLYERS GCPhil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale
  • IRON HEADS GCKevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim
Teams: Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. 4 Aces (Johnson) +400
2. Punch (Smith) +600
3. Fireballs (Garcia) +700
3. Majesticks (Westwood) +700
5. Stinger (Oosthuizen) +900

The Course

2022 LIV Golf Boston The International Oaks Course
Captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC plays his shot from the 4th tee during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston at The Oaks course at The International on Sep 1, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Charles Laberge for LIV Golf via Getty Images )

At The International, the golden era of the game is honored where pure golf and nature intersect at the only private, 36-hole golf club in greater Boston.

Opened in 2001, The Oaks golf course is a beautifully designed masterpiece by Tom Fazio. The layout combines existing topography, outlined by distinctive waste bunkers and naturalized areas.

Always pleasing to the eye, The Oaks delivers an outstanding visual and playable golf experience. In 2021, renowned architect Tripp Davis and his team restored the course to its former glory of strategic, artful bunkering and vast manicured waste areas.

The golf course has been lengthened, tee boxes have been laser leveled and re-grassed, and additional work has been done to improve irrigation, drainage, and paths.

Fast Facts

The International
Course: Oaks Course
Opened: 2001
Par: 35-35-70
Yards: 6944
Par 3s: 5 (2, 4, 11, 13, 17)
Par 5s: 3 (8, 12, 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.

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: Chicago

Carlos Ortiz of Fireballs GC plays his second shot on the 18th hole during day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National GC on July 30, 2022 in Bedminster, NJ. (Photo by Charles Laberge for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago – Tucked between wetlands, forest, farmland, and Illinois prairie grass in nearby Chicago, Rich Harvest Farms is a breathless masterpiece unlike any other. Earning a place as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” Rich Harvest Farms has become a premiere destination for golfers from all over the world, attracting a series of prestigious amateur and professional tournaments, including the 2009 Solheim Cup. Learn more.

Tom Gorman is reporting live from LIV Golf’s stop at The International in Bolton, Mass.


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