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

2022 LIV Golf Portland Primer
A general view of signage during a practice round prior to the LIV Golf Invitational-Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on June 27, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes / LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf Invitational Series moves from London, England to Oregon for this week’s LIV Golf Invitational Portland stop at Pumpkin Ridge.

Among the headline players making their LIV Golf debuts in Portland are four-time major champion and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson Dechambeau and 2018 Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed.

Here are more details on what to watch for this week in Portland.

2022 LIV Golf Invitational Portland

Pro Golf Weekly previews LIV Golf’s stop at Pumpkin Ridge in this week’s 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Portland Primer.

The Skinny

Tournament: LIV Golf Invitational Portland
Dates: June 30-July 2, 2022
Where: Portland, Oregon
Course: Pumpkin Ridge GC
Distance: Par 72, 7641 yards
Format: Stroke & Team Play
OWGR Field Strength: 128*
OWGR 1st Pts: 28*
Purse: $25,000,000
Winning Share: $4,000,000
Winning Team Share: $3,000,000
Broadcast:, Youtube, Facebook
LIV Golf events are not yet OWGR official. But based on their model, these would be the numbers for SOF and first-place points.

The Format

Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Hennie du Plessis
Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Hennie du Plessis of Stinger GC smile with the trophy after winning the team portion of LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by John Phillips / 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

Brooks Koepka 2022 LIV Golf Portland Primer-2
Brooks Koepka tees off on the 13th hole during a practice round prior to the LIV Golf Invitational-Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on June 27, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes / LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Among the headline players making their LIV Golf debuts in Portland are four-time major champion and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed, and international sensation and current world No. 22 Abraham Ancer.

Rising star Matthew Wolff makes his first LIV Golf appearance along with Pat Perez, a fan favorite who boasts 74 top-10 finishes including four professional wins, and Yuki Inamori, a four-time winner on Japanese tours with 39 top-10 finishes as a pro.

In addition, the Portland Invitational will debut two-time All-American Eugenio Chacarra, the No. 2 ranked amateur in the world, and Carlos Ortiz, a four-time winner who represented Mexico in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has spent 80 weeks of his career ranked in the top 100.

BROOKS KOEPKA: The first golfer in history to simultaneously hold back-to-back titles in two different majors – the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018, and the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019. Koepka was the first player in three decades to win consecutive U.S. Opens and held the world No. 1 ranking for 47 consecutive weeks, during which he continued to add to his list of career victories (15). Koepka has accumulated 72 top-10 finishes, has made four U.S. national team appearances including three Ryder Cups, and is currently ranked No. 19 in the world.

PATRICK REED: The 2018 Master’s champion with nine professional wins, Reed has competed in more than 300 events since turning pro in 2010. The 31-year-old has finished in the top 10 72 times, including 25 top-three finishes. Reed has represented the United States in three Ryder Cups and three Presidents Cups in which he’s helped lead his country to four victories in addition to being a two-time Olympian.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU: One of the longest drivers in professional golf, the 2020 U.S. Open Champion is currently ranked 31st in the world. In addition to his 10 professional victories, the 28-year-old has six runner-up finishes and 40 top-10 finishes since turning pro in 2015. As an amateur, he became only the fifth player in history to win both the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.

ABRAHAM ANCER: Recognized as the top Mexican golfer in the world, Ancer has three pro victories and 36 career top-10 finishes, including 19 top-10 performances since 2019. In that span, he has finished each year among the world’s top 40 players, having been ranked as high as No. 11. Ancer competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has also been selected to compete in numerous international team events.

MATTHEW WOLFF: Known for his power off the tee, the 23 year-old has made a name for himself as one of the rising stars in the game. An NCAA All-American at Oklahoma State University and winner of the 2019 NCAA Division I Individual Championship, Wolff then turned pro in 2019 and continued to make an impact amongst golf’s elite. That year he secured his first professional win and has since earned seven top-10 finishes, including runner-up at the U.S. Open and fourth at the PGA Championship

Field: The Players

(Alphabetic order by last name)
1. Ancer, Abraham
2. Bland, Richard
3. Buranatanyarat, Itthipat
4. Canter, Laurie
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. Inamori, Yuki
14. Johnson, Dustin
15. Jones, Matt
16. Kaewkanjana, Sadom
17. Kaymer, Martin
18. Khongwatmai, Phachara
19. Kim, Sihwan
20. Kinoshita, Ryosuke
21. Koepka, Brooks
22. Koepka, Chase
23. Kozuma, Jinichiro
24. McDowell, Graeme
25. Mickelson, Phil
26. Morgan, Jediah
27. Na, Kevin
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. Smyth, Travis
40. Snyman, Ian
41. Swafford, Hudson
42. Tanihara, Hideto
43. Uihlein, Peter
44. Vincent, Scott
45. Westwood, Lee
46. Wiesberger, Bernd
47. Windred, Blake
48. Wolff, Matthew

The Field: Top-10 Betting Favorites
2022 LIV GOLF Dustin Johnson Format
Louis Oosthuizen watches as Dustin Johnson tees off on the 16th hole ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational at The Centurion Club on June 08, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst / LIV Golf via Getty Images)

1. Dustin Johnson 7-1
2. Louis Oosthuizen 11-1
3. Abraham Ancer 12-1
3. Brooks Koepka 12-1
3. Talor Gooch 12-1
6. Bryson DeChambeau 16-1
6. Patrick Reed 16-1
8. Kevin Na 18-1
9. Sergio Garcia 20-1
10. Charl Schwartzel 25-1
10. Ian Poulter 25-1
10. Pat Perez 25-1
10. Sam Horsfield 25-1
10. Branden Grace 25-1

The Teams

2022 LIV Golf Portland Primer Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed
Team Captain Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed of 4 Aces GC pose during the LIV Golf Invitational–Portland Welcome Party at Redd on June 28, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Joe Scarnici / LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Of the 12 captains leading their teams in the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London, eight will resume their duties in Portland. Four teams will get new captains, including two teams that finished in the top three at Centurion Club.

Crushers GC, which finished second, will now be captained by new member Bryson DeChambeau, who takes over for Peter Uihlein.

Majesticks GC, which finished third, will be captained by Lee Westwood, who takes over for Ian Poulter. Westwood and Poulter, along with Sam Horsfield and Laurie Canter, make up the all-English Majesticks team.

Another new member, Brooks Koepka, will lead Smash GC, which finished 9th in London. Koepka takes over for Sihwan Kim.

Hideto Tanihara is switching teams to become the new captain for Torque GC, which finished 4th. Tanihara, who played for Irons Heads GC in London, takes over for Talor Gooch, who moves to 4 Aces GC, captained by Dustin Johnson.

The winning team in London, Stinger GC, will again be captained by Louis Oosthuizen. Stinger won the team competition by 14 strokes while taking the top 3 spots (1-Charl Schwartzel, 2-Hennie du Plessis, 3-Branden Grace) on the individual leaderboard.

  • 4 ACES GCDustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez
  • PUNCH GCWade Ormsby, Matt Jones, Jediah Morgan, Blake Windred
  • CLEEKS GCMartin Kaymer, Scott Vincent, Ian Snyman, Turk Pettit
  • SMASH GCBrooks Koepka, Richard Bland, Adrian Otaegui, Chase Koepka
  • CRUSHERS GCBryson DeChambeau, Shaun Norris, Justin Harding, Peter Uihlein
  • MAJESTICKS GCLee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sam Horsfield, Laurie Canter
  • STINGER GCLouis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie du Plessis
  • FIREBALLS GCSergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra
  • NIBLICKS GCGraeme McDowell, Hudson Swafford, Travis Smith, James Piot
  • TORQUE GCHideto Tanihara, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Yuki Inamori, Jinichiro Kozuma
  • HY FLYERS GCPhil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Itthipat Buranatanyarat
  • IRON HEADS GCKevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim
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

The Course

Pumpkin Ridge 2022 LIV Golf Portland Primer
A general view of the first tee is seen during a practice round prior to the LIV Golf Invitational–Portland at Pumpkin Ridge GC on June 28, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey / LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Just one month after opening in 1992, Pumpkin Ridge received the unprecedented honor of being named the host site for the USGA’s 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship. A slew of accolades and golf championships have followed.

In its inaugural year, Golf Digest named Ghost Creek the “Best New Public Course in the U.S.” and Witch Hollow the “#2 Best New Private Course in the U.S.” Four years later, in 1996, Tiger Woods brought notoriety to Witch Hollow when he won his unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship.

Another spectacular record-book finish came during the 1997 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, where crowds of more than 110,000 packed the gallery as Alison Nicholas defeated the favored Nancy Lopez.

In late 2015, a new chapter at Pumpkin Ridge began as the property was acquired by Fort Worth-based Escalante Golf. A boutique owner and experienced operator of high-end golf properties, Escalante has honored the legacy and proud heritage created by its original founders so that Pumpkin Ridge can be enjoyed by future generations.

Fast Facts
Pumpkin Ridge GC
Opened: 1992
Par: 37-35-72
Yards: 7641
Par 3s: 3 (3, 12, 14)
Par 5s: 3 (1, 5, 17)

Payouts: Points & Money

Charl Schwartzel Wins LIV Golf Invitational London
Charl Schwartzel is interviewed on the 18th green with son Jordan Schwartzel following victory at the LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst / 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

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