LIV Golf Series: Who is playing in Portland?

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LIV Golf have revealed the players for their second event, with Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Abraham Ancer, and Matt Wolff among those making their debuts in the rebel series in Portland.

Once again, 48 players will compete across the three-round no-cut tournament, with a $20m dollar purse on offer at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

The event gets underway on Thursday, June 30, and will use a shotgun start across all three days. Alongside the individual event, which will see the winner walk away with $4m, the team event format will continue, with the 12 teams of four competing for a $5m dollar bonus fund, which is split between the top three.

Brooks Koepka is a four-time Major champion.

The field has changed significantly from LIV Golf’s inaugural event at London’s Centurion Club earlier this month, which saw South Africans Charl Schwartzel, Hennie du Plessis, and Branden Grace take the podium places. Four-time Major champion and former World No.1 Koepka, former US Open champion DeChambeau, Masters champion Reed, fan favourite Perez, PGA Tour winners Ancer, Wolff and Carlos Ortiz, and the world’s No.2-ranked amateur Eugenio Chacarra will all play in Portland and have made long-term commitments to the Saudi-backed Series. Japan’s Yuki Inamori will also make his debut.

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Of the players who played in London, Oliver Bekker, Ratchanon “TK” Chantananuwa, Oliver Fisher, Pablo Larrazabal, Andy Ogletree, David Puig, JC Ritchie, and Kevin Yuan, miss out on the Portland event.

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“Coming off our successful launch in London, we take another leap forward with our strengthened field for Portland,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf.

“Record-setting champions, global ambassadors and rising stars are showing that players are eager to get involved with our innovative model that stresses camaraderie, competition, and above all, fun, that drives a new and entertaining product for today’s golf fans.

“The response after one event has been overwhelming. Free agency has officially come to golf. I’m proud of this field and our entire team that is committed to creating a new and exciting future for this sport.”

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Abraham Ancer

Here’s the full field for LIV Golf’s Portland event.

Abraham Ancer – Mexico
Richard Bland – England
Itthipat Buranatanyarat – Thailand
Laurie Canter – England
Eugenio Chacarra – Spain
Bryson DeChambeau – USA
Hennie Du Plessis – South Africa
Sergio Garcia – Spain
Talor Gooch – USA
Branden Grace – South Africa
Justin Harding – South Africa
Sam Horsfield – England
Yuki Inamori – Japan
Dustin Johnson – USA
Matt Jones – Australia
Sadom Kaewkanjana – Thailand
Martin Kaymer – Germany
Phacara Khongwatmai – Japan
Sihwan Kim – USA
Ryosyke Kinoshita – Japan
Brooks Koepka – USA
Chase Koepka – USA
Jinichiro Kozuma – Japan
Graeme McDowell – Northern Ireland
Phil Mickelson – USA
Jediah Morgan – Australia
Kevin Na – USA
Shaun Norris – South Africa
Louis Ooosthuizen – South Africa
Wade Ormsby – Australia
Carlos Ortiz – Mexico
Adrian Otaegui – Spain
Pat Perez – USA
Turk Pettit – USA
James Piot – USA
Ian Poulter – England
Patrick Reed – USA
Charl Scwartzel – South Africa
Travis Smyth – Australia
Ian Snyman – South Africa
Hudson Swafford – USA
Hideto Tanihara – Japan
Peter Uihlein – USA
Scott Vincent – Zimbabwe
Matt Wolff – USA
Lee Westwood – England
Bernd Wiesberger – Austria
Blade Windred – Australia

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Team captains have also been announced for LIV’s second event with several changes from the inaugural event.

Louis Oosthuizen leads Stinger GC, who won the first event, with Bryson DeChambeau skippering Crushers GC. Lee Westwood captains Majesticks GC, with Dustin Johnson at the helm for 4 Aces GC and Martin Kaymer leading Cleeks GC.

Wade Ormsby captains of Punch GC, Graeme McDowell will lead Niblicks GC, and LIV debutant Brooks Koepka is chosen for Smash GC.

Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at the LIV Golf Invitational London draft event.

Phil Mickelson will take charge of Hy Flyers GC, with Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na captaining Fireballs GC and Iron Heads GC respectively.

The captains will pick their teams at the draft on Tuesday (June 23).

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