By Matt Smith
The field has been set for the LIV Golf Team Championship on the famous Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Golf Club.
On Monday, LIV Golf announced the 12-team, 48-player field that will line up for the eighth and final event of the series’ inaugural campaign.
The Trump course in Miami will host the seeded three-day, knock-out tournament featuring both match play and stroke play, as teams compete for a historic $50 million purse.
The field — including LIV Golf 2022 Individual Champion and world No. 3 Cameron Smith — will feature four former world No. 1s, 12 major champions with a combined 22 majors between them.
The top 36 players in the LIV Golf Invitational Series Individual Standings (minimum four events played) qualify for the Team Championship, with league commitments and captains’ selections making up the remainder of the field.
“LIV Golf has revived the sport in record time,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “Players are celebrating the team format which is bringing new energy and audiences to golf that the game deserves. It’s fitting that we tie a bow on this historic year with a dramatic and innovative team championship that will propel us into a team-focused league from 2023 onward.”
For the LIV Golf Invitational Series Team Standings, points were awarded to teams based on their finish at each tournament, with values ranging from 32 points (first place) to 0 (9th-12th). Following the seventh and final regular season event, team standings determined seeds 1-12 for the Team Championship. Top-seeded 4 Aces (152 points), second seed Crushers (96), third seed Fireballs (93) and fourth seed Stinger (72) earned a bye and automatically advance to Saturday’s semi-finals.
The remaining highest-ranked teams, starting with the fifth-seeded Smash led by captain, Jeddah Individual champ and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, will select their opponents for Friday’s quarter-final match-ups.
Click here for a full breakdown of how the Team Championship works.
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