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Dustin Johnson Biggest Name in First LIV Golf Tournament

A Star-Studded Lineup Takes on the Course

The first LIV Golf Tournament will take place next week outside of London. It will carry a $25 million purse and will feature 16 of the top 100 golfers in the world.

The biggest name in the field — to date — is Dustin Johnson. The course players will be traversing is the Centurion Golf Club.

Dustin Johnson of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the Masters
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LIV is trying to offer itself as an alternative to the PGA Tour. The inaugural event carries a huge purse over 54 holes from June 9-11. There will be no cut. The events are Saudi-backed known formally as the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Check on LIV Golf Adelaide Odds and The Master’s odds.

Others in the field, which could expand are Masters champions Sergio Garcia and  Charl Schwartzel, British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, and U.S. Open champions Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer, who also won a PGA Championship.

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Johnson was a surprise entrant as he earlier had said he was not interested in playing on the LIV Tour. Money changes everything, eh?

Per Golfdigest.com:

The London event kicks off the circuit’s eight-tournament series. Each will be a three-round, 54-hole competition with no cuts. There will also be shotgun starts in order to fit the events in a shorter time window, along with a team component, with 48 players divided between 12 squads. Five of the events will be held in the United States. Those sites are Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland (July 1-3), Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (July 29-31), The International in Boston (Sept. 2-4), Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago (Sept. 16-18) and Trump Doral in Miami (Oct. 29-31). Other hosts include Stonehill Golf Club in Bangkok and Royal Greens Golf Club in Jeddah.

One name that did not appear — yet — is Phil Mickelson but he could be added to the field, which will expand.

Johnson’s agent released a statement as to his client’s decision.

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