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LIV Golf Invitational Series Field: Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia in First Event; Phil Mickelson Not Included

LIV Golf Invitational Series Field: Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia in First Event; Phil Mickelson Not Included article feature image

Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images. Pictured: Dustin Johnson & Greg Norman

The long-awaited LIV Golf field has been officially announced for its inaugural event at Centurion Golf Club outside of London, England.

With all the controversy surrounding the new tour, there have been plenty of rumors around who was going to participate and who was not, as the PGA TOUR has threatened to ban players that play in LIV Golf events.

Some notable players quickly came out and said they are staying with the PGA TOUR, including Dustin Johnson. But it appears Johnson has had a change of heart, as he was included in the field for the Saudi-backed league.

There are a total of 42 names that were released Tuesday evening, although there are expected to be 48 players in the field.

Despite all the controversy surrounding his expected inclusion in the LIV Golf Invitational Series, one of the players not currently listed in the field is Phil Mickelson. It’s still likely he’ll be added before the tournament kicks off on June 9.

Included on the list of 42 names are 16 players ranked inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings. The other notable names include Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter.

Full Field for First Event of LIV Golf Invitational Series

Sorted By OWGR Rank

Golfer OWGR
Dustin Johnson 13
Louis Oosthuizen 20
Kevin Na 33
Talor Gooch 34
Sergio Garcia 54
Pablo Larrazabal 65
Richard Bland 66
Matt Jones 68
Shaun Norris 69
Sam Horsfield 72
Lee Westwood 74
Ryosuke Kinoshita 87
Ian Poulter 89
Bernd Wiesberger 90
Hudson Swafford 91
Oliver Bekker 93
Scott Vincent 109
Justin Harding 111
Laurie Canter 114
Branden Grace 118
Charl Schwartzel 120
Sadom Kaewkanjana 125
Hennie Du Plessis 128
Phachara Khongwatmai 133
Sihwan Kim 138
JC Ritchie 154
Adrian Otaegui 162
Hideto Tanihara 173
Martin Kaymer 210
Jediah Morgan 235
Blake Windred 250
Ratchanon Chantananuwat Am
Oliver Fisher >250
Chase Koepka >250
Graeme McDowell >250
Andy Ogletree >250
Turk Petit >250
James Piot Am
Wade Ormsby >250
David Puig Am
Peter Uihlein >250

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