Updated LIV Golf London Odds, Field: Dustin Johnson Favored Over Talor Gooch, Louis Oosthuizen
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2022 LIV Golf London Odds
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After more than a year of speculation, the first LIV Golf event is happening.
Dustin Johnson quickly became the face of this venture, with rumors of a huge payday taking him to the Saudi Arabia-funded tour. He’s the betting favorite this week, followed by Louis Oosthuizen, Talor Gooch, Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na.
Overall, 16 of the Official World Golf Ranking’s top 100 are in the field. Hudson Swafford is the only player who has won this season on the PGA TOUR at the American Express in January.
Most of the other familiar names will come in the form of former European Ryder Cup players. Garcia headlines the group, and he’s joined by Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger.
Johnson and Garcia are two of four Masters champions in the field, along with Charles Schwartzel and the newly included Phil Mickelson.
Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and former US Open winner Graeme McDowell are among the veterans in the field.
While there is a normal stroke-play aspect to this tournament, there is plenty more to it.
First off, the money is obviously the main appeal for the players. First place at every LIV Golf event will take home $4 million. Last place even gets $120,000.
Don’t expect the action to take as long as rounds usually do on the PGA TOUR either. Every day will begin as a shotgun start, which means groups will start playing at the same time on different places around the course.
The tournament also only lasts three rounds, and there is no cut since there are only 48 players in the field.
Got it? OK, now the team aspect of it, which won’t be of great importance to you as a bettor every week.
Prior to the event, there will be 12 captains selected by LIV Golf. They will select teams, starting with the captain with the highest Official World Golf Rankings position. After the first round, it will continue as a snake draft.
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