Who are the golfers competing in LIV Golf invitational series?

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With the latest edition of the LIV Golf Invitational Series coming up, more golfers seem to be making the switch from the PGA Tour.

The LIV Invitational series hosts its next event in Bedminster late next week, and as the controversial tournament draws closer, more of the world’s top golfers have made the decision to stay one step ahead of the historic PGA Tour.

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On June 9, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan released a statement to all members confirming that anyone who would compete in the Saudi-backed Breakaway Series would be indefinitely suspended from the PGA Tour would.

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The statement added that those who competed without any releases are “suspended or otherwise ineligible to participate in tournament play on the PGA Tour, including the Presidents Cup.”

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However, that hasn’t stopped many of the world’s best players from abandoning ship and retiring from the PGA Tour.

With just over a week to go before the next event, here’s the latest on who’s made the controversial move so far:

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When is the next LIV Invitational Golf Series event?

Trump National Bedminster Golf Club will host the next event from Friday July 29th to Sunday July 31st, 2022.

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Charl Schwartzel celebrates winning the first LIV golf competition

The event cannot be viewed via terrestrial television or Sky but can be viewed via the LIV Invitational website and their YouTube channel.

Both sides will stream the tournament live.

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Who are the biggest names at the LIV Invitational?

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are four of the biggest names in this field.

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The South African duo and the season’s first two LIV golf champions, Charl Schwarzel and Branden Grace, from Centurion and Portland respectively, will both feature in the upcoming tournament.

Who is the last to make the switch?

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Stenson issued a lengthy statement on Twitter confirming the speculation, having previously announced he would not be joining the league.

Stenson said yesterday, “After careful consideration, I have decided to join several of my professional colleagues in participating in the LIV invitation series.

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“Unfortunately, my decision to play in LIV events means I am unable to continue in my role as Ryder Cup captain.

“This is despite having taken special precautions with LIV Golf to ensure I can carry out the captain’s duties. While I do not agree with this decision, for now it is a decision I accept.

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“Of course part of my decision to play at LIV golf events was driven commercially, but the format, schedule and caliber of the players were also important factors. I’m committed to evolving the game and using the game as a force for good.”

Englishman Paul Casey and American duo Jason Kokrk and Charles Howell III will also make their debuts at the Bedminster event.

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Confirmed players for Bedminster:

Here is a list of confirmed fields for the upcoming LIV event

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  • Abraham Ancer
  • Richard Bland
  • Laurie Canter
  • Paul Casey
  • Eugenio Chacarra
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Hennie DuPlessis
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Talor Gooch
  • Branden Grace
  • Justin Harding
  • Sam Horsfield
  • Charles Howell III
  • Yuki Inamori
  • DustinJohnson
  • Matthew Jones
  • Sadom Kaewkanana
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Phachara Khongwatmai
  • Ryōsuke Kinoshita
  • Brookk Koepka
  • Chase Koepka
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Jinichiro Kozuma
  • Graem McDowell
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Jedia Morgan
  • Kevin Well
  • Shaun Norris
  • Louis Osthuizen
  • Wade Ormsby
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Pat Perez
  • Turk Pettit
  • James Pitt
  • Ian Poulter
  • David Puig
  • Patrick Reed
  • Charl Schwarzel
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Travis Smith
  • Hudson Swafford
  • Hideot Tanihara
  • Peter Uihlein
  • Scott Vincent
  • Lee Westwood
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Matthew Wolf