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How to watch the second LIV Golf tournament in Oregon

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The LIV Golf Invitational was held in the United States.

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The second LIV Golf event will take place this week at Pumpkin Ridge outside of Portland, marking the first event in the United States.

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While the controversy surrounding the new Saudi-backed venture has not subsided, several of the sport’s biggest names have joined in the weeks since the first tournament in London.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the LIV Golf event in Oregon.

How to watch

The tournament will not be televised anywhere, but will be streamed free of charge on LIV Golf’s YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as on LIVGolf.com.

The shotgun launch will begin at 4:15 pm ET.

Who are team captains?

Most of the 12 teams will have the same captains as in the London tournament. However, some have new captains.

4 aces – Dustin Johnson

Niblix – Graeme McDowell

Majestics – Lee Westwood

Iron Heads – Kevin Na

Stinger – Louis Ousthuizen

Clix – Martin Kaimer

Crushers – Bryson DeChambeau

High Flyers – Phil Mickelson

Fireballs – Sergio Garcia

Smash – Brooks Koepka

Torque — Hideto Tanihara

Punch – Wade Ormsby

How much does the winning team earn?

Each regular season LIV Golf event brings in $25 million.

Of these, $5 million will be divided among the top three teams, with the top team receiving $3 million. The remaining $20 million will be split individually, with the first-place winner earning $4 million and the last-place finisher receiving $120,000.

By comparison, the Players Championship offers a $20 million purse, the highest of any single PGA Tour event outside of the Tour Championship.

Who’s new this week?

Several big names will be joining the event this week in Oregon.

Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Brooks Kepka and Abraham Unser will take part in the competition. This group adds credibility to the new league given the place they all occupy in the official world golf rankings. With four new additions to the league, there are now eight players in the top 40 in OWGR.

Matthew Wolf, Eugenio Chacarra and Carlos Ortiz also joined the series on Monday.

Dustin Johnson is still the highest ranked player in the world at 17th, although he is followed by Kepka (19th). DeChambeau is in 31st place and Reed is in 39th.

However, as the weeks go by, these rankings are bound to deteriorate as LIV events are not eligible for any points in the rankings.

LIV Golf sign before the tournament in Portland
LIV Golf made it to the United States. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Pumpkin Ridge tournament in Oregon. (Steve Dykes/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

What happened in London?

The London event passed without any problems. While very few golfers were willing to openly respond to allegations of sports ball flushing, and the tournament averaged less than 100,000 spectators each round, Charl Schwarzel took home the first title of the season.

What about the PGA Tour?

This week the PGA Tour is hosting the John Deere Classic at the TPC Deere Run in Sylvis, Illinois. Most of the big names on the Tour are seated this week ahead of the Scottish Open and British Open in the coming weeks.

As for the field in Oregon, the PGA Tour will suspend new players indefinitely once they start play on Thursday.

Oregon officials unhappy

While the league is moving forward, local officials are unhappy with it.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden addressed the league and directly referenced the state’s earlier hit-and-run case in 2016. A Saudi Arabian student was charged with first-degree murder after Fallon Smart’s death but disappeared after the tracking device was removed – the US government believes the Saudi government is behind it.

“It is not right to remain silent as Saudi Arabia tries to clean up bloodied hands in the fight for justice for the people of Oregon – Fallon Smart was killed very close to our home in southeast Portland, and the man accused of the crime is a hitman and a fugitive from death, judging by all the evidence, the Saudis took him out of the country before he could stand trial,” Wyden said.

North Plains, Oregon Mayor Teri Lenahan was one of 10 local mayors who also wrote a formal letter against the tournament. Pumpkin Ridge is west of Portland in the Northern Plains, with a population of less than 4,000.

“We oppose this event because it is sponsored by a repressive government whose human rights abuses are documented. We refuse to support these abuses by allowing a Saudi-backed organization to play in our backyard,” the letter reads.

“We believe we have a moral obligation to take a stand and speak out against this event in order to protect the people we serve. While our local jurisdictions may not be in a position to prevent this event, we collectively express our concern about the undesirable potential risks, visitors and harm this event could cause to our communities.”



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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