LIV Golf: Adrián Otaegui will return for the end-of-season Team Championship after victory at the DP World Tour | golf news

Adrián Otaegui will play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series team championship

Adrián Otaegui will play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series team championship

Adrian Otaegui will return to the LIV Golf Invitational Series to compete in the season-ending Team Championship, less than a fortnight after winning on the DP World Tour.

The Spaniard played in three of the first four LIV Golf events since its launch in June, posting a tied sixth-place finish at the inaugural event in London, although he has not appeared on the Saudi-backed circuit since the Boston tournament in September.

Otaegui has continued to play on the DP World Tour throughout the summer and became the first LIV Golf player to win on the circuit when he enjoyed a six-stroke victory on home soil at the Andalucia Masters, and that success earlier of this month set it back. within the top 100 in the world.

Summary of the fourth day of the Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama, where Adrián Otaegui impressed

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Summary of the fourth day of the Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama, where Adrián Otaegui impressed

Summary of the fourth day of the Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama, where Adrián Otaegui impressed

The top 36 players in the LIV Golf Invitational Series individual standings, who have played at least four events this season, automatically qualify to appear at Trump National Doral Golf Club, with league commitments and captains’ picks making up the rest of the field. countryside.

Otaegui has been named ahead of Japan’s Hideto Tanihara in Torque GC’s lineup for the LIV Golf Team Championship in Miami from October 28-30, joining Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent and Jediah Morgan for the knockout tournament.

The 29-year-old is one of two changes to the team line-ups for LIV Golf’s final regular event in Jeddah on October 14-16, the same week as his win at Valderrama, with Henni du Plessis replacing his compatriot Shaun. Norris on the Stinger GC team.

Rory McIlroy responded to Phil Mickelson's claim that LIV Golf is on the rise and the PGA Tour is on the decline.

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Rory McIlroy responded to Phil Mickelson’s claim that LIV Golf is on the rise and the PGA Tour is on the decline.

Rory McIlroy responded to Phil Mickelson’s claim that LIV Golf is on the rise and the PGA Tour is on the decline.

Who else is playing?

4 Aces GC – Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez

GC Crushers – Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri

Fireballs GC – Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra

Stinger GC – Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Henni du Plessis

Smash GC – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka

Majestick GC – Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield

Torque GC – Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, Adrian Otaegui, Jediah Morgan

HY Flyers GC – Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale

Phil Mickelson says divisive talk does the sport of golf no good and hopes both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf can come together for the benefit of the game.

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Phil Mickelson says divisive talk does the sport of golf no good and hopes both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf can come together for the benefit of the game.

Phil Mickelson says divisive talk does the sport of golf no good and hopes both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf can come together for the benefit of the game.

Iron Heads GC – Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim

Cleeks GC – Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland

Coup GC – Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones

Niblicks GC – Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit

What is the format?

Teams have been earning points for their results in each event throughout the inaugural season, ranging from 32 points for a win to zero points for those who finished 9th to 12th.

Branden Grace has defended her involvement with LIV Golf, stating that she will only become

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Branden Grace has defended her involvement with LIV Golf, stating that it will only get “bigger and better”.

Branden Grace has defended her involvement with LIV Golf, stating that it will only get “bigger and better”.

The top four teams after the seven regular events receive a bye to the first round and automatically advance to the semi-finals, and the fifth through eighth-ranked teams can then select their opening day opponents from among the lowest four qualifiers. . sides

Two singles matches and one foursomes match will be played in each quarterfinal match, with the team earning two points and advancing to Saturday’s semifinals, which will be played in the same format as on opening day.

Sunday’s showpiece will see the remaining four teams compete for strokes, with each player’s team contributing to the team’s score. The team with the lowest total after 18 holes will be crowned the LIV Golf Invitational Series team champion.

Who has impressed this season?

4 Dustin Johnson’s Aces GC (152 points) finished the regular season with a commanding lead over Bryson DeChambeau’s Crushers GC (96), with Sergio Garcia’s Fireballs GC (93) and Stinger GC (72) the other two teams to win a bye through the first round.

Former world number one Dustin Johnson mocked LIV Golf's outrage by jokingly stating that he regrets joining the tour, adding that he is confident OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV events.

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Former world number one Dustin Johnson mocked LIV Golf’s outrage by jokingly stating that he regrets joining the tour, adding that he is confident OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV events.

Former world number one Dustin Johnson mocked LIV Golf’s outrage by jokingly stating that he regrets joining the tour, adding that he is confident OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV events.

Smash GC, led by Brooks Koepka, sit in fifth place and will earn the top pick for their quarterfinal opponents, with Majestics GC, Torque GC and HY Flyers GC also seeded on opening day.

Iron Heads GC, Cleeks GC, Punch GC and Niblicks GC fill the final four spots heading into the Team Championship, where all 12 teams compete for their share of the $50 million prize pool.

The winning team will share $16 million and $8 million distributed among the team that finishes second, with each player guaranteed $250,000 just for competing and $750,000 for simply reaching the semi-finals.

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