Charl Schwartzel – the winner in London chasing another US$4 million in individual earnings

Liv Golf hits the USA this week where a field strengthened from that involved in the first event in London by the addition of Brooks Koepka, Bryson De Chambeau, Matthew Wolff, Pat Perez, Abraham Ancer and Patrick Reed takes to the fairways of the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland in Oregon.

Once again 48 players will play for a purse US$20 million in the individual competition and US$5 million for the teams event the purse breakdown seen here.

Australia will again be represented by Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby, Travis Smyth, Jed Morgan and Blake Windred, although the Australian making way for the addition of higher ranked players is Kevin Yuan who finished 37th in London and earned US$146,000.

Smyth famously won around US$500,000 for his runner-up in the teams event and a 35th place finish in the individual in London a few weeks ago, monies he could have only dreamt of prior to a runner-up finish in what was essentially a qualifying event funded by Saudi money in Newcastle, England immediately before Liv Golf’s debut in London.

The highest ranked player in the field will be Dustin Johnson but the addition of Koepka, De Chambeau, Ancer and Reed certainly brings greater credibility to the field other than just money.