LIV Golf Invitational Chicago Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

Rich Harvest Farms just outside of Chicago is the site for this week’s LIV Golf event. Dustin Johnson is once again the favorite and he will be trying to win his second straight LIV Golf event, as he won the last event in Boston. He should get a good challenge, as Cameron Smith is once again in the field and other contenders include Joaquin Niemann, Taylor Gooch, Patrick Reed and Abraham Ancer.


Johnson became the first marquee name to win in LIV golf betting, as the first three events saw longshot winners take the prize. I went 2-1-1 with the matchup picks at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston event. Let’s look at LIV Golf Invitational Chicago matchup picks.


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Tournament Notes: This course outside of Chicago is another one that should favor longer hitters, as it measures over 7,700 yards. There are some big bombers in this field who should benefit, including Johnson and DeChambeau. Keep that in mind when you look at the golf betting matchups for this event.


LIV Golf Invitational Chicago Matchups

Dustin Johnson -120 vs. Cameron Smith

Joaquin Niemann -130 vs. Taylor Gooch

Louis Oosthuizen -130 vs. Patrick Reed

Abraham Ancer -120 vs. Patrick Reed

Abraham Ancer -120 vs. Jason Kokrak

Charles Howell III -125 vs. Kevin Na

Anirban Lahiri -130 vs. Lee Westwood

Branden Grace -130 vs. Cameron Tringale

Brooks Koepka 135 vs. Ian Poulter

Bryson DeChambeau -120 vs. Matthew Wolff

Paul Casey -130 vs. Sergio Garcia

Marc Leishman -125 vs. Sam Horsfield

Bernd Wiesberger -115 vs. Cameron Tringale

Pat Perez -115 vs. Matt Jones


Golf Picks


Branden Grace -130 vs. Cameron Tringale

One of my tried-and-true methods of picking winners in the last few years has been simply to go against Tringale in the matchups. I know that Tringale has played better this season but he is still just a journeyman golfer. I think Grace is the better player, and I will take him in this matchup.


Marc Leishman -125 vs. Sam Horsfield

I think Leishman could be a player to take at longshot odds in the next few events. He is definitely capable of beating anyone in this field and we get a short price on him in this matchup against Horsfield.


Brooks Koepka -135 vs. Ian Poulter

We know that Koepka can hit the ball a ton and Poulter isn’t that long off the tee. I think this course will set up well for Koepka and we get him at a reasonable price in this matchup against Poulter.


BetRivers Sportsbook ReviewAnirban Lahiri -130 vs. Lee Westwood

I don’t think there is any question that right now Lahiri is a better player than Westwood. We saw Westwood get a brief fountain of youth moment earlier this year but that is now gone. I’ll take Lahiri in this matchup.


Paul Casey -130 vs. Sergio Garcia

I don’t think there is much question that Casey is a better player than Garcia right now. I haven’t seen Garcia play at a high level for quite some time. I will take Casey in this matchup.


It should be noted that there is also a team competition in LIV events. The 12 teams this week look like this:


Aces GC Dustin Johnson (captain), Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez


Hyflyers GC Phil Mickelson (captain), Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale


Punch GC Cameron Smith (captain), Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby


Cleeks GC Martin Kaymer (captain), Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland


Iron Heads GC Kevin Na (captain), Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim


Smash GC Brooks Koepka (captain), Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka


Crushers GC Bryson DeChambeau (captain), Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri


Majesticks GC Lee Westwood (captain), Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield


Stinger GC Louis Oosthuizen (captain), Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Shaun Norris


Fireballs GC Sergio Garcia (captain), Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra


Niblicks GC Bubba Watson (non-playing captain), Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit


Torque GC Joaquin Niemann (captain), Scott Vincent, David Puig, Jediah Morgan


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