LIV London Odds and Prediction

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The controversial new LIV golf league will debut in London this weekend as the Saudi-backed series gets underway. There will be a number of big names in the field, some of which include former PGA Tour stars Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and Sergio Garcia.

 

Due to their affiliation with the new circuit, those players have had to give up their PGA Tour credentials. The Tour said that it won’t grant releases for players to play in the LIV, so it was golfers had to make a choice between one or the other.

 

Many chose the LIV as it’s offering big time money. Mickelson, for example, was offered a contract reportedly worth $200 million. Johnson’s was worth $125 million. The total prize money for the opening tournament is set at $25 million.

 

The money is certainly a big aspect, but there are also a few differences in the format of the LIV series.

 

Firstly, the eight-tournament circuit will involve three-day, no-cut tournaments with the field set at 48 for the opening event. There is also a team aspect to go alongside individual play, as well as a shotgun start to help speed up the pace of play.

 

Things are changing quickly in the world of golf, but we’ll adapt with this new look. Here are the opening odds and a prediction for the LIV London tournament.

 

LIV London Preview
Date and Time:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022 with first tee at 9:00 AM EST
Location: The Centurion Club, Hertfordshire, England
Odds: Dustin Johnson (+400), Louis Oosthuizen (+900), Talor Gooch (+1000), Kevin Na (+1200), Sergio Garcia (+1200)
TV Coverage: Live stream at LIVGolf.com, YouTube, and Facebook

 

Betting Odds

Dustin Johnson enters the event as the undoubted favorite. The former No. 1 ranked player in the world comes in with +400 odds, while second place Louis Oosthuizen boasts +900 chances.

A few other notable names pop out. Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na are tied for the fourth best odds in the field at +1200. Phil Mickelson enters a few spots behind them at +2200. Ryder Cup legends Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter boast +2800, as does Aussie Matt Jones.

 

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Take a look at the entire field below.

 

Dustin Johnson                                +400

Louis Oosthuizen                             +900

Talor Gooch                                   +1000

Kevin Na                                         +1200

Sergio Garcia                                 +1200

Sam Horsfield                                +1800

Bernd Wiesberger                         +2000

Phil Mickelson                               +2200

Pablo Larrazabal                           +2500

Justin Harding                               +2500

Charl Schwartzel                           +2800

Matt Jones                                     +2800

Lee Westwood                                +2800

Ian Poulter                                      +2800

Scott Vincent                                  +3000

Hennie Du Plessis                          +3500

Laurie Canter                                  +3500

Richard Bland                                 +3500

Hudson Swafford                           +3500

Oliver Bekker                                   +4000

Branden Grace                                +5000

Adrian Otaegui                                +5000

Martin Kaymer                                 +5000

Shaun Norris                                    +5000

Graeme McDowell                           +5000

Sadom Kaewkanjana                       +5000

Sihwan Kim                                       +5000

Wade Ormsby                                   +5000

Peter Uihlein                                     +6000

Phachara Khongwatmai                  +6500

JC Ritchie                                          +8000

Hideto Tanihara                                +8000

Ryosuke Kinoshita                           +8000

Jinichiro Kozuma                           +10000

Chase Koepka                                +10000

Travis Smyth                                  +10000

Andy Ogletree                                +13000

Jediah Morgan                              +13000

Blake Windred                               +15000

Ratchanaon Chantananuwat       +20000

Turk Pettit                                      +20000

David Puig                                      +20000

Oliver Fisher                                   +20000

James Piot                                     +25000

Ian Snyman                                    +25000

Kevin Yuan                                     +30000

Itthipat Buranatanyarat                 +30000

Viraj Madappa                               +30000

 

LIV Golf Invitational London Prediction

While Dustin Johnson possesses the top odds in the tournament, he’s struggled a bit as of late. He did win the green jacket at the Masters back in 2020 but he’s been cut in two of his last three events, those being the RBC Heritage and the PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

 

Johnson has no fear of being cut in the new LIV format, but we don’t see him finishing the tournament at the top of the leaderboard. Instead, we’ll look further down the list for another proven option with the potential for a higher payout.

 

England’s own Sam Horsfield appears to be undervalued a bit heading into the start of the tournament. At +1800, he could provide bettors with quite the payday if he takes home first place honors this weekend.

 

And Horsfield has been playing well of late. He’s won three tournaments on the European Tour since August of 2020, most recently winning the Soudal Open last month in Belgium. While he doesn’t boast the fanfare or recognition of stars like Johnson and Mickelson, expect Horsfield to be in the thick of things come Saturday.

 

Pick: Sam Horsfield (+1800)

 

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