GOLF’s new era is in full swing with the third event of the controversial Saudi-backed LIV series taking place now.
After the inaugural event in London in June and the first event on US soil in Oregon, the players are back for more in New Jersey.
Dustin Johnson tees off in the LIV Golf pro-am on Thursday in front of former US President Donald Trump
The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster will host the third event of the LIV Invitational Series from Friday to Sunday.
Players who signed up were threatened with bans, fines and suspensions from the PGA Tour.
But the stars kept joining including Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Europe Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson.
They join the likes of Phil Michelson, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia who all teed it up at the Centurion Club for the first ever event.
Here is how to watch the action this week from New Jersey and all the format and field information.
Who is playing this week in Portland?
The full 48-player field and 12 teams have now been confirmed by the organizers.
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are all back for the third event.
- Niblicks GC – Hudson Swafford, Peter Uihlein, James Piot, Turk Pettit
- Fireballs GC – Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
- HY Flyers GC – Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Justin Harding
- Punch GC – Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones, Travis Smyth, Jediah Morgan
- Smash GC – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Richard Bland, Chase Koepka
- Cleeks GC – Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, David Puig (AM)
- 4 Aces GC – Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez
- Torque GC – Hideto Tanihara, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Yuki Inamori, Jinichiro Kozuma
- Majesticks GC – Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
- Crushers GC – Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Shaun Norris
- Stinger GC – Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie Du Plessis
- Iron Heads GC – Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Scott Vincent
What is the format?
The 48 players will be drafted into 12 four-man teams and there will be a shotgun start.
That means that all the players will tee off at the same time at a different hole across the course.
Events are held over three days and 54 holes – as opposed to 72 holes and four days like on the PGA and European Tours – and there will be no cut.
There will be an individual and team event held simultaneously over the course of the event.
The individual winner will be the player with the lowest 54-hole score.
In the team event, the best two scores over the first two rounds will count.
For the third and final round, the best three scores will count and the lowest overall team score after 54 holes will win the event.
How can I watch it?
The event will be streamed live on LIVGolf.com as well as YouTube and Facebook.
The coverage will begin at 1.15pm ET each day from Friday to Sunday.
It makes a change from the first two events, which took place from Thursday to Saturday.
What is the LIV Golf schedule?
The inaugural event in London was the first of eight scheduled in 2022.
The next four are all in the United States between June and September beginning in Portland last month.
And there will be back-to-back events in Thailand and Saudi Arabia in October.
The 2022 series is scheduled to finish in Miami on October 30.