GOLF’s new era is underway with the second event of the controversial Saudi-backed LIV series taking place in Portland.
After the inaugural event in London earlier this month, the players are ready to gather in Oregon to continue the show.
Players who signed up were threatened with bans, fines and suspensions from the PGA Tour.
But more star names have since joined LIV, including Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka.
They join the likes of Phil Michelson, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia who all teed it up at the Centurion Club earlier this month.
Here is how to watch the action this week from Portland and all the format and field information.
Who is playing this week in Portland?
The full 48-player field has now been confirmed by the organizers.
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia all return for the second event.
Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Matthew Wolff are among the big name new arrivals.
Charl Schwartzel won the opening tournament in London earlier this month and he returns in Portland.
- Abraham Ancer – Mexico
- Richard Bland – England
- Itthipat Buranatanyarat – Thailand
- Laurie Canter – England
- Eugenio Chacarra – Spain
- Bryson DeChambeau – USA
- Hennie Du Plessis – South Africa
- Sergio Garcia – Spain
- Talor Gooch – USA
- Branden Grace – South Africa
- Justin Harding – South Africa
- Sam Horsfield – England
- Yuki Inamori – Japan
- Dustin Johnson – USA
- Matt Jones – Australia
- Sadom Kaewkanjana – Thailand
- Martin Kaymer – Germany
- Phacara Khongwatmai – Japan
- Sihwan Kim – USA
- Ryosyke Kinoshita – Japan
- Brooks Koepka – USA
- Chase Koepka – USA
- Jinichiro Kozuma – Japan
- Graeme McDowell – Northern Ireland
- Phil Mickelson – USA
- Jediah Morgan – Australia
- Kevin Na – USA
- Shaun Norris – South Africa
- Louis Ooosthuizen – South Africa
- Wade Ormsby – Australia
- Carlos Ortiz – Mexico
- Adrian Otaegui – Spain
- Pat Perez – USA
- Turk Pettit – USA
- James Piot – USA
- Ian Poulter – England
- Patrick Reed – USA
- Charl Schwartzel – South Africa
- Travis Smyth – Australia
- Ian Snyman – South Africa
- Hudson Swafford – USA
- Hideto Tanihara – Japan
- Peter Uihlein – USA
- Scott Vincent – Zimbabwe
- Matt Wolff – USA
- Lee Westwood – England
- Bernd Wiesberger – Austria
- Blade Windred – Australia
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 4pm ET each day – 1pm local time out on the West Coast.
What is the LIV Golf schedule?
The inaugural event in London was the first of eight scheduled in 2022.
The next four will take place in the United States between June and September beginning in Portland this week.
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.