Vincent named in star-studded field for US$25m LIV Golf Invitational Series opener

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Scott Vincent qualified for the 150th Open by winning the 2022 Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour

Scott Vincent has been named in the field for the inaugural $25-million LIV Golf Invitational Series event in England next week.

The field is headlined by former world No 1 Dustin Johnson while South African golf stars Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Charl Schwartzel are among several former major winners to participate.

The 54-hole tournament which tees off at Centurion Club at St Albans, north of London on June 9, will have a purse of $25m, almost double that of any Major, with $4m going to the winner.

The 30 year-old Zimbabwean golf star earns his place in the star-studded field due to his impressive record on the Japan Golf Tour, where he won his third title at the Mizuno Open last Sunday to book his place at the 150th Open Championship in July.

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The win also lifted the Harare-born golfer to 109th on the Official World Golf Ranking and closer to his goal of breaking into the top 100 on the global rankings.

There were 42 players listed in the 48-player field, with the field to be completed with players who qualify via an Asian Tour-sanctioned International Series tournament beginning on Thursday in London.

Spain’s major winner Sergio Garcia, plus former US Open champions Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer are also in the field.

Former world No 1 Lee Westwood and Ryder Cup stalwart Ian Poulter have also signed up for the event.

But many leading players have rejected the new golf circuit, including world number two Jon Rahm and four-time major champion Rory McIlroy.

The PGA Tour has refused to grant releases for its players in the LIV event, which clashes with next week’s Canadian Open.

Full list of players

Oliver Bekker
Richard Bland
Laurie Canter
Ratchanon ‘TK’ Chantananuwat (Amateur)
Hennie Du Plessis
Oliver Fisher
Sergio Garcia
Talor Gooch
Branden Grace
Justin Harding
Sam Horsfield
Dustin Johnson
Matt Jones
Sadom Kaewkanjana
Martin Kaymer
Phachara Khongwatmai
Sihwan Kim
Ryosuke Kinoshita
Chase Koepka
Jinichiro Kosuma
Pablo Larrazabal
Graeme McDowell
Jediah Morgan
Kevin Na
Shaun Norris
Andy Ogletree
Louis Oosthuizen
Wade Ormsby
Adrian Otaegui
Turk Pettit
James Plot (Amateur)
Ian Poulter
David Puig
JC Ritche
Charl Schwartzel
Hudson Swafford
Hideto Tanihara
Peter Uihlein
Scott Vincent
Lee Westwood
Bernd Wiesberger
Blake Windred

 

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