The final tournament of the year kicks off on Friday as the 2022 LIV Team Championship gets underway from Miami. Twelve four-person teams will be duking it out to determine who will walk away with the massive $16 million grand prize.
The tournament is taking place at Trump National Doral’s “Blue Monster.” It’s a course that should be very familiar to golf fans, as it hosted a PGA Tour event annually from 1962 until 2016.
The field of 48 players is headlined by the No. 3-ranked golfer in the world, Cameron Smith, winner of this year’s Open Championship and Players Championship. Smith picked up his first LIV win last month in Chicago. Other notables include Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau.
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The format this weekend will see the teams compete in match play on Friday and Saturday before moving to stroke play for the finals on Sunday. The teams seeded 1st-4th received byes in the first round, meaning Friday’s quarterfinals action will feature only the teams seeded 5th-12th.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship in Miami. Follow along for all the key moments from Friday’s quarterfinals.
LIV Golf Miami leaderboard 2022
(1. Aces GC, 2. Crushers GC, 3. Fireballs GC and 4. Stingers GC received byes)
Team matchup Player matches Results
5. Smash GC vs. 12. Niblicks GC
Brooks Koepka vs. Harold Varner III Varner III wins 4&3
Peter Uihlein vs. James Piot Uihlein wins 5&3
Jason Kokrak & Chase Koepka vs. Turk Pettit & Hudson Swafford Kokrak & Koepka win 2&1
Smash GC wins 2-1
6. Majesticks GC vs. 9. Iron Heads GC
Ian Poulter vs. Kevin Na Poulter wins 4&2
Lee Westwood vs. Sihwan Kim Westwood wins 4&3
Sam Horsfield & Henrik Stenson vs. Sadom Kaekwanjana & Phacara Khongwatmai Horsfield & Stenson win 4&2
Majesticks GC wins 3-0
7. Torque FC vs. 10. Cleeks GC
Joaquin Niemann vs. Shergo Al Kurdi Niemann wins 5&3
Jediah Morgan vs. Laurie Canter Canter wins 1 up
Scott Vincent & Adrian Otaegui vs. Graeme McDowell & Richard Bland McDowell and Bland win 2 up
Cleeks GC wins 2-1
8. Hy Flyers GC vs. 11. Punch GC
Phil Mickelson vs. Cameron Smith Smith wins 1 up
Matthew Wolff vs. Marc Leishman Leishman wins 4&2
Bernd Wiesberger & Cameron Triangle vs. Matt Jones & Wade Ormsby Wiesberger & Tringale win 3&2
Punch GC wins 2-1
LIV Golf Miami updates, highlights from Friday’s quarterfinals
(All teams Eastern)
6:38 p.m. — That’ll do it for today’s live updates from the LIV Team Championship in Miami. Thanks for following along!
6:34 p.m. — Highlights to look out for tomorrow include Cameron Smith vs. Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka vs. Ian Poulter and Bryson DeChambeau vs. Louis Oosthuizen in singles. Also, how about the 19-year old from Jordan, Shergo Al Kurdi, taking on former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson? It will be a massive test, especially considering he got thumped 5&3 by Joaquin Niemann today, but imagine if he pulls off the upset…
6:25 p.m. — The matchups for Saturday’s semifinals are set:
Matches now set for Saturday’s semifinals #LIVGolfMiami
Shotgun start 12:15 pm ET at Trump National Doral pic.twitter.com/D6hQiKKPj1
— LIVGolfComms (@LIVGolfComms) October 28, 2022
4:48 p.m. — That’s a wrap for today’s golf, but there will be a press conference this afternoon to decide how the teams will match up in tomorrow’s semifinals. Stay tuned.
4:44 p.m. — Vincent has a birdie putt from around 18 feet, but it slides agonizingly by. McDowell now faces a knee-knocker to put his team into the semifinals… and drains it! Cleeks GC upsets Torque GC to advance!
4:40 p.m. — Meanwhile, Canter has just buried a CLUTCH putt to win his match against Morgan! That means Otaegui and Vincent have to win this hole, or else it’s all over for Torque GC.
4:39 p.m. — Phil’s 2022 LIV Golf season comes to an end, but he gave us a heck of a match today. Smith and his team of Aussies moves on fight another day.
Clinches it for #PUNCHGC 👊#LIVGolf #LIVGolfMiami pic.twitter.com/IwzuedifEv
— LIV Golf (@LIVGolfInv) October 28, 2022
4:34 p.m. — Mickelson’s birdie putt misses, grazing the left edge. Smith now has a golden opportunity to get the win and move Punch GC into the semifinals… and buries it! What a fantastic match!