Dustin Johnson headlines the field for the first LIV Golf Invitational sequence event - Golf Channel

The field for the first of eight LIV Golf Invitational sequence hobbies was released late Tuesday with forty two players poised to participate within the match subsequent week in London.

among the field became former world No. 1 and two-time foremost champion Dustin Johnson, who pledged his allegiance to the PGA Tour earlier this yr, asserting in February that he became "completely dedicated to the PGA Tour."

"Dustin has been deliberating the probability off-and-on for the previous couple of years," Johnson's manager, David Winkle with Hambric sports, stated in an announcement. "eventually, he decided it became in his and his family unit's top-rated hobby to pursue it. Dustin has never had any situation with the PGA Tour and is grateful for all it has given him, however within the end, felt this changed into too compelling to move up."

Johnson, Garcia headline inaugural LIV Golf container

Johnson, Garcia headline inaugural LIV Golf field

Johnson, the maximum ranked player within the box at thirteenth on earth, turned into no longer the only essential champion to signal on to play the first experience. Former U.S. Open champions Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer are in the box, as is former Masters winner Sergio Garcia and Open champ Louis Oosthuizen.

The Tour didn't automatically respond to a request for remark. The circuit denied all requests for conflicting-experience releases to play the primary LIV event. The circuit's participant Advisory Council met Tuesday at the Memorial, but in response to one member of the PAC, the LIV field changed into now not discussed.

The field in London will also include Tour winners Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Hudson Swafford and Branden Grace.

Phil Mickelson is not listed in next week's box, youngsters LIV Golf still has six spots purchasable on the Centurion membership, five of with the intention to go to players at this week's Asian Tour adventure in England. Mickelson had been linked to LIV Golf however changed into quoted in a story earlier this yr on the hearth Pit Collective website criticizing both LIV Golf and the PGA Tour, and he has now not performed on account that.

right here's a glance on the present box record (42 of 48 avid gamers introduced):

Oliver Bekker, South AfricaRichard Bland, EnglandLaurie Canter, EnglandRatchanon Chantananuwat (newbie), ThailandHennie Du Plessis, South AfricaOliver Fisher, EnglandSergio Garcia, SpainTalor Gooch, USABranden Grace, South AfricaJustin Harding, South AfricaSam Horsfield, EnglandDustin Johnson, USAMatt Jones, AustraliaSadom Kaewkanjana, ThailandMartin Kaymer, GermanyPhachara Khongwatmai, ThailandSihwan Kim, USARyosuke Kinoshita, JapanChase Koepka, USAJinichiro Kozuma, JapanPablo Larrazabal, SpainGraeme McDowell, Northern IrelandJediah Morgan, AustraliaKevin Na, USAShaun Norris, South AfricaAndy Ogletree, USALouis Oosthuizen, South AfricaWade Ormsby, AustraliaAdrian Otaegui, SpainTurk Pettit, USAJames Piot (novice), USAIan Poulter, EnglandDavid Puig (novice), SpainJC Ritchie, South AfricaCharl Schwartzel, South AfricaHudson Swafford, USAHideto Tanihara, JapanPeter Uihlein, USAScott Vincent, ZimbabweLee Westwood, EnglandBernd Wiesberger, AustriaBlake Windred, Austra lia

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