The LIV Tour is back once again and this time it will be heading to the Trump National Golf Club. There will be a solid 48-player field with a handful of competitors set to try their luck at a win. Here are a few players that are already being listed as the favorites in this competition along with some longshots that could provide a decent value.
LIV Tour Invitational: The Favorites
The current favorite is Dustin Johnson (+500) and by most accounts, he is considered to be the best golfer out of this small field of 48. Johnson (pictured above) just finished in sixth place at the Open Championship over at St. Andrews and has excellent driving skills, which should be key here. So far, he’s been able to pull away with an eighth-place finish at LIV Golf London and then a third-place finish at Pumpkin Ridge. The success for Johnson is there along with the motivation and drive.
Next in line is Bryson DeChambeau (+1200), who is coming off of a good performance in the Open Championship. He’s without a doubt one of the more talented competitors in this field, posting a recent top 10 finish in his last event.
Third in line is Abraham Ancer (+1200), who is a lesser-known name but he’s in the midst of a breakout year. In the world rankings, he’s catapulted himself up to 22 coming into this competition and just finished in ninth place at the PGA Championship. Along with that performance, he was in 11th at the Open Championship. This could be the time when he takes that next step and pulls away with a win.
LIV Tour Invitational: The Longshots
Branden Grace (+2000) will get some attention given the price tag. He was able to win the LIV Portland competition that took place at Pumpkin Ridge with a scintillating -11. He was then able to follow that up with a third-place finish during the LIV London event back in June. He’s not one of the favorites here but offers strong value considering his previous success in recent competitions.
Next is Sam Horsfield (+4000) who has had his struggles this year. He wasn’t able to make the cut in The Masters, U.S. Open or the British Open. That explains his odds here. However, this upcoming competition has a much smaller field which could wind up benefitting him. He was able to win the Soudal Open back in May and has put together some strong performances on the European Tour. If it weren’t for bad major appearances, he might be finding himself with far better odds.
Lee Westwood (+4500) is a big name in the mix and is listed further down the board. He has missed three cuts out of his first five starts during the PGA Tour this year but didn’t do so bad at the British Open event, finishing in 34th place. He did finish 14th at The Masters, though, so he’s capable of being competitive. If you like the payout, he might be worth a play.