Final 4 LIV Golf groups introduced forward of 2023 opener

The LIV Golf League introduced its closing 4 workforce rosters Monday, and Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers GC is present process a makeover with the circuit set to start its second season this week.

Mickelson’s squad has two new members becoming a member of holdover Cameron Tringale: three-time PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele and James Piot, who gained the 2021 U.S. Amateur and jumped to LIV Golf after leaving Michigan State final 12 months.

Steele and Piot exchange Bernd Wiesberger and Matthew Wolff on Mickelson’s workforce. Wiesberger joined Martin Kaymer’s Cleeks GC and Wolff is a part of Brooks Koepka’s Smash GC this 12 months.

Bubba Watson’s RangeGoats GC added DP World Tour star Thomas Pieters, who’s ranked thirty fifth on the earth. Watson’s workforce additionally contains Harold Varner III and Talor Gooch, who helped the 4Aces win a workforce championship final 12 months. Watson did not play final season whereas recovering from an harm.

Kevin Na’s Iron Heads GC additionally has two new gamers: previous PGA Tour winner Danny Lee and Scott Vincent, who performed for 4 LIV Golf squads final season.

Dean Burmester, a two-time winner on the DP World Tour and a PGA Tour rookie this season, is the most recent addition to Louis Oosthuizen’s Stinger GC. Each of the 4 gamers on Oosthuizen’s workforce is from South Africa; Branden Grace and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel are the others.

The eight different LIV groups had been introduced earlier this month.

Hudson Swafford, who performed most of final season for Niblicks GC (now RangeGoats GC), introduced Sunday that he’ll miss all of LIV Golf’s second season due to a hip harm. Swafford gained 3 times on the PGA Tour, together with the 2022 American Express.

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“I have been struggling with a hip injury which has caused a decline in my on-course performance,” Swafford wrote in an Instagram publish. “After consulting with a specialist, I was unfortunately advised my best option for an optimal recovery was to undergo surgery.”

The LIV season begins at Mayakoba in Mexico on Friday.