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LIV Golf begins in earnest on Thursday with LIV Golf London, the first major tournament for the Saudi-backed PGA Tour challenger. On Tuesday, the league held a draft featuring 12 captains selecting from a pool of 36 players, making teams of four.

The draft was a four-round snake draft that included names such as Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson as captains.

Several players resigned their PGA Tour membership to join LIV Golf in a controversial decision. Johnson and Sergio Garcia were among the names to do so, alongside Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace. Kevin Na resigned over the weekend.

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Here’s what to know about the 12 teams competing at LIV Golf London.

Who are the captains?

There are 12 captains in LIV Golf London, with several of them being former PGA Tour members (and one notable one hoping to stay on the tour, Phil Mickelson).

Peter Uihlein
Louis Oosthuizen
Kevin Na
Talor Gooch
Sergio Garcia
Phil Mickelson
Ian Poulter
Sihwan Kim
Martin Kaymer
Wade Ormsby
Graeme McDowell
Dustin Johnson

What are the team names?

Each captain has a team name it made its picks under.

Captain
Team Name
Peter Uihlein
Crushers
Louis Oosthuizen
Stinger GC
Kevin Na
Iron Heads
Talor Gooch
Torque GC
Sergio Garcia
Fireballs
Phil Mickelson
Hy Flyers
Ian Poulter
Majesticks GC
Sihwan Kim
Smash GC
Martin Kaymer
Cleeks GC
Wade Ormsby
Punch GC
Graeme McDowell
Niblicks GC
Dustin Johnson
Aces GC

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What are the teams for LIV Golf London?

Finally, there’s the most important question of all: Who did these captains pick? The draft was held Tuesday, and the rosters were announced via Twitter.

Team Name
Captain
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Crushers
Peter Uihlein
Richard Bland
Phachara Khongwatmai
Travis Smyth
Stinger GC
Louis Oosthuizen
Henni Du Plessis
Charl Schwartzel
Branden Grace
Iron Heads
Kevin Na
Sadom Kaewkanjana
Hideto Tanihara
Viraj Madappa
Torque GC
Talor Gooch
Hudson Swafford
Adrian Otaegui
Andy Ogletree
Fireballs
Sergio Garcia
David Puig
James Piot
Jediah Morgan
Hy Flyers
Phil Mickelson
Justin Harding
Ratchanon Chantananuwat
Chase Koepka
Majesticks GC
Ian Poulter
Lee Westwood
Sam Horsfield
Laurie Canter
Smash GC
Sihwan Kim
Scott Vincent
Jinichiro Kozuma
Itthipat Burananatanyarat
Cleeks GC
Martin Kaymer
Pablo Larrazabal
JC Ritchie
Ian Snyman
Punch GC
Wade Ormsby
Matt Jones
Ryosuke Kinoshita
Blake Windred
Niblicks GC
Graeme McDowell
Bernd Wiesberger
Turk Petit
Oliver Fisher
Aces GC
Dustin Johnson
Shaun Norris
Oliver Bekker
Kevin Yuan

Two players — Ooshuizen and Poulter — selected only fellow countrymen in the draft. Stinger GC is made up entirely of South African players, whereas Majesticks GC is an all-English team.

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