Quick Bit: The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the first day of LIV Golf’s London event, including the performance of both Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. Follow for complete results from Thursday’s Round 1.

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LIV Golf is officially teeing off for the first time on Thursday as it looks to become a true competitor for the PGA Tour. The start-up tour’s London event will be the first of eight tournaments the Saudi-backed governing body is hosting, and it will hope to create positive momentum with this first event.

The new tour has managed to lure a couple of big-time golfers onto it in Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson. The duo will collectively serve as the faces of LIV Golf for this tournament with Johnson, the 15th-ranked player in the world and highest-ranked player on the tour, serving as the favorite to win it all.

There are a handful of other recognizable names in the LIV Golf event. Louis Oosthuizen, Kevin Na, Taylor Gooch and Sergio Garcia have all found success on the PGA Tour and will look to set themselves up to take home a big chunk of the massive purse up for grabs in the LIV Golf debut event.

Additionally, other competitors from around the world — including top amateurs like Turk Pettit and 15-year-old Ratchanon Chantananuwat — will be taking aim at the top prize.

The Sporting News is tracking Round 1 of the LIV Golf London event. Follow along for the highlights from the action as well as the results for Mickelson and Johnson.

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LIV Golf London leaderboard 2022

The leaderboard will be updated throughout the day after LIV Golf London begins at 9 a.m. ET.

Rank
Player
Score (hole)
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5

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LIV Golf London live updates, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1

Play in the LIV Golf London event is expected to begin at 9 a.m. ET (2 p.m. local). The Sporting News will begin providing updates at that point.

How to watch LIV Golf London

Date: Thursday, June 9-Saturday, June 11
Live stream: LIVgolf.com, DAZN, YouTube, Facebook

LIV is promoting itself through accessibility. LIV Golf London can be watched through YouTube, Facebook, or the LIV Golf website around the world.

LIV Golf says the tournament “will also be aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in 138 territories around the world.”

Here is the complete broadcast guide by country.

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LIV Golf TV schedule 2022

LIV Golf will not be broadcast on cable TV in the United States, so streaming is the only option.

Viewers in the U.K. can watch coverage on DAZN and Sky.

Date
Time (ET)
Coverage
Thursday, June 9
9 a.m. – end of play
YouTube, Facebook, DAZN, LIVgolf.com
Friday, June 10
9 a.m. – end of play
YouTube, Facebook, DAZN, LIVgolf.com
Saturday, June 11
9 a.m. – end of play
YouTube, Facebook, DAZN, LIVgolf.com

LIV Golf London tee times and groups

LIV Golf events will use a shotgun start, in which every player in the field tees off at about the same time from different holes and completes the course in order from there.

Play is expected to begin at 9 a.m. ET each day.

LIV Golf London teams

Teams for LIV Golf events are drafted each week by tour-selected captains. Here’s the lineup for the London stop:

Team
Captain
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Crushers
Peter Uihlein
Richard Bland
Phachara Khongwatmai
Travis Smyth
Stinger GC
Louis Oosthuizen
Hennie 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 Pettit
Oliver Fisher
Aces GC
Dustin Johnson
Shaun Norris
Oliver Bekker
Kevin Yuan

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