- Second event of the contention LIV Golf Invitational series takes place this weekend
- Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club hosts the controversial event this weekend
The controversy surrounding the LIV Golf Invitational continued to make headlines around the world, but players will once again bury their heads beneath the sand with the second event taking place this weekend. The LIV Golf Invitational Portland will be staged at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, and more elite players will be involved this weekend after turning their backs on the PGA Tour.
LIV Golf Invitational Portland Schedule
- When: Thursday, June 30 2022- Saturday, July 2 2022
- Where: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Portland
- How To Watch: LIVGolf.com/YouTube
LIV Golf Invitational Portland Vegas Odds
Event Details & Field
This weekend will be the first time that the LIV Golf Invitational Portland has been held. The inaugural season of LIV Golf events has been plagued with backlash, with players involved often questioned surrounding their motives for joining the series and whether they have questioned the poor human rights record of the Saudis that are lining their pockets. On the course, it also wasn’t the best weekend for players involved in the breakaway tour, with Louis Oosthuizen, Phil Mickelson, and Sergio Garcia all missing the cut at the U.S. Open a few weeks ago.
Like all events in the series, the event in Portland will be another money-spinning event with a huge purse offering $25 million. The winning player will pick up $4 million, while each member of the winning team will collect $750,000. Since the LIV Invitational London, a number of high-profile players have switched allegiances from the PGA Tour, including four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau.
Dustin Johnson heads the betting for the second LIV Golf Invitational event. He finished the event in London back in a tie for seventh and was six shots off the lead. He was one of the better performers at the U.S. Open a few weeks back, as he finished in a tie for 24th. The 38-year-old is yet to win an event since claiming success at the Saudi International in February 2021.
The most pressure to perform this weekend will likely be on Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, who will be playing LIV Golf for the first time this weekend. Koepka looks to have the better chance of the two, as he has already finished in the top 20 on three occasions this season.
LIV Golf Invitational Portland Pick and Prediction
We’d be willing to take a chance on a player with previous success at the course this weekend. Carlos Ortiz won the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge back in 2014 and has made the cut in two of the previous three events that he has competed in.