DORAL, Fla. — After two days of match play, the 2023 LIV Golf Team Championship is heading back to stroke play.
Twelve teams made their way to Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster course for the $50 million season finale, and just four remain for the final round. Sort of.
Each of the 12 teams will be in action on Sunday but only the four winners from Saturday’s semifinal round – 4Aces GC, Crushers GC, RangeGoats GC and Torque GC – will be competing for the $14 million top prize.
“Still got to play golf. Just like match play, I mean, obviously, if you hit a bad shot you can’t just pick it up,” said Johnson of the switch from match to stroke play. “You’ve got to play solid, all four guys got to play well if you want to win. It takes a whole team effort tomorrow. I like it. It’s four teams and we’re battling for the trophy.”
The teams that lost on Saturday – Cleeks GC, – will be competing for places 5-8, while Friday’s quarterfinal losers – Iron Heads GC, Majesticks GC, Ripper GC and Smash GC – will play for places 9-12.
“It’s a huge opportunity for us,” said DeChambeau about his Crushers. “Last year we left pretty sour, and this year is a different story. We’ve got some guys that are playing some better golf and I’m playing a little bit better.”
“Hopefully I can do that tomorrow and give ourselves an opportunity to win. We’ve been prepping for this all year,” he added. “And look, it’s 18 holes of golf. Anything can happen really and we’ve got a good team, we’ve just got to show it tomorrow.”
All 48 players will play 18 holes of shotgun start (1:05 p.m. ET) stroke play, with all four scores counting towards the final team score. You can watch from 1-6 p.m. ET on the CW or stream on the CW app or LIV Golf app.