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2023 LIV Golf Bedminster Preview, Picks & Analysis

By: | Mon 07 Aug 2023

THERE’S another $4m first prize on offer this week as LIV Golf arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

Playing for a second week on the trot may come as something of a shock to LIV’s golfers as it is not something they are used to doing. But it does mean that nobody can blame poor performances on ring rust.

And for the likes of Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith and Patrick Reed, who also played in The Open at Royal Liverpool, it has been a busy spell.

This has been quite a year or so for Stenson. The former Open champion was named as captain for Europe’s Ryder Cup team before announcing that he was joining LIV Golf. It cost him the captaincy, with him being replaced by England’s Luke Donald.

Stenson’s form has been pretty inconsistent, but there were some signs at The Open that he is on the way back. The Swede has always been golfer whose form fluctuates wildly. He has had to battle back more than once, and has also suffered some serious financial woes after losing much of his fortune.

He is one of the funniest, most popular men in professional golf, and possesses a mischievous sense of humour, as well as a fiery temper.

And he did win this tournament last year, so he will be returning in the right frame of mind.

Henrik Stenson

(Image Credit: Kevin Diss Photography)

LIV Golf has been a life-changer for a number of golfers, including South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace.

It has also confirmed something that many of of us long suspected, namely that Talor Gooch is a world-class golfer. He has enjoyed huge success with LIV Golf this year.

Bryson DeChambeau will be chomping at the bit to get started this week. He won at Greenbrier after a sensational weekend that saw him record rounds of 61 and 58. It was a welcome return to form for a man who had lost his way somewhat. When he left the PGA Tour he was muscle-bound but he began to suffer some injuries - no surprise when you watch the force with which he pounds a golf ball. But he now looks rather more “normal’ and has rediscovered his very best form.

Having created waves with his approach to the game, he is a man who would dearly love to string together three more good rounds and add another title to his collection.

Tournament Winners

The inaugural LIV Bedminster event was won by Henrik Stenson.

Form Guide

Bryson DeChambeau is the man to beat after an incredible 58 to secure the win at Greenbrier. And Patrick Reed has shown some excellent form and this is a golf course that is made for him.

The Course

Bedminster was the venue for the 2017 US Women’s Open. It is a par 72 that was designed by Tom Fazio and measures 7,580 yards. It is tree-lined and features a lot of bunkers.

To Win:

Patrick Reed. Marmite golfer

Each Way:

Talor Gooch. The form player

Each Way:

Bryson DeChambeau. Would love another win

Five to Follow:

Patrick Reed. Was made for this format

Talor Gooch. Hugely talented

Bryson DeChambeau: Back to form and fitness

Henrik Stenson. Will return with great memories

Brooks Koepka. Brilliant ball striker

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