LIV Golf Bedminster live golf scores, results, highlights from Friday’s Round 1 leaderboard

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LIV Golf is in the United States for the second time — and is holding its third tournament overall — this weekend.

The Saudi-backed series will tee it up Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., with a $20 million purse for the individual portion ($4 million to the winner) and a $5 million purse for the team competition.

South African golfers have won each of the first two LIV Golf events. Charl Schwartzel opened the series with a win outside London, while Branden Grace won outside Portland, Ore., on July 2.

The Sporting News is providing live updates and highlights of LIV Golf Bedminster. Follow along for complete results.

MORE: Why is LIV Golf playing at Donald Trump’s Bedminster course?

LIV Golf Bedminster leaderboard 2022

Rank Player Score
T-1. Charl Schwartzel -3
T-1. Charles Howell III -3
T-1. Jinichiro Kozuma -3
T-1. Henrik Stenson -3
T-5. Sergio Garcia -2
T-5. Martin Kaymer -2
T-5. Lee Westwood -2
T-5. Jason Kokrak -2
T-5. Chase Koepka -2
T-5. Patrick Reed -2

See the complete LIV Golf Bedminster leaderboard here.

LIV Golf Bedminster live updates, highlights from Friday’s Round 1

(All teams Eastern)

3:27 p.m.: On the seventh hole, Johnson over-shoots the whole with the approach, and it rolls down the hill. He’ll have a difficult up-and-down for par.

3:24 p.m.: The field has continued to tighten up, with nine golfers now 2 under par or better.

3:19 p.m.: Kozuma moves back to a tie for the lead at 3 under.

3:12 p.m.: Schwartzl moves up to a tie for third at 2 under with a birdie putt on the ninth hole. With 11 holes to play in the first round, there are nine golfers at 2 under or better, with Stenson and Howell holding onto the lead at 3 under.

3:07 p.m.: Bubba Watson makes it official that he is joining LIV Golf. He interviewed on the broadcast of Friday’s Round 1, and LIV announced his addition on Twitter.

3:01 p.m.: A great approach on the 10th hole helps Howell pick up a birdie to tie Stenson for the lead. Stenson just misses a difficult uphill putt for birdie to stay in sole possession of the lead, and the two will be tied with 12 holes to play.

2:54 p.m.: Westwood takes advantage of the eighth hole by shooting a birdie on the par 5 to move to a tie for second.

2:51 p.m.: Stenson makes his birdie putt to stay in the lead.

2:48 p.m.: At the third hole, Stenson misses the hole wide left for a shot at a birdie putt to move to a two-stroke lead. He’ll have a short putt to save par.

2:44 p.m.: Peter Uihlein’s putt for birdie on the 10th hole comes up just short. He’ll tap in for par. That would have moved him to a tie for second at 2 under. Kozuma makes his birdie putt to move up the leaderboard.

2:40 p.m.: Johnson sinks a putt for par to stay tied for sixth at 1 under.

2:34 p.m.: Stenson now steps out to sole possession of the lead by making a putt on the third hole. He’s now 2 under.

2:31 p.m.: With 14 holes to play, no one has been able to take command and run away with the lead. Charles Howell III ties Vincent, Chase Koepka, Stenson and Ortiz at 2 under, while 11 golfers are tied for sixth place at 1 under.

2:20 p.m.: All of a sudden, Chase Koepka has some company in first place. Birdies from Stenson and Carlos Ortiz move them to 2 under.

2:15 p.m.: Chase Koepka is now the sole leader after he sank a long birdie putt to go 2 under, while Kozuma dropped to the tie for second.

2:12 p.m.: Birdies from Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Kokrak propel them to join the busy field of golfers tied at 1 under par.

2:09 p.m.: Scott Vincent joined a number of golfers tied for second at 1 under with a birdie on the seventh hole. There are now 12 golfers tied at 1 under par for second behind Kozuma, who leads at 2 under par.

2 p.m.: Mickelson sinks a long putt to save par. He’s improved since a shaky start on the first hole.

1:56 p.m.: Kozuma now grabs sole possession of first as he makes a birdie to move to 2 under.

1:53 p.m.: Perez drops down to a tie at 1 under after he bogeys the 17th hole.

1:50 p.m.: Schwartzel bogeys the fourth hole to fall back into a tie for second place. Perez remains a stroke ahead of Schwartzel, Kozuma, Chase Koepka and Branden Grace.

1:47 p.m.: Johnson’s putt at the 18th hole rolls just around the edge of the cup on his chance for birdie. He’ll have to putt to save par.

1:42 p.m.: Over on the third hole, Charl Schwartzel makes his second birdie to move into a tie with Perez at 2 under. Both off to strong starts.

1:42 p.m.: Mickelson saves par after a shaky start to stay at just 1 over through the first two holes.

1:39 p.m.: Pat Perez is now in sole possession of the lead as he’s scored birdies on his first two holes. Four other golfers tied for second at 1 under, and plenty tied for sixth at an even par as everyone wraps up their second holes of the day.

1:33 p.m.: Mickelson is off to a slow start at Bedminster. After hitting a bogey on his first hole of the day, his second shot on a par 4 misses the green. He’ll have to go up and down for par.

1:31 p.m.: Jinichiro Kozuma picks up the first birdie of the day as he takes the lead to start his round.

1:27 p.m.: Two captains, Koepka and Dustin Johnson, finish with par on their first hole. So far, no golfer is under par through their first holes.

1:24 p.m.: Graeme McDowell’s birdie putt is just wide right, but he will tap in for par.

1:23 p.m.: Henrik Stenson misses the chance to birdie on his first hole of the game. He’ll finish off for par on the hole.

1:15 p.m.: LIV Golf is underway in Bedminster as Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and a number of other golfers tee off across the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. 

1:05 p.m.: Less than 10 minutes now from the start of the first round of LIV Golf Bedminster.

How to watch LIV Golf Bedminster

  • Date: Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31
  • Live stream: LIVgolf.com, YouTube, Facebook

LIV Golf will continue to broadcast its tournaments on several free platforms, including its own website, YouTube and Facebook.

LIV Golf TV schedule 2022

LIV Golf will not be on television in the U.S., meaning viewers will have to stream the event.

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

Date Time (ET) Coverage
Friday, July 29 1:15 p.m.-end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com
Saturday, July 30 1:15 p.m.-end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com
Sunday, July 31 1:15 p.m.-end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com

LIV Golf Bedminster tee times and groups

LIV Golf uses a shotgun start for its events. Players begin at the same time across the course on different holes and move in order from there.

Play will begin around 1:15 p.m. ET each day.

LIV Golf Bedminster teams

Team  Captain Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
Crushers GC Bryson DeChambeau Shaun Norris Paul Casey Charles Howell III
Stingers GC Louis Oosthuizen Charl Schwartzel Branden Grace Hennie Du Plessis
Iron Heads GC Kevin Na Sadom Kaewkanjana Phachara Khongwatmai Scott Vincent
Torque GC Hideto Tanihara Ryosuke Kinoshita Yuki Inamori Jinichiro Kozuma
Fireballs GC Sergio Garcia Abraham Ancer Carlos Ortiz Eugenio Chacarra
Hy Flyers GC Phil Mickelson Bernd Wiesberger Matthew Wolff Justin Harding
Majesticks GC Lee Westwood Ian Poulter Sam Horsfield Henrik Stenson
Smash GC Brooks Koepka Jason Kokrak Richard Bland Chase Koepka
Cleeks GC Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell Laurie Canter David Puig
Punch GC Wade Ormsby Matt Jones Jediah Morgan Travis Smyth
Niblicks GC Hudson Swafford Peter Uihlein James Piot Turk Pettit
Aces GC Dustin Johnson Patrick Reed Talor Gooch Pat Perez

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