South African Dean Burmester is among the latest players to join LIV Golf ahead of Friday’s season opener.
Burmester, New Zealand’s Danny Lee, Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and American Brendan Steele completed the 48-player field of 12 four-man teams for the opener at Mexico’s Mayakoba resort.
The series lured many big names from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour with record purses of $25-million for 54-hole events.
LIV’s 14-event season includes eight US stops and its lineup includes 13 Major winners and four former world No 1s.
Two-time Major winner Dustin Johnson and his all-American 4Aces are defending team champions with Peter Uihlein, Pat Perez and Patrick Reed.
World No 35 Pieters joins two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s Rangegoats along with Americans Harold Varner III and Talor Gooch.
Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen’s all-South African team includes Burmester, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel.
Six-time Major winner Phil Mickelson’s all-US HyFlyers include Steele, James Piot and Cameron Tingale while Lee joined Americans Kevin Na and Sihwan Kim and Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent on Iron Heads.
Other team captains include Major winners Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Australian Cameron Smith, the reigning Open champion.
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