LIV Golf League 2023 rosters for all 12 teams

New year, new rosters (and a couple fresh team names).

This week the LIV Golf League will begin its 14-event schedule for 2023 at Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Feb. 24-26. The upstart circuit led by Greg Norman and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund was initially slated to announced the rosters for all 12 teams over a three-day period last week as it attempted to build hype for its second season of competition. The release was delayed until Monday after reports broke over the weekend that Thomas Pieters and Brendan Steele would be joining the league.

Check out the rosters for all 12 teams, three of which remain unchanged from the 2022 team championship.

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* — New team member in 2023

4 Aces GC

  • Captain: Dustin Johnson

  • Patrick Reed

  • Pat Perez

  • Peter Uihlein*

Just days after winning the team championship it was reported the 4 Aces brought in Uihlein, who finished third on the individual money list in LIV’s inaugural season, to replace Talor Gooch. Johnson won the Boston event and individual season-long title.

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Cleeks GC

  • Captain: Martin Kaymer

  • Graeme McDowell

  • Richard Bland

  • Bernd Weisberger*

Only one change for Kaymer’s team in 2023. Formerly on Phil Mickelson’s Hy Flyers GC, Weisberger replaces Laurie Canter on the Cleeks, who lost in the semifinals (second round) in 2022.

2022 LIV Golf Boston

2022 LIV Golf Boston

Martin Kaymer hits his ball out of the bunker on hole 18 during the second round of the LIV Golf tournament at The International. (Photo: Richard Cashin/USA TODAY Sports)

Crushers GC

The Crushers return all four players from the 2022 team championship who, like the Cleeks, lost in the second round.

Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau chips onto the 12th green during the final round of the Invitational Chicago LIV Golf tournament at Rich Harvest Farms. (Photo: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports)

Fireballs GC

  • Captain: Sergio Garcia

  • Abraham Ancer

  • Carlos Ortiz

  • Eugenio Chacarra

Just like the Crushers, the Fireballs return all four players and also missed out on last year’s final round after bowing out in the second. Chacarra picked up his first professional win in Bangkok.

LIV Golf

LIV Golf

From Left Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, Sergio Garcia, and Eugenio Chacarra stand on the driving range during practice before the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Hy Flyers GC

  • Captain: Phil Mickelson

  • Cameron Tringale

  • James Piot*

  • Brendan Steele*

James Piot joins Lefty’s squad after playing for Niblicks (now RangeGoats) GC last year. The weekend reports of Brendan Steele joining LIV were also confirmed.

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson walks up the fairway of the first hole during the first round of the season finale of the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Iron Heads GC

  • Captain: Kevin Na

  • Sihwan Kim

  • Danny Lee*

  • Scott Vincent*

Sihwan Kim returns for captain Kevin Na, who adds Scott Vincent from Torque GC and Danny Lee, who joins from the PGA Tour after missing the cut last week at the Genesis Invitational.

Kevin Na

Kevin Na

Kevin Na during a press conference before the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. (Photo: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Majesticks GC

If you have three captains, do you even have one? All four players return from a 2022 squad that bowed out in the second round. Stenson won his LIV debut at Trump National Bedminster after being ousted as the European Ryder Cup captain for his move.

LIV Golf Bedminster

LIV Golf Bedminster

Henrik Stenson after finishing LIV Golf Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. (Photo: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports)

RangeGoats GC

  • Captain: Bubba Watson

  • Harold Varner III

  • Talor Gooch*

  • Thomas Pieters*

After a sad tweet about not being in a PGA Tour event, the DP World Tour’s Thomas Pieters joins the RangeGoats (formerly Niblicks) GC, where Bubba Watson officially takes over as captain. Talor Gooch joins after helping the 4 Aces win the team title last year and Harold Varner III returns.

2022 LIV Boston

2022 LIV Boston

Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III hold a joint news conference ahead of the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston at The Oaks golf course at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts. (Photo: Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Smash GC

  • Captain: Brooks Koepka

  • Matthew Wolff*

  • Jason Kokrak

  • Chase Koepka

Wolff is the big move of the offseason and lands on Koepka’s Smash GC, where he replaces Uihlein, who joined the defending champion 4 Aces. Brooks struggled early during his time with LIV but did defeat his former teammate Uihlein in a playoff to win in Jeddah.

LIV Golf Jeddah

LIV Golf Jeddah

Brooks Koepka after winning the LIV Golf Jeddah event at the Royal Greens Golf Club on October 16, 2022. (Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)

Ripper GC

  • Captain: Cam Smith

  • Marc Leishman

  • Matt Jones

  • Jediah Morgan*

Formerly an all-Australian team, Morgan replaced Wade Ormsby after previously playing for three teams last year. Smith won in Chicago shortly after joining.

2022 LIV Golf Chicago

2022 LIV Golf Chicago

Cameron Smith poses with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman after winning the LIV Golf Chicago event at Rich Harvest Farms. (Photo: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports)

Stinger GC

The core group of Oosthuizen, Schwartzel and Grace played together for the majority of last year where they finished fourth. Schwartzel won the inaugural event in London and Grace followed suit at the next event in Portland, the first in the U.S. Burmester joined after earning a PGA Tour card for this season via the Korn Ferry Tour last year.

Charl Schwartzel celebrates with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf London event at The Centurion Club in St Albans, north of London, on June 11, 2022. (Photo Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)

Torque GC

There are three new players on Niemann’s Torque GC, including good friends Pereira and Munoz, who will make their LIV debuts in Mexico. Puig played three events in 2022 for three different teams.

Niemann Pereira

Niemann Pereira

Joaquín Niemann (R) of Chile celebrates with the trophy alongside friend and competitor Mito Pereira (L) of Chile after winning the final round of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 20, 2022 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

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