LIV Golf roster: Fireballs GC players from Spain and Mexico | Garcia, Ancer, Chacarra, Ortiz
With the field now set for the upcoming LIV Golf League, we’re taking a look at one of the 12 teams that will be participating in the first team tournament, the Fireballs GC.
As we head for the inaugural season of LIV Golf almost upon us, it’s time to get to know the low down on what to expect from the field, the upcoming tournament in Mexico and of course, just who is the legendary Sergio Garcia leading into battle when it all tees off.
LIV Golf’s 1st season promises to be an interesting one.
Having recently confirmed the full 12-team, 48-player field set to compete all season in what is being called a “truly global golf league featuring 14 tournaments in seven different countries around the world,” LIV Golf is set to begin play on February 24th at Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course in Mexico. Some of the game’s biggest stars will be there.
“In less than a year, LIV Golf has reinvigorated the professional game and laid the foundation for the sport’s future. In 2023, the LIV Golf League comes to life,” said Greg Norman, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner. “The most popular sports in the world are team sports, and our league format has already begun to build connections with new audiences around the globe. Major champions, current and future Hall of Famers, and up-and-coming stars are all committed to creating this new platform for world-class competition as the sport evolves for the next generation.”
What does the field look like in LIV Golf?
It’s worth noting, that just over a quarter of the line up are major champions with a combined 24 major titles between them. Of the 48 total players, there are 16 nations represented as well as 18 Olympians and a grand total of 125 collective appearances in both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. To simplify it, LIV Golf League players have registered 526 worldwide wins across multiple tours, and four players have held the title of World No. 1. Interestingly, players who finishing in the top 24 of last year’s LIV Golf Invitational Series Individual Standings (minimum four events played) secured spots in the 2023 LIV Golf League. Alongside them, will be the winners of the 2022 Asian Tour Order of Merit and the 2022 Asian Tour International Series Order of Merit. League exemptions and captains’ selections round out the rest of the team rosters for the league’s first full season.
The Fireballs GC
2017 Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend, Sergio Garcia, leads this Spanish-speaking outfit with Abraham Ancer, Carlos Orti and Eugenio Chacarra completing the quartet. To be clear, the Fireballs actually won the team title at the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok last year, while rookie and former world No. 2 amateur, Eugenio Chacarra, took home his very first individual trophy in just his fifth pro start. Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, who already has one victory this year at the PIF Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, and former Tokyo Olympics teammate Carlos Ortiz will likely be fan favorites when the action tees off in Mexico later this week.
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