The LIV Golf Tour returns to where it all started this week, with the 48-man field ready to tee it up again at Centurion Club on Friday.
The Hertfordshire venue played host to the very first LIV event in 2022, when Charl Schwartzel won by a shot to collect the $4million first prize.
|What||LIV Golf London|
|Where||Centurion Club, Hertfordshire|
|When||Friday, 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2023|
|How to watch||bet365 Live Golf Tracker & The CW App|
|Odds||Brooks Koepka 8/1, Cameron Smith 10/1, Dustin Johnson 10/1, Bryson DeChambeau 10/1, Talor Gooch 11/1|
The Centurion Club is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2023, with Englishman Simon Gidman the architect who designed the lay-out.
The par 72 measures 7,100 yards off the back tees with certain sections of the course winding its way through the pine woodland.
There are no fewer than 80 bunkers in total and Georgia Hall holds the course record, after shooting a 64 in the 2021 Aramco Team Series.
There have been three previous men’s professional tournaments held at Centurion Club, having hosted the GolfSixes team event in 2017 and 2018.
The only individual men’s tournament was last year’s LIV event, when Schwartzel held off the challenge of fellow South African Hennie du Plessis.
The 2011 Masters champion carded the joint-lowest score of the tournament, firing an opening round 65 en route to a three-round total of 203.
It was a South African 1-2-3 last year, with Grace finishing tied-third just two shots behind the winner after an impressive 65 on the final day.
The 35-year-old has one LIV title to his name to date, but has shown signs of late that a second win could be on the cards.
Grace disappointed in Andalucia, finishing 31st, but prior to that he had back-to-back second and third spots in DC and Tulsa.
This will be his first experience of Centurion, having not joined LIV prior to last year’s event, so that will be a disadvantage to many of the other likely contenders.
A home winner would be popular with the spectators this week and Ian Poulter looks to have a chance of providing that at a big price.
The Ryder Cup legend is as big as 60/1 to win at Centurion, but has been showing improvements in the last couple of months.
Poulter, captain of the Majesticks team, started the LIV season with a 12th-placed finish at Mayakoba and his next best result came at the last event in Andalucía.
The Englishman should have secured a top-10 spot in Spain, but for a one-over par final round, and he will take some positives from last year’s performance at Centurion.
Poulter carded a second round 66 and if he can start with something similar on Friday, then this could be the week that he wins his first event since 2018.