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LIV Golf League Jeddah Predictions: Niemann Can Ride the Wave

Written by: Matt Cooper
Updated February 28, 2024
8 min read
  • Jon Rahm retains favoritism but is still seeking a first LIV win 

  • Brooks Koepka has won both LIV events in Jeddah

  • Dustin Johnson is a course specialist

The LIV Golf Jeddah Odds

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Jon Rahm +500
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Dustin Johnson +1000
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Joaquin Niemann  +1100
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Brooks Koepka +1100
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Talor Gooch +1200
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Tyrrell Hatton +1400
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Cameron Smith  +1600
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Bryson DeChambeau +1600
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Sergio Garcia +2200
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Louis Oosthuizen +2500
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LIV Golf Jeddah Picks and Predictions

LIV Golf League Jeddah Predictions

The LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah Profile

LIV Golf Jeddah Intro

The rebel circuit kicks off a fortnight of action across Asia with a visit to its spiritual home of Saudi Arabia in this week’s LIV Jeddah.

Royal Greens G&CC is the venue for an event that boasts a host of storylines.

For the pre-tournament favorite Jon Rahm, there is the question of when he will land a first win.

For long-time LIV top dog Cameron Smith, it has been, as 2023 was, a slow start to the year.

Dustin Johnson has hit the year running with victory in Las Vegas, as has Chile’s Joaquin Niemann who is among the hottest golfers on the planet right now.

But Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau, and Patrick Reed are among those who will be hoping to find their best form sooner rather than later.

Who will take the honors this week? Let’s find out.

Royal Greens G&CC Winners

Year Event Champion and Winning Score
2023 LIV Jeddah Brooks Koepka (U.S.A.) -17 (Playoff)
2023 Saudi International Abraham Ancer (Mexico) –23
2022 LIV Jeddah Brooks Koepka (U.S.A.) -15 (Playoff)
2022 Saudi International Harold Varner III (U.S.A.) -17
2021 Saudi International Dustin Johnson (U.S.A.) -19
2020 Saudi International Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) -16
2019 Saudi International Dustin Johnson (U.S.A.) -23

Royal Greens G&CC Course Notes

  • The course is a par 71 that plays to 7,048 yards

  • It has hosted the Saudi International as well as LIV Jeddah 

  • It’s a resort-style layout with many water hazards

  • The greens feature paspalum grass

  • It is situated on the Red Sea

  • Blustery sea breezes are a key defense of the course

  • There are five-course winners in the field

Favorites to Win the LIV Golf Jeddah

Jon Rahm (+500)

Rahm is making a course debut but he is no stranger to the Middle East, winning three times in Dubai. He will be a little concerned that he has no victory worldwide since the Masters last year and that, although he started the final round of both his first two LIV starts within two shots of the lead, he failed to break 70 on the last day to finish third and eighth.

Dustin Johnson (+1000)

The American’s triumph in Las Vegas last time out, fueled by a brilliant second round of 62, was a fourth top 10 in a row and now he heads to one of his favorite hunting grounds. When Royal Greens hosted the DP World he finished first, second and first, then added eighth on the Asian Tour and he has landed fifth and sixth with LIV.

Joaquin Niemann (+1100)

After a slow start on LIV the Chilean has really found his form in recent months. He’s registered six top 10s in his last seven starts including two wins, one of them at LIV Mayakoba, and he was third in last week’s Oman International Series. He’s 4-for-4 at finishing top 10 at Royal Greens.

Niemann Can Ride the Wave

In the best form of his life, Niemann can land another victory and celebrate the fact he has earned an invitation to the Masters in style.

His win at Mayakoba a few weeks ago came in conditions very similar to this week, as did his third place last week in Oman.

Moreover, he’s not just flawless at finishing top 10 at Royal Greens, he’s also carded 65 in four of his last eight rounds there.

He’s a fantastic each-way option with Caesars Sportsbook offering +1100 and paying five places.

Uihlein Can Make a Mark

After a rusty start to 2024, with 51st place at LIV Mayakoba, the American Peter Uihlein has hit his straps.

He was second at LIV Las Vegas and then last week added sixth in Oman.

Now he ought to be in high spirits heading to Saudi Arabia. 

Back in 2022, he finished second in the first LIV event there.

This time last year he flew home in the last three rounds for 18th after a very slow start.

And last October he made another slow start before landing 11th.

Now in great form, he can avoid placing himself behind the 8-ball and land another top 10.

He’s +260 with bet365.

Lucas Is No Herbert

The Aussie Lucas Herbert is no stranger to the Middle East.

Back in 2020, he won the Dubai Desert Classic and he’s a four-time visitor to Royal Greens with a best finish of third this time last year.

After closing 2023 with a couple of top 10s on home soil he joined LIV and made a solid start with 21st in Mayakoba.

He opened nicely enough in Las Vegas with rounds of 68-67 before stumbling in the final round with a 76.

But he was 10th last week in Oman and that could be the perfect springboard for this week.

He’s a very generous price and the best value each way outsider at +6000 with bet365.

How to Watch the LIV Golf Jeddah

  • Tournament: LIV Golf Jeddah

  • Location: Royal Greens G&CC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

  • How to Watch: Friday-Saturday on The CW App. Sunday on The CW Network. And all three days on LIV Golf Plus and YouTube

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