Meet the 16 teams of LPGA, PGA Tour players competing in the 2023 Grant Thornton Invitational

For years golf fans have been asking for a high-profile mixed-team event to be on the schedule, and soon they’ll get their wish.

The inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational is set to tee off Dec. 8-10 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, where the 32-player field of 16 teams will feature 24 of the top 50 in the world from both the LPGA and PGA Tour competing for a $4 million purse.

There are 11 major champions in the field, including all five major winners from the 2023 LPGA season. The format consists of a scramble, foursomes and modified fourball over three days of play.

Get to know all 16 teams comprised of LPGA and PGA Tour players below.

Lexi Thompson and Rickie Fowler

Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson looks on from the fifth tee during the first round of The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican at Pelican Golf Club on November 09, 2023, in Belleair, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Thompson, 28, and Fowler, 34, have a combined 17 career titles as professionals. Thompson is an 11-time LPGA Tour winner, two-time Olympian and has played on six U.S. Solheim Cup teams, including this year. Fowler has five Ryder Cup appearances, including this year, and played in one Olympics. He is also a Grant Thornton ambassador.

Nelly Korda and Tony Finau

2023 U.S. Open
Tony Finau reacts after a birdie on the first hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club. (Photo: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports)

Korda, 25, has accumulated eight career victories and Finau, 34, has six. Finau won twice this season and Korda has recorded seven top 10 finishes so far. Combined, they have 11 top-10 finishes this season. Both have been members of a national team multiple times. Korda is one of 12 LPGA players in the field who competed in this year’s Solheim Cup. Both Korda and Finau are also Grant Thornton ambassadors.

Brooke Henderson and Corey Conners

2023 Amundi Evian Championship
Brooke M. Henderson of Canada tees off on the 13th hole during the Second Round of the Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club on July 28, 2023, in Evian-les-Bains, France. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

This Canadian team has a combined 15 career victories and represented Team Canada at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Henderson, 26, is a two-time major champion and Conners, 31, has won the Valero Texas Open for his two career titles. This team has seven top-10 finishes this year, including two wins.

Rose Zhang and Sahith Theegala

2022 QBE Shootout
Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge hold the QBE Trophy after the final round of the QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club on December 11, 2022 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

This is the youngest team in the field, with the 20-year-old Zhang and 25-year-old Theegala. The Stanford and Pepperdine products both earned their first career victories this season. Theegala finished in the top 5 on five separate occasions this year, while Zhang won her pro debut after claiming a second NCAA individual title.

Charley Hull and Justin Rose

Charley Hull
Charley Hull watches her shot from the ninth tee during the first round of The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America at Old American Golf Club on October 05, 2023, in The Colony, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

Hull, 27, and Rose, 43, each represented England on Europe’s victorious Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup teams this September and it was their sixth appearance each. Both players were also on England’s Olympic team in 2016, where Rose won the gold medal.

Lydia Ko and Jason Day

2023 Hero World Challenge
Jason Day of Australia plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course on December 01, 2023, in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Each of these former World No. 1 players has the most individual career titles in the field. Ko, 26 from New Zealand, has won 19 times, including two majors, and Day, 35 from Australia, has won 13 times, including one major.

Madelene Sagstrom and Ludvig Aberg

2023 RSM Classic
Ludvig Aberg poses for a photo with the trophy after winning the RSM Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort on November 19, 2023, in St Simons Island, Georgia. (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

This Swedish team has had an impressive year so far, as both were on the winning teams in the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup in September. While Sagstrom, 30, was making her third appearance for Team Europe, Aberg, 23, was a rookie after he made his professional just three months prior. Aberg won the Omega European Masters on the DP World Tour and recently claimed his first PGA Tour win at the RSM Classic.

Lilia Vu and Joel Dahmen

CME Group Tour Championship
Lilia Vu poses with the Rolex Player of the Year trophy and her Rolex after the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 19, 2023, in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Vu, 26, is a three-time winner on the LPGA, with all three victories coming this season, including two major championships. She is currently No. 1 in the world and is another player in the field who appeared in the Solheim Cup this year. Dahmen, 35, has won once on the PGA Tour and finished inside the top 10 five times this season.

Megan Khang and Denny McCarthy

2023 Solheim Cup
Megan Khang of Team USA celebrates after winning on the first hole during Day Three of The Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin Golf Club on September 24, 2023, in Casares, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Khang, 25, earned her first career victory this year while McCarthy, 30, came up just short, falling in a playoff in May.

Celine Boutier and Harris English

2023 LPGA Maybank Championship
Celine Boutier celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2023 LPGA Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: Vincent Thian/Associated Press)

Boutier, 29, is a five-time LPGA winner and major champion while English, 34, has won four times on the PGA Tour. English is a three-time QBE Shootout winner.

Andrea Lee and Billy Horschel

Wyndham Championship
Billy Horschel reacts on the 15th green during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Whitton/Getty Images)

Lee, 25, and Horschel, 36, have a combined eight wins during their careers. Lee played in her first Solheim Cup this year and Horschel played in his first-ever professional team event last year at the Presidents Cup. Each player has recorded three top-10 finishes this season.

Leona Maguire and Lucas Glover

2023 Solheim Cup
Leona Maguire of Team Europe reacts to chipping in on the 18th hole during Day One of The Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin Golf Club on September 22, 2023, in Casares, Spain. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Maguire, 28, has two career victories, including one this season. She also was on the victorious Solheim Cup team in September, making her second appearance for Europe. Glover, 43, experienced a resurgence late this summer with back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. He has six career wins, including a U.S. Open.

Allisen Corpuz and Cameron Champ

2023 U.S. Women's Open
Allisen Corpuz celebrates with the Harton S. Semple Trophy after winning the 78th U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on July 09, 2023, in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Corpuz, 30, and Champ, 28, have a combined four career victories. The first of Champ’s three wins on the PGA Tour was in 2019, and Corpuz won for the first time this season at the U.S. Women’s Open. Corpuz was a member of the U.S. team this year for her first Solheim Cup and went 2-0-0 with Nelly Korda in foursomes. Champ is also a Grant Thornton ambassador.

Mel Reid and Russell Henley

2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
Russell Henley holds the trophy after winning the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Club de Golf El Camaleon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo: Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Reid, 36, and Henley, 34, have a combined five career victories on their respective tours. Reid has been a member of four European Solheim Cup teams in her career, the third most among LPGA players in the field. Together, they have six top-10 finishes this year, including a win for Henley. Reid is also a Grant Thornton ambassador.

Cheyenne Knight and Tom Hoge

Cheyenne Knight
Cheyenne Knight plays her shot from the 11th tee during the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 17, 2023, in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Knight, 26, won her second LPGA event this season and is one of the 12 players in the field who played in the Solheim Cup. Hoge, 34, won his first tournament last year and followed that up with a win in Naples alongside Theegala last December. This team has nine top-10 finishes this season.

Ruoning Yin and Nick Taylor

Yin, 21, from China and Taylor, 35, from Canada, have a combined five career wins, with three of those coming this year. Yin won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her first major championship and Taylor won the RBC Canadian Open with an epic putt to become the first Canadian in 69 years to do so (he’s also now the tournament logo).

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek