The LIV Golf Greenbrier has already started at The Old White, a course that hosted a PGA Tour tournament for years and that has resumed its activity in the world league promoted by Saudi Arabia. There, three Spanish players have started the tournament with results below par, although with a prominent David Puig in second position.
David Puig, results
The Catalan, who comes from being twelfth at Trump National Golf Club Washington, seventh at Valderrama and forty-second at Centurion Club in London, signed 63 strokes on the first day of the LIV to place second.
He materialized eight bridies. The leader is none other than Matthew Wolff, from the Smash team, who a month ago was harshly criticized by his captain Brooks Koepka. The five-time Grand winner expressed his discomfort towards the 24-year-old due to his attitude on the field.
BK, noted: "It's very hard to have even a team dynamic when you have a guy who won't work, a guy who won't put in any effort, leave the field, break sticks, get discouraged, have bad body language. He's very tough. He has a lot of talent, but the talent is wasted.
Well, Wolff, who in 2021 was dealing with mental health problems and left the competition for a few months, has responded to his captain by signing an impressive 61. Both Sergio García and Eugenio López Chacarra hit 69 shots (-1).
LIV Golf, also known as the Super Golf League, is a professional golf circuit. It was founded in 2022, with the sponsorship of the Public Investment Fund (it is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia) 1. The circuit rivals the PGA Tour (United States) and the DP World Tour (Europe), offering substantially higher prize money.
The name LIV refers to the total number of holes to be played in each event (54 in Roman numerals, corresponding to 3 rounds of 18 holes), as opposed to the usual 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes) on other tours. Alternatively, 54 is the score obtained by scoring a birdie on every hole on a par 72.2 round.
In March 2022, the CEO of LIV Golf, former professional golfer and former world number one Greg Norman, announced the schedule for the first season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series. This consists of eight tournaments, to be played over a total of 54 holes without cut.
Each tournament will have a field of 48 players, who will be grouped into 12 teams of four players, with simultaneous starts. The total amount of prizes to be distributed amounts to 255 million dollars.