What Is The Future Of Golf With The LIV Golf Tour?
After months of hypothesis, the inaugural Saudi-backed LIV Golf occasion will get underway at the moment to open the breakaway sequence that threatens to alter the game as we all know it.
Phil Mickelson, former world No 1s Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood in addition to Ian Poulter are among the many greatest names competing at Centurion Membership in St Albans, with six-time main champion Mickelson set to finish his four-month break from golf following his explosive feedback concerning the PGA Tour and the breakaway spearheaded by Greg Norman.
The PGA Tour have responded by threatening gamers with fines and authorized motion however that has not delay some stars from becoming a member of the 48-player entry listing – little doubt aided by reportedly enormous look charges – for an occasion that options new competitors guidelines and what match organisers say is an “thrilling” new format.
The occasion at Centurion membership might be performed over three days and 54 holes, moderately than the normal four-day tournaments with 72 holes. There gained’t be a lower, so the 48 gamers who begin the week will play all three rounds, whereas there can even be a group competitors along with the normal particular person competitors.
That is the primary of seven occasions on the LIV Golf tour, with every having a prize fund of $25m – each participant within the area receives a lower, with a assured $4m for the winner and $120,000 for final place. Of the $25m, $5m might be cut up between the highest three groups.
Comply with all of the motion and response to the inaugural occasion of the controversial tour, under:
LIV Golf’s first eagle
Peter Uihlein with undoubtably the shot of the day thus far.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:42
The Crushers GC which is made up of Peter Uihlein, Phachara Khongwatmai, Travis Smyth and Richard Bland are presently main the group competitors.
In these first two rounds the 2 gamers with the bottom scores in a group have their scores tallied and the bottom scoring group tops the leaderboard.
Phachara Khongwatmai is the important thing man right here. He’s four-under par for the day and leads the person match by two photographs from Laurie Canter (-2). Everybody else has dropped again to not less than (-1).
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:39
Higher from Johnson!
Dustin Johnson (Evs) knocks in a 20 foot putt on the fifth to deliver his spherical again on degree phrases. Is that the shot that will get DJ going on this spherical?
Mickelson is in for a par however Scott Vincent (-1) is main the way in which out of this trio.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:30
Birdie for Bernd!
Bernd Wiesberger (Evs) will get his spherical rolling in the suitable route with a protracted birdie putt on the third gap. He guides it house from round 15ft or so and strikes again to evens for the spherical.
Talor Gooch, Laurie Canter and Chase Koepka are all as much as two-under and path by one.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:26
Struggles for DJ and Phil
As the 2 huge identify signings for the LIV Golf Tour, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson aren’t having a good time out on the course. Mickelson has simply moved over par with a bogey on the fourth and Johnson (+1) blazed one into the tough however managed to restrict the injury.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:22
Birdie for Gooch
Talor Gooch (-2) strikes inside one shot of the lead with a birdie on the fifth gap. He’s enjoying alongside Sergio Garcia and began on the second gap.
Many of the area are ending up of the fourth gap they’ve performed – obivously which gap relies upon the place they teed off.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:16
Phachara Khongwatmai has opened up a two-shot lead on the closest challengers after choosing up one other birdie. He began on the tenth gap so needs to be by means of 4 now?
It’s not completely clear but.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:10
LIV Golf responds to PGA Tour suspension
LIV Golf have responded to the information that every of the gamers in at the moment’s area have been suspended from the PGA Tour. Their announcement on Twitter reads:
“At the moment’s announcement by the PGA Tour is vindictive and it deepens the divide between the Tour and its members. It’s troubling that the Tour, a corporation devoted to creating alternatives for golfers to play the sport, is the entity blocking golfers from enjoying. This definitely isn’t the final phrase on this matter. The period of free company is starting as we’re proud to have a full area of gamers becoming a member of us in London, and past.”
Michael Jones9 June 2022 15:01
Viraj Madappa of the Iron Heads GC is the latest historical past maker on the LIV Golf tour. He rolls a straight 10 foot putt in on the thirteenth gap.
That strikes him again into the crimson.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 14:58
As with all new sports activities match, I’m you The Hundred, the tv protection comes with a number of recent graphics to point out how completely different and thrilling the identical sport is.
Right here now we have the leaderboard down the left facet of the display that dings everytime a brand new participant comes on display. Subsequent to every participant is a emblem of the group they’re half off in addition to their rating and place.
In an enormous font on the high of the graphic is a countdown of what number of holes are left to play for every particular person participant.
Phachara Khonwatmai is the present chief at (-2) for the Crushers GC.
Michael Jones9 June 2022 14:54