LIV Golf LIVE: Leaderboards and results from Day 3 as Carlos Ortiz beats Dustin Johnson

Carlos Ortiz leads Dustin Johnson by one shot after opening round in Portland

Dustin Johnson and Carlos Ortiz took center stage and caught all the action in the final round of the second LIV golf event.

Johnson had eight birdies for a 68 yesterday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Oregon, as the former world No. 1 is hoping for a £3.25 million jackpot. Ortiz, one of the latest Saudi-backed dissident recruits, hit 69 goals to ensure he joins Johnson in eighth place in the leaderboard. Their closest competitor was Brandon Grace, who had two shots. His South African teammate Justin Harding started a shot at five under, while Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed were still in luck on the outside as they started with a four-shot lead.

There’s certainly one man who isn’t ready to be charged, and that’s Phil Mickelson, who suffered another scorching week after his disastrous performance at the U.S. Open. The 52-year-old is six times his age, but he will return to play after failing to make the cut at the LIV golf event. In the team event, the 4 Aces GC led by Johnson was -15. The South African Stingers GC team, which won the Centurion Club Championship last month, started in second place. Please follow all of the following procedures:


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Ortiz’s momentum slowed at 5 and 6, but the Mexican still had a four-shot lead.

The team got a little closer, with four ace shots (Johnson, Perez, Reed, Gocci) twice in front of the fireball (Ortiz, Ancer, Garcia, Lopez).

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:07


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LIV Golf just announced that Paul Casey is their latest big-ticket signing. The Briton, who has said he has refused to play in Saudi Arabia because of his role as UNICEF ambassador, has missed the PGA Tour with a back injury since March.

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Few have seen Matthew Wolf go downhill after such an exciting start to his PGA Tour career, with his top five winning the U.S. Open and the 2020 PGA Championship. His world ranking slipped to almost 50, but his impressive ninth serving style serves as a reminder of his talent. That was the blow that made the 23-year-old his successor. It’s now -3.

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Ortiz’s fourth pigeon! The Mexican was 3 under on four holes, and Johnson missed a short of his own after seeing that shot fall. Ortiz now has a four-shot lead over Harding. Johnson was back at -6, and he was joined by Reed and Grace.

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Patrick Reed entered the game with back-to-back birdies of Nos. 5 and 6. He is now at -6, four shots ahead of Ortiz.

Ortiz had only one PGA Tour win before going to LIV. Fortunately, at the 2020 Houston Open, Dustin Johnson was the runner-up.

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For Carlos Ortiz, this is a great start. He hit a good approach on par 3 for 211 yards and left for an uphill birdie. Twist it to -10 confidently. Johnson could only hold his ground when Grace chose to leave the sidelines and walk off the cliff, seeing his momentum stopped by the ghost.

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After this wayward approach, Johnson couldn’t move up or down, slipping to -7 again. No such problem, though, is Branden Grace, who is running out of a young bird to join Johnson. Ortiz had a nervous shot to save the ball, but he punched it to make sure he was now two shots ahead.

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Koepka had an excellent third-place finish. His shot stopped on the edge of the bunker, sending an embarrassing chip off the hill. Opening his face, he confidently swung toward himself, and the ball bounced less than two feet in front of him, rolling down and nearly touching her lips. He drilled the slope to stay at -5.

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 22:02