Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Mexican Carlos Ortiz joins Saudi Golf Super League

The Golf Super League, sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, on Monday announced the arrival of Mexican Carlos Ortiz, a week after his compatriot Abraham Anser joined the new circuit.

Ortiz is one of three new players to the LIV Golf Series for his second tournament, which will be held in Oregon alongside 23-year-old Matthew Wolff and Spaniard Eugenio Chacarra.

LIV Golf was due to announce additional players for those playing in London three weeks ago. The big surprise was Brooks Koepka, who just a week ago expressed his support for the PGA.

The Pumpkin Ridge Tournament in North Ground, Oregon, kicked off Thursday with 48 players and another $20 million prize pool, plus a $5 million prize pool for a team competition. Charl Schwartzel won the title at the opening ceremony and his $4 million to the winner.

Wolfe made an immediate impact on the PGA when he turned pro at age 20 and won the Minnesota Open in his third tournament. A year later, he signed a 65 card in the final round to tie for fourth place at the PGA Championship and was in the lead after 54 holes in the winged foot at the United States Open, until he closed with a round of 76. Didn’t and ended. Six strokes from Bryson DeChambeau.

The arrival of new players, including DeChambeau and Patrick Reed, means the LIV Golf Invitational will have eight of the top 50 in the world at Pumpkin Ridge. Dustin Johnson is the best ranked No. 16.

The 119-year-old Ortiz in the world won his only PGA Tour event in 2020 at the Houston Open.

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