Golf: the LIV circuit begins its second season

Golf: the LIV circuit begins its second season


With a schedule of twice as many tournaments, golf's LIV Tour kicked off its second season in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Friday with a tournament that promises $25 million to athletes.

The TVA Sports network will broadcast the 14 events of the year, with new stops in Spain, Australia and Singapore. The headliners of LIV, including Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, however, brought their golf bags to Mexico, another country they had not visited last year.

It wasn't one of them who established themselves at the top after the first round of LIV Golf Mayakoba, but rather Jason Kokrak and Paul Casey. To deliver a card of 65 (-6), the American made a clear round of six birdies and no bogeys. The Englishman birdied eight, but suffered a costly double-bogey at the second pennant.

Peter Uihlein, Carlos Ortiz and Talor Gooch are two shots behind the leaders and will keep the chase going. of the two rounds of the weekend.

In the team standings, a particularity of the LIV circuit, it was the Crushers GC who took the lead at -10. The team made up of Casey, Charles Howell III and Anirban Lahiri lead the Smash GC of Kokrak and Koepka and the 4 Aces GC of Uihlein and Johnson by three points.