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LIV Golf LIVE: Leaderboard and latest scores on Day 2

LIV Golf Tour Shifting The Landscape Of The Sport

Day two of the inaugural Saudi-backed LIV Golf event finished with Charl Schwartzel three shots clear at -9 but golf’s civil war rumbled on after the words between the PGA Tour and the controversial breakaway series. Bryson DeChambeau is now committed, while Saturday will see $25m divided up and the South African Schwartzel is in prime position to pocket $4.75m after leading the individual tournament and seeing his team Stinger GC topping the team standings. After months of speculation, the opening tournament got underway yesterday at Centurion Club in St Albans but was met by confirmation from the PGA Tour that rebel players who participate in the event have been suspended with immediate effect.

The stunning news further entrenched both sides in the battle that threatens to change the sport as we know it and was welcomed by players such as Rory McIlroy, who has remained committed to the PGA. It came as Ian Poulter, one of the 17 golfers sanctioned by the PGA Tour, stated his intention to appeal the suspension. “It makes no sense,” Poulter said. “I didn’t resign my membership because I don’t feel I have done anything wrong. I have played all over the world for 25 years. This is no different … it’s a power struggle and it’s just disappointing.”

Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia are among other big names competing in the inaugural event. Follow all the action from the inaugural event of the controversial tour, below:


Charl Schwartzel takes commanding LIV Golf lead as Bryson DeChambeau joins rebel tour

Charl Schwartzel took a commanding final round lead at the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series but Bryson DeChambeau grabbed the headlines after committing to the rebel golf tour.

The former US Open champion and eight-time winner on the PGA Tour has become the latest high-profile golfer to join the controversial Saudi Arabia-backed tour.

But while LIV Golf continued to create more headlines off the course, South African Schwartzel carved out a three-shot lead on -9 at Centurion Club to position himself perfectly to win the $4m jackpot.

Compatriot Hennie Du Plessis is second and three shots back, with American Peter Uihlein third on -4.

But Dustin Johnson, the field’s big start entering the week, fell short with his second-round charge, finishing -1 and leaving himself with a mountain to climb in the third and final round on Saturday.

Schwartzel is also in line to take maximum earnings from the team tournament with his all-South African team Stinger GC at -15 and seven shots clear of Crushers GC on -8. Majesticks GC are third on -6 with an extra $5m available to be split between the top three teams.

DeChambeau joins Johnson and Phil Mickelson as superstar names to jump ship and join the breakaway Saudi-backed series.

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 20:13


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2 Leaderboard

-1 D. Johnson, Vincent, Khongwatmai, Horsfield

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Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 19:52


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Schwartzel after retaining his lead heading into the final round.

“It makes you focus, you have two aspects going, it makes you focus, you have both going so you try your best.”

The South African will win a combined $4.75m across the individual and team events if both he and his Stinger team hold on.

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 19:19


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 19:14


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2 Leaderboard

-1 D. Johnson, Horsfield, Grace

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 18:57


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Schwartzel leads still on -8, Du Plessis is three back on -5.

Bekker at -4, Uihlein at -3, DJ in a big group at -1 with Horsfield, Grace and Vincent.




Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 18:46


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 18:43


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

A big move from Schwartzel, might he be closing the door on his rivals?

Now at -8, a three-shot lead to compatriot and teammate Du Plessis, and five back to Uihlein and six ahead of Johnson.

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 18:23


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Glorious chance missed by DJ, who could have snuck up to -3 and into the final group tomorrow.

It slides by right though, he remains five off Schwartzel, a fellow Masters champion, and three off Du Plessis.

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 18:05


LIV Golf Invitational London: Round 2

Schwartzel and Du Plessis make comfortable birdies, cutting down the par five 13th.

They edge ahead of the chasing pack.

It could be a straight shoot-out between the South Africans in the third and final round.

Jack Rathborn10 June 2022 17:53

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