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LIV Golf LIVE: Leaderboard and score day 3 as Dustin Johnson chases Carlos Ortiz

LIV Golf LIVE: Leaderboard and score day 3 as Dustin Johnson chases Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz leads Dustin Johnson with a single shot after the first round at Live Portland

Catch all the action as Dustin Johnson and Carlos Ortiz take center stage in the final round of the second LIV Golf event.

Johnson made an eight bird card in a round of 68 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Oregon yesterday as the former World No. 1 looks to snatch the £3.25 million grand prize. Ortiz, one of the newest Saudi-backed dissident recruits, shot 69 targets to ensure he joins Johnson at the top of the leaderboard in eighth place. Their closest competitor comes in the form of Branden Grace, who shoots with two strokes. His South African teammate Justin Harding starts one shot at a distance five below par, while Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed are still in outside fortunes as they start four shots off the lead.

There is certainly one man not ready to be charged and that is Phil Mickelson, who suffered another scorching week after his disastrous performance at the US Open. The 52-year-old is six times as old, but he’ll be back in action because LIV Golf events don’t have a cut. In the team event, 4 Aces GC, led by Johnson, leads at -15. The Stingers GC team from South Africa, who won the Centurion Club last month, starts in second place. Follow all the procedures below:


Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:53


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Patrick Reed is still second on his tour so far, but the jumper’s chance has sailed at 11 and remains four shots off the lead.

The lowest round in progress so far comes from Phachara Khongwatmai. The 23-year-old is four under through 10 holes, which is a huge turnaround, having scored 77 and 75 on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:50


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Grace leads the green at 330 yards 8th and two Birdie pitches. He moves to -8 and is quickly joined by Johnson, who tightens his approach a few feet away. Ortiz can only equalize and now the lead is only two.

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:35


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There is the first notch in Ortiz’s shield. He pulls a short throw to save the tie on the seventh and then goes back to -10. Johnson has an almost identical hit to the bird, knows the line and confidently rolls it down the middle of the hole. Ortiz still had three shots ahead but there were signs of tension there from the Mexican and that’s a huge shift in momentum.

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:23



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Ortiz’s momentum slowed a bit with Pars at 5 and 6 but the Mexican was still ahead with four shots.

The team happened a little closer, with the four ace shots (Johnson, Perez, Reed, Gotch) twice in front of the fireballs (Ortiz, Anser, Garcia, Lopez).

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:07


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LIV Golf has just announced Paul Casey as their latest big signing. The Englishman, who once said he refuses to play in Saudi Arabia due to being a UNICEF ambassador, has missed the PGA Tour with a back injury since March.

Tom KershawJuly 2, 2022 23:02


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Few have seen Matthew Wolf decline after such an exciting start to his PGA Tour career, with his top-five claiming the US Open and the PGA Championship in 2020. He has slipped to nearly 50 places in the world rankings but his impressive serving style The ninth as a reminder of his talent. That’s the flick to make it a succession bird for the 23-year-old. It is now at -3.

Tom KershawJul 2, 2022 22:43


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4th Ortiz birds too! The Mexican is three-under through four holes, and after seeing that shot fall, Johnson misses a short one of his own par. Ortiz now has four shots ahead of Harding. Johnson returns to -6 where Reed and Grace join him.

Tom KershawJul 2, 2022 22:34

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