The first two LIV events are in the books for the newest circuit in golf and we won’t see an event again until the end of July when the series heads to the East Coast to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The Portland event took place beginning on Thursday, June 30th and ending on Saturday, July 2nd.
We bring you a recap of the top five finishers of the three-day, not cut event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on the outskirts of Portland. The Four Aces captained by Dustin Johnson along with teammates Pat Perez, Patrick Reed, and Talor Gooch won the team portion of the event.
5th – Louis Oosthuizen (-7)
The South African made his second start in the LIV Series after a T10 finish at the inaugural event in London. Oosthuizen brought home a cool $975,000 for his finish. The 39-year-old 2010 Open Champion will remain a mainstay on the LIV Golf Series moving forward this year and into the future.
T3 – Patrick Reed (-9)
Patrick Reed was not apart of the first edition of the LIV Series in London but made the jump once the Series moved to the United States. The former Masters champion and nine-time PGA Tour winner had no troubles in his debut with a top-3 finish and team victory.
The 31-year-old brough home $1.5 million for his finished along with another $1.25 million for the $5 million split between the four team winners. Reed is another player who you will see alot of at future LIV events.
T3 – Dustin Johnson (-9)
The original noteworthy defector to the LIV, Johnson improved on his eighth place finish at London with a T3 in Portland, tying teammate Patrick Reed. Johnson, a two-time major champion, played well over the three days.
Johnson’s winnings matched the total of Reeds, raking in $1.5 million for his individual finish and $1.25 million for the team Four Aces victory. The $2.75 million in winnings isn’t too shabby for three-days of stress-free golf.
2nd – Carlos Ortiz (-11)
Ortiz made the jump to the LIV after not appearing in the opener in London. The 31-year-old had glimpses of success on the PGA Tour, winning the Vivint Houston Open in 2020. He struggled in majors, with his best finish a T52 at the U.S. Open in 2019.
The University of North Texas product was the 36-hole leader heading into Saturday’s final round but had to settle for a second place finish and $2.125 million in winnings. Over his nine years as a pro on Tour, Ortiz brought in just over $8.5 million in career earnings.
Winner – Branden Grace (-13)
Grace finished T3 at the Centurion Club in London and backed it up with a victory this week in Portland. The 34-year-old South African knocked off Ortiz by two strokes after a solid final round pushed him into the top spot.
The two-time PGA Tour winner took home the $4 million top prize to add to his $2.75 he netted in London.