the hobby Mexico City / 01.07.2022 22:19:00 Carlos Ortiz remains competitive in Portland, staying tied with
Mexico City / 01.07.2022 22:19:00
The Mexican golfer finished the second day of activities with 69 strokes, while Johnson finished with a less impact to tie this Friday in this game of the so-called Superliga de Golf.
Branden Grace is two shots back in third, with Justin Harding in fourth at five under par. Brooks Koepka, another of the golfers who opted for this project, is one of five golfers who are tied for fifth place at four under par.
After the first round, Ortiz was a shot ahead of Johnson, but that quickly changed when Johnson went five under the top nine. But Ortiz stayed within striking distance to stay in the lead.
Ortiz took a part of the lead with a birdie on the 18th hole, but Johnson had the chance to claim sole possession of first place, though he saw his birdie putt roll to the left, only tying for the lead.
For his part, Abraham Ancer from Tamaulipas improved his 21st position in the first round and rose to 17th place, finishing with 71 strokes.
A big draw for LIV golfers is the money aspect, because in addition to signing bonuses, they compete for a $20 million purse, with an additional $5 million prize fund for a team competition. Also, there is no cutoff and even the last place finisher wins a $120K dollar payday, which caught the attention of golfers who quit the PGA Tour.