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Carlos Ortiz finishes fourth at LIV Golf Bedminster

Carlos Ortiz lives one of his best moments of his career. The Mexican finished fourth in the Bedminster Invitational of the LIV Golf Seri


lives one of his best moments of his career. The Mexican finished fourth in the Bedminster Invitational of the LIV Golf Series, staying three shots behind the Swedish Henrik Stenson, winner of this Arab Super League competition.

After resigning from the PGA Tour, the man from Guadalajara had an outstanding performance on the third date of the tournament, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, which is owned by former United States President Donald Trump. Ortiz culminated his participation with a final card of 205 hits (-8), with 68 hits in the third and final roundwhile Stenson finished with 202 hits (-11) in his score.

With this fourth position, Ortiz was awarded a purse of one million dollars, which is added to the 2.1 million dollars that he achieved at the beginning of July in the Portland tournament. For his part, Abraham Ancer finished the final day at Bedminster with 72 shots, for a total of 221 shots (+8) to finish in 40th place.

The sacrifice was worth it

Henrik Stenson’s decision that cost him the captaincy of the European Ryder Cup paid big and immediate dividends, winning and take more than 4 million dollars for three days of work.

Leading by three shots heading into the third and final round, Stenson opened with a 20-foot birdie putt and never took anyone closer than two shots the rest of the way. He closed with a two-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Matthew Wolf (64) and Dustin Johnson, who birdied the last hole for a 68.

Stenson, five years after beating a field of more than 20 players, collected $4 million for winning and an additional $375,000 for his team that finished second.

The big reward, not including a signing bonus estimated at some $50 million, comes less than two weeks after the 46-year-old Swede decided to join the LIV Golf series.

“I think we can agree that I played like a captain,” Stenson said on the LIV Golf broadcast. Asked by the LIV-paid station if he felt validated by the win, Stenson opted out, replying, “It’s been a good first week.”

The LIV Golf Invitational will pause a month during the FedEx Cup playoffs on the PGA Tour; it will return on Labor Day weekend in September and two weeks later, it will be played in suburban Chicago.

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