Carlos Ortiz leads the first round of LIV Golf in Portland

the hobby Mexico City / 06.30.2022 22:38:00 Carlos Ortiz got off to a strong start at LIV Golf's first even

Mexico City / 06.30.2022 22:38:00

got off to a strong start at ’s first event in the United States, finishing as the leader in the first round at Pumpkin Ridge Club in North Plains, Oregon.

The scored a 5-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over American Dustin Johnson, number 17 in the world and the best ranked that is part of the Golf Super League.

Ortiz, who achieved his only victory on the PGA Tour at the 2020 Houston Open, signed a good performance with seven birdies, including four on the front. Johnson, meanwhile, had a 68 that included five birdies and only one bogey.

For his part, Abraham from Tamaulipas began more discreetly and finished the first round in Portland with a card of 73 hits (+3), tied for 21st position with Englishman Sam Horsfield and Americans James Piot and Chase Koepka.

The Top 10 includes Pat Perez (T-3, 69) and Brooks Koepka (T-6, 70), who, like Ortiz and Ancer, debuted in the LIV Golf Series, which is in its second event after the one held in London at start of month, which was won by Charl Schwartzel, who was left with a purse of 4.75 million dollars.

The interesting thing about this Golf Super League is the monetary aspect: beyond the signing bonuses, the dispute is for a purse of $20 million dollars, with an additional prize fund of 5 million in team competition. Plus, golfers don’t have to face any cuts and even last place gets a $120,000 payday.

In response, the PGA Tour has suspended all golfers who have participated in the LIV Golf Series.