Carlos Ortiz resigns from PGA Tour and joins LIV Golf Series

Michelle Cruz Mexico City / 27.06.2022 19:12:00 The PGA Tour ran out of Mexicans. Carlos Ortiz will join t

Michelle Cruz

Mexico City / 27.06.2022 19:12:00

The PGA Tour ran out of Mexicans. will join the , the ambitious Super League that has the backing of the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. With his arrival, there are already two Mexicans who will compete in the ambitious tournament, since a week before Abraham Ancer also announced his decision.

With this, Ortiz is one of three new golfers in the LIV Golf series for his second tournament, which will be held in Oregon, along with 23-year-old Matthew Wolff and 22-year-old Spaniard Eugenio Chacarra.

With his decision made, the man from Guadalajara is excluded from all PGA tournaments, the most important golf circuit in the world, after ranking 119th in the world ranking. It was the body itself that had reported a couple of weeks ago that any player who chose to go to the Arab competition would have strong repercussions, including the suspension and veto of any competition that the PGA sanctions.

Ortiz, who won the 2020 Vivint Houston Open and achieved the first PGA victory for a Mexican in 42 years, joins the field that will play from June 30 to July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, where It will be the second of the eight tournaments scheduled for the inaugural season of the LIV Golf Series. This tournament will be played with 48 participants and a purse of 20 million, in addition to a fund of 5 million dollars in prizes for team competition.

The first tournament took place in London, with victory for the South African Charl Schwartzel, creditor of a bag close to 4 million dollars. Golfers like Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed are expected to participate.

With these names, the Golf Super League already has eight of the 50 best exponents in the world, with Dustin Johnson (who was ranked 16th in the PGA ranking), who already played the first tournament in London.