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The South African Branden Grace took the leadership of the Portland Invitational this Saturday, the first tournament held in the US by the controve


The South African Branden Grace took the leadership of the Portland Invitational this Saturday, the first tournament held in the US by the controversial LIV Golf that finances Saudi Arabia and in which the Mexican Carlos Ortiz will arrive on Sunday in second position and with victory options final.

Grace was the best of the third day with a brilliant card of -7 (8 birdies and a bogey) and accumulates a total of -13 after three disputed days.

Ortiz, sole leader on Thursday and co-leader with American Dustin Johnson on Friday, posted a -3 this Saturday and will go into Sunday with a -11 total, two strokes behind Grace.

In addition to Ortiz, in this LIV Golf tournament there are other Hispanic representatives such as the Mexican Abraham Ancer (-1 after three days) and the Spanish Adrián Otaegui (+1), Sergio García (+4) and Eugenio López-Chacarra (+ 5).

The arrival of LIV on US soil has provoked protests from relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, who gathered on Thursday in a park near the golf course to express their opposition to this league.

“We demand that the players take responsibility and openly say ‘we don’t care what the Saudis did to those families,'” one of them said.

Promoted by the government of Saudi Arabia and with millionaire economic prizes, LIV Golf has attracted some of the best players on the planet and has provoked an open war in the world of golf between this new circuit and the PGA Tour.