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LIV Golf continues to make South Africa a billionaire

A shot at the 16th hole for birdie, a chip from just off the green, cemented Branden Grace's victory in the second round of the LIV Golf Invitation


A shot at the 16th hole for birdie, a chip from just off the green, cemented Branden Grace’s victory in the second round of the LIV Invitational, the Tour powered by Saudi Arabia, which concluded Saturday in Portland. The South African, with three birdies in the last four holes, beat Mexican Carlos Ortiz by two strokes and took home $4 million, a third of his total earnings on the PGA Tour over seven years. .

Grace thus imitates Charl Schwartzel, his compatriot who had won the inaugural tournament held in early June in London. Tied third were Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson, a team that took the victory and in which Pat Perez and Talor Gooch were also lined up. Grace also pocketed $350,000 for second place on his team.

Adrin Otaegui was the best ranked Spaniard at the end after throwing 71 shots on the last day. He finished twenty-first, 14 strokes behind the winner. Sergio García (74 on Saturday) and Eugenio López Chacarra (72) were twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth, respectively, in this tournament without a cut.