How Did LIV Players Fare At The 2022 US Open?
LIV Golf has been throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at professional golfers in an attempt to fill its stables with the best golfers on the planet. (What is LIV Golf?). Sources say that LIV golf has spent half a billion dollars hiring players.
How did the startup league fare at the toughest test in golf, the US Open?
The best result for LIV Golf came from Dustin Johnson, who finished T24 at +4. Johnson tied with PGA TOUR players Adam Schenk and MacKenzie Hughes. To be fair, that was higher than a lot of PGA TOUR stars, such as Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.
After that, it was Richard Bland, who finished T43 at +8. Patrick Reed was t49 at +10. Bryson Dechambeau was T56 at +13.
Phil Mickelson missed the cut at +11. Louis Oosthuizen missed the cut at +6.
Notable names on the LIV tour Charl Schwartzel, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Matt Jones, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Peter Uihlein either did not qualify or chose not to play.
Abraham Ancer, who as of this writing is rumored to be heading to LIV, withdrew before starting.
Of fifteen LIV players, four made the cut. Again, to be fair, PGA TOUR stars such as Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Harold Varner also missed the cut.
Here are LIV Golf’s results from the 2022 US Open:
|Richard Bland||T43 +8|
|Bryson DeChambeau||T56 +13|
|Sergio Garcia||Missed Cut +4|
|Talor Gooch||Missed Cut +5|
|Branden Grace||Missed Cut +5|
|Sam Horsfield||Missed Cut +6|
|Dustin Johnson||T24 +4|
|Jinichiro Kozuma||Missed Cut +13|
|Phil Mickelson||Missed Cut +11|
|Jed Morgan||Missed Cut +16|
|Kevin Na||Missed Cut +5|
|Shaun Norris||Missed Cut +8|
|Louis Oosthuizen||Missed Cut +6|
|James Piot||Missed Cut +4|
|Patrick Reed||T49 +10|