How Did LIV Players Finish At The BMW PGA Championship?
Eighteen LIV players teed it up at the BMW PGA Championship, representing 12% of the field of 145.
Notably, this BMW PGA Championship was shortened to 54 holes out of respect for the death of Queen Elizabeth II. That is, however, the length of a standard LIV tournament.
Talor Gooch (4) and Patrick Reed (T5) finished in the top ten. In that, LIV players were slightly over-represented in the top ten. Those two represented 16% of the top ten, which is slightly more than LIV golf’s 12% presence in the field.
Given the billion-plus dollars spent by LIV hiring players, I would expect they would be overrepresented in the top ten. I am frankly, however, surprised that there were not more LIV players at the top of the leaderboard, given the narrative that they have the “best players in the world.”
The average finish of the LIV players was 26.28. The median finish of LIV players was 23.
Sergio Garcia quit after the first round. Three players missed the cut.
The chart below shows how LIV players performed at the 2022 BMW PGA Championship: