KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ Brooks KoepkaTwo shots ahead at the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah on Friday, after an 8-under score 62 in the first round. This was the lowest score of the breakaway tour that has broken the world of golf.
The American made eight birdies during an error-free round at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City. His score of 62 was the lowest this season. Lee WestwoodAt Boston, September 9, they were on the mark.
This is the final LIV Golf Invitational event, for individual and team play. For the four-man teams, the final event of the inaugural season is in Miami in two weeks time.
Koepka stated, I could have seen it coming, It was a good week. I just managed to put together two more rounds. Im excited. Its a bummer that we only have this event and Miami, and a lot of time off.
LIV Golf is supported by the Saudi Arabia sovereign fund. This is the first tournament in Saudi Arabia, after previous events in London and Boston, Chicago, Boston, Chicago, and Bangkok.
Dustin JohnsonHe has already won the LIV individual title champion title and $18 million prize. The second and third spots and their respective prizes of $8million and $4million are still up for grabs.
LIV Golf features $25 million in prize money and 48 player fields. Players who are drawn to large prizes will be banned from playing on both the PGA Tour (European tour) and the European Tour.