LIV Golf event coming to Rich Harvest Farms this weekend

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (CBS Chicago/CBS Sports) — The Saudi-backed LIV Golf is making its method to Rich Harvest Farms this weekend, for the fifth match within the tour’s inaugural season.

CBS Sports reports Dustin Johnson – who received the Boston LIV Golf Event earlier this month – will headline a area which options 46 of the identical 48 gamers that performed in that earlier event.

David Puig is ready to make his skilled debut and has changed Adrian Otaegui within the competitors. The former standout at Arizona State was a top-10 participant within the World Amateur Golf Rankings who will take part in his third LIV Golf event and first as knowledgeable. 

Outside of Puig and Henrik Stenson getting back from a bout with vertigo that pressured him to withdraw in Boston, the sector stays the identical. World No. 3 Cameron Smith and Boston runners-up Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri are all set for his or her second expertise with LIV Golf. Despite every having fun with a powerful 54 holes of their debuts, the mountain to monitor down Johnson within the season-long race stays steep.

The two-time main winner units the tempo with 94 factors, and is adopted by LIV Golf Portland winner Branden Grace with 77 factors. In third is Johnson’s teammate Talor Gooch with 48 factors because the American is coming off a solo fourth-place end on the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour.

More than two dozen PGA golfers have defected to the LIV Tour – together with Bryson Dechambeau, who has had success in Illinois. He received a few occasions – together with the U.S. Amateur, and his first PGA Tour win on the John Deere Classic.

“I love Illinois. I still love ’em anyway no matter what, but the grass here has treated me really well – and I think there’s some quirky holes out here that we all have to strategize and take care of and just execute great golf shots,” Dechambeau mentioned. “But if you plot your way around this golf course and give yourself a couple of opportunities of Par 5’s, you can shoot pretty well out here.”

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