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Niemann wins play-off to safe first LIV Golf title – Golf Information


Joaquin Niemann received the primary occasion of LIV Golf’s third season with a play-off victory over Sergio Garcia at Mayakoba in Mexico.

The day ended much better than it had began, with the Chilean’s four-stroke lead having been halved to only two after he was judged by guidelines officers to have made an incorrect drop in the course of the second spherical. Penalised two photographs, he abruptly discovered the chasing pack far nearer than he would have favored.

However the Torque GC captain – who opened the match with a 12-under 59 on Friday – overcame the setback, taking pictures a 1-under 70 to complete at 12 beneath to match Garcia, who shot a final-round 66 to make his second LIV Golf playoff. Final yr in Singapore, he misplaced in a playoff to Talor Gooch.

Niemann and Garcia exchanged pars for the primary three playoff holes. Within the fading gentle and with the gallery chanting for yet another gap, each gamers agreed to proceed. Garcia’s method shot on the fourth playoff gap discovered a small patch of tough close to the greenside bunker whereas Niemann’s completed on the perimeter. He buried the putt because the close by scoreboard offered gentle

“DINNER WILL TASTE BETTER THAN BREAKFAST!”

“The final putt, which it was tremendous darkish, I believe it in all probability helped me simply not being so choosy on choosing my spot and simply wanting on the gap, getting a sense and simply get it there,” stated the 25-year-old Niemann. “It was one of the best ways to finish it up. I wished to make a putt on the final one to win.”

“I’m fairly blissful that the day ended this manner, particularly how the morning began,” Neimann stated. “I believe dinner goes to style a little bit bit higher than breakfast.”

(L-R) Kieran Vincent, Captain Jon Rahm, Caleb Surratt and Tyrrell Hatton of Legion XIII received the staff occasion

In the meantime, Jon Rahm bogeyed his ultimate two holes to overlook the playoff, however his new Legion XIII staff captured the staff trophy in a powerful LIV Golf debut, incomes the title by 4 photographs over defending Mayakoba champions Crushers GC within the first regular-season Sunday during which each rating counted for every staff. Legion XIII shot a cumulative rating of 14 beneath on Sunday, better of any staff.

“It’s very good in a day during which in any regular match I in all probability would have been upset at my end to really have one thing to rejoice,” stated Rahm, who completed at 10 beneath to share third place with Dean Burmester. “That is among the massive the explanation why I made a decision to transition [join Liv Golf].”

Fellow LIV Golf debutant Tyrrell Hatton contributed Legion XIII’s lowest rating, a 7-under 64 which was the low spherical within the subject on Sunday. Kieran Vincent added a 69, however essentially the most spectacular efficiency might have been from 19-year-old Caleb Surratt, making his skilled debut this week. After struggling a four-putt triple bogey on the par-4 seventeenth, Surratt reeled off 5 consecutive birdies to finish his spherical with a 4-under 67. These 5 birdies have been important for Legion XIII to carry off the hard-charging Crushers down the stretch.

“I instructed myself after that triple that I’m not going to be shaken from something that occurs,” stated Surratt, who solely lately moved out of his dorm room on the College of Tennessee. “I put my head down and performed.”

TOP 3 TEAM POSITIONS AND FINAL ROUND SCORES

  1. LEGION XIII -24 (Hatton 64, Surratt 67, Vincent 69, Rahm 70; Rd. 3 rating -14)
  2. CRUSHERS GC -20 (Lahiri 67, DeChambeau 68, Howell III 68, Casey 68; Rd. 3 rating -13)
  3. TORQUE GC -17 (Niemann 70, Muñoz 70, Ortiz 70, Pereira 70; Rd. 3 rating -4)

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