LIV golf stars bruised their egos on the Asian Tour.
The 2nd round of the PIF Saudi International, the opening game of the 2023 season of the Asian Professional Golf Tour, held at King Abdullah Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70, 7048 yards) in Saudi Arabia on the 4th (Korean time).
World No. 4 Cameron Smith (Australia), Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, and Phil Mickelson (Above USA), and other stars representing LIV golf, were eliminated from the cut. Mickelson was 1 over par, Smith and Watson were 2 over par, and DeChambeau was sluggish with 7 over par. Earlier, Dustin Johnson (USA) withdrew due to back pain.
The reason why LIV golf stars appeared on the Asian Tour is because of world rankings.
The world ranking required to participate in major tournaments on the PGA Tour. The Asian Tour was created by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF) 먹튀검증, which created LIV Golf, to give LIV golf players a chance to receive world ranking points. The total prize money is 5 million dollars, which is rare in the Asian Tour.
But the LIV golf stars packed up early. Abraham Anser (Mexico) of LIV Golf took the sole lead with 11 under par, while Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) and Mark Leishman (Australia) were tied for third place with 8 under par, but the star’s elimination from the cut is inevitable for LIV Golf. .
A surprise star appeared. I am a 15-year-old amateur Ratchanon Chantananuwat (Thailand).
Chantananuwat cut 4 strokes in the 2nd round to tie for 6th place with an interim total of 7 under par. Chantananuwat has already won the Asian Tour Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup last April, beating Kim Joo-hyung (21). He was 15 years and 37 days old at the time.
“One of the reasons I was able to do well was because I didn’t look at the leaderboard without much expectation for two days,” said Chantananuwat. ” he laughed.
Among Korean players, Park Sang-hyun (40) is the highest with a tie for 19th at 4 under par. Kim Young-soo (34) and Moon Gyeong-jun (41) are tied for 49th at 1 under par, and Lee Tae-hee (39) is tied for 57th at even par.