Swede Henrik Stenson won the Bedminster Invitational Tournament, round three of the Saudi-funded breakaway LIV Golf Tour, on Sunday at a course owned by former US President Donald Trump in New Jersey.
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Stenson, who has just lost his role as captain of the European team for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome due to his participation in LIV Golf, returned a card of 69, or 2 strokes under par.
He is three strokes ahead of the Americans Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff, in this tournament whose overall prize pool is $25 million.
Stenson and Johnson are among the biggest catches on the lucrative LIV Golf, a new circuit funded by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, alongside Americans Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, all former Major winners.
The LIV Golf circuit, denomination corresponding to the Roman numeral 54, i.e. the sum of three 18-hole courses, announced on Wednesday that forty-eight players and twelve teams will compete in fourteen tournaments next year (instead of eight this year), for an overall endowment of 405 million dollars.
1. Henrik Stenson (SWE) -11 (64-69-69)
2. Matthew Wolff (USA) -9 (70-70-64)
. Dustin Johnson (USA) -9 (67-69-68)
4. Carlos Ortiz (MEX) -8 (67-70-68)
5. Patrick Reed (USA) -7 (64-73-69)
6. Paul Casey (ENG) -4 (72-71-66)
. Sergio Garcia (SPA) -4 (70-70-69)
. Turk Pettit (USA) -4 (71-67-71)
. Lee Westwood (ENG) -4 (69-69-71)
. Talor Gooch (USA) -4 (73-64-72)
11. Brooks Koepka (USA) -3 (68-76-66)
31. Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 5 (71-74-73)