“I love team play” Sergio Garcia looks forward to tee-off at LIV Golf Mayakoba

LIV Golf returns for its second season as the action gets underway at the El Camaleon Golf Course in Mayakoba, Mexico.

The rebel tour caused a stir last year when it controversially broke away from the PGA in golf’s civil war, with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood returning to LIV for the 2023 season.

The likes of Thomas Pieters, Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz were added ahead of the second campaign of the Saudi-backed series, after former world No 1 Johnson took home more than $35 million in his debut season, triumphing in the individual and team championships.

There are new teams and new names this time around as LIV Golf returns, but the series is set to be just as controversial as last time out. Follow live scores and updates from the opening event in  Mayakoba, below.


LIV Golf – Hole Eight

Jason Kokrak rolls in a birdie from the fringes to move to -3, where he is joined by Patrick Reed after a short birdie putt.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:58


LIV Golf – Hole Seven

Well, well. Phil Mickelson rolls in another birdie to move to -3, his third in a row.

Dustin Johnson and Cameron Smith – who are playing together – are both now at -1.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:51


LIV Golf – Hole Six

But now Ortiz does roll in a birdie putt – he’s joined for company by Paul Casey.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:44


LIV Golf – Hole Six

Ortiz misses the chance to take the outright lead while Cameron Smith gets back to level par with a birdie at the fifth.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:37


LIV Golf – Hole Five

Phil Mickelson hits the front after making back-to-back birdies at the fifth and sixth holes, but Sergio Garcia has made a tough start and is +2.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:23


LIV Golf – Hole Four

Bryson DeChambeau gets his first birdie of the day at the second.

Ian Poulter chips in at the 18th to get back into the red.

While Carlos Ortiz makes back-to-back birdies to join Reed and Leishman on -2.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 19:09


LIV Golf – Hole Three

Cameron Smith finds himself in trouble after landing in the greenside bunker at the third.

This time the Australian can’t make the save – and his par putt slips by the left of the hold.

Lee Westwood and Bubba Watson are among those to also make an early bogey.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 18:59


LIV Golf – Hole Two

Ancer lips out as he goes close to a back-to-back birdie start.

Smith has yet to hit a green but makes his up and down to save par.

While Johnson is able to roll in a long par putt to stay level as well.

Patrick Reed has shot to the top of the leaderboard after an eagle at the par-5 fifth.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 18:43


LIV Golf – Hole One

Abraham Ancer gets off to a good start with an opening birdie.

Ian Poulter and Paul Casey also get off to birdie starts.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 18:30


LIV Golf

LIV Golf rounds use shotgun starts, so all 48 players get underway at the same time but at various points throughout the course.

Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith and Abraham Ancer – a new recruit this year – all get underway at the first hole.

Jamie Braidwood24 February 2023 18:18

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