LIV Golf claims another PGA Tour player from Palm Beach County


Another top 100 golfer is participating LIV Golf Series..

According to reports, Jupiter’s Matthew Wolff is one of the three players expected to be announced by LIV today. He will be attending this week’s event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, a suburb of Portland, Oregon.

The 23-year-old Wolf will be joined by former PGA Tour winner Carlos Ortiz. Participating in the LIV is Eugenio Chacarra, a junior at Oklahoma State University, the second-ranked amateur in the world.

Why did Koepka tighten the bolts? What is behind Brooks Koepka’s decision to leave the PGA Tour on LIV Golf? | D’Angelo

How about Rickie Fowler? LIV golfers banned from the PGA Tour. What does Rickie Fowler do now? | D’Angelo

Wolff played for two years at Oklahoma State University and turned professional after winning the 2019 NCAA Individual Championships and the 2018 Phil Mickelson Award as the top freshman in the United States.

Wolf was part of the famous 2019 PGA Tour Rookie Class, which included Collin Morikawa, Victor Hoblan and Imsonje. Wolff got off to a quick start and won his third professional tournament, 3M Open. He then ranked 12th in the world after finishing 4th at the PGA Championship and 2nd at the US Open in October 2020.

Jupiter's Matthew Wolff, seen from hole 16 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Potomac, Maryland in May, was part of the famous 2019 class of the PGA Tour.

Jupiter’s Matthew Wolff, seen from hole 16 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Potomac, Maryland in May, was part of the famous 2019 class of the PGA Tour.

However, in the next four months, he was disqualified from the 2021 Masters for signing the wrong scorecard after withdrawing from two events. Wolff then took off for two months, after which he revealed a mental health problem.

Wolf talked about the difficult times when he returned last August.

“Some of the emotions I had were like waking up in the morning knowing I had to get out of bed, and I just want to stay, just as I don’t want to get out of bed So don’t be messed up in front of everyone in my bed, “he said.

“If you feel 100% incorrect, physically or mentally, it’s an injury and you should be able to rehabilitate and take the time to get where you need it.”

Wolf’s 16th start of the season was the best result at the Schleiners Children’s Open in October. He has two top ten. He is 77th in the world ranking. He has earned $ 7.6 million in prize money in his career.

31-year-old Ortiz is from Mexico and lives in Dallas. His first season on the PGA Tour was 2019, and he was the only one to win the 2020 Houston Open. Ortiz has completed 11 Top 10 finishes with 160 tours and earned $ 7.75 million. He is number 119 in the world.

Ortiz joins fellow Abraham Ansel in the LIV series. Ansel is ranked 22nd.

Top amateur golfers also bolted for LIV

Chakara from Spain lost last month in the NCAA personal title playoffs to Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent.

“My position is for a player who is not a member of the PGA Tour or DP World Tour. I don’t make any money while I’m an amateur so I can play well in this league,” Chakara said. Spanish newspaper, Marca. “This contract reassures me and guarantees the future of my family. I have already achieved everything as an amateur, and now I will be able to gain professional experience.”

This week’s LIV event is the second and first breakaway tour in the United States and is one of the top 100 players in the world golf rankings, including Jupiter residents Dustin Johnson (17th) and Brooks Koepka (19th). 20 of them will participate.

Tom Dangero Palm beach post.. You can contact him at [email protected].

This article was originally published in the Palm Beach Post. More PGA Tour members are participating in the Saudi-supported LIV Golf Series