2022 LIV Golf at Bedminster leaderboard: Henrik Stenson strikes the stable ball to win his series debut

The third LIV Golf Invitational Series event came to an end on Sunday as Henrik Stenson was able to round out the 48-man field at Trump National Bedminster in Bedminster, New Jersey. Claiming victory in his LIV golf debut, the former European Ryder Cup captain put aside the noise of the opening week and focused solely on his game on his way to the winning circle.

“It’s definitely been a busy and emotional week, no question, or 10 days,” Stenson said on Saturday. “Like I said, I didn’t have my best stuff (Saturday), but I still had a focused and good attitude, and that’s what kept me at the ballgame. Yeah, I’m happy with the way I’ve kept my head down and Focused on business.

Beginning the final round at 9 under and with a three-stroke edge over Dustin Johnson, Stenson continued to keep his head down and leaned on his historically good ball striking. Scoring two birdies in his opening five holes, the 46-year-old looked to extend his lead to five while Johnson struggled as the likes of Matthew Wolff and Ian Poulter tried their best to gain ground.

Wolff closed the gap of two when he made the Eagles on par-4 10th and eventually signed for the round of the day with 7-under 64. However, in the end, Stenson’s even tacky nature proved to be too much to overcome.

Carding eight consecutive pars in the middle of his round, Stenson took advantage of his opportunities when he was presented and converted a crucial par save on the par-4 17th to maintain a two-stroke margin in the closing hole. to be done. Another par secured Stenson’s first worldwide win in five years as he was 11 under and two ahead of Johnson and Wolff.

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Not only did Stenson claim the individual title—and the $4 million grand prize—but he led his Majestics squad to second place in the team-run of the event. It was Johnson’s 4 aces lifting the team trophy for the second straight tournament.

Johnson once again factored in his third LIV golf event as he finished T2 with Wolff at 9 under to capture another top-10 finish. He was followed on the leaderboard by Johnson’s teammate Patrick Reed in single fifth and Talor Gooch who was among the stalemate for sixth-placed players. As they did in Portland, Johnson, Reid, Gooch and Pat Perez split the top prize of $3 million.

team result

1

4 aces

Talor Gooch, Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed

-25

2

Majestics

Sam Horsfield, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson

-17

3

fireballs

Sergio García, Abraham Anser, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio López-Chácarra

-12

4

high flyers

Justin Harding, Bernd Weisberger, Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolfe

-9

5

sting

Haney du Plessis, Brandon Grace, Louis Osthuizen, Charl Schwartzel

-8

T6

crusher

Sean Norris, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III

-8

T6

niblix

Turk Petit, James Piott, Hudson Swafford, Peter Uehlen

-4

8

thunder

Richard Bland, Chase Koepka, Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokraki

-2

9

cliks

Laurie Cantor, Martin Kemmer, Graeme McDowell, David Puigo

I

10

iron heads

Sodom Kawkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Kevin Na, Scott Vincent

+3

1 1

punch

Matt Jones, Jedia Morgan, Wade Ormsby, Travis Smith

+7

12

Torque:

Ryosuke Kinoshita, Jinichiro Kozuma, Hideto Tanihara, Yuki Inamorike

+10

What’s next for LIV Golf?

The fourth event of the inaugural season is scheduled to take place from September 2–4 at The International in Boston, Massachusetts. Scheduled for Labor Day weekend, LIV Golf will see Bubba Watson debut in a non-playing capacity as he captains one of the squads to be announced ahead of the tournament.

While it’s unknown whether additional players will sign on with LIV between now and then, rival leagues have a thing for it. LIV may have a golf schedule before the Presidents Cup takes center stage at Quail Hollow from September 22-25, with the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship concluding on August 28.

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