Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won Sunday’s Bedminster Invitational Tournament, round three of the Saudi Arabia-funded Breakaway LIV Golf Tour, 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 under par.
He’s three shots ahead of Americans Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff in this tournament, which has a total prize pool of $25 million.
Stenson and Johnson are among the biggest catches at 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, named after the Roman numeral 54, i.e. the sum of three 18-hole courses, announced on Wednesday that 48 players and twelve teams will compete in 14 tournaments next year (instead of eight this year). a total endowment of $405 million.
Bedminster Invitational Final Score after Round 3 (par 71):
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 (US) -4 (73-64-72)
11. Brooks Koepka (USA)-3 (68-76-66)
31. Bryson DeChambeau (USA) +5 (71-74-73)