Marc Leishman prevailed in the second game of the LIV Golf League by shooting a 6-under 65 at the Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Leishman’s success was primarily credited to his capacity for sinking long putts for birdies and salvaging par when necessary.
Marc Leishman holds a one-shot lead over Matthew Wolff, Louis Oosthuizen, and Abraham Ancer, having recorded only one bogey during the round. With of its undulating greens and pin placement on crowns, the course used for the previous Match Play Championship proved to be challenging for stroke play.
Leishman was able to overcome the challenges and sink long-range birdies, though. Charles Howell III also made a remarkable turnaround, beginning double bogey that put him at 3 over after four holes before responding 4 straight birdies to end with a score of 69.
Stroke play was not as kind to some of the eight players who have played The Gallery before, including Henrik Stenson. Stenson had to make a comeback from being 4 over after seven holes in order to finish with a score of 73.
Similar to these players, Dustin Johnson struggled with a double bogey on his first round and another on hole number seven. Yet, he responded with 3 consecutive birdies to complete day with a score of 73.
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Notable performances and team standings
Peter Uihlein, Joaquin Niemann, and David Puig, the 3 players from Arizona State who joined LIV Golf achieved a stellar round of 67. Puig and Niemann were on the Torque squad which had a slim one-shot advantage against Smash and Iron Heads in tournament.
Pat Perez and Sergio Garcia were members of the team that finished with a score of 68. While all of this was going on, top-ranked athlete Cameron Smith struggled with his tee strokes in the high desert.
Despite being ranked No. 5 in the world, Cameron Smith struggled with his tee shots in the high desert. With three straight birdies towards the conclusion of his round, he was able to mount a comeback.
Marc Leishman won the second LIV Golf League competition after turning in a stellar performance on a difficult course. David Puig, Peter Uihlein, Joaquin Niemann, and Charles Howell III all put on standout performances during the competition.
Torque, which is represented by Niemann and Puig, is presently in the lead in the team competition. The LIV Golf League promises to be a thrilling competition that will highlight the abilities of some of the top golfers in the globe.
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