Branden Grace goes low Saturday to win LIV Golf Invitational Series event in Portland


NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — The second LIV Golf Invitational Series went down to the wire, with Branden Grace coming out on top.

The 34-year-old South African chipped in for birdie on the par-4 16th to take a two-shot lead with two holes to play and rode that margin to victory at 13 under. Grace shot a 7-under 65 in the final round at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club outside of Portland thanks to just one bogey and eight birdies, including three over the last four holes. Grace, whose last win came on the PGA Tour at the 2021 Puerto Rico Open, followed in the footsteps of fellow countryman Charl Schwartzel, who won the inaugural LIV Golf event outside London last month.

The win earns Grace a whopping $4 million, a third of what he made in his entire PGA Tour career ($12,226,197).

Dustin Johnson and his 4 Aces GC ran away with the team title by seven shots at 23 under. For the team win, Johnson and his teammates Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez will each take home $750,000 each, on top of their individual earnings. Stinger GC came in second at 16 under, with Fireballs GC taking third at 12 under thanks to a birdie on the final hole from Carlos Ortiz.

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LIV Golf’s next event is later this month at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.



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