score and latest updates from day 3


LIV Golf live: score and latest updates from Day 3  - GETTY IMAGES

LIV Golf live: score and latest updates from Day 3 – GETTY IMAGES

12:27 PM

Martin Kamyer on what the DP World Tour might do next

I guess they just want to wait until the tournament’s over until they have their own tournament finished in Sweden [the Scandinvian Mixed]. I haven’t heard anything, but I’m planning to play in Munich.

I don’t see why they should ban us because we should focus on the big picture, and the game of golf that we promote. It doesn’t matter where you play in the world, it’s the greatest sport out there. There’s no reason to continue to get upset.

12:26 PM

Ian Poulter still popular with the fans, at least

an Poulter of Majesticks GC signs autographs during day three of LIV Golf Invitational - London at The Centurion Club - GETTY IMAGES

an Poulter of Majesticks GC signs autographs during day three of LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club – GETTY IMAGES

12:10 PM

Not sure how much interest the winner will have in the silverware, but here it is

11:55 AM

Who will take home the biggest cheque on payday for the rebellious 48?

A fraught and at times surreal week at Centurion Club concludes today with the final round of the LIV Golf London Invitational.

There is actually a golf tournament in progress – of a kind, at least – with South African Charl Schwartzel three shots clear as well as leading the team event alongside compatriots Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Hennie Du Plessis. If Schwartzel lands both prizes, he will earn around £3.85 million for three day’s work. That’s more than double what Scottie Scheffler earned by winning the Masters in April.

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The golf has felt like an irrelevance for much of the week, with concerns over Saudi ‘sportswashing’, journalists being thrown out of press conferences and the ludicrous spectacle of fake Grenadier Guards on the first tee occupying our attention. Quite how much motivation there is for players miles behind Schwartzel is open to question. Even the player who finishes 48th and wins the wooden spoon takes home £128,000 in prize money.

On Friday it was confirmed that Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau have defected to LIV. It’s always the ones you least expect.

Greame McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have been heavily criticised for some mealy-mouthed answers to questions about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. McDowell even claimed he took ‘the moral high ground’ by resigning his membership of the PGA Tour before they issued all participants in this week’s rebel tournament bans.

“It was a tough decision. I wanted to keep the moral high ground and remain a member of the tour because I really didn’t feel like I needed to resign, or that I should have to resign,” he said.

Like the first two days, play will begin at 2.15pm with a shot gun start, which means the whole field should be round by around 7pm, unless there is need for a play-off.

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