LIV Golf Tour: Charl Schwartzel dominating

The first tournament in the history of the controversial LIV Golf circuit, presented in London, is masterfully directed by Charl Schwartzel after the second round was held on Friday.

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The South African golfer delivered a card of 66 (-4) to the Centurion Club, which allowed him to defend the advantage he had accumulated after one round. His compatriot Hennie du Plessis (68) is his closest pursuer, three shots away.

Only six players remain under par after 36 pennants, including Dustin Johnson (-1).

The day didn’t go so well for other former PGA Tour golfers. Phil Mickelson (+4) tied for 26th after shooting 75, while Lee Westwood (+6) posted 71 on Friday, good for 36th.

The purse awarded to the winner of the tournament, worth a staggering $4 million, is greater than that of any tournament on the PGA Tour.

Let us remember that the LIV Golf circuit is financed by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund and founded by former player Greg Norman. The PGA announced Thursday that it would suspend its 17 golfers who joined.

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