Brooks Koepka (USA), who became the first player to lift a major championship trophy while playing in the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf League, finished tied for 28th on the first day of the seventh edition of the LIV.
Koepka traded two birdies for two bogeys in the first round of the seventh LIV Golf League event of the 2023 season ($25 million purse) at Trump National Golf Club (par-72) in Sterling, Virginia, USA, on Sunday (27 July) and is tied for 28th place with an even-par 72.
Koepka came into the tournament on the back of a top-10 finish at the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, on 22nd.먹튀검증
At the PGA Championship, Koepka won by two strokes over Viktor Hovland (NOR) and Scotty Schauffler (USA) to claim his fifth major title and become the first LIV player to win a major.
Koepka has won twice in the LIV League, the seventh event of the 2022 season last October and the third event of the 2023 season in April this year.
Sharing the lead on the day was Harold Varner III (USA), who carded an eight-under-par round that included two eagles. Varner III, who has one win on the European Tour, will be looking for his first victory in the LIV League.
Kevin Na (USA) is tied for third (4-under 68) with Cameron Smith (AUS), while Danny Lee (NZL) ended the first day in a tie for seventh (3-under 69) with Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed (USA).
Bryson DeChambeau (USA) and Sergio Garcia (Spain) are tied for 15th (2-under-par 70), Phil Michaelson (USA) is 44th (2-over-par 74) and Sihwan Kim (USA) is 45th (4-over-par 76).