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How LIV Golfers Are Performing – NBC Los Angeles

The first major tournament of the LIV Golf era was one to forget for players from the controversial breakaway league.

Of the 14 LIV golfers who competed in last month’s U.S. Open, just four made the cut — Dustin Johnson, Richard Bland, Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau. And Johnson, who came in tied for 24th at 4-over, had the best finish of the four at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The LIV Golf circuit had 10 more participants in the 2022 Open Championship than the U.S. Open, with Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka headlining the 24-man group in Scotland.

So, through three rounds at St Andrews’ Old Course, how are players from the rival series of the PGA Tour performing?

Which LIV golfers made the cut at the 2022 Open Championship?

The Open Championship is going better overall for LIV golfers overall than the U.S. Open. After roughly 28% of the LIV Golf field made the U.S. Open cut, the series saw 11 of 24 players (roughly 45%) make it to the British Open weekend.

Not only did a larger LIV Golf contingent make the cut, but a few players could even finish in the top 10. Dustin Johnson once again leads all LIV golfers at 10-under, which is good for seventh place overall and six shots behind first place entering the fourth and final round.

Meanwhile, Bryson DeChambeau shot up the leaderboard with a 5-under 67 in the third round. DeChambeau is now tied for 18th with five others at 6-under. And right behind DeChambeau is LIV Golf peer Ian Poulter in a tie for 24th with 10 others at 5-under.

Talor Gooch did have the second-best score among LIV golfers before recording a 3-over 75 in Round 3. Gooch is now tied with fellow LIV golfers Sadom Kaewkanjana, Abraham Ancer and Lee Westwood, along with nine others, for 35th at 4-under.

The other LIV golfers remaining in the field are Sergio Garcia (3-under, T-48), Paul Casey (2-under, T-55), Patrick Reed (even, T-69) and Laurie Canter (even, T-69).

Which LIV golfers missed the cut at the 2022 Open Championship?

Justin Harding, Scott Vincent and 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen all finished one shot below the cut line at 1-over. Phil Mickelson, another former Claret Jug winner, was also among the 13 LIV golfers who failed to advance to the weekend. The 52-year-old Mickelson was even through 18 holes before shooting a 5-over 77 in Round 2.

In his first major since defecting to LIV Golf, Brooks Koepka exited after two rounds with a score of 4-over. With the early exit, Koepka had an eight-year streak with at least one top-10 finish in a major come to an end (a fact that was hilariously noted by the PGA Tour communications department on Twitter).

Richard Bland (2-over), Shaun Norris (3-over), Kevin Na (4-over), Bernd Wiesberger (4-over), Sihwan Kim (5-over), Sam Horsfield (8-over), Jediah Morgan (11-over) and Pablo Larrazábal (12-over) were the other LIV golfers who headed home early.

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