As soon as he leaves LIV, he wins the team event
Jon Rahm (Spain), who left the PGA Tour and moved to the LIV Golf Series, showed off his presence by lifting the team’s championship trophy in his debut.
Lam shot a 1-under-par 70 with four birdies and three bogeys in the third round of the Mayacova Tournament, the opener of the 2024 season of LIV Golf, at El Camaleon Golf Club (par 71) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Sunday. Lam finished a 10-under-par 203 and tied for third, two shots behind the winner Joaquin Niemann of Chile.
Lam narrowly missed out on winning the individual competition, but in the group competition, she finished 24 under par with Legion 13 Tyrrell Hatton of England, Kieran Vincent of Zimbabwe, and Caleb Thurat of the United States, and Bryson DeChambeau of the United States captained the team. They beat their Crusaders team by four shots to take the top spot.
Niemann won after a fierce battle with Sergio Garcia of Spain, which continued through the fourth playoff. Niemann, who moved to LIV in 2022 after winning two PGA Tour wins, received 4 million U.S. dollars in prize money for his first win.
Niemann was awarded a two-stroke penalty after being belatedly ruled that he had dropped the ball over a club while receiving help from Cart Road at Hole 13 (par 5) in the second round. As a result, Niemann moved from a four-shot lead to a two-shot lead, and despite being fiercely pursued by his competitors, Niemann remained in the race for the championship. Niemann, who recorded 12-under 201 overall, tied with Garcia to enter the extra time. The two players, who failed to pick a winner in three extra holes, played their fourth extra time at Hole 18 (par 4). While Garcia’s second shot fell into a deep rough, Niemann dropped his second shot to the left edge of the green. The long game ended with an easy birdie.