El Mexican Carlos Ortiz and American Dustin Johnson share leadership after two days at the Portland Invitationalthe first tournament held in the United States by the controversial LIV Golf that finances Saudi Arabia.
Ortiz took the lead on Thursday with -5 but his -3 card this Friday left him tied with Johnson with -8 overall. Winner of the 2020 Augusta Masters and the 2016 US Open, Johnson posted a -4 this Friday with eight birdies and four bogeys. Two blows from the head appears the South African Branden Grace with -6 in total.
The Spanish Sergio García and Adrián Otaegui have +2 in total and his compatriot Eugenio López-Chacarra has a +5 before the weekend.
The arrival of LIV on US soil has provoked protests from relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, who gathered on Thursday in a park near the golf course to express their opposition to this league. “We demand that the players assume their responsibility and openly say ‘we don’t care what the Saudis did to those families,'” one of them said.