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Mexico’s Ortiz among latest trio to join LIV Golf

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Mexican player Carlos Ortiz has joined American Matthew Wolf and Spanish amateur Eugenio Chacarra as the latest players to sign with the Saudi-backed LIV golf series announced on Monday.

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Reports say that Wolf, ranked 77th, and Chacarra, the world’s second-best amateur, joined LIV Golf, while Ortiz, ranked 119th, signed after a PGA career that saw him win the Houston. open 2020.

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All three were among 36 players named on Monday to the 48-player course for the second 54-hole LIV Golf tournament, which takes place Thursday through Saturday at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon.

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The first U.S. event of the Rebel Series includes the LIV Golf debut of 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reid and Mexican Abraham Unser.

Chakarra, 22, will make his professional debut in Oregon.

“Our impressive roster of LIV golfers continues to grow with incredible young talent and international stars,” said LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman.

“LIV Golf provides new opportunities for the best players in the world to compete, and our course in Portland reflects that. We can’t wait to start our first US tournament with these incredible golfers.”

In the controversial series, eight golfers were ranked among the world’s top 50 players, along with US stars such as Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

The LIV events feature the richest $25 million wallets in golf history with a unique streak including shot starts, team and individual formats.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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