The first LIV Golf Invitational Series event concluded yesterday at the Centurion Club outside London, where Charl Schwartzel “won the inaugural tournament and its $4 million first prize and another $750,000 for being part of the winning team.” LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said, “We’re not going anywhere. … What we’re doing shows that golf is a force for good and players have come over to us because they have another platform to choose from.” LIV Golf is "bracing for lawsuits if suspended PGA Tour members want to continue to play in those events despite the suspensions.” Norman: “We’ll back them financially with representation because we 100 percent believe we are right. You can’t guarantee anything, but the indicators point that way’’ (SI.com, 6/11).
While the final round of the LIV Golf's debut event played out, Patrick Reed was "introduced as the circuit’s newest member.” Reed spoke with announcer Arlo White during the event broadcast. Reed was scheduled to play this week’s RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, but “withdrew from the event on Wednesday.” Also making the move to LIV Golf is Pat Perez, who originally “was hyper-critical of Phil Mickelson’s comments regarding LIV Golf, and the apology that followed” (GOLFWEEK.com, 6/8).