LIV Golf unveils three new recruits ahead of Portland event

Matthew Wolff’s move to LIV Golf has been made official, with the 48-man field for the Saudi-backed $25 million breakaway circuit’s second event now finalized.

In addition to Wolff, LIV has also confirmed the signings of Mexican Carlos Ortiz and world No. 2 amateur Eugenio Chacarra.

The trio will join Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka at Pumpkin Ridge for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland which runs from June 30 to July 2. This is the second event of Greg Norman’s controversial tour and the first in the United States.

“Our impressive roster of LIV golfers continues to grow with incredible young talent and international stars,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “Matthew Wolff and Eugenio Chacarra have both made a name for themselves as two of golf’s most promising talents, displaying impressive success from an early age.

“I look forward to seeing them play alongside Carlos Ortiz, one of Mexico’s most consistent pros who, along with many of our other golfers, represents LIV Golf’s continued commitment to growing the game globally. .

“LIV Golf provides new opportunities for the best players in the world to compete, and our course in Portland reflects that. We look forward to launching our first event in the United States with these incredible golfers.”

Portland’s line-up is significantly stronger than the field for the Centurion Club opener, with a total of nine of the last 21 major winners, four former world No. 1s and almost half of the competitors currently ranked in the top 100.

The 12 captains have been chosen, with the squads due to be finalized on Tuesday.

LIV Golf team captains pictured

(Image credit: LIV Golf)

Michael C. Ford