Stenson has 3-shot lead in LIV Golf debut at Trump National

by | Jul 30, 2022 | Sports

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Henrik Stenson overcame a double bogey on his third hole Saturday with a long eagle putt and enough birdies for a 2-under 69 at windy Trump National Bedminster and a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson in the LIV Golf Invitational.Two weeks ago, Stenson had just missed the cut in the British Open and was still the Ryder Cup captain for Europe. Now the 46-year-old Swede is 18 holes away from a $4 million prize, more than double the biggest check of his career.“It was a bit of a grind at times, and then we kind of came through with some really good shots and made some nice putts,” Stenson said.He was at 9-under 133, as only 13 players from the 48-man field remained under par.“Overall, I’m pleased, and we’re at the races,” Stenson said.Johnson has hit the ball consistently well for two days at Trump National and got enough putts to fall for a 69, leaving him three back and in the final group with Stenson.Talor Gooch had the best round by three shots, a 64 that moved him into a tie for third at 5 under along with Patrick Reed (73) and Carlos Ortiz (70).Reed started the second of three rounds tied with Stenson and was keeping pace until he began the …

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