Golf news LIVE: LIV Golf give up on OWGR points whilst Rory McIlroy gets better of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both returned to competition Seminole Pro-Member on Monday, and it was the latter’s and his dad, Gerry who got the better of Woods’ and his partner, Seth Waugh

ll the latest from the sport right here via the Mirror Sport live blog. Monday saw Tiger Woods make his return to golf, competing in the uber-exclusive Seminole Pro-Member at Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

 

The Pro-Am event saw Woods partnered with PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. Rory McIlroy was also in the field, and the Northern Irishman earned the bragging rights over his good friend, as he and his dad, Gerry pipped Woods and Waugh by a single shot on the net leaderboard.

Elsewhere in the world of golf, Joaquin Niemann was handed yet another major invite, after telling Golf WRX that he had been offered a place in this May’s PGA Championship to go along with his recently received Masters invitation.

 

You can keep up to date with everything going on in the world of golf via our live blog below.

 

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has revealed the breakaway league has given up on its task to earn recognition and ranking points from the Official World Golf Ranking.

 

He told Sports Illustrated: “Even if LIV Golf events were immediately awarded points, the OWGR system is designed such that it would be functionally impossible for you to regain positions close to the summit of the ranking, where so many of you were prior to joining LIV, and deserve to remain based on your performance.”

 

The bragging rights belonged to Rory McIlroy at the Seminole Pro-Member at Seminole Golf Club on Monday, as he and his father, Gerry defeated Tiger Woods and his partner, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh in the Pro-Am event. Overall the McIlroy duo finished in a tie for 22nd on the net (after handicaps) leaderboard, a shot better off than Woods.

 

Erik Van Rooyen and John Pinkman claimed the title on the net side of the event, whilst Mackenzie Hughes and Frank Edwards carded the best gross score. 

 

There was more good news for Joaquin Niemann, who is arguably golf’s most talked about star at the moment!

 

The LIV golfer has tumbled down the world rankings since his move to the breakaway league, but after finding some form, he has caught the atention of the PGA of America. Having won his second title in three LIV events last Sunday in Jeddah, Niemann revealed he had been given a spot to compete in May’s PGA Championship, to go along with his recent Masters invitation.

 

LIV star earns second major invite to go with Masters spot after slammed ‘unfair’ world rankings

 

Welcome along to Mirror Sport’s live golf blog! We will be taking a look back at all of yesterday’s headlines, as well as looking ahead to another action-packed week of golf with both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf circuit in action.

 

 

 

Gideon Canice

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