LIV Golf Portland results, highlights from Friday’s Round 2 at Pumpkin Ridge

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The second round of the LIV Golf Portland is set to begin from Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. 

The upstart, Saudi-backed circuit — which has caused consternation within the PGA and DP World tours — will once again feature a shotgun start for Round 2, with Carlos Ortiz atop the leaderboard at 5 under par.

Can Ortiz hold off the field on the penultimate day of competition? He’ll have to hold off headliner Dustin Johnson and Hideto Tanihara, both of whom entered Friday a stroke off the lead at 4 under. Other notable golfers in contention for the lead are Brooks Koepka (-2) and Louis Oosthuizen (-1).

Follow along as The Sporting News provides live coverage of the event:

MORE: Carlos Ortiz leads LIV Golf Portland after Round 1

LIV Golf Portland leaderboard 2022

Rank Player Score
1 Dustin Johnson -9
2 Carlos Ortiz -6
3 Martin Kaymer -4
T-4 Justin Hardin -4
T-4 Talor Gooch -3
T-5 Branden Grace -3
T-7 Brooks Koepka -2
T-7 Patrick Reed -2
T-7 Pat Perez -2
T-7 Hideto Tanihara -2

See the complete LIV Golf Portland leaderboard here.

LIV Golf Portland live updates, highlights from Friday’s Round 2

6:41 p.m. — Johnson is still pushing the pace as Ortiz bogeys. Johnson is going to be the person to chase this tournament, particularly if he continues to play at this high level.

6:32 p.m. — Kaymer and Gooch are moving up the leaderboards, as Kaymer converts the aforementioned putt and Gooch birdies to get to 3 under. Aces is dominating team play just past the halfway point.

6:29 p.m. — Kaymer may well move up the leaderboard again with a nice approach. He’ll have a putt to try to get to 4 under, a potential tie with Harding.

6:22 p.m. — Johnson finishes the deal with a putt for birdie to go to 9 under. We’re now through nine holes in Portland with Johnson atop the leaderboard and Carlos Ortiz on his tail.

6:16 p.m. — Johnson is looking to build on his lead again and he’ll have a chance for birdie. 10 under is looking attainable for him right now, particularly if he comes shooting the way he has been.

6:13 p.m. — DeChambeau bogeys again to bring his score even. Meanwhile, that trio of newcomers in Perez, Koepka, and Reed can’t shake each other.

6:10 p.m. — Reed builds on his momentum with another putt for birdie, and there are a bevy of players now tied for sixth place. Everyone is chasing Johnson, but that pack is looking tough to break out of.

6:05 p.m. — Patrick Reed has worked his way back under par, which is good news for him after a very mediocre start. Johnson also birdies to go to eight under to reclaim the lead.

6 p.m. — The fun thing about volatility is there’s a lot of good with the bad. Some players are hitting some incredible putts on these short greens. Brooks Koepka is also 2 under and now tied for sixth.

5:55 p.m. — That was short-lived, as Johnson immediately sinks a birdie putt to reclaim his share of the lead.

5:54 p.m. — Ortiz sinks yet another gorgeous birdie putt to regain the lead. He doesn’t look like he’s slowing down from what was a solid first round. Perez is also back under par.

5:46 p.m. — It’s been a volatile course so far, with several key players over for the day. Harding also bogeys to go back to a tie for third. Johnson and Ortiz are still tied at first.

5:41 p.m. — Perez’s struggles also continue as he bogeys. Bryson DeChambeau among those who have snuck into the Top 10 at 1 under.

5:40 p.m. — Johnson finally stumbles as he bogeys, knotting himself up with Ortiz again in first place.

5:38 p.m. — Scott Vincent’s volatile weekend continues, as he falls out of the Top 10 once again. Perez and Koepka are back in striking distance at 1 under.

5:31 p.m. — Harding sinks an incredible putt to save par and stay in third place as Grace drops out of the Top 3 with a bogey.

5:27 p.m. — Just as Ortiz draws even at 6 under, Johnson sinks another putt to go 7 under for the day. Another really good job out of the bunker.

5:22 p.m. — Harding has worked his way up to a tie for third place with Grace at 4 under, so it’s been a good start. He’ll be trying to take that momentum throughout the day.

5:19 p.m. — Johnson’s life isn’t going to get any easier, as his second shot on a Par 5 ends up in a bunker. He’s worked out of some similarly difficult situations, but Ortiz is still right behind him on the leaderboard.

5:14 p.m. — Mickelson finally sinks a good-length birdie putt to help himself out. Louis Oosthuizen also sinks a long birdie putt to get to 2 under on the day.

5:13 p.m. — Dustin Johnson is back in the lead at 6 under as his day is off to a good start. 

5:08 p.m. — Perez pushes a long putt to the left of the whole for bogey, and he’ll fall to 1 under with a double bogey. Scott Vincent, meanwhile, barely misses a birdie.

5:02 p.m. — Du Plessis has worked his way up to 3 under, tying himself for fifth place with Perez. Another player off to a good start.

4:59 p.m. — Bernd Wiesberger and his unorthodox putting nets him a birdie from deep on the green. Patrick Reed, meanwhile, sits a 1 over early in the day. He’s struggling with his drives.

4:56 p.m. — Building upon that point, Grace snakes his way up the leaderboard with a birdie to get to 4 under. Just a stroke off the leader.

4:53 p.m. — It could be a very fluid leaderboard today. Johnson has already slid into a tie for first, Matt Jones has broken into the Top 10, but otherwise the top is reshuffling itself hole after hole. It’s a very volatile course and it shows.

4:48 p.m. — Brooks Koepka is off to a choppy start, and he’s now even for the weekend. Decidedly not the way he wanted to kick things off.

4:38 p.m. — The scoreboard is still resolute early, with though Johnson has tied Ortiz at 5 under. Tanihara is now alone at 4 under.

4:29 p.m. — The unforgiving greens at Portland continue. Patrick Reed is on with a chance for birdie, while Pat Perez misses a birdie putt early.

4:17 p.m. — And as the leader, Ortiz tees off last and puts it on the fairway.

4:15 p.m. — And with the gun, we are back underway in Portland as Pat Perez drives to start the broadcast.

How to watch LIV Golf Portland

  • Date: Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2
  • Live stream: LIVgolf.com, YouTube, Facebook

LIV is promoting itself through accessibility. LIV Golf Portland can be watched through YouTube, Facebook, or the LIV Golf website around the world.

LIV Golf says tournaments “will also be aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in 138 territories around the world.”

Here is the complete broadcast guide by country.

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LIV Golf TV schedule 2022

LIV Golf will not be broadcast on cable TV in the United States, so streaming is the only option.

Viewers in the U.K. can watch coverage on DAZN and Sky.

Date Time (ET) Coverage
Thursday, June 30 4:15 p.m. – end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com
Friday, July 1 4:15 .m. – end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com
Saturday, July 2 4:15 p.m. – end of play YouTube, Facebook, LIVgolf.com

LIV Golf Portland tee times and groups

LIV Golf events will use a shotgun start, in which every player in the field tees off at about the same time from different holes and completes the course in order from there.

Play is expected to begin at 4:15 p.m. ET each day.

LIV Golf Portland teams

Teams for LIV Golf events are drafted each week by tour-selected captains. Here’s the lineup for the Portland stop:

Team  Captain Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
Crushers Bryson DeChambeau Shaun Norris Justin Harding Peter Uihlein
Stinger GC Louis Oosthuizen Hennie Du Plessis Charl Schwartzel Branden Grace
Iron Heads Kevin Na Sadom Kaewkanjana Phachara Khongwatmai Sihwan Kim
Torque GC Hideto Tanihara Ryosuke Kinoshita Yuki Inamori Jinichiro Kozuma
Fireballs Sergio Garcia Abraham Ancer Carlos Ortiz Eugenio Chacarra
Hy Flyers Phil Mickelson Bernd Wiesberger Matthew Wolff Itthipat Buranatanyarat
Majesticks GC Lee Westwood Ian Poulter Sam Horsfield Laurie Canter
Smash GC Brooks Koepka Adrian Otaegui Richard Bland Chase Koepka
Cleeks GC Martin Kaymer Scott Vincent Ian Snyman Turk Pettit
Punch GC Wade Ormsby Matt Jones Jediah Morgan Blake Windred
Niblicks GC Graeme McDowell Hudson Swafford Travis Smyth James Piot
4 Aces GC Dustin Johnson Patrick Reed Talor Gooch Pat Perez

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