Just a few hours after being suspended by the PGA Tour, Charl Schwartzel shot a 5-under 65 and holds the overnight lead in the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament.
Centurion Golf Club near London is hosting the first-ever LIV event. The course is playing as a par 70 for the three-day, 54-hole, no-cut tournament. Schwartzel started his day on the third hole as the LIV circuit uses a shotgun start for its tournaments.
The 2011 Masters champion was among 17 golfers suspended by the PGA Tour on Thursday morning, not long after the first tee shots were struck. Of those 17, 10, including Schwartzel, had already resigned their PGA Tour membership.