Niemann tramples his LIV debut: third after the first round

The Chilean nailed a card of -6, being only one stroke behind the leaders, in a day marked by the freshness of the new circuit.

The new episode of Niemann’s career has begun. The Chilean played his first event at LIV Golf today in Boston and right off the bat he made it clear why the super league signed him for $100m with tax. In the first round, he showed his level and threw himself into the fight for the championship.

A first round which also served as an approach to this new league for national supporters. The format is different, the dynamics too and the personality, it goes without saying.

Gone are the 12-hour TV rounds to see how the Chilean was doing and how his competitors were doing. They all started the competition at 1:15 p.m. in Chile and finished shortly before 6 p.m. 48 players simultaneously contesting different flags on the course was not something the PGA was not used to.

Viewers love it because not only do they get to see all the players at once, but the thrill of watching the table in real time adds a lot of entertainment to the day.

Niemann, for example, started his round on the second hole, accompanied by Talor Gooch and Bryson DeChambeau. A group that was one of the highlights of the day since the three golfers finished first in the event.

The Chilean’s breakdown demonstrates his power within a list, where his name is one of the most attractive. He kept his card even until the fifth hole, where he started a streak of four straight birdies that took him to the top of the board. It was a section where the audience was captivated, who this time had to decide whether to always stay in the same hole and see all the players or whether to move with a group and only be able to watch three. things LIV.

Then he would discount at flag eleven again and take his only penalty of the day at 14.

But another spectacular moment came at the end. He birdied back-to-back on 17 and 18 to drop to -6 on his card, just one shot behind leaders Talor Gooch and Matthew Wolff, who holed in at the second flag of the day.

A first day of the top three that shows when he arrives and the level he is at. It’s world class, wherever it is.

He left smiling on the way to the country house, between the deafening music played by the loudspeakers (another postcard of this tour) and the applause of his new spectators. It was a different Friday for the Chilean and for everyone who followed him on the PGA Tour. The era of LIV and its freshness has arrived. Like it or not, this is the new home of the best golfer in the history of the country.

Tomorrow, the journey continues in Boston, the same time it started yesterday and with the Chilean with a six-under-par balance on his card. It’s almost knocking.

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Source: Latercera

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