Niemann wins his 1st LIV Golf crown in a playoff

Niemann wins his 1st LIV Golf crown in a playoff

Feb 05, 2024 by ESPN

Key Facts

  • JOAQUIN NIEMANN OUTLASTS SERGIO GARCIA, WINS LIV GOLF STOP * Associated Press Feb 4, 2024, 07:56 PM ET REACTIONS PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Joaquin Niemann outlasted Sergio Garcia well after sunset Sunday in the season-opening LIV Golf Mayakoba, making a 12-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the fourth hole of a playoff with the green lit by a large video screen.
  • Niemann won his first LIV Golf title two days after opening with a 12-under 59 -- and a day after having 2 penalty strokes tacked onto his second-round score for taking incorrect relief on a drop from a cart path on the 13th hole.
  • Niemann had putts to win on the par-4 18th in regulation and again on the first two extra trips down the hole, then survived on the third playoff hole when Garcia missed a 10-foot birdie try.
  • Niemann and Garcia decided to play one more hole in the fading light, and Garcia gave Niemann a big opening when he left his approach from the fairway well right in deep rough.

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