LIV Golf Tucson went to a four-way playoff Sunday evening, and it was Danny Lee who emerged from the pack after three extra holes.
The 32-year-old from New Zealand defeated Carlos Ortiz, Louis Oosthuizen and Brendan Steele in a playoff at the Gallery Club in Marana, Arizona, and will leave with not just the trophy, but also the $4 million top prize. The win is Lee’s first in just his second start since joining the LIV Golf League this year. He previously hadn’t won since 2015 at the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic.
On the team side of things, Sergio Garcia’s Fireballs GC ran away with the team title at 25 under to win by four shots over last year’s champion 4 Aces GC, captain by Dustin Johnson, who finish runner-up for the second time in as many events this season. Kevin Na’s Iron Heads finished third at 19 under. The Fireballs earned $3 million, while the Aces will take home $1.5 million and the Iron Heads $500,000.
VICTORY FOR DANNY LEE!
What a way to finish it!#LIVGolf @ironheadsgc_ pic.twitter.com/nNNqOcp8kl
— LIV Golf (@livgolf_league) March 19, 2023
The league led by Greg Norman and financially backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is back in action for its third event in 2023 at Orange County National in Orlando, March 31-April 2.