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LIV Golf Invitational Miami leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 2

LIV Golf Invitional Miami day 2 leaderboard and odds
Oct 21, 2023; Doral, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson looks on during the second round of the LIV Golf Miami golf tournament at Trump National Doral.Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport

After thrilling semifinals on Saturday, highlighted by Dustin Johnson and the 4Aces taking down Phil Mickelson and the HyFlyers, the LIV Team Championship at Trump National in Doral, FL is down to just four teams.

The 4Aces, Crushers, RangeGoats and Torque all won their respective matchups and will compete on Sunday for the team crown.

We’ll take you through the key moments from Saturday and share the updated leaderboard and odds.

LIV Golf Invitational Miami leaderboard: Semifinals

Aces 2, HyFlyers 1
Singles
Dustin Johnson, Aces def. Phil Mickelson, HyFlers, 2 and 1.
Cameron Tringale, HyFlers def. Patrick Reed, Aces, 4 and 3.
Foursomes
Pat Perez and Peter Uihlein, Aces def. James Piot and Brendan Steele, HyFlyers, 4 and 3.
Crushers 2, Cleeks 1
Singles
Bryson Dechambeau, Crushers def. Martin Kaymer, Cleeks, 4 and 3.
Paul Casey, Crushers def. Richard Bland, Cleeks, 6 and 5.
Foursomes
Graeme McDowell and Bernd Wiesberger, Cleeks def. Charles Howell III and Anirban Lahiri, Crushers, 3 and 2.
Torque 3, Stinger 0
Singles
Joaquin Niemann, Torque def. Louis Oosthuizen, Stingers, 2 and 1.
Sebastian Munoz, Torque def. Branden Grace, Stingers, 7 and 6.
Foursomes
David Puig and Mito Pereira, Torque def. Charl Schwartzel and Dean Burmester, Stingers, 2 up.
Rangegoats 2, Fireballs 1
Singles
Sergio Garcia, Fireballs def. Bubba Watson, Rangegoats, 4 and 3.
Talor Gooch, Rangegoats def. Euginio Chacarra, Fireballs, 2 up.
Foursomes
Harold Varner III and Thomas Pieters, Rangegoats def. Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer, Fireballs, 2 and 1.
Scoreboard courtesy of the Associated Press.

Highlights from the semifinals

The action from day two at the LIV Golf Team Championships is showcased below.

Johnson, 4Aces take down Mickelson and HyFlyers 2-1

In the captain’s singles match, Johnson defeated six-time major champion Mickelson 2 & 1. The contest went back and forth for the first 13 holes before the Coastal Carolina product, Johnson, won the 16th and 17th holes to put his team into the finals.

Cameron Tringale upset Patrick Reed 4 & 3. The California native held a comfortable lead over the 2018 Masters winner and closed the match with a birdie on the 16th to tie the teams up at 1-1.

Pat Perez and Peter Uihlein got the better of James Piot and Brendan Steele to secure the 2-1 win.

DeChambeau, Crushers advance 2-1 over Cleeks

Bryson DeChambeau’s red-hot season continued Saturday as he easily defeated Martin Kaymer in just 15 holes. The SMU product has won twice in his last four starts and can make it a third victory should the Crushers claim the team title.

In a battle between two Englishmen, Paul Casey locked in the win for the Crushers after defeating Richard Bland 6 & 5.ย  Casey dominated by winning eight of the 13 holes played en route to his match-winning point.

Niemann and Torque GC sweep the Stingers 3-0

Chilean golfer Joaquin Niemann defeated 2011 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen 2 & 1 in the captain’s singles match to give Torque a 1-0 lead. Niemann held a significant lead throughout the outing, but a late charge from Oosthuizen gave himself a chance to force an 18th hole, although the South African failed to capitalize on the 17th.

The University of North Texas’ Sebastian Munoz birdied six of his first seven holes against Brendan Grace and quickly knocked the South African out of the competition after just 12 holes.

Spaniard David Puig out of Arizona State and Mito Pereira (Texas Tech) finished 2 up over Charl Schwartzel and Dean Burmester to complete the 3-0 sweep.

Gooch and the RangeGoats edge out Fireballs 2-1

Sergio Garcia won his first two holes against Bubba Watson and never looked back, claiming the captain’s match 4 & 3.

Talor Gooch, a three-time winner on LIV in 2023, took care of business (2 up) against Eugenio Chacarra. The Spaniard had a chance heading into the 18th to force an extra hole but parred it along with the Oklahoma native, which ended the match.

Harold Varner and Thomas Pieters advanced the RangeGoats to the semis with their 2 & 1 win over Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz in their foursomes bout. Varner and Pieters went 4 up early to win comfortably.

Finals matchups

Updated odds to win LIV Golf Invitational Miami

  • 4Aces: +225
  • Crushers: +260
  • RangeGoats: +300
  • Torque: +300


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