How did LIV golfers do at the 2023 US Open?

How did LIV golfers do at the 2023 US Open?
Cameron Smith watches his drive at the 2023 U.S. Open. Photo by Mike Goulding/UPI/ABACAPRESS.COM - Photo by Icon Sport

LIV Golfers performed well this week at the 123rd U.S. Open hosted by Los Angeles Country Club, with 10 of the 15 making the cut and two players finishing inside the top 10.

Australian Cameron Smith finished in fourth place at 6-under to lead all LIV members at the event. Last month at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka became the first LIV player to win a major with his triumph at Oak Hill.

LIV U.S. Open Leaderboard

Cameron Smith 4-6
Dustin JohnsonT10-4
Brooks KoepkaT17-1
Bryson DeChambeauT20E
Sergio GarciaT27+2
Joaquin NiemannT32+3
David PuigT39+4
Sebastian MunozT49+6
Abraham AncerT54+7
Patrick ReedT56+8

Top Performers

Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka headline the top performers.

Cameron Smith

The 29-year-old mullet-donning Aussie finished four strokes behind champion Wyndham Clark at 6-under par in solo fourth. Smith recorded rounds of 69, 67, 71 and 67. On Sunday, he poured in five birdies compared to just two bogeys as he shot up the leaderboard.

It is Smith’s second consecutive top 10 in a major after finishing T9 last month at the PGA Championship. The result also makes it six top 10s in a row including LIV events.

The Brisbane, Australia native will attempt to defend his title next month at the Open Championship hosted by Royal Liverpool.

Dustin Johnson

The former U.S. Open winner (2016) put on another great show this week at LACC finishing in a T10 at 4-under par. Johnson got off to a hot start after opening the tournament with a 6-under par 64 on Thursday. He went on to shoot rounds of 70, 71 and 72 the next three days.

The South Carolina native might’ve challenged on Sunday had he not recorded a quadruple bogey (8) on the second hole during Friday’s round.

It’s been a solid year for the two-time major winner thanks to a win last month at the LIV Golf Invitational Tulsa (beat Cameron Smith and Branden Grace on the first playoff hole).

Brooks Koepka

The two-time U.S. Open winner wasn’t able to replicate his stellar play from last month’s win at the PGA Championship this week. Koepka started out of the gates slowly on Thursday with a 1-over par 71 and followed up with rounds of 69, 70 and 69 en route to a tie for 17th.

The five-time major winner is the third favorite at 12-1 to win next month’s Open Championship.

Failed to make the cut

  • Phil Mickelson (+3)
  • Mito Pereira (+3)
  • Thomas Pieters (+3)
  • Martin Kaymer (+6)
  • Carlos Ortiz (+9)

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