Joaquin Niemann led by four shots after 36 holes at the LIV Golf season opener Saturday.
He’ll start the final round Sunday at the El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course with a two-shot lead after being assessed a penalty after his second round in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
LIV Golf posted a message on X about the penalty, saying it involved a drop Niemann took from the cart path at the par-5 13th hole, specifically stating that he failed to drop within one club length.
— LIV Golf (@livgolf_league) February 4, 2024
Niemann is now officially at 11 under with LIV newcomer Jon Rahm and Dean Bermester at 9 under. Sergio Garcia is solo fourth at 7 under.
Niemann started the season with a 59 on Friday, the second sub-60 round in LIV Golf history.
Niemann is seeking his first win on LIV. He won twice while a member of the PGA Tour.