‘Even LPGA Can Handle That’: Female Golfer Reacts to Weak Setup at Inaugural LIV Golf Event

Published 05/13/2022, 2:17 PM EDT

USA Today via Reuters

The LIV Golf Invitational Series has been in the limelight for a long time. The rival tour has received a fair share of appreciation and criticism from numerous golf professionals. Moreover, an LPGA golfer recently voiced her opinion about LIV Golf’s inaugural event and criticized a weak feature of the Saudi-backed series.

A famous female pro reacts to the LIV Golf set-up


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Marina Alex, a female LPGA Tour professional on May 13th, replied to a tweet regarding the LIV Golf Invitational. The tweet was made by No Laying Up and included the image of the first tee box at the Centurion Club just outside London, which will host the opening event of the rival tour in June. Moreover, the opening tee has a black sponsors board surrounding the tee box, with the name of the new tour written on it.

But the tweet pointed toward the yardage of the first hole. It measures 470 yards and is a par 5. The tweet was uploaded with a small caption saying, “Now they’re trying to lure guys with 470 yard par 5’s!”


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Moreover, the 31-year-old professional made fun of the yardage of the opening hole. She made fun of the shortness of the hole despite being a par 5 and made a funny reply to the tweet. Marina commented saying, “Damn even LPGA can handle that hahaa” The female professional’s words are funny to look at. At the same time, the tweet made by No Laying Up may depict that the new rival tour may even provide relatively short and rather easy to play holes. As a result, offering a lot of scoring opportunities.

However, one of the fans disagreed with the tweet and made a striking revelation about this week’s PGA Tour. The fan uploaded a 3D view of the par 5, ninth hole at TPC Craig Ranch. Surprisingly, the hole measures 480 yards, and the fan also highlighted the same.

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Marina Alex picked up her second LPGA Tour win at the 2022 Palos Verdes Championship at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Moreover, she won the event with an overall score of 10-under-par. As a result, the female professional won with a comfortable two-shot lead. She shot a final round of five-under-par, 66 to finish on the top of the leaderboard. Her final round included three birdies and one bogey on the opening nine holes. As a result, Alex moved out in two-under-par, 34.

She made three birdies and six pars on the back nine to make the turn in three-under-par, 35. Jin Young Ko finished as the runner-up to Marina. Ko ended the event with an overall score of nine-under-par and had to settle for a solo second position finish.


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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.