ICYMI: LIV Golfers Sweep the Trophies on the DP World Tour

Joaquin Niemann and Dean Burmester
Joaquin Niemann (L) and Dean Burmester swept the trophies over the weekend on the DP World Tour. (PGW via Getty Images)

In case you missed it: LIV Golf cleaned up the hardware on the DP World Tour last weekend and it had to kill golf’s establishment hacks.

The league that is not worthy to receive Official World Golf Ranking points, despite featuring some of the greatest players in the world – past and present, took home the trophies in two of golf’s oldest national opens.

Joaquin Niemann, the Torque GC captain from Chile, won the ISPS Handa Australian Open in a two-hole playoff against Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino at The Australian Golf Club near Sydney.

South African Dean Burmester, who plays for the all-South African Stinger GC, claimed his second DP World Tour title in as many weeks: the 34-year-old won the Investec South African Open at Blair Atholl Golf Club in Johannesburg.

The home page of the DP world Tour on Monday morning was a sad sight for LIV Golf critics. (DPWT SG)

The South African Open was first played in 1903 and is one of the principal tournaments on the Sunshine Tour; the Australian Open held its inaugural tournament the following year (1904) and is the most prestigious tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Both tournaments are co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

If you’re wondering how LIV Golf players were able to compete on the DP World Tour, it’s because they were allowed in via the other co-sanctioning bodies (PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour).



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