The controversy surrounding the Arab golf super league is not subsiding. In Portland, the second LIV Golf 2022 tournament, after the first round and with a score of 67 (-5) hits, the Mexican Carlos Ortiz is in the lead, ahead of the American Dustin Johnson (former world number 1), 2 / or with 68 (-4) ahead of Pat Perez, Hideto Tanihara and Branden Grace, all 3 / i with 69 (-3).
But in Oregon it is a challenge beyond the green. According to what has been revealed by GolfDigest, several relatives of the victims of 9/11, who tried to organize a protest inside a hotel where the golfers of the LIV Golf stay, have been turned away by the security officers.
“We will not give up until we are able to talk to them”, the warning of a protester. Meanwhile, 16 players – from Lee Westwood to Ian Poulter – former members of the DP World Tour, would have sent a letter to the maximum continental circuit, asking for “immediate lifting” of the penalties applied to those who have chosen to play one or more LIV Golf tournaments.
Carlos Ortiz (Guadalajara, Jalisco, April 24, 1991) is a Mexican professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour. He won the 2020 Houston Open on the PGA Tour.1 Ortiz was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
He played college golf in the United States at the University of North Texas. At the 2011 Summer Universiade, he was part of the team that won the bronze medal. He played for the Mexican team in the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy and again in 2012 where Mexico was runner-up.
His younger brother Álvaro is a professional golfer who represented Mexico at the Eisenhower Trophy in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and won the 2019 Latin American Amateur Championship. Ortiz turned pro in 2013. He finished T-15 in the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying school after playing in the first, second and last stages.
He then joined the Tour in 2014. He won the fourth event of the year, the Panama Claro Championship. the Official World Golf Ranking. Ortiz received a sponsor exemption to compete in the 2014 Memorial Tournament, where he finished T-65 in his PGA Tour debut.
He won his third Korn Ferry event of the season at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, earning full exempt status on the 2014-15 PGA Tour as a three-time winner in a single season. He was later named Korn Player of the Year. Ferry Tour.5 In his first full season on the PGA Tour, Ortiz finished 93rd in the FedEx Cup and had a season-best finish of T9 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
However, he lost his spot on the tour after a poor 2016 season. He played on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017 and 2018 and regained his spot on the PGA Tour after the 2018 season. He finished the 2018-19 PGA Tour season in 113th in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a best finish of tied for third at the Sanderson Farms Championship, played in late 2018.
In November 2020, Ortiz won his first PGA Tour event at the Houston Open. He became the third Mexican winner on the PGA Tour after Víctor Regalado and César Sanudo. The last PGA Tour win by a Mexican-born player, prior to Ortiz’s win, was 22 years earlier by Regalado at the 1978 Quad Cities Open.
Ortiz’s triumph qualified him to be invited to the 2021 Masters Tournament, making him the second Mexican to win an invitation, after his own brother, who played in the 2019 Masters as an amateur.