RISING STAR MATTHEW WOLFF, WORLD NO. 2 AMATEUR EUGENIO CHACARRA AND INTERNATIONAL STANDOUT CARLOS ORTIZ OFFICIALLY JOIN LIV GOLF
All Three to Make Debut in Portland; Field Is Set For LIV Golf’s Second Event With Teams To Be Announced Tuesday
London and West Palm Beach (June 27, 2022) – LIV Golf today announced that rising star Matthew Wolff, world ranked no. 2 amateur Eugenio Chacarra and international standout Carlos Ortiz are officially joining LIV Golf and will make their debuts in Portland. The field is now set for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, LIV Golf’s second event of the season taking place June 30-July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon.
One of golf’s longest hitters off the tee, the 23-year-old Wolff has quickly established himself among the game’s top competitors. An All-American at Oklahoma State University and winner of the 2019 NCAA Division I individual championship, Wolff then turned pro in 2019 and secured his first professional win less than one month later. He has continued to make an impact within golf's elite, reaching a career-best No. 12 in the world in October 2020 andearning seven top-10 finishes, including runner-up at the U.S. Open and fourth at the PGA Championship.
World ranked No. 2 amateur Eugenio Chacarra will make his first appearance as a professional with LIV Golf. The 22-year-old is a two-time All-American at Oklahoma State University, where he was a finalist for both the Ben Hogan Award and the Haskins Award as the NCAA’s top collegiate golfer. The No. 1 amateur from Spain, Chacarra made 14 collegiate starts in 2021-22, winning three times with six additional top-six finishes.
Ortiz, winner of four professional tournaments worldwide, has been a standout since turning pro in 2014. He has spent 80 weeks of his career ranked in the top 100 and reached 44th in the world in February 2021. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico and a collegiate golfer at the University of North Texas, Ortiz represented his country in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021.
“Our impressive roster of LIV golfers continues to grow with incredible young talent and international stars. Matthew Wolff and Eugenio Chacarra have both made a name for themselves as two of golf’s most promising talents, exhibiting impressive success at an early age. I’m eager to watch them play alongside Carlos Ortiz, one of Mexico’s most consistent pros who along with many of our other golfers represents LIV Golf’s continued commitment to growing the game on a global scale,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “LIV Golf is providing new opportunities for the best players in the world to compete, and our field in Portland reflects that. We can’t wait to kick off our first U.S. event with these incredible golfers.”
The Portland field will showcase nine of the last 21 major winners, four former world No. 1 players and nearly half of its competitors currently ranked in the top 100. The global field represents 12 different countries and a combined 20 major titles, as well as future stars of the game who earned NCAA National Championships, US Amateur Championships and professional tour wins among their accomplishments. Players will compete in golf’s most exciting new format for $25 million and the chance to become the second individual and team champions for LIV Golf.