LIV Golf Final Leaderboard At The Masters - Koepka And Mickelson T2nd

Two of the top three were LIV players, but it was Jon Rahm who sealed the Green Jacket at Augusta

Brooks Koepka hits a drive at the 2023 Masters
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Much was made of the LIV golfers at this year's Masters.

Do they play 'real' golf? Will they be rusty having played fewer tournaments? Just how badly affected have they been by missing out on the likes of Riviera, Bay Hill, TPC Sawgrass and Austin Country Club?

Well, as I said earlier in the week, it's ridiculous to rule them out. Masters week saw some of them play badly - six of the 18 missed the cut - as well as two of them withdrawing, but a LIV player nearly won The Masters with two of them finishing T2nd behind Jon Rahm.

Brooks Koepka held the 54-hole lead but a poor display on Sunday afternoon saw him overtaken and left behind by Rahm. A sensational 65 from Phil Mickelson tied him at eight-under-par, with Koepka eventually signing for a closing 75.

Cameron Smith rallied the LIV troops pre-tournament by saying they need to play well, and the Aussie, Champion Golfer of the Year at St Andrews last July, looked like he was going to do his part with a two-under-par 70 on Thursday but his challenge fell away over the final three days.

A total of four LIV players finished under par, with 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed posting an impressive T4th finish at seven-under and Joaquin Niemann at two-under in T16th.

There were 18 LIV players in the field starting the week, but only 16 completed two weather-delayed rounds after Kevin Na withdrew following his front nine due to illness and Louis Oosthuizen also withdrew on Saturday. An impressive 12 LIV players made the Masters cut.

Take a look at the final LIV Golf leaderboard below to see how they got on in the 87th Masters...

LIV Players' scores at the 2023 Masters:

  • -8 Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson (T2)
  • -7 Patrick Reed (T4)
  • -2 Joaquin Niemann (T16)
  • +1 Harold Varner III (T29)
  • +4 Cameron Smith, Talor Gooch (T34)
  • +5 Abraham Ancer (T39)
  • +6 Mito Pereira (T43)
  • +8 Thomas Pieters, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel (T48)
  • +4 Bryson DeChambeau
  • +7 Sergio Garcia
  • +8 Jason Kokrak
  • +9 Bubba Watson 
  • WD Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen
Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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3 wood: Titleist TSi2

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV