Written by
Bryan Mullen, LIV Golf Correspondent
Feb 05 2024
- 4 min
4Aces GC struggles at Mayakoba

It wasn’t exactly how 4Aces Golf Club envisioned opening the 2024 season, but there isn’t any reason to push the panic button for the League’s most successful club.

A fast start followed by some up-and-down play resulted in a 12th-place finish in the season-opening event at LIV Golf Mayakoba. The team finished a combined 3 over for the week as it looks to quickly turn the page and focus on LIV Golf Las Vegas.

4Aces GC entered Sunday in 10th place, 12 shots back of leader Torque Golf Club, but the team members had confidence knowing they had already gone low at El Camaleón Golf Course on Friday. Captain Dustin Johnson opened with a 4-under 67, which included a stretch of five birdies in seven holes on the front nine. He shot even par on Saturday before firing another fine round on Sunday, a 4-under 67. That was good enough for a fifth-place finish.

Patrick Reed came out with authority and put on a clinic with his typically fantastic ball-striking and superb short game. He staked an opening-round 7-under 64 that was near flawless. As the winds kicked up on the weekend, so did the scores for many of the players. Reed battled hard for two 73s on the weekend and finished in 17th place.

Perez had a tough time getting things going early and had rounds of 75 and 78, but he rebounded nicely with an even-par 71 on Sunday. Perez’ determination to post a good score in the final round is something that will come in handy since all final rounds will count this season.

New 4Aces GC member Harold Varner III didn’t get off to the start he wanted at Mayakoba, and it can take some time for a player to become accustomed to a new club’s inner workings. He finished 14 over for the week and looks to turn it around in Las Vegas.