Written by
Bryan Mullen, LIV Golf Correspondent
Apr 28 2024
- 3 MIN
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It wasn’t exactly the week 4Aces Golf Club was expecting at LIV Golf Adelaide, but there were plenty of positives to take away following the sixth event of the 2024 LIV Golf season.

The team finished in 12th place at The Grange Golf Club and currently sits eighth in the season-long team standings. After the dust settled in Adelaide, it was clear that no revamping or major changes needs to be made for 4Aces GC. It was just a matter of not having any players going super low coupled with no outlier high scores.

With scoring conditions ripe at The Grange, the team members couldn’t quite get multiple low rounds and make sustained jumps up the leaderboard. Patrick Reed was primed for another impressive showing after a T-9 in Miami and he didn’t disappoint. The 2018 Masters champion finished T-22 in Adelaide and was at his best during the first two days when he combined to shoot 11 under, which put him in a tie for eighth entering Sunday.

Reed would end up shooting even par in the final round and couldn’t quite put together a birdie streak, but he will take the positives from more-than-solid consecutive finishes as LIV Golf Singapore approaches.

Pat Perez received a huge confidence boost in Australia and was the only member of the team to shoot under par in all three rounds. After combining to shoot 5 under on Friday and Saturday, Perez followed it up with a stellar 4-under 68 in the final round, which was the best score of the day for his team on a day when all four scores counted. Perez finished T-31 for his best showing in the past three events.

Captain Dustin Johnson also finished T-31 and played his best on the weekend. After a non-counting score of even par on Friday, the two-time major champion bounced back nicely with a 6-under 66 and finished with a 3-under 69 in the final round. Johnson, who won the individual title at LIV Golf Las Vegas in February, is seventh in the season-long individual standings and will once again be a favorite to hoist hardware in every event as the schedule continues.

Teammate Harold Varner III had an interesting week for 4Aces GC but there were more positives than negatives to take away. While Varner III didn’t go low on any day, he didn’t hurt his team badly by posting outlier scores. He did not record a round over par, shot 3-under 69 on Saturday, and with all four scores counting on Sunday, he was solid with another even-par round.

A better finish for the team could have been had with a couple of players going a bit lower when scoring conditions were there for the taking, but none of the player recorded any outrageously high scores to lead for any cause for concern going forward.