Written by
Bryan Mullen
Aug 13 2023
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BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Consider last week’s finish in West Virginia as a one-off for the 4Aces GC. The team finished in last place at Greenbrier after several weeks of leading the season-long standings but rebounded nicely this week with a sixth-place finish at LIV Golf Bedminster.

The 4Aces (1 under) was one of only six teams to finish under par collectively for the week. It was a strong start for the league’s best team, opening with a total of 3 under on Friday before slipping on the weekend and finishing over par when combining the second and final rounds.

Under tough scoring conditions, Captain Dustin Johnson helped spark the fast start with a 68 and teammates Patrick Reed, Peter Uihlein and Pat Perez provided counting scores low enough to remain on the top half of the team leaderboard.

With two tournaments left in the regular season, the 4Aces is in fine shape to claim one of the top four seeds and receive a first-round bye at the season-ending Team Championship in Miami.

Here’s a recap of 4Aces GC’s performance at LIV Golf Bedminster:

PATRICK REED (-4, 4th place) Reed was the consistent force for his team and had by far the best week of any 4Aces member. He was the only player on his team to shoot par or better in all three rounds, and he matched his captain’s fast start with a 3-under 68 on Friday. On the weekend when birdies were few and far between, Reed had rounds of 70 and 71. He now has five top-5 finishes and is third in the season-long individual standings.

DUSTIN JOHNSON (Even, 14th place) The captain bounced back from a 32nd-place finish at Greenbrier with a nice 14th-place showing at LIV Golf Bedminster. Johnson opened with a 3-under 68 and closed with a nice even-par 71, a quality score considering the scoring opportunities. He tied Bubba Watson for first in greens in regulation with 42. Johnson sits in eighth place in the season-long individual standings.

PETER UIHLEIN (+5, 35th place) Uihlein counted two scores, including a 1-under 70 on Saturday when it looked like his team might be slipping down the leaderboard. The long-hitting Uihlein will want to put his over-par first and second rounds out of his mind as he looks to finish strong in the final two regular season events.

PAT PEREZ (+10, 44th place) His finish is a little misleading in that Perez counted two scores on the weekend when a couple of his teammates struggled to score. His 2-over 73 on Sunday helped keep his team in the top six on the team leaderboard.


Fairways Hit

Reed – 28 (T16)

Perez – 24 (T34)

Johnson – 30

(T6) Uihlein – 20 (T45)

Driving Distance Avg.

Johnson – 312.7 (5)

Uihlein – 310.1 (T7)

Reed – 293.1 (33)

Perez – 285.0 (47)

Greens in Regulation

Johnson – 42 (T1)

Reed – 37 (T13)

Uihlein – 29 (42)

Perez – 28 (T43)

Total Putts

Uihlein – 85 (T6)

Reed – 87 (T11)

Perez – 88 (T15)

Johnson – 95 (T42)

Total Birdies

Johnson – 11 (T7)

Uihlein – 8 (T31)

Reed – 8 (T31)

Perez – 6 (T39)