South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel carded a five-under 65 for the lead after the opening round of the inaugural LIV Invitational Series at the Centurion Club outside London.

Schwartzel leads countryman Hennie du Plessis by a stroke, while star players in the 48-man field. Americans Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, both are on one under following a respective opening round 69’s.

As the opening round got underway, the PGA Tour suspended long-time fan favourite Mickelson and all other members who decided to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and said anyone else who makes the jump will face the same fate.

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