Written by
Mike McAllister
Aug 06 2023
- 5 min
Torque Greenbrier win Bynder

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Joaquin Niemann and his Torque GC have been impressive all season, but their performance at LIV Golf Greenbrier was the best ever produced by a LIV Golf team.

Torque won its fourth team title of the season with a counting score of 49 under, the lowest score recorded by one team at any LIV Golf event.

“We all knew that we’ve got enough golf to beat all the other teams, and we’re proving that,” Niemann said. “We’ve being playing great golf this season.”

Although the win closed the deficit to first-place 4Aces GC, Torque remains in second place in the season-long team standings, just seven points off the lead.

“I can’t believe we’re still second,” said Mito Pereira. “It’s like, something is wrong here. … We’re really close and we hope to get to the last tournament close and beat them.”

Young David Puig led the way on the opening round with a 7-under 63 as Torque opened with a counting score of 15 under. Pereira shot a 62 on the second day, with the team posting a 19 under total for the day. Pereira followed with a 63 on the final round, with Torque shooting 15 under for the 49 under total.

At one point, the team was at 50 under before a late bogey. It was the first time a team had ever reached 50 under at any point in a LIV event.

“We’ve won four times and we’re still in second place,” Niemann said. “I think it gives us a little fire to what’s coming next.”

Here’s a recap of Torque’s individual performances at LIV Golf Greenbrier:

MITO PEREIRA (-17, 2nd place)

Pereira posted his best result since joining LIV Golf starting this season, finishing second while keeping heat on leader Bryson DeChambeau for much of the day until DeChambeau pulled away to shoot a record 58.

Pereira shot 15 under on his final two rounds, with his 8-under 62 in the second round marking his best individual round of the season.

“Obviously a really good result,” Pereira said. “Solo second and happy that I helped the team these last two days.”

Pereira is now in fourth place in the individual points standings, the highest-ranking player among the Torque quartet.

DAVID PUIG (-16, 4th place)

LIV Golf’s youngest player produced his best result of the season with a fourth-place finish highlighted by his opening 63. He was the only player on his team to contribute counting scores in every round.

Puig received valuable experience over the weekend playing in the leaders’ group and more than held his own under the pressure. In the final round, he started slowly with two bogeys in his first seven holes, but ultimately played the final 10 holes in a bogey-free 6-under, including an eagle at 17.

“A good experience for sure,” Puig said. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous but for sure it cost me a little bit to start the day. … But I kept fighting and obviously seeing Torque up there, the leaderboard helps for sure.”

Puig is now 27th in season-long points, just outside the top 24 that receive guaranteed spots for next year’s LIV Golf League.

SEBASTIÁN MUÑOZ (-12, 16th place)

Muñoz made just three bogeys over the three rounds and contributed scores for the first two days. He remains inside the top 10 in the season-long standings at 10th place.

JOAQUIN NIEMANN (-9, 23rd place)

The Torque captain contributed scores in the first (65) and last (66 round in posting his second consecutive 23rd place finish.

Niemann has gained points in four five of his six starts and is in 26th place in the season-long standings.


Field ranking in parentheses

Fairways Hit

Muñoz – 34 (T3)
Niemann – 34 (T3)
Pereira – 34 (T3)
Puig – 24 (39)

Driving Distance Avg.

Puig – 319.0 (7)

Pereira – 317.8 (T9)
Muñoz ­– 315.4 (13)
Niemann – 314.6 (14)

Greens in Regulation

Pereira – 46 (T6)
Muñoz – 42 (T23)
Niemann – 41 (T29)
Puig – 40 (T35)

Total Putts

Puig – 81 (T2)
Pereira – 85 (T10)
Niemann – 86 (T14)
Muñoz – 89 (T27)

Total Birdies

Pereira – 18 (T5)
Puig – 18 (T5)
Niemann – 17 (T8)
Muñoz – 13 (T25)