Joaquin Niemann hit with two-stroke penalty at LIV Golf Mayakoba

Joaquin Niemann led by four shots after 36 holes at the LIV Golf season opener Saturday.

He’ll start the final round Sunday at the El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course with a two-shot lead after being assessed a penalty after his second round in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

LIV Golf posted a message on X about the penalty, saying it involved a drop Niemann took from the cart path at the par-5 13th hole, specifically stating that he failed to drop within one club length.

Niemann is now officially at 11 under with LIV newcomer Jon Rahm and Dean Bermester at 9 under. Sergio Garcia is solo fourth at 7 under.

Niemann started the season with a 59 on Friday, the second sub-60 round in LIV Golf history.

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Niemann is seeking his first win on LIV. He won twice while a member of the PGA Tour.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek