LIV Golf’s first-ever trade sees David Puig dealt for Carlos Ortiz

Two teams have completed the LIV Golf League’s first-ever trade.

David Puig, who competed for Joaquin Niemann’s Torque GC and finished 31st out of 50 players in LIV’s season-long standings in 2023, has been dealt to Sergio Garcia’s Fireballs GC for Carlos Ortiz, who placed 15th last season.

The move will make the Fireballs a majority-Spanish team with Garcia, Puig, Eugenio Chacarra and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer. Torque is now fully comprised of Latin American talent with Chileans Niemann and Mito Periera, Ortiz, also from Mexico, and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz.

LIV Golf has a unique ability to own golf’s silly season with its offseason news, but the upstart circuit has been rather quiet since its team championship in late October. This week marks the first LIV Golf Promotions event, which will earn three players a place on a team for the 2024 season. The event will run Dec. 8-10 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and features an interesting field that includes two former Ryder Cup players, a handful of rising amateurs and a past major champion.

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