Notebook: Branden Grace becomes the first player to drop out of a LIV golf event

BANGKOK – Branden Grace became the first LIV Golf player to retire during an event when he had to retire on Saturday due to a problem with his rib cage.

Grace, a South African who holds the record for the lowest score ever in a major – 62 during the third round of the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale – started experiencing pain on the second hole at Stonehill in the second round of the tournament. The LIV Golf Invitational Series event in Bangkok.

He received treatment from a physical therapist after hitting the tee in the third hole and then completing the hole but was unable to continue.

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