According multiple reports. While both took victory on the PGA Tour, the latest between the pair came at the 2020 Houston Open when Ortiz held off Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, who will also play next week.
Ortiz’s first season on the PGA Tour returned in 2019 and he reached No. 44 in the Official World Golf Rankings. After a long period of poor performance, however, he now finds himself ranked 118th. With his signing with LIV Golf, Ortiz will follow in the footsteps of fellow countryman Abraham Ancer, who publicly announced his intention to join the rival circuit earlier this week.
Speculation about Wolff leaving the PGA Tour has been circulating for some time, but early reports of him signing with LIV Golf have been confirmed by golf chain. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy becomes the latest young player to sign with the tour, as he joins world No. 2 amateur Eugenio Chacarra, also of Oklahoma State, to play in Portland, Oregon.
Although Wolff has struggled on the PGA Tour for the past two seasons, he still remains an eye-catching fresh young talent and an exciting addition from LIV Golf’s perspective. At just 23 years old, Wolff exploded onto the professional scene with his spectacular 2019 3M Open victory over Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa just weeks after ending his career as a decorated college player.
A 2020 US Open runner-up at Winged Foot, Wolff has since experienced mental distress and even walked away from the game on several occasions. Although he played well last fall and at one point earned four straight top-20 finishes (one of which included a second-place finish at the Shriners Children’s Open), Wolff’s play has dropped since the calendar shifted to the new year.
In 2022, he missed seven cuts and had just one top-25 performance, which came last month at the Wells Fargo Championship. Wolff concluded this week’s Travelers Championship with a 4-under 66 and finished tied for 40th in what could be the last start of his short but very exciting PGA Tour career given his position. on LIV Golf.