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This Golfer Lost a Shocking $240,000 in ‘2 Minutes’ at a LIV Golf Tournament – Find Out Why

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Unbelievable Drama Unfolds on the 18th Hole at a LIV Golf tournament. In a jaw-dropping turn of events, Polish golfer Adrian Meronk found himself in the crosshairs of controversy during the LIV Golf tournament in Saudi Arabia. The stakes were high, the tension palpable, and the clock ticking mercilessly.

The Slow-Play Penalty That Altered Fate

Picture this: The sun beating down, the crowd holding its breath, and Meronk standing over his second shot on the 18th hole. But instead of swift action, he hesitated—for over two minutes.

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The LIV Golf officials were not happy with the delay and dropped the hammer. A one-shot penalty slapped on Meronk for violating the time limit. His score of 4 on the par-5 18th hole suddenly ballooned to a 5. The difference? A whopping $240,000!

If Meronk played by the rules, he would have tied for fifth place with the formidable Jon Rahm, pocketing a cool $750,000. But fate had other plans. Instead, he plummeted into a six-way tie for sixth, settling for a significantly lighter—$508,750.

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Fans React to the bizarre incident at LIV Golf

Social media erupted with fans mocking him. Incidentally, he had just joined the LIV Golf.

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LIV Golf, a professional men’s golf tour, has taken the golfing world by storm. With deep financial muscles, they are attracting some top talents of the Golfing world. It is widely believed that the Saudi government has invested heavily in sports organizations and events, ranging from Golf, F1, Premier League soccer to the WWE, a practice to boost its image in the global media (also known as “sports washing”).

Meronk’s Legacy

Adrian Meronk, once a rising star, now etched in golf lore as the man who lost a fortune over a few extra seconds. The highlight of his career came in 2022 when Meronk etched his name in history as the first Polish golfer to win on the European Tour and clinched his second title, dominating the greens and leaving Adam Scott trailing by five shots
But now, His name is forever linked to the slow-play scandal that shook LIV Golf to its core.

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Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singhhttps://thesportsroom.org
Abhishek is a veteran journalist who covers the sport of MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Arm-wrestling, Boxing and Pop Culture. His passion for Combat Sports began when he first saw the highlights of boxing legends like Manny Pacquiao, Arturo Gatti, Miguel Cotto etc.
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