LIV Tees off in Oregon Amid Criticism Over Saudi Funding

The Saudi Arabia-supported LIV Golf visit's subsequent occasion started Thursday,

incensing a gathering of families who lost friends and family on Sept. 11 and need the

incensing a gathering of families who lost friends and family on Sept. 11 and need the

Around 10 relatives and survivors talked at a little park respecting veterans

in small North Plains, home to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

"This occasion is just a gathering of exceptionally capable competitors

who seem to have walked out on the wrongdoing of homicide,"

said survivor Tim Frolich, who was harmed in the breakdown of the World Trade Center pinnacles.

The LIV Golf series, supported by Saudi Arabia's sovereign abundance reserve,

was making its most memorable stop on American

soil this week following an introduction this month beyond London.

Carlos Ortiz started to lead the pack Thursday with a 5-under 67.

Dustin Johnson, the 2020 Masters victor, was a shot back. 

Pat Perez, Brenden Grace and Hideto Tadihara were two shots off the lead.

"You want to start off very well and clearly stay with it since there's no genuine easing up,"

Perez said about the 54-opening organization. "Each shot, I think, implies somewhat more."