LIV Golf London results, highlights

After months of speculation as well as debate

The very first day of competition for the new LIV Golf league is in the guide

with the LIV Golf Invitational Series teeing off on Thursday in London.

Charl Schwartzel and also Hennie du Plessis, both from South Africa

Lead the field after the preliminary.

Schwartzel took the lead Thursday after posting a 5-under 65, with Du Plessis 1 shot back at 4 under

Phil Mickelson, as well as Dustin Johnson, were linked for 7th after each shooting a 1-under 69.

Complying with the tee-off, the PGA Tour suspended the 17 members that are competing in the event