Vincent summons lion spirit to secure LIV Golf League future

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Golf star Scott Vincent once again lived up to the meaning of his nickname “Mhondoro” after producing his career-best finish on the LIV Golf League in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to secure a seven-figure payday and a guaranteed spot on the lucrative LIV Golf League for the 2024 season.

The affable Vincent is affectionately known Mhondoro by his fans back in Zimbabwe, which means the lion and guardian spirit of the nation’s Shona tribe due to his fearless on the golf course.

With his back against the wall, Vincent proved yet again why many believe has earned his right to compete against some of the world’s best players on the LIV Golf circuit with a memorable display.

It was a big weekend for the 31-year-old Zimbabwean Olympian as he went into the final event of the 2023 LIV Golf League regular season needing a season’s best finish in order to finish inside the top 24 on the Order of Merit Standings.

The gifted Zimbabwean posted his best individual finish ever in 20 starts on the LIV Golf circuit as he tied for third at the final event of the regular season at  Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Vincent posted rounds of 70-62-66 for a 12-under-par total, which left him two strokes behind the eventual champion, American Brooks Koepka.

The result was a seven-figure payday for Vincent, who earned $1.1 million.

More importantly Vincent’s impressive showing in Jeddah landed him a guaranteed spot in the LIV Golf League for next year as he moved him from 31st to inside the top 24 in the season-long points standings.

Vincent finished 22nd in the standings after this weekend’s strong performance.

After his final round, he stated: “Incredible. Incredible. What an amazing year. What an amazing day. All I can do is just thank God for this amazing opportunity to be here, and how he kept me going today through all the ups and downs, it was just amazing.”

Vincent has been playing some excellent golf. In total, he made an eagle, 14 birdies, and four bogeys over 54 holes in Saudi Arabia.

Sunday’s showing was the second top-10 finish for Vincent in his two seasons competing in LIV Golf.

The former Chapman Golf Club junior golfer, who now plays out of Colorado Golf Club in the US, placed fourth in Singapore in late April.

Vincent originally landed a spot on LIV Golf by winning the International Series Order of Merit during the 2022 Asian Tour season.

LIV Golf concludes its 2023 season next week with a team championship in Miami where Scott’s young brother Kieran will also be aiming to join his brother in the LIV Golf League next season via the promotion/relegation event.

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