First golfer to withdraw from a LIV event is Branden Grace.

Due to rib discomfort, Grace withdrew from the LIV Golf Thailand competition in the middle of his third round.

Grace, a South African who recorded a 62 in the third round of the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale to set the record for the lowest score ever in a major championship, 

started feeling pain on the second hole at Stonehill in the second round of the LIV Golf Invitational Series Bangkok event.

He hit his tee shot at the third hole, finished the hole, but was unable to proceed. He then underwent treatment from a physical therapist.

After shooting a 65, Grace, 34, shared the event's first-round lead with Richard Bland and Eugenio Chacarra. When he withdrew, he was one stroke behind Chacarra.

The harm may have been financially costly as well. In the race for the LIV's individual title, which ends after the tournament in Jeddah the following week, 

Grace entered the week behind Dustin Johnson. Grace comes in second with 79 points, and Johnson has 118.

A bonus of $18 million is offered for the individual title, with $8 million and $3 million awarded for second and third, respectively.

Following his withdrawal, Grace was reportedly going to receive an MRI, and it is now unknown whether he would be able to compete in the tournament the following week.