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Stenson shares LIV lead with Reed as Mickelson has rough day

Jul. 29, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Stenson had a happy return to golf after being removed as European Ryder Cup captain, making eight birdies in his LIV Golf Invitational debut at Bedminster for a 7-under 64 to share the 18-hole lead with Patrick Reed. Phil Mickelson's return to the...

Trump says Saudi-funded tour creates 'gold rush' for players

Jul. 28, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump played another round at his home course Thursday, this one different from so many others. He was part of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational pro-am, put on by a breakaway league he says is creating a “gold rush” for players. ...

Saudi-funded LIV Golf announces 14-event schedule for 2023

Jul. 27, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The Saudi-funded LIV Golf series announced a 14-tournament schedule for next year with 12 established team franchises and a chance for players to either be promoted or relegated through its series of Asian Tour events. Greg Norman, the CEO and commissioner...

Geoff Ogilvy 'scratching the itch' to play PGA Tour again

Jul. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

Geoff Ogilvy walked into the locker room two weeks ago at the Barracuda Championship and didn’t recognize many faces. He’s pretty sure they didn’t recognize him, either. “They were probably thinking, ‘Who’s that old guy with the beard and no hair?‘” he said. ...

Column: Disruption now the norm until end of PGA Tour season

Jul. 26, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

It's already been a good week for Jason Day and Rickie Fowler before they even hit a shot at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Both were outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings with only two tournaments left in the PGA Tour's regular season, leaving them in jeopardy of...

LIV in New Jersey, PGA has more top-20 players in Detroit

Jul. 26, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Site: Detroit. Course: Detroit GC. Yardage: 7,370. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner’s share: $1.512 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday,...

Stenson joins Saudi tour, removed as Ryder Cup captain

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

The Ryder Cup captaincy of Henrik Stenson lasted all of four months. Ryder Cup Europe removed Stenson as captain for the 2023 matches — still 14 months away from being played in Italy — when the Swede decided to choose the guaranteed money of the Saudi-funded rival league over...

Schauffele takes 1-shot lead over buddy Cantlay at Travelers

Jun. 25, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Xander Schauffele shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over good friend and playing partner Patrick Cantlay into the final round of the Travelers Championship. Schauffele had a 17-under 193 total at TPC River Highlands. Cantlay shot 63. ...

Colonial lead cut from 8 to 3: Scheffler, Stallings, Hossler

May. 27, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This has been a good week in North Texas for Scott Stallings, first qualifying for the U.S. Open that will be played less than an hour from where he was born and now sharing the lead at Colonial with top-ranked Scottie Scheffler and Beau Hossler. Stallings...

Scheffler part of crowded Colonial leaderboard after PGA cut

May. 26, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scottie Scheffler did something last weekend that he rarely does, watching a golf tournament at home after missing the cut. The world's No. 1 player is back on the course, and tied atop a crowded leaderboard at Colonial. Scheffler was among eight players...