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Saudi fans put on brave face after World Cup loss to Poland

Nov. 26, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was a home crowd for Saudi Arabia on Saturday as it played Poland in its second match at the World Cup. Despite clear disappointment over the 2-0 loss, Saudi fans were still basking in the glow of their team's improbable win against Argentina earlier this...

PGA Tour to Houston, Champions Tour ends season in Phoenix

Nov. 08, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PGA TOUR CADENCE BANK HOUSTON OPEN Site: Houston. Course: Memorial Park GC. Yardage: 7,412. Par: 70. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1,512,000. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

LIV Golf team finale set for Doral, PGA Tour goes to Bermuda

Oct. 25, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LIV GOLF LIV GOLF MIAMI TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Doral, Florida. Course: Trump National Doral. Yardage: 7,702. Par: 72. Prize money: $50 million. Winner's share: $16 million ($4 million per player). Streaming: Friday-Sunday,...

Aussies scrape in, but feel at home at World Cup in Qatar

Oct. 25, 2022 04:38 AM EDT

There was a big song and dance about how Australia scraped into the World Cup. A so-called Wiggles dance made replacement goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne a public enemy in Peru, with his flailing arms and legs as he prepared to make saves in the penalty shootout becoming a meme as the...

Koepka overcomes Uihlein on 3rd playoff hole for LIV win

Oct. 16, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Brooks Koepka holed his birdie putt on the third playoff hole to win the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah on Sunday and claim his first victory on the breakaway tour. Little could separate Koepka from close friend and American compatriot...

Mickelson says LIV on rise and PGA Tour trending downward

Oct. 13, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

Back in Saudi Arabia for the first time since his disparaging remarks about the source of LIV Golf's funding, Phil Mickelson said Thursday he was glad he was on the “winning side" and that he sees the PGA Tour trending downward. Mickelson had said a month ago that while the PGA...

Johnson has $30 million year and growing in LIV Golf

Oct. 10, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

Dustin Johnson needed only six events to have a $30 million year, and he still has two events left with Saudi-funded LIV Golf. Even though he failed to finish in the top 10 for the first time, Johnson clinched the inaugural LIV Golf Individual Championship. The...

A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Biden's outreach

Oct. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday effectively acknowledged the failure of one of his biggest and most humiliating foreign policy gambles: a fist-bump with the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, the crown prince associated with human rights abuses. Biden’s awkward...

PGA Tour to Las Vegas, LIV Golf heads overseas to Bangkok

Oct. 04, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PGA TOUR SHRINERS CHILDREN'S OPEN Site: Las Vegas Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1,440,000 Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia’s invasion of...