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Smith overtakes Johnson for 2-shot lead in LIV Golf

Sep. 17, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Cameron Smith made a pair of 7-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of 4-under 68 and allow him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. As easy as Johnson made it look in the opening round,...

Gooch has 1-shot lead over Niemann in LIV Golf Boston event

Sep. 03, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — Talor Gooch had a 5-under 65 on a day of low scoring and most players wearing shorts, building a one-shot lead Saturday over newcomer Joaquin Niemann after two rounds of the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston. Gooch was among the first players to sign up with the...

PGA Tour season over; Saudi-funded LIV Golf returns to stage

Aug. 30, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

LIV GOLF LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL-BOSTON Site: Bolton, Massachusetts. Course: The International GC. Yardage: 6,944. Par: 70. Prize money: $25 million ($5 million for team). Winner’s share: $4 million ($750,000 for each winning team member)....

LPGA, PGA Tour Champions stage majors in France and Scotland

Jul. 19, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

LPGA TOUR AND LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR AMUNDI EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Evian-les-Bains, France. Course: Evian Resort GC. Yardage: 6,523. Par: 71. Prize money: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1 million. Television:...

R&A chief Slumbers blasts LIV Golf as 'driven by money'

Jul. 13, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — R&A chief Martin Slumbers tore into the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series on Wednesday as a money grab that threatens the game's merit-based culture that has been cultivated over centuries. He threatened to change the British Open criteria that would...

Branden Grace wins LIV Golf's first US tournament

Jul. 02, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Branden Grace won LIV Golf's first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protestors alike because of the upstart series' funding by Saudi Arabia. Grace closed with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish at 13 under in the 54-hole tournament at...

England's Paul Casey joins Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour

Jul. 02, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Paul Casey, the Englishman ranked No. 26 in the world, has joined the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf tour. Casey, who hasn't played a tournament round since March because of injuries, plans to make his LIV debut this month at the Trump National Golf Club in...

Johnson, Ortiz tied for lead in LIV Golf event in Portland

Jul. 01, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

The outcry that marked the start of the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf series' first American stop quieted a bit on Friday, putting the focus on the play at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Modest crowds and mild temperatures in the mid-70s greeted the players on the upstart series —...

LIV tees off in Oregon amid criticism over Saudi funding

Jun. 30, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — The Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf tour's second event teed off Thursday, angering a group of families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11 and want the Saudi government held to account for the terrorist attacks. About 10 family members and survivors spoke at a...

Sept. 11 families plan protest as LIV tees off in Oregon

Jun. 29, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — LIV Golf’s first U.S. event was set to begin Thursday, with a group of survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 terror attacks planning to gather at a nearby park to speak out against the Saudi Arabia-funded tour. Brett Eagleson was 15...