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Column: Player revolt helped Presidents Cup and now hurts it

Sep. 20, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The great disruption in golf is doing no favors to the Presidents Cup, which already struggles for an identity as a global competition owned and operated by one tour. But look at it another way. Without disruption, there probably wouldn't even...

Cameron Smith wins LIV Golf in 2nd start with rival league

Sep. 18, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final...

Justin Suh finally makes his way onto the PGA Tour

Sep. 06, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

Justin Suh was part of four college stars at the Travelers Championship in 2019, all playing on exemptions with big expectations. Matthew Wolff won two weeks later in Minnesota. Collin Morikawa won two weeks after that at the Barracuda Championship. Viktor Hovland earned his card at...

LIV joins lawsuit against PGA Tour as 4 players drop off

Aug. 27, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

Saudi-funded LIV Golf has joined the antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour in an amended complaint in which four players have removed their names. That leaves seven players, most notably Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, along with LIV Golf as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The four...

PGA Tour says players knew consequences of joining LIV Golf

Aug. 08, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The PGA Tour asked a federal judge in San Francisco to deny the appeal of three suspended players who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf and now want to compete in the tour's lucrative postseason, arguing the players knew the consequences two months ago. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson...

Column: Temptation of Saudi cash at LIV is in prize fund

Aug. 02, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

Pat Perez said having a chance to be part of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series was like winning the lottery. He wasn't far off. Perez didn't mince words — he rarely does — when explaining his reason for joining. It was a chance to play less and get paid more. He even was seen at a...

Column: Biggest disruption of Saudi tour is words, not golf

Jul. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

The theme of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series is, “Golf, But Louder.” Money talks, loud enough for Dustin Johnson to get an offer he couldn't ignore, for Brooks Koepka to do an about-face within a week, for Pat Perez to be smiling after shooting 80. Inflated...

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...