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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...

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...

Icons Series unites 24 pro athletes for Ryder Cup-type golf

Jun. 29, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — For those tired of the dispute between the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, Tom Brookes has something that might be of interest. The chief executive of Icons Series is bringing a two-day tournament to Liberty National that features 24...

Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

Jun. 28, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind. Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts...

Column: Blunt talk means saying LIV Golf is all about money

Jun. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

Brooks Koepka likes to boast about his honesty. He takes as much pride in being bold and blunt as he does in his remarkable record in the major championships. He does not shy from criticism if he feels it is warranted. Koepka once accused Patrick Reed of cheating by “building sand...

Schauffele wins at Travelers after Theegala's double bogey

Jun. 26, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Xander Schauffele celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary Sunday with a dramatic victory in the Travelers Championship. The Olympic champion won with a three-stroke swing on the final hole, hitting to 3 feet for birdie after rookie Sahith Theegala took...