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Tiger Woods says he's all about majors, a Mickelson rebuke

May. 17, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is all about majors and legacy, a point he drove home Tuesday in a sharp rebuke of Phil Mickelson and his support of a Saudi-funded golf venture that led to Lefty not defending his title at the PGA Championship. Even as Woods resumes a remarkable...

Mickelson decides not to defend title at PGA Championship

May. 14, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following incendiary comments he made about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed. Mickelson authored one of the most stunning victories last year...

PGA back at Southern Hills as Mickelson skips title defense

May. 13, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

The anticipation had been building the last few weeks for the PGA Championship, just like it was for the Masters. And just like the last major, the hype was more about who played than who had a chance to win. Tiger Woods not only played Augusta National, he made the cut. ...

Greg Norman's comments on Khashoggi killing spark backlash

May. 12, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Greg Norman's brushing off of Jamal Khashoggi's killing as a “mistake” has been condemned by the fiancee of the late Washington Post columnist. The former No. 1 golfer is leading a series of Saudi Arabia-funded tournaments in England and has come under criticism...

Report: Mickelson had $40 million in gambling losses

May. 06, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

Federal auditors investigating Phil Mickelson's role in an insider trading scheme found his gambling losses totaled more than $40 million from 2010 to 2014, according to an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck's forthcoming biography. Shipnuck posted the excerpt on his “Firepit Collective”...

EXPLAINER: Why are foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia fixing ties?

Apr. 29, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul sent an already tense and shaky relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia into complete free fall. Fast-forward 3 1/2 years later and it appears Turkey and Saudi Arabia are...

Turkey's Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia to mend strained ties

Apr. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening in a major reset of relations between two regional heavyweights following the slaying of a Saudi columnist in Istanbul. The visit marks the latest in Ankara’s bridge-building efforts...

Twitter adopts 'poison pill' defense in Musk takeover bid

Apr. 15, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Twitter said Friday that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a “poison pill” defense in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company for more than $43 billion and take it private. The move would allow existing Twitter...

House Democrats ask Biden to get tougher with Saudi Arabia

Apr. 13, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three dozen House Democrats are pushing the administration to get tougher with Saudi Arabia, calling it a bad strategic partner after it has refused to help ease the world’s oil supply crunch during Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Rep. Gerry Connolly, a...

After spat, Saudi Arabia sending ambassador back to Lebanon

Apr. 07, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Thursday it would send its ambassador back to Lebanon after a diplomatic spat last year. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported that the kingdom made the decision after the “calls and appeals of the moderate national...