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LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy

Jun. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is getting a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This coming week, the series, which is paying enormous signing fees for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, descends on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in tiny North Plains,...

PGA Tour in 'arms race' of dollars and leaning on loyalty

Jun. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Commissioner Jay Monahan says the PGA Tour can't win an “arms race” against Saudi-funded LIV Golf when the weapon is money. His response Wednesday was to boost prize money in eight elite events and rely on loyalty and legacy among his players. Monahan...

AP source: Koepka the latest to join Saudi-backed LIV series

Jun. 21, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka, one of the first players to denounce a rival league for only 48 players, is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, The Associated Press has learned. A person briefed on Koepka's decision told The AP he...

On Golf: US Open a reminder of what really matters in golf

Jun. 20, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A week that began with Phil Mickelson speaking without saying hardly anything ended with Matt Fitzpatrick at a momentary loss for words in his proudest moment. The U.S. Open was more that just a diversion from the disruption in golf. It...

US OPEN '22: A quiz covering more than a century of golf

Jun. 16, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — How well do you know U.S. Open history? Try this quiz: 1. Who is the oldest U.S. Open champion? a.) Julius Boros b.) Hale Irwin c.) Phil Mickelson 2. Who has the lowest 72-hole score in the U.S....

Disrupters v Dreamers as 2 worlds of golf collide at US Open

Jun. 15, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Two worlds of competitive golf collide this week at the U.S. Open. One world seeks to blow up the status quo, posing the largest threat to the PGA Tour in its 54-year history. It is spearheaded by six-time major winner and fan favorite Phil Mickelson, who...

Thumbs-up from Mickelson doesn't bring normalcy to US Open

Jun. 14, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson lumbered his way down the first fairway and flashed a thumbs-up almost by habit, even if he wasn't responding to an occasional encouraging word from behind the ropes or in the grandstands. In that respect, Tuesday felt like a typical U.S. Open. ...

US Open updates | Rahm worried about future of Ryder Cup

Jun. 14, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): ___ 1:05 p.m. Defending U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm says one of his biggest concerns about the schism in golf is how it might impact the Ryder Cup. Rahm won three...

Column: Players who take Saudi money shouldn't need PGA Tour

Jun. 14, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Two players huddled on the practice range late in the afternoon at The Country Club. Only a few words were audible from each sentence, still enough to have a good idea of the topic. And it wasn't anything about the U.S. Open. Even at the...

Phil Mickelson not giving up on playing PGA Tour

Jun. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson stuck to his script and showed restraint when put in tough spots at the U.S. Open, a big change for him. Except on Monday, he was using words instead of his golf clubs. Still to come is the major reputed to be the toughest test in golf, the...