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European tour bans LIV golfers from Scottish Open

Jun. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The European tour banned golfers who competed in the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV series from three upcoming tournaments, including the Scottish Open, on Friday and fined them $120,000. The tour said any players who took part in the inaugural LIV event in England this...

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...

Scheffler, McIlroy highlight strong field at Travelers

Jun. 22, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — It has been an exhausting couple of weeks for the top players on the PGA Tour as they've dealt with the usual rigors of a U.S. Open and the unusual stress of losing some big names to the upstart LIV Golf series. But six of the world's top 15 ranked players,...

Jim Furyk completing daunting double at US Senior Open

Jun. 22, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Teeing it up in one U.S. Open is challenging. Competing in two Opens on consecutive weeks is twice as troublesome. Jim Furyk will complete the daunting USGA double this week. The 2003 U.S. Open winner will follow an abbreviated appearance at The Country Club...

British Open allows golfers from Saudi-backed series to play

Jun. 22, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Players who have joined the new Saudi Arabia-funded league will still be allowed to compete at the British Open next month, organizers said on Wednesday. The U.S. Open had allowed players who were banned by the PGA Tour for signing up to the LIV Golf...

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...

Column: Youth movement can make LIV Golf look appealing

Jun. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Players willing to leave the PGA Tour for riches only Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund can provide is a movement Rory McIlroy refers to as the “easy way out.” Maybe that's too easy of an explanation. Even so, it's hard to dispute the...

Faldo to retire as lead CBS analyst, replaced by Immelman

Jun. 21, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Nick Faldo is leaving 16 years as the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports. In his place will be another former Masters champion. No, not Phil Mickelson. CBS announced Tuesday that Trevor Immelman of South Africa, who won the 2008 Masters and will...

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...

Fitzpatrick's victory a win for golf at thrilling US Open

Jun. 20, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The unsettled future of golf was in the surest of hands over the final four tantalizing hours of the U.S. Open. The sport, almost always at its best when major titles are at stake, went on a wild ride courtesy of Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris, two...