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Rory McIlroy Abruptly Ditches PGA Tour Board

Golfer made no secret of his distaste for a Saudi-funded league

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA Tour's policy board five months after complaining of feeling " like a sacrificial lamb " in the tour's quest to obtain funding from Saudi Arabia. The four-time major winner announced his resignation in a Tuesday letter to the board shortly after...

Golfer: Fan Tried to Disrupt My Shot Over a Live Bet

Max Homa made his putt, but he's worried about the potential for more disruptions

(Newser) - Max Homa experienced the potential for disruption with betting at PGA Tour events when he said a fan yelled in the middle of his 5-foot birdie putt Saturday in the BMW Championship, per the AP . Homa already was struggling with short putts on a windy day at Olympia Fields, having...

Golf Pro: Yep, I Cheated at PGA Tour Event

Justin Doeden admits he changed his scorecard at Commissionaires Ottawa Open

(Newser) - At a PGA Tour Canada developmental event last week, questions came out about a player's score. And on Monday, tour pro Justin Doeden admitted he changed his scorecard after it was signed at the Commissionaires Ottawa Open, Golf Digest and report. The issue was first brought to...

Senators Want Answers on PGA Tour-LIV Golf Deal

Panel calls in leaders of both organizations for hearing

(Newser) - A Senate panel would like the PGA Tour and LIV Golf bosses to explain their planned merger. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the July 11 hearing will look into "what the Saudi takeover means for the future of this cherished American institution and our national interest," the BBC...

Maybe the Most Epic Golf Celebration Ever
An Incredible Putt,
Then an Incredible Tackle

An Incredible Putt, Then an Incredible Tackle

Pro golfer Adam Hadwin is leveled by security guard who didn't recognize him at Canadian Open

(Newser) - Pro golfer Adam Hadwin had good reason to celebrate—his friend and fellow Canadian, Nick Taylor, had just won the Canadian Open with an astonishing 72-foot eagle putt . But when Hadwin began spraying Taylor with champagne on the 18th hole Sunday, a security guard leveled him with a tackle more...

Report: Golfers Who Rejected Saudi Cash Will Get Saudi Cash

Sources say PGA loyalists will get payments to 'level up' with those who joined breakaway league

(Newser) - The bitter split dubbed "golf's civil war" ended last week with a surprise merger between Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf venture and the PGA Tour and European Tour—and insiders say the peace deal will include some Saudi money for PGA loyalists who turned down enticements to join...

DeChambeau Wants 9/11 Families to Forgive Saudis

LIV golfer suggests everyone move on from terror attacks

(Newser) - The relatives of the 9/11 attack victims who oppose LIV Golf, saying Saudi Arabia is guilty of sponsoring terrorism and human rights abuses, won't be counting on the support of Bryson DeChambeau. The Dallas golfer, who jumped from the PGA Tour to LIV last year, has called on the...

Rory McIlroy Has That 'Sacrificial Lamb' Feeling

Star golfer concedes advantages to PGA-LIV merger

(Newser) - One of the PGA Tour's biggest stars has made clear, merger or not , how he feels about LIV Golf. "I still hate LIV," Rory McIlroy told reporters Wednesday. "Like, I hate LIV." But he's still a fan of the PGA. And he hasn't...

'Stunning' Merger Pairs PGA With Saudi's LIV Tour

Agreement appears to end an acrimonious year in world of pro golf

(Newser) - The most disruptive year in golf ended Tuesday when the PGA Tour and European Tour agreed to a merger with Saudi Arabia's golf interests, creating a commercial operation designed to unify professional golf around the world, per the AP . As part of the deal, the sides are dropping all...

'You Think You've Seen Most Everything in Golf'

Ball Makes
for Weird
PGA Moment

Remote-Control Ball Makes for Weird PGA Moment

Annoyed Rory McIlroy chucks fan's toy into a pond, to cheers

(Newser) - A bizarre incident on the PGA Tour over the weekend is still percolating in headlines. For those who missed it, the strangeness involved four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and a remote-control ball, reports Golfweek . As McIlroy was on the 15th green of the BMW Championship in Delaware, a fan managed...

Report: Feds Now Involved in LIV Golf Battle

Accusations of anticompetitive behavior by PGA Tour are being investigated

(Newser) - The Justice Department is now involved in the feud between the PGA Tour and its new, Saudi-backed rival. PGA Tour insiders tell the Wall Street Journal that the department is investigating alleged anticompetitive behavior by the tour against LIV Golf and has been speaking to players' agents about PGA bylaws...

9/11 Families Express Outrage at US Players in Saudi League

LIV's first tournament title pays $4M to Charl Schwartzel

(Newser) - The new golf league backed by Saudi Arabia crowned its first champion Saturday in the richest tournament in the sport's history, even as outrage about Americans' participation deepened. The organization that represents families and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks objected to the US players signing up for the...

With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil
With This Tee-Off, World
of Golf Is in Turmoil
the rundown

With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil

Saudi-financed LIV league threatens to cause a major split among professional golfers

(Newser) - Some big names in golf teed off Thursday in a tournament just outside London, but the resulting headlines aren't focusing on who might win or lose. Instead, they're all about how the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational has sent the world of professional golf into a tizzy. Why? The...

Pro Golfer Bart Bryant Killed in Florida Accident
3-Time PGA Tour Champ
Killed in Car Accident

3-Time PGA Tour Champ Killed in Car Accident

Bart Bryant 'was a champion on and off the course'

(Newser) - Bart Bryant, who once beat Tiger Woods to win the biggest paycheck of his career, was killed when a truck slammed into his SUV while he was stopped in a line of vehicles on a central Florida road for a construction crew, authorities said. Bryant, 59, a three-time winner on...

Phil Mickelson Apologizes After Saudi League Comments

Pro golfer said he would consider playing for Saudi Arabia despite its record on human rights

(Newser) - Updated: Phil Mickelson is sorry. In a tweeted statement Tuesday, the golfer apologized for the "reckless" comments that came out last week, and insisted he has always had the best interests of golf, his peers, his sponsors, and fans of the sport at heart. "There is the problem...

Hate Mail Flooded In After Golfer's Greatest Moment

Fans considered Bob Goalby's Masters tainted

(Newser) - Bob Goalby, who helped establish the modern PGA Tour and senior tour but was punished by fans for winning a Masters after another golfer's scorecard error, has died. He was 92 and died Thursday in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois, Golf Digest reports. Goalby's greatest moment in golf,...

Pro Golfer Had Very Bad Day on One Hole
Pro Golfer 
Scores 13
on a Par 3

Pro Golfer Scores 13 on a Par 3

Si Woo Kim hits 5 consecutive balls into the water

(Newser) - On Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Korean pro golfer Si Woo Kim had a very hard time with the 11th hole. As GolfWeek explains, golfers must "hit their tee shots over water onto an island green with a small bunker guarding the front edge,"...

Tiger Woods Gives His Take on Black Lives Matter

The 44-year-old golfer says 'change is fantastic'

(Newser) - Tiger Woods smells change in the air, and calls it "fantastic." The legendary golfer gave his take on the Black Lives Matter movement as he returned to public-tour golfing at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, CNN reports. "I think change is fantastic," he told reporters...

Tony Romo's PGA Tour Debut Went Very, Very Poorly

Former NFL quarterback finished dead last in 132-man field

(Newser) - Tony Romo nailed his broadcasting debut last year. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback probably wishes his PGA Tour debut went as smoothly. The AP reports Romo finished last Friday in the 132-man field in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, bogeying the first six holes in a 10-over 82....

Tiger Is No. 1 for 1st Time Since 2010

Golfer wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, retakes top rank

(Newser) - Maybe it's the luck of Lindsey ? Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the world with a game that looks as good as it ever has. He last held the top rank in 2010. Woods tied a PGA Tour record today by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational...

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