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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...

Sergio Garcia Takes Crazy Shot —From a Tree

Because just taking a drop is entirely unexciting

(Newser) - Faced with a ball that landed in a tree, Sergio Garcia today did what pretty much no golfer would do, ever: As Business Insider reports, he climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from...

Tiger's New Record: $100M in Winnings

Woods becomes first golfer to top that mark

(Newser) - Things appear to be back on the upswing for Tiger Woods: Yesterday, he became the first golfer to make more than $100 million in US PGA Tour winnings over the course of a career. He crossed that line after bringing home $544,000 by finishing third at the Deutsche Bank...

Tiger Woods' 74th Win Bests Jack Nicklaus

Only Sam Snead has had more career wins than Woods

(Newser) - With his 74th PGA Tour win yesterday at the AT&T National, Tiger Woods moved ahead of Jack Nicklaus for second-most tour victories, reports the New York Times . Only Sam Snead has more, with 82 wins. The victory was Woods' third this year. The first in March broke a 30-month...

After 30-Month Dry Spell, Tiger Wins PGA Tour Event

It's his first PGA Tour victory since his 2009 sex scandal

(Newser) - Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous—winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale , Woods looked dominant as ever today in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first PGA...

Tiger Returns to Golf, Gets Hot Dog Thrown at Him

Man, 31, arrested for disturbing the peace

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was back on the green yesterday playing his first tournament in seven weeks, but he didn’t make headlines because of his performance. No, he finds himself a newsmaker because of the hot dog that got thrown at him. Woods was standing over a putt at CordeValle in...

Tiger Plays Worst-Ever Round at PGA

He may not even make the cut tomorrow

(Newser) - Tiger Woods may be back in the game, but he’s not on his game. Woods suffered his worst round ever at the PGA Championship, struggling to 7-over-par 77. Much of his game was spent in water and on sand, with three double-bogeys and five bogeys, the AP reports. “...

Seve Ballesteros Dies: Golf Great Succumbs to Brain Cancer
 Golf's Seve Ballesteros 
 Dead at 54 

Golf's Seve Ballesteros Dead at 54

Golfer succumbs to brain cancer, 'mulligan of my life'

(Newser) - Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shot-making invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. A statement on Ballesteros' website early today said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10am local time,...

Sleepy Golfer DQ'd for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Jim Furyk blames cellphone alarm for tardiness

(Newser) - Jim Furyk is the most newsworthy golfer of the day— sorry, Tiger —for something he didn't do: show up for his pro-am tee time. The third-ranked player's cellphone died overnight, and with it, his alarm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger . He overslept, but not by much, and was just 5...

Tiger Fails to Make Cut at PGA Event
 Tiger Fails 
 to Make Cut 
 at PGA Event  
karma's a bitch

Tiger Fails to Make Cut at PGA Event

After 4th-place Masters finish, Woods fires a 79

(Newser) - In his second tournament back from self-imposed exile, Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship today, shooting a 79 to finish the first two rounds 9 over. It's just the sixth time in his pro career he has failed to advance to weekend play, the Charlotte Observer...

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