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A 'Weird' End to PGA Tour Event
A 'Weird' End to
PGA Tour Event

A 'Weird' End to PGA Tour Event

Climate protesters ran onto the 18th green, disrupting and delaying the finish

(Newser) - Six climate protesters stormed the 18th green while the leaders were lining up their putts for the final hole of regulation at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship on Sunday, spraying smoke and powder and delaying the finish for about five minutes, the AP reports. The protesters waved smoke bombs...

PGA Creates a Tiger Woods Loophole
PGA Creates
a Tiger Woods Loophole

PGA Creates a Tiger Woods Loophole

Grants him a lifetime exemption to play 'signature' events based on his 80-plus career wins

(Newser) - The PGA tweaked its rules Tuesday to allow players with 80 or more PGA Tour victories to play in its "signature" events. Only two players in history have hit that milestone: Tiger Woods and the late Sam Snead, who both have 82. Meaning, the PGA created this exemption solely...

He's Taking a Golf Break: An Incredible Stat Helps Explain

Rory McIlroy had made nearly 500 short putts in a row, until his collapse at the US Open

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy announced Monday that he's taking a short break from golf after his gut-wrenching loss at the US Open over the weekend. McIlroy missed two short putts in the final three holes and ended up losing to Bryson DeChambeau by a single stroke, reports NBC Sports . "I'...

Pro Golfer's Putt Dropped in, Just Not Fast Enough

Austin Eckroat penalized a stroke after ball hung on the lip of hole for 45 seconds

(Newser) - Austin Eckroat appeared to sink a 20-foot birdie putt in dramatic, almost comical, fashion on Sunday at the Players Championship in Florida. But it ended up being for naught because of an obscure PGA rule—the ball hung on the lip of the hole too long.
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College Golfer Wins $1.5M Pro Event, Can't Collect the Money

Nick Dunlap of the University of Alabama wins American Express tournament

(Newser) - A University of Alabama sophomore won the American Express golf tournament on Sunday, becoming the PGA Tour's first amateur to proclaim victory in more than three decades. "Everybody's got doubts," 20-year-old Nick Dunlap told the AP after his big win at the Pete Dye Stadium Course...

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...

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