PGA Tour Can Bar LIV Golfers From Playoff, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Tuesday rebuffed an effort by three LIV Golf players to compete in this week’s FedEx Cup playoffs, giving the PGA Tour interim support as it faces an uprising over the invitational series financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. The decision was an early, if narrowly tailored, victory for the PGA … Read more

At a LIV Golf Event, Thin Crowds and a Tense Start

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Standing over his ball on Friday, Phil Mickelson, the prized acquisition of the new, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, lined up his opening tee shot in the breakaway circuit’s event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Just as Mickelson, who reportedly received an upfront $200 million signing bonus to join the insurgent tour, … Read more

Trump Criticizes PGA Tour and Praises Saudis for Backing LIV Golf

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Donald J. Trump praised the Saudi Arabian backers of a controversial new golf tournament Thursday, calling them his friends, while criticizing the traditional PGA Tour. The former president, wearing a white golf shirt and his signature red baseball cap emblazoned with his familiar campaign slogan, spoke briefly before teeing off in the … Read more

The Players to Watch at the Evian

The premier female golfers in the world will tee off this Thursday at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France for the Amundi Evian Championship, the fourth of the LPGA Tour’s five majors in 2022. The year’s major winners include: Jennifer Kupcho (Chevron Championship), Minjee Lee (US Women’s Open), and In Gee Chun (KMPG Women’s … Read more

At the British Open, Another Letdown for Rory McIlroy

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Deep along the back nine of the British Open on Sunday, around the time that word of Cameron Smith’s birdie streak started to seep through the gallery, the spectators began to seem unsure. They had come to the Old Course to revel alongside Rory McIlroy with all manner of commotion, and, … Read more