PGA Tour Can Bar LIV Golfers From Playoff, Judge Rules

The narrow ruling came less than 48 hours before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs in Memphis, but the broader turmoil could last for years.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #golf, #liv-golf, #pga-tour-inc

Mickelson and Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Suit Against PGA Tour

A complaint filed on behalf of 11 players pushed back against the punishments imposed by the PGA Tour for players who participate in events sponsored by the upstart LIV series.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #athletics-and-sports, #california, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swafford-hudson-1987, #united-states

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

The controversy over the new golf series, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, isn’t going away. But on the course, fans enjoyed the easygoing camaraderie among the players.

#golf, #horsfield-sam-1996, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-organization

To 9/11 Families, Saudi-Backed Golf Event Is ‘Another Atrocity’

The families are furious that former President Donald J. Trump once blamed Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attacks, but is now allowing his golf course to be used for its LIV Golf event.

#golf, #liv-golf, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #september-11-2001, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-donald-j, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Why Do LIV Golfers Struggle to Explain Why They Left the PGA Tour?

The latest golfers to join the Saudi-backed series were vague and defensive in the face of hard questions about guaranteed money and human-rights issues.

#casey-paul, #golf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liv-golf, #pga-tour-inc, #saudi-arabia, #thomas-justin-1993, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj

Trump Embraces LIV Golf, Backing a New Saudi Strategy

After decades of failure and rejection in sports, the former president’s New Jersey course will host a LIV Golf tournament this weekend, but the event is not simply about the golf.

#golf, #liv-golf, #pga-tour-inc, #public-investment-fund-saudi-arabia, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-donald-j

Cameron Smith Wins the 150th British Open at St. Andrews

The Australian, who tied for third at the Masters in April, overtook Rory McIlroy with a brilliant final round to capture his first major championship.

#british-open-golf, #golf, #mcilroy-rory, #smith-cameron-1993

Climate Change Threatens St. Andrews, Golf’s Birthplace

The Old Course, site of this year’s British Open, could be more vulnerable to floodwaters in the coming decades. Other links courses are even more imperiled.

#arctic-regions, #british-open-golf, #climate-central, #golf, #north-sea, #royal-and-ancient-golf-club, #scotland, #st-andrews-scotland, #university-of-st-andrews

Tiger Woods Misses British Open Cut

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the British Open, ending, he knows, what might have been his last competitive tournament on his favorite course.

#british-open-golf, #golf, #homa-max-1990, #lacava-joe, #woods-tiger

Who Engraves the British Open’s Claret Jug on Sunday?

Garry Harvey, who once played the Open and now engraves the claret jug, has mere minutes to prepare one of the most famous trophies in sports as millions watch.

#british-open-golf, #content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #handicrafts, #harvey-garry-golfer, #royal-and-ancient-golf-club, #st-andrews-scotland

Tiger Woods Has a Very Bad Day at the British Open

The three-time Open champion, including two on the Old Course at St. Andrews, was six over par after the first round that started with a double bogey on the first hole.

#british-open-golf, #golf, #st-andrews-scotland, #williams-steve-1963, #woods-tiger

Mickelson and LIV Golf Attract Fans and Anger to Oregon

Participants in the Saudi-backed event “have turned their backs on the crime of murder,” one critic said. But spectators just wanted to see their favorite players.

#dechambeau-bryson, #garcia-sergio, #golf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-dustin, #khashoggi-jamal, #koepka-brooks, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #oregon, #pga-tour-inc, #portland-ore, #september-11-2001, #shipnuck-alan

Saudi Arabia Bankrolls a Challenge to the PGA

Saudi Arabia is investing in sporting events, like an upstart golf tour, as part of a yearslong drive to turn the country into a hot spot for business and tourism and to blunt criticism of its human rights record.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #athletics-and-sports, #bahrain, #diriyah-saudi-arabia, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #english-premier-league, #formula-one, #golf, #liv-golf, #newcastle-united-soccer-team, #pga-championship, #qatar, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #soccer, #united-arab-emirates, #womens-tennis-assn, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc

At U.S. Open, Matt Fitzpatrick Wins His First Major Championship

Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler, who tied for second, made it interesting down the stretch at the Country Club, but Fitzpatrick held on to finish at six under par.

#country-club-brookline-mass, #fitzpatrick-matthew-1994, #golf, #matsuyama-hideki, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #united-states-open-golf, #zalatoris-will-1996

Zalatoris, Fitzpatrick Share U.S. Open Lead Heading Into Final Round

Tied for the tournament lead entering Sunday, Will Zalatoris will get another shot at his first major win after surviving a perilous third round.

#country-club-brookline-mass, #fitzpatrick-matthew-1994, #golf, #liv-golf, #professional-golfers-assn, #rahm-jon-1994, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #united-states-open-golf, #zalatoris-will-1996

At U.S. Open, Betrayal, Greed, a LIV Golf Star and, Above All, Decorum

PGA Tour loyalists golfed alongside tour defectors for the first time, and for Phil Mickelson, LIV Golf’s highest-paid star, it was business as usual down to his score.

#country-club-brookline-mass, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #united-states-open-golf

What Is Golf’s Problem? Sellout Culture.

The Bone Saw Tour is a symptom of broader corruption.

#cancel-culture, #damon-matt, #david-larry, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-tour-inc, #professional-golfers-assn

Saudi Arabia Should Take a Mulligan on Golf. Here’s What It Can Do Instead.

There’s a better way to improve the kingdom’s international standing than starting a golf tour.

#golf, #khashoggi-jamal, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #norman-greg, #pga-tour-inc, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia

At the U.S. Open, Saving the House That Built Golf

Francis Ouimet, an amateur who improbably won the 1913 U.S. Open at the Country Club, grew up across the street. Now his home will be given back to the game, and the course, that made him famous.

#architecture, #brookline-mass, #country-club-brookline-mass, #francis-ouimet, #golf, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #restoration-and-renovation, #tom-hynes, #united-states-open-golf

What Is LIV Golf? It Depends Who You Ask.

Bold new project or crass money grab? Even golf’s best players can’t agree on the new Saudi-financed golf tour. Here’s what you need to know.

#dechambeau-bryson, #english-premier-league, #formula-one, #garcia-sergio, #golf, #johnson-dustin, #liv-golf, #mcdowell-graeme, #mickelson-phil, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #monahan-jay-w-1970, #norman-greg, #oosthuizen-louis, #pga-tour-inc, #politics-and-government, #poulter-ian, #reed-patrick, #saudi-arabia, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #trump-national-doral-miami-doral-fla, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-donald-j

PGA Tour Suspends Players Who Joined Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Series

The PGA Tour commissioner said pros taking part in the new LIV Golf Series were now ineligible for his tour’s events, and he warned others thinking of joining that they would face the same discipline.

#garcia-sergio, #golf, #johnson-dustin, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #monahan-jay-w-1970, #oosthuizen-louis, #pga-tour-inc, #saudi-arabia

Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf Series Upends Genteel World of Golf

By promising top players multimillion-dollar paydays to join its new series, the oil-rich kingdom is attempting what amounts to a hostile takeover of a lucrative sport.

#golf, #johnson-dustin, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-tour-inc, #rumayyan-yasir-al

At the U.S. Women’s Open, Michelle Wie West Reflects on an ‘Amazing Journey’

The golfer announced last week that she would play her last tournament for the foreseeable future at Pine Needles. “This week, I’m just soaking it all in,” she said.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #north-carolina, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #whan-mike, #wie-michelle, #women-and-girls, #woods-tiger

Tiger Woods Withdraws From PGA Championship

Recovering from severe leg injuries from a car crash last year, he had struggled at the Masters and now again at the P.G.A. Championship.

#golf, #mito-pereira, #oklahoma, #pga-championship, #woods-tiger, #zalatoris-will-1996

How Loathing Golf Taught Me to Confront My Own Prejudice

The game symbolized things I wanted to do but could never afford.

#easter-and-holy-week, #golf, #income-inequality

Shirley Spork, Teaching Pro and a Founder of the L.P.G.A., Dies at 94

She was one of 13 women who founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950, though her legacy lay in her tutoring countless women, from duffers to fledgling pros.

#deaths-obituaries, #golf, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #spork-shirley

Scottie Scheffler Wins His First Masters Championship

The 25-year-old American, a rising star on the PGA Tour and world No. 1, held off Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith to win by three strokes.

#golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #mcilroy-rory, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #smith-cameron-1993, #woods-tiger

At the Masters, Tiger Woods Finishes, a Victory in Itself

By Sunday, the crowds that swarmed his opening rounds of the tournament had thinned somewhat. Woods finished 13 over, but the score seemed beside the point.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

The Roar of the Crowd Returns

It has been two years since the Masters Tournament welcomed a full house of spectators who live and die with every shot.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament

As Tiger Woods Falls Behind at the Masters, the Spotlight Shifts

Woods struggled with a 78 as the leader, Scottie Scheffler, held off a challenge from Cameron Smith to head into Sunday’s final round with a three-shot lead.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #im-sungjae, #masters-golf-tournament, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #schwartzel-charl, #smith-cameron-1993, #woods-tiger

At the Masters, Tiger Woods Will Take Some Ice With That

In Woods’s improbable quest for a sixth green jacket, his recuperation regimen may be more important than any read of any green.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #sports-injuries, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woods-tiger

Trump Organization Can Keep Operating Bronx Golf Course, Judge Rules

New York City lost a court battle over its attempt to cancel the Trump Organization’s contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

#bronx-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

Golf Shoes Are Getting a Makeover Thanks to Streetwear and Sneaker Culture

If you’ve seen golf shoes on the street, it is because one of the world’s most conservative sports has been getting a fresh look thanks to streetwear and sneaker culture.

#eastside-golf-fashion-label, #extra-butter-llc, #fashion-and-apparel, #golf, #nike-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

Masters 2022: When Does Tiger Tee Off?

After a successful one-under-par first round, Woods will attempt to do it again on Friday.

#golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

At Masters, Tiger Woods Shows Flashes of Greatness and Signs of Struggle

Tiger Woods looked a bit out of practice at times, but his putting repeatedly saved him.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

On Golf: Our Pop-Up Masters Newsletter

Anyone who watched Tiger Woods during his earliest years knew he was going to dominate, Bill Pennington writes.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

The Masters: 10 Most Memorable Shots

The tournament tends to inspire magnificent moments, and there have been many.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #georgia, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #mickelson-phil, #nicklaus-jack, #omeara-mark, #palmer-arnold, #watson-bubba, #woods-tiger

Masters Invitations Endure as a Signature Detail for the Tournament

Putting and chipping aside, a crucial step on the journey to winning a coveted green jacket is making sure to R.S.V.P.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #faldo-nick, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #nicklaus-jack, #player-gary, #snead-sam, #watson-tom, #woods-tiger

Tiger Woods Says He Intends to Play the Masters

Woods, who sustained significant leg injuries in a single-car crash in February 2021, has played several practice rounds at Augusta National this week.

#golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

Reliving How Tiger Woods Won the 1997 Masters

Tiger Woods was not supposed to win the 1997 Masters, but when he did, by 12 strokes — one of 20 Masters records he set in that tournament — he remade the game and catapulted himself to stardom.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #azinger-paul, #faldo-nick, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #montgomerie-colin, #nantz-jim, #woods-tiger

Tiger Woods at the Masters: “It Will Be A Game-Time Decision”

Woods, who won his last major in 2019, at the Masters, is trying to return to golf after sustaining significant leg injuries in a single-car crash in February 2021.

#golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #woods-tiger

Greg Norman Knows About Golf and Golf Homes

The former player shared his perspective on emerging golf locales and what makes an ideal golf home today.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #norman-greg, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #saudi-arabia, #vietnam

Prize Money and Sponsorships Are Growing in Women’s Golf, but Is It Enough?

Golfers will compete for a $5 million purse when the L.P.G.A.’s first major of the season begins on Thursday. But women continue to lag far behind men.

#chevron-championship, #golf, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #lewis-stacy, #lincicome-brittany, #piller-gerina-1985, #professional-golfers-assn, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #whan-mike, #womens-pga-championship-golf

Older Players on the PGA Tour Are Looking Over Their Shoulders

A week ago, the top five players in the men’s world golf rankings were under 30 years old for the first time since the rankings began in 1986.

#cantlay-patrick, #golf, #hovland-viktor-1997, #matsuyama-hideki, #mcilroy-rory, #mickelson-phil, #morikawa-collin-1997, #pga-tour-inc, #rahm-jon-1994, #schauffele-xander-1993, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #spieth-jordan, #thomas-justin-1993, #zalatoris-will-1996

13-Year-Old Boy Drove Truck That Hit Van in Texas, Killing 9, Officials Say

The fiery crash killed a golf coach and six of his players, along with the boy and a man who was traveling with him.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #colleges-and-universities, #golf, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #hobbs-nm, #lubbock-tex, #national-transportation-safety-board, #new-mexico, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Coach and Six College Golfers Die in Texas Bus Wreck

The University of the Southwest said its golf coach, Tyler James, was among the dead and that two people were in critical condition.

#coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #golf, #national-assn-of-intercollegiate-athletics, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Scottie Scheffler Plays It Straight to Win Arnold Palmer Invitational

One of golf’s hottest players, Scheffler won his second PGA Tour event of the year and rose to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.

#arnold-palmer-invitational-golf, #bay-hill-club-and-lodge-orlando-fla, #golf, #hatton-tyrrell, #horschel-billy, #hovland-viktor-1997, #jones-matt-1980, #mcilroy-rory, #pga-tour-inc, #rahm-jon-1994, #scheffler-scottie-1996, #woodland-gary

Phil Mickelson Apologizes for Support of Saudi-Backed Golf League

Mickelson called his recent comments “reckless” and said he will consider taking a break from competing as KPMG, his longtime sponsor, announced it would no longer represent the golfer.

#dechambeau-bryson, #golf, #mcilroy-rory, #mickelson-phil, #pga-tour-inc, #saudi-arabia

Harold Varner and the 92-Foot Putt That Could Get Him a Masters Invitation

The American golfer missed the cut last week at the Genesis Invitational, but he was still riding high from a wild win in the Saudi International.

#golf, #pga-tour-inc, #varner-harold-iii-1990

Phil Mickelson Praises Saudi-Backed Golf Tour Despite Khashoggi Killing

A biographer quoted Mickelson as saying that though he knew of Saudi Arabia’s “horrible record on human rights,” a new golf tour it was funding was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

#golf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #public-investment-fund-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #sovereign-wealth-funds