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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Is Golf’s Problem? Sellout Culture.

The Bone Saw Tour is a symptom of broader corruption.

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The LIV Golf Controversy Raises Critical Antitrust Questions

When is restraint of trade a good thing?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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