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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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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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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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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The Masters: 10 Most Memorable Shots

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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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The Players to Watch at the U.S. Open

The Open starts this week, and these are the five players, including Phil Mickelson, to keep your eyes on.

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Phil Mickelson Wins the P.G.A. Championship

Mickelson, who will turn 51 next month, became the oldest winner of a major golf tournament.

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Phil Mickelson’s P.G.A. Numbers: 50 Years and One More Day

Mickelson has a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka entering the final round of the P.G.A. Championship, where he is bidding to become the oldest man to win a major.

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Phil Mickelson Leads P.G.A. Championship After Third Round

Mickelson has a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka entering the final round of the P.G.A. Championship, where he is bidding to become the oldest man to win a major.

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For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National

The greens are firm and fast. Spectators are back. The course is blush with azaleas, not autumn’s colors. For young players, this tournament is an opportunity for a more traditional Masters experience.

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How to Grip a Putter: 9 Ways the Pros Use

The claw. The two thumbs. The alternative reverse overlap. Every golfer at this week’s Masters Tournament has a preferred way to putt and a reason for doing it.

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What to Expect on Day 3 of the 2020 Masters

The cut line is set at even par and some of the youngest players are near the top of the standings. Then there’s Bernhard Langer who, at 63, is the Masters oldest golfer to make it to the weekend.

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The Masters Rules During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Explained

A lot. No sporting event does springtime iconography like the Masters. But many of its traditions have been altered as men’s golf’s first major moved to fall.

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Tiger Woods-Peyton Manning pairing wins match over Phil Mickelson-Tom Brady

Tiger Woods beat Phil Mickelson in a head-to-head rematch while their mortal-looking N.F.L. partners — Tom Brady and Peyton Manning — drew barbs and laughs.

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Woods and Mickelson Set for a Charity Match With Brady and Manning

The location of the event was not disclosed, and discussions were said to be continuing about the safety of staging such a match in May during the coronavirus pandemic.

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