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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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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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.

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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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Sports in 2021 Tried to Return to Normal

The coronavirus pandemic still had an impact, but players and leagues had their moments.

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Tiger Woods Set to Play the PNC Championship With His Son

The golfer, who is still recovering from a serious car crash in February, has not competed in a tournament since he and his son, Charlie, last played in the family team event a year ago.

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Lee Elder, Who Broke a Golf Color Barrier, Dies at 87

In his prime he played in a league for Black players, but in 1975, at 40, he became the first African- American to take part in the Masters tournament.

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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 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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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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Rory McIlroy Wants A Second P.G.A. Championship on Kiawah Island

His world ranking dropped to as low as 13th this spring. But coming off a victory, McIlroy has returned to the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, where he ran away with the P.G.A. Championship in 2012.

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The Ocean Course, Long Absent From Golf’s Spotlight, Is Back

The masterpiece on Kiawah Island, designed by Pete and Alice Dye to be as challenging as it is breathtaking, has not been the site of a major tournament in almost a decade.

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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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Golf Without Tiger Woods? His Fellow Players Can Barely Imagine

Woods, 45, has been sidelined before as he recovered from various ailments. But this time, after a car crash that left him with serious leg injuries, feels different.

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Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was a bright spot.

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Calls Grow for Belichick to Decline Presidential Award

President Trump plans to award New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week, despite calls for Belichick to decline it in the fallout from the Capitol riot.

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These Businesses and Institutions Are Cutting Ties With Trump

The P.G.A. and several large banks are among those that have disassociated themselves from the president since his supporters stormed the Capitol.

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Trump Golf Club Loses 2022 P.G.A. Championship

The golf major had been scheduled to be played at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in May 2022.

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Collin Morikawa’s Joyful Win Broke Through Golf’s Pandemic Fog

Morikawa, 23, delivered a dazzling final round at the P.G.A. Championship to become the long-overdue first major champion of the 2020 season.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #golf, #johnson-dustin, #morikawa-collin-1997, #pga-championship, #tpc-harding-park

Collin Morikawa Wins the P.G.A. Championship, Delivering Moments of Magic

In the first major tournament since the pandemic stalled the sports world, the title went to a magnetic 23-year-old who turned pro just last year.

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P.G.A. Championship 2020: Collin Morikawa Wins His First Major Title

The 23-year-old, who turned pro last year, has now won three times over all on tour.

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Dustin Johnson, Surrounded by Young Challengers, Leads the P.G.A. Championship

Collin Morikawa, a 23-year-old playing in his second major, shot a five-under-par 65 to join the chase ahead of Sunday’s final round.

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At P.G.A. Championship in a Pandemic, the Silence Is Deafening

Many sports have returned to play without fans. Golf is deciding a major championship without them. For players used to feeding off the crowd’s energy and reactions, it’s just not the same.

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Brooks Koepka Is Here to Win Majors, Not Friends

Koepka is gunning to be the first man in nearly 100 years to three-peat at the P.G.A. Championship and doesn’t mind saying so.

#golf, #koepka-brooks-1990, #pga-championship

For P.G.A. Championship, Harding Park Is a Muni Fit for a Major

Crews worked to play up the course’s cypress trees, bunkers and proximity to Lake Merced even as local duffers tramped on what “may be the most unpretentious site ever to host a major.”

#golf, #pga-championship, #san-francisco-calif, #tpc-harding-park

At Harding Park, a Reborn Golf Course Honors a Forgotten President

This week’s P.G.A. Championship site is named for Warren G. Harding. The course’s reputation has fared better than his did.

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The PGA Tour Resumed Last Week. A Golfer Has Now Tested Positive for the Coronavirus.

Nick Watney is the first golfer, caddie or tour official to test positive. Nearly 1,000 tests have been administered for the virus since the PGA Tour returned last week.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golf, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc