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LIV Golf calls reported deal to show events on FS1 ‘incomplete and inaccurate’

Saudi-funded LIV Golf refuted a report Tuesday that it was close to a US television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1. Golfweek, in a story published Tuesday night, cited multiple sources it did not identify in saying the agreement is still being finalized. It would go against what Greg …

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Billy Horschel, Jon Rahm critical of LIV golfers participating at this week’s BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Billy Horschel called them hypocrites. Jon Rahm accused them of displaying double standards. Golfers from the Saudi-backed breakaway series faced strong criticism Tuesday for choosing to play the BMW PGA Championship on the European tour this week. The main targets of the criticism were those LIV Golf players who are in …

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Fred Couples takes swipe at Cameron Smith’s LIV Golf jump

PGA Tour veteran Fred Couples already had taken a couple of swings at LIV Golf and its CEO, Greg Norman. Now, the 1992 Masters champion apparently has responded to a quote from one of the latest big-name defectors to the Saudi-backed LIV tour — 2022 British Open champion Cameron Smith. The 29-year-old Australian reportedly signed …

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LIV Golf joins lawsuit against PGA Tour, more players drop out

Pretty soon, there might not actually be anyone left in the antitrust lawsuit filed against the PGA Tour by a group of players who bolted for the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Two more players—Abraham Ancer, ranked No. 24 in the world, and three-time PGA Tour winner Jason Kokrak—dropped out of the complaint on Friday, the …

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Xander Schauffele ends with birdie-birdie-eagle to finish 2 back of Scottie Scheffler at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is playing every bit like the No. 1 player in golf and was on the verge of turning the Tour Championship into a rout. Three holes by Xander Schauele changed everything going into the weekend at East Lake. Schauffele holed a pair of birdie putts, and then drilled a …

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy summoned to testify about players meeting

The ongoing legal battles waged by LIV Golf, as well as those from the Saudi-backed circuit, against the PGA Tour have taken another wild turn, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy now being roped into the fray. Larry Klayman, the same lawyer who tried to claim to form President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the …

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy launch new golf competition

CNN — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will headline a new, Monday night golf competition set to launch in January 2024. The TGL has been formed in partnership with the PGA Tour and aims to attract a younger audience to golf through technology and custom-built arenas. Competitions will feature six teams of three PGA Tour …

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Patrick Cantlay wins another thriller at BMW Championship; enters Tour Championship as No. 2 seed

WILMINGTON, Del. — Patrick Cantlay won another thriller Sunday in the BMW Championship, getting a great bounce on the 17th hole that set up a short birdie and led to a 2-under 69 and a 1-shot victory over Scott Stallings. Cantlay became the first player to win the BMW Championship in back-to-back years since the …

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Patrick Cantlay takes 1-shot lead into final round at BMW Championship

WILMINGTON, Del. — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele went from being teammates to close friends and now seem to be inseparable on the PGA Tour, so the final round of the BMW Championship might have the feel of one of their countless practice rounds. Except for the stakes. Cantlay holed out from 106 yards in …

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PGA Tour players-only meeting reveals LIV Golf details

Money is apparently thicker than blood in the ongoing battle for golf supremacy between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Three days after one top player said that those at Tuesday’s players-only meeting helmed by Tiger Woods at the Hotel Du Pont ahead of this week’s BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del., took a “blood oath” …

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