With two LIV events left, Dustin Johnson already has $30M year

Dustin Johnson needed only six events to have a $30 million year, and he still has two events left with Saudi-funded LIV Golf. Even though he failed to finish in the top 10 for the first time, Johnson clinched the inaugural LIV Golf Individual Championship. The two-time major champion already has earned $12,758,600 — $3 … Read more

LIV Golf’s Patrick Reed refiles $750 million defamation lawsuit against Golf Channel, employees

Golfer Patrick Reed‘s attorneys refiled his $750 million defamation lawsuit against the Golf Channel and analyst Brandel Chamblee in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, while adding other Golf Channel employees and media groups to the complaint. The lawsuit accuses the Golf Channel, Golfweek and its parent company, Gannett, as well as employees Chamblee, … Read more

Rory McIlroy says fight between PGA Tour, LIV Golf has sport ‘ripping itself apart’

Rory McIlroy on Wednesday said golf is “ripping itself apart” as tensions between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf continue to divide the sport. McIlroy, a 22-time winner on the PGA Tour, said the divide comes at the detriment of players on both sides. “I don’t want a fractured game,” McIlroy told reporters Wednesday … Read more

Report — LIV Golf nearing deal to buy air time to broadcast events on Fox Sports

The controversial LIV Golf circuit has signed many big names and sparked widespread conversation over the last several months, but one thing it hasn’t had is a deal to broadcast its events on television. That, according to a report Tuesday night, may be changing soon. Golfweek, citing multiple sources, reported that LIV Golf is nearing … Read more

Phil Mickelson, 3 other golfers ask to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf’s lawsuit against the PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson and three other golfers asked to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, according to a notice of voluntary dismissal filed Tuesday. Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford also asked to no longer be plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit, which accuses the PGA Tour of … Read more

Greg Norman lobbies for LIV Golf during Congressional visit, gets mixed reviews

LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman met with federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to lobby on behalf of the new circuit being financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and his message was met with mixed reviews from politicians. Rep. Tim Burchett of Tennessee told ESPN that he walked out of Norman’s … Read more

Phil Mickelson considers removing name from federal antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson said Thursday that he’s considering removing his name from LIV Golf’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Mickelson was among 11 golfers who sued the PGA Tour on Aug. 3, alleging that they had improperly been suspended for playing in LIV Golf events and that … Read more

Rory McIlroy reiterates stance despite differing opinions, says LIV Golf players shouldn’t be allowed at Ryder Cup

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — For Rory McIlroy, it’s a flat-out “no.” U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is open to having LIV Golf players on Europe’s team at next year’s Ryder Cup because, he said, “I just want to make sure that we win.” Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, is toeing the official tour line when … Read more

Phil Mickelson says feedback from LIV Golf, PGA Tour competitors ‘appreciative’ over new windfall for sport

Phil Mickelson said he has heard from “numerous” professional golfers from both LIV Golf and the PGA Tour about the current upheaval in the sport and the changes that have come as a result of it. “I think players on both sides of LIV and the PGA Tour are appreciative of what is happening,” the … Read more

Open Champion Cameron Smith says it’s ‘not fair’ LIV golfers are not getting ranking points

British Open champion Cameron Smith said on Wednesday he felt it was unfair that those who joined LIV Golf are not receiving world ranking points and hopes that changes before his exemption into golf’s four majors expires. World No. 2 Smith, whose move to LIV Golf was made official this week, earned exemption into golf’s … Read more