Phil Mickelson says LIV on rise and PGA Tour trending downward

Back in Saudi Arabia for the first time since his disparaging remarks about the source of LIV Golf’s funding, Phil Mickelson said Thursday he was glad he was on the “winning side” and that he sees the PGA Tour trending downward, and he also denied doing the notorious interview with writer Alan Shipnuck. Mickelson had … Read more

Adam Scott says relationship with Greg Norman not strained, LIV Golf not ‘pure evil’ for the game

SYDNEY — Adam Scott says Greg Norman‘s association with LIV Golf hasn’t strained his relationship with his long-time mentor and adds he doesn’t see the new tour as “pure evil” for the sport. “Definitely not,” Scott said in a conference call Friday from his home in Switzerland when asked if he feels any animosity towards … 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

Takeaways from the 2022 Presidents Cup

The U.S. team captured the Presidents Cup again, taking down the International team 17½ to 12½ at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday. It was the Americans’ ninth straight victory and 12th in 14 editions of the event. Over five days, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas emerged as the face of American … Read more

Team USA continues dominance at Presidents Cup, downs International team again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Spieth capped a perfect week at the Presidents Cup, and the Americans made it nine straight victories against an International team depleted by defections to Saudi-funded LIV Golf. The Internationals showed plenty of fight. They just don’t have a cup to show for it. That stays squarely in the hands of … Read more