LIV Golf Is Drawing Big Names and Heavy Criticism in Oregon

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — The Saudi government-backed LIV Golf Invitational series arrives in the United States on Thursday as it continues to roil a genteel sport with a slogan that promises, “Golf, but louder.” Except this is probably not the kind of noise its supporters had in mind. There is vehement opposition by some to … Read more

In Gee Chun Wins Women’s P.G.A. Championship

BETHESDA, Md. — In Gee Chun of South Korea rallied after losing the rest of her once-sizeable lead, overcoming a bogey-filled front nine to win the Women’s P.G.A. Championship on Sunday when Lexi Thompson faltered with her putter. Chun shot a three-over-par 75 for the second consecutive day at Congressional Country Club outside Washington, D.C., … Read more

Schauffele Holds Off Theegala to Win Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Before the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday, Sahith Theegala, a PGA Tour rookie, was asked if young players in the field were worried about the cluster of veterans spurning the tour to join the rival, Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit. “Actually, there’s a next man up mentality,” Theegala, 24, answered. … Read more

Li Haotong overcome by emotion after winning BMW International Open title following play-off

Haotong Li overcome by emotion after winning BMW International Open title following dramatic play-off with Thomas Pieters  By Press Association Reporter Published: 17:59 EDT, 26 June 2022 | Updated: 17:59 EDT, 26 June 2022 An emotional Haotong Li completed a wire-to-wire victory at the BMW International Open but it required a 50-foot birdie putt at … Read more

Will LIV Golf Diminish PGA Tour Events Like the Travelers Championship?

CROMWELL, Conn. — The Travelers Championship in central Connecticut, contested on a golf course beside cornfields, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this week, which makes it one of the oldest continuously operated PGA Tour events. Through the decades, the tournament has changed names and venues, but in a small state lacking a professional franchise in … Read more