LIV golfers find way to earn world ranking points

In a sensational move, LIV Golf is expecting its event in Bangkok this week to deliver world rankings points for the first time and so allow its players a pathway to qualify for the majors. Greg Norman’s enterprise believes that a “strategic alliance” it has formed with the little-known MENA Tour will give the Saudi-funded … Read more

Sergio Garcia given Friday deadline to avoid Ryder Cup exile

Sergio Garcia has until Friday to decide whether to play in the Mallorca Open later this month, knowing that non-attendance will bring one of the Ryder Cup’s most storied careers to a pitifully anti-climatic end.  Europe’s regulations state that only DP World Tour members are eligible for selection and to retain his card Garcia needs … Read more

‘LIV isn’t going anywhere, and neither are the Tours’

“I chatted to them and explained my position and said it was nothing at all to do with their product or how I’d been treated or anything,” he said. “But I’m turning 40 in a few weeks, was only maybe going to have another year on the grind of tours and, honestly, I was completely … Read more

Major sponsor urges PGA and DP World Tours to have peace talks with LIV Golf

Richemont, the multi-billion dollar Swiss luxury-goods maker, has become golf’s first major sponsor to demand that the PGA and DP World Tours stage talks with Saudi-funded LIV Golf to end the professional male game’s civil war. As the chairman of the Sunshine Tour and overlord of the Alfred Dunhill Links – that takes place at … Read more

Greg Norman accused of ‘pimping a billion dollars of Saudi Arabian money’

Greg Norman has been accused by US lawmakers of “pimping a billion dollars of Saudi Arabian money” and of spreading “propaganda”. Norman, the chief executive of LIV Golf, spoke with several high-ranking American politicians in his visit to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and in some quarters his input was welcomed as the debate over the … Read more

Patrick Reed ‘slapped in face’ with pro-am snub for LIV status

Patrick Reed has hit out at the actions of DP World Tour at the French Open, which begins on Thursday, saying that their treatment of him as a LIV rebel has been “a slap in the face”. The former Masters champion is the only major winner in the field at Le Golf National, the Paris venue where … Read more

Why was there no uproar about women’s golf’s alliance with the Saudis? – The Irish Times

The Ladies European Tour [LET] lands at Dromoland Castle this week for the reawakened Irish Open. The coverage and the crowds will far outstrip the depth of the field and the richness of the purse, but it will be a sort of homecoming for Leona Maguire, after a momentous 12 months, and a short intermission … Read more

LIV rebels and DP World Tour backers to battle at St Andrews

The Home of Golf will become the latest battleground between the LIV rebels and the DP World Tour’s big names, with 10 members of the Saudi-funded circuit entered to tee it up in this month’s Dunhill Links alongside Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry. The Irish pair said the controversial presence of 15 LIV-contracted players at … Read more

10 LIV Players Listed in Field for Upcoming Dunhill Links

LIV Golf will once again have a significant presence at an upcoming DP World Tour event. Ten players who are competing this week in LIV’s fifth tournament will tee it up in two weeks at the Dunhill Links Championship, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Scotland. Included in that group is American Talor Gooch and … Read more

Will Zalatoris talks LIV, Tiger, and Rory for president in new interview

While Will Zalatoris is still recovering from a season-ending back injury, fans of the 26-year-old are getting an in-depth look into his philosophies, mentality, personal life, and more thanks to a new interview. Zalatoris won for the first time on Tour last month after a long season of almosts, catapulting to the top of the … Read more