Ryder Cup could become the biggest battleground of the LIV golf era

With all due respect to the Presidents Cup, played last week at Quail Hollow in North Carolina, it ranks a few steps behind the Ryder Cup in terms of interest with golf fans. Perhaps that’s why the loss of players on both the U.S. and International teams because players made the leap to the LIV … Read more

WORLD OF GOLF: Presidents Cup gives Europe hope ahead of next year’s Ryder Cup in Italy

A year out, there might just be signs of separation between what the assumptions and the evidence each tell us about the next Ryder Cup. It has become accepted wisdom that the US will head into the match in Rome as strong favourites, irrespective of the weighting given to home advantage by recent history. For … Read more

Breakdown of Rory McIlroy’s friendships with LIV Golf players “sad” says Donald

Ryder Cup Europe captain Luke Donald says it’s “sad” Rory McIlroy is unlikely to continue friendships with players who have joined the LIV Golf Invitational Series.  McIlroy, 33, lashed out at the LIV players before the Italian Open on the DP World Tour last week, suggesting he believes those who have joined Greg Norman’s mega-money upstart … Read more

LIV Golf Tour: Swedish Golf Federation dumps Henrik Stenson

The Swedish Golf Federation has severed its ties with Henrik Stenson after he joined the LIV Golf Invitational Series, saying he can “no longer act as role model for Swedish junior golfers.”  Stenson memorably sparked controversy when he decided to join the LIV Golf Tour before their $25m event in Bedminster, New Jersey in July.  … Read more

Robert MacIntyre blocks out LIV Golf noise amid Ryder

There has never been more noise around men’s professional golf. Not that you’d know it from speaking to Robert MacIntyre. “Just leave it to the hierarchy,” he says when asked whether he would be opposed to LIV Golf players forming part of Europe’s tilt at next year’s Ryder Cup, and whether the breakaway tour should … Read more

The scandalous truth about Patrick Reed, the bad boy of golf

Golf never forgets — and it rarely forgives.  Just ask Patrick Reed.  The 31-year-old Texan has long been the subject of allegations and accusations of impropriety on and off the golf course, and it’s now been brought to light in a new book, “The Cup They Couldn’t Lose,” by Shane Ryan (Hachette). Detailing the long history … Read more

Luke Donald reacts to Hero Cup outcry

Last week the DP World Tour revealed the Hero Cup, a team competition between the best players from Great Britain and Ireland and continental Europe. For some, it proved a controversial move. Fans were quick to spot the similarities with the Seve Trophy, which ran from 2000 to 2013 and was named in honour of … Read more

LIV Golf rebels take charter flight for meeting with DP World Tour leader ahead of BMW Championship

One of the biggest events on the DP World Tour is set to be the latest battlefield in the ongoing war between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. At a meeting Monday, DP Tour CEO Keith Pelley fielded questions from LIV defectors – including past European Ryder Cup team members Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and … Read more

Golf’s LIV civil war deepens as Paul McGinley is SLAMMED on Twitter

Golf’s LIV civil war deepens as Paul McGinley is SLAMMED on Twitter by a fellow DP World Tour player, who tells the former Ryder Cup captain ‘don’t speak on behalf of all the membership’ after he claimed ‘nobody wants LIV players on our tour’ There are 17 LIV golfers playing the DP World Tour event … Read more

Ryder Cup clamps down on LIV rebels by handing Luke Donald six captain’s picks

The divide has opened to such an extent that Rory McIlroy, a close friend of Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter, said on Sunday: “It’s going to be hard for me to stomach going to Wentworth and seeing 18 of them there.” Donald said, via a statement: “These changes to the qualification process for Team Europe … Read more