Branden Grace wins first US-based event for controversial LIV Golf tour, takes home a total of $ 4,375,000

Branden Grace wins first US-based event for controversial LIV Golf tour, takes home a total of $ 4,375,000

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Branden Grace won LIV Golf’s first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protestors alike because of the upstart series ’funding by Saudi Arabia. Grace closed with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish at 13 under in the 54-hole tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. The fledgling … Read more

Dustin Johnson, Carlos Ortiz lead entering final round of LIV Series event at Pumpkin Ridge

Dustin Johnson, Carlos Ortiz lead entering final round of LIV Series event at Pumpkin Ridge

The outcry that marked the start of the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf series’ first American stop quieted a bit on Friday, putting the focus on the play at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Modest crowds and mild temperatures in the mid-70s greeted the players on the upstart series – bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund … Read more

Ricky Barnes is out of wilderness, JT Poston keeps up torrid pace and a Monday qualifier is making some noise | Golf News and Tour Information

Ricky Barnes is out of wilderness, JT Poston keeps up torrid pace and a Monday qualifier is making some noise |  Golf News and Tour Information

Ricky Barnes hasn’t played a full schedule on the PGA Tour since the 2017-18 season, and, thus, is struggling to build any kind of momentum in his golf game. Which explains why he had posted three rounds in the 60s this season and has missed the cut in five of the six events in which … Read more

Carlos Ortiz leads, Dustin Johnson 1 back at LIV Golf event at Pumpkin Ridge

Carlos Ortiz leads, Dustin Johnson 1 back at LIV Golf event at Pumpkin Ridge

The first LIV Golf event in the United States has a first-time player in the rival series atop its leaderboard. Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz, who was among the latest batch of players to join the LIV Series earlier this week, carded a 5-under 67 to take a 1-shot lead after the opening round at Pumpkin Ridge … Read more

Pat Perez’s shirt deliver LIV Golf honesty others ran from

Pat Perez’s shirt deliver LIV Golf honesty others ran from

Pat Perez was his usual blunt self this week, with his words and his choice of attire. Specifically, the 46-year-old three-time PGA Tour winner donned a shirt emblazoned with $ 100 bills Tuesday night at the welcome party for the LIV Golf Invitational Series ahead of its second event, outside of Portland, Ore. When he … Read more

Septum. 11 families planning protest as LIV golf series gets set for first US event in Portland

Septum.  11 families planning protest as LIV golf series gets set for first US event in Portland

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – LIV Golf’s first US event is set to begin Thursday, with a group of survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 terror attacks planning to gather at a nearby park to speak out against the Saudi Arabia-funded tour. Brett Eagleson was 15 years old when he lost … Read more

Why the PGA Tour needs to strengthen its ties with college golfers | Golf News and Tour Information

Why the PGA Tour needs to strengthen its ties with college golfers |  Golf News and Tour Information

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Michael Thorbjornsen had a very solid sophomore season at Stanford, but it wasn’t particularly special. He finished the year ranked No. 17 in the nation and tied for 32nd in the individual portion of the NCAA Championship. First-team All Pac-12 and second-team / honorable meniton All-American, depending on which publication you … Read more

Xander Schauffele’s weird drought ends, Lexi Thompson’s latest painful putting performance, and some fantastic (winning) F-bombs | This is the Loop

Xander Schauffele’s weird drought ends, Lexi Thompson’s latest painful putting performance, and some fantastic (winning) F-bombs |  This is the Loop

Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we are mere hours away from leaving for the only major that truly matters (to me and seven other hackers), the 2022 HGGA Championship. Sadly, as of this moment, golf fans won’t be able to watch the HGGA from lovely Wisconsin, culminating in a final two rounds … Read more

How Saudi Arabia’s New Professional Golf Series Is Shaking Up The Sport

How Saudi Arabia’s New Professional Golf Series Is Shaking Up The Sport

The LIV Invitational Series, a controversial new golf tournament backed with money from Saudi Arabia, is causing a major rift in the world of golf. The series website claims it is an “opportunity to reinvigorate golf,” but opponents and human rights advocates say Saudi Arabia, whose government was found to be responsible for the murder … Read more