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

Xander Schauffele Birdies 18th to Take Travelers, Gets First Solo Win Since 2019

Xander Schauffele celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary Sunday with a dramatic victory in the Travelers Championship. The Olympic champion won with a three-stroke swing on the final hole, hitting to 3 feet for birdie after rookie Sahith Theegala took two shots to get out of a bunker and made a double bogey in the group … Read more

Schauffele leads after McIlroy meltdown at Travelers

XANDER SCHAUFFELE took advantage of a second round meltdown by Rory McIlroy to open up a five-shot lead at the halfway stage of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship on Friday. Schauffele surged clear of the field after shooting a bogey-free seven-under-par 63 to move to 14 under at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. But … Read more

Rory McIlroy enjoys ‘US Open rehab’ to lead Travelers

Updated at 23.50 RORY MCILROY fired an eight-under-par 62 to grab a share of the lead after the first round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship on Thursday. McIlroy, continuing an impressive run of recent form that included victory at the Canadian Open and a top-five finish at last week’s US Open, reeled off eight … Read more

PGA planning revamp to head off LIV as Koepka defects

THE PGA TOUR is planning to revamp its schedule with a series of lucrative new tournaments, as four-time major champion Brooks Koepka became the latest star to defect to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan detailed proposed changes to the tour schedule at a packed meeting of players early Tuesday at … Read more

Photo reveals extent of Tiger Woods’ leg injury

Tiger Woods’ recovery from a gruesome leg injury — one that prompted doctors to consider amputation — this year seems more impressive considering a recently released photo of the legendary golfer. Woods, 46, — who played in the Masters and PGA Championship, but skipped the U.S. Open — attended a junior golf event over the … Read more

Matt Fitzpatrick got his major moment on the last hole of the U.S. Open

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Will Zalatoris couldn’t resist taking a peek at Matt Fitzpatrick‘s ball. He and Fitzpatrick were walking toward their tee shots on the 18th hole of The Country Club on Sunday. Madness was unspooling all around them. The U.S. Open was hanging in the balance. Thousands of rowdy fans had just spilled into … Read more

Who surges, who struggles and who wins on Sunday at the U.S. Open

BROOKLINE, Mass. — There has been drama at this U.S. Open from the moment players arrived on property. Before it started, it wasn’t about the golf. It was about the state of golf. Now, it’s about the golf, with a leaderboard that has a mix of stars, up-and-comers and a few who-are-they contenders. So what … Read more

US Open schedule, pairings, favourites and tips as 2022 major begins

T he US Open begins today amid a sea of tensions across the sport. Much of the recent focus in golf has been on the LIV Golf Series, with defections and bans dominating discussions rather than drives and putts. For this week at least, players on both sides of the divide are back competing against … Read more