# liv golf

This year
# Comment
McIlroy: The form male golfer on the planet takes down the man in the LIV Golf hat
Rory McIlroy continued his stunning end to last year by winning his first event of the year ahead of Patrick Reed.
# Feeling Blue
'I certainly don’t expect to get one of the six picks' - Ian Poulter on Ryder Cup hopes
The Englishman also suggested he may not play even if he qualifies.
Last year
# liv and let liv
Players involved in LIV Golf will not be barred from Masters
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson are among the top players to have joined LIV.
# all angles
PGA Tour and DP World Tour confronted with new LIV-related lawsuit
The filing in Florida alleges that ‘there is a collusive, coordinated effort to destroy LIV Golf and its players in their infancy.’
# not impressed
Jon Rahm brands world ranking points ‘laughable’ at Dubai season finale
Changes were made to the OWGR this year.
# Tension
Mickelson says LIV 'not going away' as McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split
The conflict has gone beyond statements from players and is now in the legal sphere.
# action
PGA Tour sues LIV Golf's Saudi backers in New York
The complaint was filed under seal in US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, according to court records.
# LIV Forever
Mickelson: 'I firmly believe that I'm on the winning side of how things are going to evolve'
The American was speaking ahead of LIV’s first event in Saudi Arabia.
# Out in the Cold
Graeme McDowell demands world rankings 'ASAP' for breakaway LIV golf
The 419th-ranked player in the world says all he wants is ‘a fair court.’
# Staying Put
Matsuyama shuns LIV, commits to PGA Tour on eve of Zozo defence
Matsuyama became Japan’s first male major winner at the US Masters last year.
# In THe money
Johnson scoops €18.5 million prize as individual LIV Golf champion
The American has had five top-10 finishes in the opening six events of the Saudi-backed series.
# Setback
LIV Golf suffers blow as players denied ranking points
The Saudi-funded breakaway recently spoke of a new strategic alliance with the MENA Tour.
# Looking Forward
McIlroy confident about finding solutions after 'ugly year' for men's professional golf
The Saudi-backed LIV has caused turmoil in the sport since its June debut.
# divide
Golf rankings risk being 'laughing stock' if LIV excluded: Norman
The issue of LIV Golf’s events being recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking system could be pivotal to its future.
# bmw pga
Shane Lowry: 'There are certain guys I just can't stand them being here'
Lowry hit out at ‘disruptive’ LIV rebels at the BMW PGA Championship.
# liv golf
LIV Golf's Talor Gooch hits back at Billy Horschel over 'hypocritical' comment
Defending champion had criticised presence of 17 LIV players at PGA Championship at Wentworth.
# Taking names
'You're here for one reason only' - Horschel hits out at LIV golfers ahead of BMW PGA
‘Abraham Ancer, Talor Gooch… You’ve never played this tournament, you’ve never supported the DP World Tour. Why are you here?’
# divide
Bubba Watson 'praying' to stay in Masters after jump to LIV Golf
LIV Golf’s record purses have helped lure 26 of the world’s 100 top players to the circuit.
# Money Talks
Cameron Smith admits LIV Golf switch was ‘offer I couldn’t ignore’
Smith’s expected move to the Saudi-backed circuit was confirmed earlier today.
# Changes
LIV Golf rebels not welcome back as PGA Tour announces new $100 million deal
The top players have committed to playing against each other at least 20 times a year.
# action
Mickelson and Poulter among 11 LIV players to file antitrust lawsuit against PGA
Bryson DeChambeau, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Jason Kokrak and Peter Uihlein are also involved in the group.
# High Nine Digits
Tiger turned down around $700-800m to join LIV Golf - Greg Norman
LIV approached the 15-time major winner prior to Norman’s appointment as CEO.
# liv golf
'Extra motivation' as Henrik Stenson takes top prize on LIV Golf debut
Stenson beat Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff by two shots in New Jersey.
# Signing Up
Bubba Watson the latest golfer to join Saudi-backed LIV Tour
Watson, injured at the moment, will attend the next event in September as an ‘off-course captain.’
# donald bump
Luke Donald tipped to replace Henrik Stenson as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain
The Swede lost the job 127 days after his appointment following his decision to join the LIV Golf series.
# liv golf
Broadcaster David Feherty becomes LIV Golf's latest signing
Northern Irish broadcaster will be commentator and co-executive producer for LIV.
# The Open
Ian Poulter gets rough reception at St Andrews as injury rules out Justin Rose
Rose pulled out of the 150th Open Championship just before his scheduled 8.14am tee time.
# Investigation
PGA Tour probed over LIV Golf actions - reports
US Justice Department officials are investigating, according to the Wall Street Journal.
# scrutiny
'I'll go to my grave knowing that Phil never asked me to go off the record'
Alan Shipnuck on his new unauthorised biography of the golf star and the fallout stemming from a now-infamous interview.
# Persona non Grata
LIV chief Greg Norman barred from British Open anniversary events
The 67-year-old Australian golf great won the competition in 1986 and 1993.
# Hitting Out
'I am NOT in discussions with LIV. Those who truly know me, know what is important to me.'
Jordan Spieth reiterates commitment to PGA Tour amid ‘false’ LIV Golf rumours.
# Unimpressed
'Hypocrites and liars' - Horschel slams LIV Golf players
The world number 15 launched a strong defence of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
# vitriol
Graeme McDowell shocked by people wishing him dead since switching to LIV Golf
The 2010 US Open champion acknowledged his switch to LIV was ‘about the money’.
# Defection
England's Casey confirms he's joining Saudi-backed LIV Golf
The series is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
# Protests
Controversy swirls at LIV Golf's first US event
A group of family members of people killed in the 11 September, 2001 attacks held a press conference to voice their outrage.
# liv golf
Keith Pelley hits back at 16 players threatening DP World Tour with legal action
Pelley says the sanctions against players who competed in the first LIV Golf event are ‘proportionate’ and ‘fair’.
# Worry
Padraig Harrington fears LIV series poses threat to future of DP World Tour
The US Senior Open champion suggests there is only room for the PGA and one other tour in the world game.
# welcome
Organisers confirm Saudi golf rebels won't be banned from next month's British Open
“Since it was first played in 1860, openness has been fundamental to its ethos and unique appeal,” said R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers.
PGA planning revamp to head off LIV as Koepka defects
A schedule overhaul could be in place by the 2023 season.
# rift
'If you don't love or enjoy what you're actually doing, you're still going to be miserable'
Justin Thomas has described the LIV-PGA fracture as ‘sad’ for US Open and golf.