How the John Deere Classic Director Attracts Top Young Golf Talent

Cornfields near John Deere headquarters in Silvis, Illinois are often knee-high 4th July.That’s how Webb Simpson remembers them, returning to the northwest corner of Lincoln Land for the first time in more than a decade for the TPC Deere Run at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, which is celebrating its 50th anniversaryth Version. Simpson, … Read more

Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to switch from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational, sources confirmed to ESPN. Koepka, 32, is one of the most high-profile players on the Independent Tour, which is funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and led by two-time Open champion Greg Norman. Sources … Read more

Brooks Koepka is latest PGA Tour player to quit LIV Golf

FILE – Brooks Koepka emerges after birdieting the 13th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Thursday, May 20, 2021, file photo. Brooks Koepka is back on tour for the inaugural Palmetto Championship, his first since the PGA Championship, and his relationship with … Read more

USGA eager to shift conversation from LIV golf to U.S. Open | Pro Golf

Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer BROOKLYN, Mass. — The U.S. Open isn’t the only U.S. major that feels like an afterthought, lost in chatter and innuendo on topics that have nothing to do with birdies and bogeys. Golf is no longer the main focus of the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek, Alabama. The club’s … Read more

LIV Golf’s first event has been completed, and the future of professional golf has never seemed more uncertain

Phil Mickelson’s comments four months ago sparked a storm as he emerged from four months of self-imposed exile to play his first LIV golf event outside London. Getty Images Hertfordshire, England — Turbulent golf is just beginning to describe this one: a string of events where players defected from the PGA Tour to rivals, the … Read more

Fitzpatrick’s Roller Coaster, Rory’s Rush and the Elephant in the RBC Canadian Open Room | Golf News & Travel Information

Matt Fitzpatrick is probably the holder of a title no one really wants right now: BPWAPGATW. Of course, that represents the best player without a PGA Tour victory. The world No. 17 has seven wins on the DP World Tour but has yet to complete a deal on this side of the pond. He’s one … Read more

Tiger Woods is officially a billionaire, no thanks to the Saudis

He reportedly turned down a “high nine-figure” deal for a new Saudi-backed golf tour, but that’s okay. Thanks to endorsements and real estate, he’s a billionaire anyway. Tiger Woods’ limp in South Hills during last month’s PGA Championship was a stark reminder of how much has passed since he wandered the fairways at the 1997 … Read more

When it comes to prize money, LIV Golf surprises PGA Tour with London debut

Phil Mickelson played the Pro-Am ahead of LIV Golf’s London event on Wednesday. Charlie Crowhurst/LIV Golf/Getty Images The PGA Tour has boosted golfers’ salaries this year, raising their average tournament winnings by 14 percent to $9.1 million. The Players Championship surged from $15 million to a record $20 million, and the majors, which are separate … Read more

Cameron Smith heads into weekend with 1-shot lead at PGA Tour Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cameron Smith says he believes he’s playing the best golf of his life, and it shows. He leads the Memorial Tournament, a tournament in which Australian golfers have no great history. After a glorious afternoon at Muirfield Village on Friday, Smith sparked the loudest cheers — another anomaly for this bad-weather tournament … Read more