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  • The Saudis put a horse’s head in Brooks Koepka’s bed. He could refuse their offer.

    06/21/2022 8:21:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | June 21, 2022 | Eamon Lynch
    Somewhere over the last few days — since back when he was telling friends that he was emphatically out on the LIV Golf series — Brooks Koepka found a metaphorical horse’s head in his bed, an offer he couldn’t refuse from the Saudi dismemberment enthusiasts behind the breakaway circuit. Since Koepka does not suffer fools gladly and has been vocally contemptuous of LIV Golf’s leading figures — Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Golf Saudi CEO Majed Al Sorour — we must assume the offer was sufficiently high for him to sleep soundly. For those who know Koepka well, one brief...
  • January 6 Committee’s Third Hearing So Boring NBC Cut to Golf Instead

    06/16/2022 3:28:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/2022 | Kristina Wong
    The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol held its third hearing on Thursday afternoon, which many observers on social media found “boring.” The hearing was so boring, in fact, that NBC News’ Lester Holt announced the network was ending its live broadcast of the hearing to air the U.S. Open golf tournament.
  • PGA Tour facing threat that could upend the business of golf

    06/09/2022 6:52:09 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 23 replies
    Axios ^ | 6/9/2022 | Peter Gannon
    A full-scale battle has erupted between an upstart Saudi-funded golf series and the PGA Tour, potentially throwing the future business of golf into question. Why it matters: Major broadcast networks have invested over $6 billion for the rights to air PGA Tour events through 2030, with additional commitments coming from corporate sponsors for players, the tour and its individual events. But the newly formed LIV Golf series is luring top players with massive appearance fees and weekly purses, forcing the PGA Tour to fight to retain talent — and putting players, sponsors and fans in conflict given the Saudi kingdom's...
  • The Saudi-backed LIV Golf tees off, and the PGA Tour quickly suspends 17 players

    06/09/2022 8:40:59 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 91 replies
    NPR ^ | 6/9/2022 | Bill Chappell
    Even before it started, the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series reshaped the careers of several high-profile players, costing golfers such as Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson their relationships with the PGA Tour and some of their sponsors. A reprisal had been expected from the PGA Tour — and immediately after the inaugural LIV tournament teed off on Thursday, the PGA issued sanctions against 17 players who defected to the new series. The players "are suspended or otherwise no longer eligible to participate in PGA TOUR tournament play, including the Presidents Cup," PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a letter to...
  • What Dustin Johnson's leap to Saudi-backed LIV means for golf

    06/05/2022 12:01:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 2, 2022 | Jay Busbee
    Dustin Johnson — Masters champion, veteran still very much in his prime, ranked No. 13 in the world — has joined the about-to-debut LIV Golf tour. With one move, the LIV tour vaulted from irrelevance to curiosity. Next up: threat. The Saudi-backed venture is planning on hosting eight 48-player tournaments this season in a range of locations around the world, including the United States. LIV’s primary draw for players is money — vast, generational sums of money — supplied by Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Public Investment Fund. Thanks to a $2 billion investment, LIV plans to begin with a handful of...
  • 'I will hit you:' Florida man, 77, punches friend, 84, over golf etiquette at The Villages, deputies say

    06/02/2022 8:11:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Fox35 ^ | Staff
    <p>SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - An argument between two men on the green at The Villages over golf etiquette led to one of them facing a battery charge, according to Sumter County deputies.</p><p>Richard Randell, 77, entered a not guilty plea for his alleged crime against his 84-year-old friend, court documents filed in late May confirmed.</p>
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Gator Snatches Ball on Florida Golf Course

    05/31/2022 11:28:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 30, 2022 | Chelsea Robinson
    A group was enjoying a day at a Florida golf club when this gator decided he had to get in on the action. It happened Sunday at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, according to Mike Harb, who shot the video. Harb says in the beginning the gator just had the golf ball in his mouth, and briefly spit it out, before once again snatching it up. The group walks towards the gator as the reptile walks further away from them. "Chase him closer to the hole that way, just have him drop it in the hole,"...
  • PGA Championship: Sage Steele reportedly hit by errant shot, witness says she was 'covered in blood'

    05/20/2022 4:07:50 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/20/2022 | Ryan Gaydos
    Jon Rahm’s errant shot in the first round of the PGA Championship reportedly hit and injured ESPN anchor Sage Steele Thursday. Steele was "covered in blood" after Rahm was heard yelling fore, an eyewitness told The Quadrilateral. The witness told the SubStack Steele was "on the ground, holding her nose, mouth or chin area." Steele has not posted anything on social media about the injury. ESPN was covering the first two rounds of the PGA Championship and will defer main afternoon and evening coverage to CBS on Saturday and Sunday for rounds three and four. Rahm’s errant shot found its...
  • Jack Nicklaus Blasts ‘Cancel Culture’ for Trump Course Losing PGA Championship

    05/17/2022 7:05:12 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 16 May 2022 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus blasted the “cancel culture” that he says caused the PGA to yank the championship from Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster. This week, the pro golfer who won a record 18 major championships said that the tournament should not have been moved to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nicklaus said he likes PGA chief Seth Waugh but added that Waugh foolishly bowed to the cancel culture with the decision. “Seth didn’t need this job. He took the job because he thought he could give the PGA of America some good guidance,” Nicklaus told Fire Pit Collective....
  • Kings Point dog walker shot by golf-cart vigilante in condo caper

    05/06/2022 3:50:22 PM PDT · by algore · 40 replies
    palmbeachpost ^ | Frank Cerabino
    Kings Pointer Robert Levine, 74, fired five shots at an unfamiliar fellow condo resident, Herbert Merritt, 64, while he was walking his dog near the 15th hole of the golf course at Kings Point early one evening last month, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Levine, driving a golf cart, pulled up to Merritt, and confronted him about walking his dog too close to the golf course, according to the arrest report. The verbal confrontation took a potentially life-and-death turn when Levine pointed a handgun at Merritt, who then ran, as Levine pursued him around a tree in...
  • Phil Mickelson Lost $40 Million Gambling in Four Years: Biographer

    05/05/2022 3:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Phil Mickelson suffered a staggering $40 million gambling loss between 2010 and 2014, according to his biographer. Alan Shipnuck, a former golf reporter for Sports Illustrated, has a Mickelson biography entitled, “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar,” which is coming out later this month. In a book excerpt published on the Fire Pit Collective website, Shipnuck cites documents that were compiled when government auditors conducted a “forensic” analysis of Mickelson’s finances during the time he was embroiled in an insider trading case involving famed professional gambler Billy Walters
  • CMU accused of discrimination after cutting track team

    04/29/2022 3:27:52 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    WWMT Grand Rapids/Lansing ^ | Apr 28, 2022 | Gabrielle Dawson
    Central Michigan University President Bob Davies held a press conference at CMU on Thursday to address the allegations of racial discrimination regarding the elimination of men's track and field. Men's track and field has been the first sport eliminated in one to two decades, according to Davies. Since the elimination of men's track and field, CMU has added men's golf. Competitive men's track and field costs the university $1 million, competitive golf is half of that, according to Davies..... Davies went on to list the races of the 30 track and field students, three black, three multiracial, two international, and...
  • Family sues country club, wins nearly $5 million after too many golf balls damaged their house

    04/24/2022 4:55:23 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    Golfweek ^ | Apr 24, 2022 | Adam Schupak
    The headline to a Boston Globe story this week was an attention-grabber: “Family terrorized by golf balls wins nearly $5 million from neighboring country club.” My initial reaction was that of John McEnroe to a chair umpire when he got a ruling he disagreed with: “You cannot be serious!” A family with three daughters, ages 2 to 5, sued Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Massachusetts, “for trespass over the continual bombardment — and won a permanent injunction against golf balls on their property.” A jury awarded the Tenczars $3.5 million for damages and mental and emotional suffering. The Globe...
  • Transgender Golfer Mianne Bagger Rips ‘Male-Bodied’ Competitors in Female Sports

    04/20/2022 2:22:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2022 | Lee Brown
    A trailblazing transgender golfer now supports legal changes that would’ve stopped her from competing — claiming that “male-bodied” competitors can dominate female sports in a “slap in the face to women.” Danish golfer Mianne Bagger, now 55, made history in 2004 when she became the first transgender athlete in a professional golf tournament at the Women’s Australian Open. But she told Australian TV’s “Insight” that she now supports a bill seeking to ban transgender athletes from female events Down Under, conceding it’ll leave her branded a “hypocrite,” according to
  • Fit him for a green jacket; Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters

    04/10/2022 4:35:13 PM PDT · by Cecily · 32 replies
    AUGUSTA — Add a major championship - a Masters championship - to Scottie Scheffler’s fast-growing list of accomplishments. Scheffler won the 2022 Masters on Sunday by holding off all would-be challengers in the final round at Augusta National Golf Club. Scheffler, who took the No. 1 world golf ranking with three victories in five tournaments this year, finished at 10-under par 278. (69-67-71-71). The 25-year old was playing in just his third Masters after tying for 19th and 18th the past two years. With his first major championship, Scheffler can make lifetime reservations for Augusta each April. And add a...
  • Judge rules for Trump Organization in NYC golf course fight

    04/08/2022 3:07:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2022 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and BERNARD CONDON
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s company can keep running a public golf course in the Bronx, a judge ruled Friday, saying New York City offered a baseless rationale for canceling the Trump Organization’s contract after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last year. The ruling sends the matter back to the city “for further proceedings.” It wasn’t immediately clear what those might be. The city Law Department said it was disappointed in the decision and was reviewing legal options. The Trump Organization declared the decision a victory for the company and “a win for justice.” The city’s...
  • The Masters 2022: Live Thread

    04/07/2022 9:13:16 AM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 44 replies
    Tiger is playing. Phil is not. Other past Masters champions who are playing in 2022: Fred Couples Sergio Garcia Dustin Johnson Zach Johnson Bernhard Langer Sandy Lyle Hideki Matsuyama Larry Mize Jose Maria Olazabal Patrick Reed Charl Schwartzel Adam Scott Vijay Singh Jordan Spieth Bubba Watson Mike Weir Danny Willett
  • Golf rules for Seniors

    04/07/2022 4:50:39 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    email from a friend | 04/07/2022 | unknown
    USGA 2022 RULE CHANGES IN EFFECT FOR Senior GOLFERS Rule 9k.34– If a tree is between the ball and the hole, and the tree is deemed to be younger than the player, then the ball can be moved without penalty. This is so because this is simply a question of timing; when the player was younger, the tree was not there so the player is being penalized because of his age. Rule 1.a.5– A ball sliced or hooked into the Rough shall be lifted and placed on the Fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled...
  • NTSB says 13-year-old was driving truck in crash involving University of the Southwest golf teams

    03/17/2022 5:04:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in West Texas in a fiery collision that killed nine people, including six members of a college golf team and their coach, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Thursday. The child and a man traveling in the truck also died. The truck's left front tire, which was a spare tire, also blew out before impact, said NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. The men's and women's golf teams were traveling in a 2017 Ford Transit van that was towing a box trailer when it collided with the truck, and...
  • 9 dead after crash involving New Mexico university’s golf teams in West Texas

    03/16/2022 8:09:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Six students and their coach were killed, along with two others, when a van carrying members of a New Mexico university’s golf teams and a pickup collided Tuesday night in West Texas, officials said. Two more students were critically injured in the crash involving members of the University of the Southwest’s men’s and women’s golf teams, according to the school. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Steven Blanco said the collision happened around 8:17 p.m. on a two-lane road about nine miles from the city of Andrews, northwest of Midland-Odessa. "For unknown reasons, the Dodge pickup drove into the northbound...