Under Pressure From LIV Golf, the PGA Tour Defends Its Perch

CROMWELL, Conn. – For the last month, as the upstart, Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit has poached some of the most widely known players from the established PGA Tour, there has been speculation that eventually the rival organizations might have to learn to coexist. But a passionate Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour’s commissioner, did not sound … Read more

As Koepka Leaves for LIV Golf, the PGA Tour Mulls Changes

Since March, Brooks Koepka has emphatically denied he would consider joining the breakaway, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. “Money isn’t going to change my life,” Koepka said at the time with a disdainful sneer. As recently as two weeks ago, Koepka was still telling fellow players he was not interested in leaving the PGA Tour. On … Read more

At US Open, Matt Fitzpatrick Wins His First Major Championship

BROOKLINE, Mass. – This year’s US Open began as the setting for an unprecedented showdown between golfers who had remained loyal to the established PGA Tour and a breakaway pack of ex-colleagues who recently joined the new, rebel, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. But the anticipated confrontation at the Country Club outside Boston fizzled in the … Read more

Collin Morikawa Descends Then Climbs the US Open Leaderboard

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Midway through the US Open, Collin Morikawa stood atop the leaderboard looking to add a third major championship to his résumé. But on moving day, as Saturdays are called on the PGA Tour, Morikawa went uncharacteristically backward. After a seven-over-par 77, Morikawa found himself six shots off the pace when he teed … Read more

At US Open, Matt Fitzpatrick Wins His First Major Tournament

BROOKLINE, Mass. – This year’s US Open began as the setting for an unprecedented showdown between golfers who had remained loyal to the established PGA Tour and a breakaway pack of ex-colleagues who recently joined the new, rebel, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. But the anticipated confrontation at the Country Club outside Boston fizzled in the … Read more