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Here's How Much LIV Golf Offered Tiger Woods

Between $700M and $800M, CEO Greg Norman confirms

(Newser) - The new Saudi-funded golf league really wants Tiger Woods. So badly, in fact, that it offered around $800 million to the most famous name in golf. Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked LIV Golf series CEO Greg Norman to confirm the reported $700 million to $800 million figure offered to...

NTSB: Adult Was Driving Pickup in Golf Team Crash

Agency had reported the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel in fatal collision

(Newser) - Update: A 38-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that collided with a van carrying college golf teams in Texas in March, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The agency earlier had said the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel, but DNA tests showed that wasn't...

Mickelson: I Have 'Deep Empathy' for 9/11 Families

But veteran golfer will still play in LIV Golf pro league funded by Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has the "deepest sympathy" for the families of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks—but he'll continue to play in the professional golf league lavishly funded by the Saudi Arabian government 's Public Investment Fund. The golfer was among several pros called out by...

With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil
With This Tee-Off, World
of Golf Is in Turmoil
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With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil

Saudi-financed LIV league threatens to cause a major split among professional golfers

(Newser) - Some big names in golf teed off Thursday in a tournament just outside London, but the resulting headlines aren't focusing on who might win or lose. Instead, they're all about how the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational has sent the world of professional golf into a tizzy. Why? The...

Golf's New No. 1 Has Snuck Up on Everyone

Scottie Scheffler was ranked No. 824 just 2 years ago

(Newser) - There's a new No. 1 in the world of golf this week, but don't be surprised if you haven't heard the name Scottie Scheffler before. The 25-year-old has caught much of the golfing world by surprise as well. Reuters points out the astonishing stat that Scheffler has...

Students From All Over Died Together Pursuing Their Passion

University of the Southwest community, family remember golfers, coach after devastating accident

(Newser) - Laci Stone had a special request for her mom. The 18-year-old wanted to get tiny matching heart tattoos before leaving her Texas hometown and returning to New Mexico to finish out her freshman year at the University of the Southwest. She begged her mother, and now Chelsi Stone is glad...

After Barely Playing, Tiger Woods Wins $8M Golf Prize

He's the first winner of the Player Impact Program

(Newser) - Last year wasn't exactly a banner year for Tiger Woods' golfing career—he spent much of 2021 learning to walk again after a February rollover crash mangled his right leg so badly that doctors considered amputation. His only tournament of the year was the PNC Championship exhibition father/son challenge...

Phil Mickelson Apologizes After Saudi League Comments

Pro golfer said he would consider playing for Saudi Arabia despite its record on human rights

(Newser) - Updated: Phil Mickelson is sorry. In a tweeted statement Tuesday, the golfer apologized for the "reckless" comments that came out last week, and insisted he has always had the best interests of golf, his peers, his sponsors, and fans of the sport at heart. "There is the problem...

Golfer Says He Can't Recall Odd, Criminal Acts on Flight

Thorbjørn Olesen stands trial in London

(Newser) - In a trial in England Tuesday, a Danish pro golfer was unable to explain the behavior witnesses attributed to him on a 2019 flight from Nashville to London, saying he has no memory of the trip. Thorbjørn Olesen is accused of sexual assault for touching a woman's breast,...

Golf Ball Lands in Most Unusual Place During Tourney

Hideki Matsuyama's shot on the 10th hole during Northern Trust ended up in spectator's shirt

(Newser) - Some bizarre stuff has been happening on golf courses lately, and an incident Friday at the Northern Trust golf tournament at New Jersey's Liberty National Golf Course continued the streak. CBS Sports reports that Hideki Matsuyama was on the 10th hole during the tourney's second round when he...

She Used to Be an 'Angry' Golfer. Now, a Try at History

Hailey Davidson, who wants to be first trans athlete on LPGA tour, is at qualifying event this weekend in Calif.

(Newser) - Three years after undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 2010, Bobbi Lancaster did what no transgender athlete had done before: At the age of 63, the family physician tried to qualify for the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. She didn't make it, but she earned international media attention and went...

Odd Incident at Scottish Open Puzzles Rory McIlroy

Pro golfer looked on as fan swiped club from his bag

(Newser) - A spectator was escorted from the course at the Scottish Open on Friday after taking a club from Rory McIlroy's bag. The bizarre incident took place on the 10th tee, where McIlroy was waiting to get his second round underway at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. Widely shared...

Triple Murder at Golf Course Remains a Mystery
Golf Course Triple Homicide
'Doesn't Make Any Sense'
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Golf Course Triple Homicide 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Pro Gene Siller and 2 other men were found slain on Atlanta-area course over the weekend

(Newser) - "This doesn't make any sense," a member of the Pinetree Country Club near Atlanta tells CNN . Brian Katrek, who also is an anchor of SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, was referring to the triple homicide that occurred on the club's golf course in Kennesaw over the holiday...

He Teed Off in Yellowstone, Park Service Isn't Laughing

Comedian Jake Adams faces jail time, fines over stunt

(Newser) - A comedian named Jake Adams recently finished an epic road trip in which he whacked a golf ball in every state over the course of 30 days. The problem? In Wyoming, he hit a few shots in none other than Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are none too pleased....

Crude Joke by Giuliani Keeps Wie West Motivated

It's part of why she decided not to retire

(Newser) - Michelle Wie West is no longer the golf phenom who turned pro before the age of 16. She's 31 and a new mom, and after a series of injuries, Wie West was contemplating retirement, writes Karen Crouse in the New York Times . But you'll find her golfing this...

First Pic of Tiger Woods Since Feb. Crash Emerges

Golfer posted it himself, showing him smiling and on crutches at home in Florida

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is back on the green, though with an orthopedic boot encasing his leg and a dog in tow. On Friday, the 45-year-old golfer, who was in a serious car accident in late February in Los Angeles, posted the first pic of himself since the crash, showing himself smiling...

Without Clubs, He Practiced With a Stick. Now, His PGA Debut

Kamaiu Johnson had a Good Samaritan on his side as a kid

(Newser) - Among the golfers teeing off Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be 27-year-old Kamaiu Johnson, who'll be making his debut on the PGA Tour. But as NPR explains, Johnson's how-I-got-here story is more unusual than most. It began when an assistant golf pro at a...

Golfer's Muttered Slur Caught on Mic

Justin Thomas apologizes uses a homophobic insult after missing a putt

(Newser) - One of the top golfers in the world is apologizing after TV mics picked up his muttered slur when he missed a putt. Justin Thomas, ranked No. 3, uttered the homophobic word—six letters, begins with f—on Saturday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, reports CNN...

Golfer's Temper Tantrum Earns Rare Penalty

Sergio Garcia is disqualified from tournament after damaging multiple greens

(Newser) - Pro golfer Sergio Garcia had a rotten day on the course Saturday. Just ask the golfers who had to play behind him—on the greens he damaged in anger. The Scotsman reports that Garcia damaged no fewer than six greens at the inaugural Saudi International, a feat that got him...

Caddie's Mistake Costs Golfer Nearly $100K

Mike Burrow stood in the wrong place, apparently, near golfer Haotong Li—but there's controversy

(Newser) - Haotong Li was in a tie for third place heading into the 18th hole at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in the UAE on Sunday. Then the Chinese pro golfer's caddie stood in the wrong place, at the wrong time. USA Today notes Mike Burrow apparently broke a new...

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