LIV’s tournaments do not have history nor identity to build upon. There is no precedent for this team concept in professional golf. It’s a not-small mountain to climb. LIV hopes to spend its way to the top.
For Greg Norman, the Saudi government and LIV Golf, the overnight press conferences were a victory lap of sorts; an opportunity to show off six legitimately big-name golfers they have successfully lured away from the PGA Tour.
Matt Fitzpatrick is a Major champion, winning the US Open with a legendary ball-striking performance – and doing it at The Country Club, where it all started. There is so, so much to discuss. Here are 18 parting thoughts from Brookline.
Any PGA Tour member who played five or more events last season, or five or more events in at least one of the preceding five seasons, was eligible for the controversial program. The PIP was largely seen as a response to rival golf leagues, which have sought to lure players away from the PGA Tour through huge guaranteed paydays.