For all the hundreds of millions of dollars splurged to lure big-name players away from the PGA Tour, both of the first two LIV events have been won by players outside the top 100 in the world ranking.
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.
Phil Mickelson wants to keep his PGA Tour membership – he made that clear in a carefully worded statement released Tuesday – but Dustin Johnson is grabbing his bag of cash and speeding away from Ponte Vedra Beach.
With his win at the Valspar Championship on Sunday, Sam Burns jumped into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time. Unfortunately, that mean Dustin Johnson got bumped from that elite company for the first time – in a long time.
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.