SAN DIEGO — We hardly needed the reminder, but golf star Jon Rahm offered a cash-soaked one anyway. When the No. 3 player in the world and Torrey Pines favorite confirmed he will leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf, it spoke loudly.
The money mattered, after all.
For a couple of years, Rahm had painted himself as the ultimate golf traditionalist...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wells Fargo said Friday that the bank is ending its longtime sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Championship played at the Quail Hollow Club, with the change starting in 2025.
The annual PGA tour event is set for May 6-12. What happens next to the high-profile sporting event for the Charlotte region was not immediately clear.
LOS ANGELES — The obscene sums doled out by the Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund in its quest to lure the world's top golfers to its LIV Golf tour reached a pinnacle when Jon Rahm joined the league this week.
Estimates on what Rahm was paid to jump from the PGA Tour range from $400 million to $600 million, with the Telegraph reporting ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas LIV Golf event just got a little more interesting.
Jon Rahm, the reigning Masters champion and part of the current big three in golf, abandoned the PGA Tour for LIV Golf on Thursday for a signing bonus rumored to be in the neighborhood of $500 million.
The move means Rahm is banned from PGA Tour events other than ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Allisen Corpuz's academic resume at USC was even more impressive than her formidable achievements on the golf course.
Twice an All-American pick and ranked No. 1 nationally as a fifth-year senior, Corpuz also earned an undergraduate degree in business administration, a master's in global supply chain management, and graduate ...Read more
PINEHURST, N.C. — Eight months before the playing of the 2024 U.S. Open, the U.S. Golf Association has few concerns and no complaints.
Not about the No. 2 Course at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. No. 2 will be U.S. Open ready in June, USGA officials say, when the major golf championship is played for the fourth time on the revered course ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — Everything came easy to Tom Kim in 2022.
In a two-month stretch, he played a starring role for the International squad at the Presidents Cup and won twice on the PGA Tour, including the Shriners Children’s Open, all at age 20.
Expectations were high, but none higher than the internal ones from Kim. That’s what made his 2023 ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — After her fifth birdie of the day on her 11th hole of the second round, the possibility Lexi Thompson was about to make history and make the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open became a very real possibility.
Thompson stood at 2 under, which was most likely going to be the number to make the weekend, giving her a real shot at ...Read more
Ari Emanuel’s Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. and Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C., are among U.S. investors exploring investing in the PGA Tour, providing a possible alternative transaction to a pending deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Phil Mickelson, who allegedly gambled more than $1 billion over a 30-year stretch, says he’s not betting on football this season, acknowledging he “crossed the line of moderation and into addiction.”
The golf great says after years of professional help, he’s now able to live in the moment rather than be consumed by his vice.
“The ...Read more
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