LIV Golf is a professional golf tour financed by the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. The name LIV is a reference to the Roman numeral for 54, the score if every hole on a par-72 course were birdied and the number of holes to be played at LIV events.
Another 26 golfers hit with fines of up to US$126,000 for each LIV tournament they played in without permission.
International Series money list will now provide way for players to qualify for elite league’s ‘Q-school’.
Move comes in response to hefty fines the European tour boss Keith Pelley imposed for playing on the new circuit.
Tour boss Cho Minn Thant says golfers’ priorities have changed and the Asian circuit is not the second or third choice it once was.
Australian believes he is close to being tournament ready ahead of last major of the year at Royal Liverpool.
Tournament to have US$2 million prize, double that for last week’s World City Championship, and will be the last of three high-profile events on the Fanling course this year.
Australian is still world No 4 despite switching to LIV Golf tournaments which do not get ranking points.
Fit-again Sergio Garcia is eligible to play for Europe, but will need to be picked by captain Luke Donald because his membership of LIV Golf prevents him earning his way onto the team.
Defending Saudi International champ bemoans ‘bitterness and pettiness of both LIV and the PGA Tour’ that has led to the civil war dividing the game.
Fired up Mickelson back to college weight and looking to recapture form that made him oldest major winner.
The oil-rich Gulf nation has made inroads in football, golf, boxing, horse racing, motor racing and cricket, and has its sights set on staging the Olympics.
Agreements with PGA Tour and DP World Tour have opened up routes to the top not previously available to golfers in Asia.
Augusta National Golf Cub says it will open doors to players on rebel circuit despite them being banned by PGA Tour.
The orders of merit for the Asian Tour and International Series will be decided in Jakarta this week, but so will the futures of those battling to finish the season in the top 60.
Lee Westwood has won the Indonesian Masters three times, and called the Royale Jakarta Golf Club a place with ‘very special memories’.
Player who tops Order of Merit will earn exemption for 2023 LIV Golf Invitational season; Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent in pole position, with American Sihwan Kim hot on his heels.
The growth of LIV Golf and Asia Tour is offering big opportunities and big money to amateur golf stars looking to make the jump to professional leagues.
World No 1 Rory McIlroy says the ‘us versus them’ mentality between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has gotten ‘way out of control’.
Tour to make debut in North Africa, with stops in Rabat and then Cairo as part of two-week stint in early November.
The disruptive new LIV Golf circuit could pay for TV coverage temporarily as it tries to build a long-term presence, adding that the tour’s Saudi backers were looking a decade ahead or more.
The Saudi-backed invitational series is in Jeddah this weekend, and for Harold Varner III it means coming back to the site of his thrilling win in February at the PIF Saudi International.
LIV Golf wrapped up its debut event in Thailand with high praise from players who say investments from the Saudi-backed group will revive the sport in Asia.
Spanish rookie lands US$4 million cheque with maiden tour win at Stonehill Golf Club
The Spanish 22-year-old turned professional to play on controversial Saudi Arabia-backed LIV series, which is holding its first event in Asia.
It’s been more than two years since the city staged a major golf tournament, but discussions are under way for the Asian Tour to return in early 2023, as LIV Golf boss considers expansion plans.
Greg Norman says decision by governing body to deny LIV Golf players world ranking points does not make ‘logical sense and I’m a pretty logical guy’.
Saudi-backed organisation had hoped deal with Mena Tour would enable its players to earn ranking points, but officials say they won’t rule on new partnership until after next two events in Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
The game needs to shed its ‘elitist thinking’ says Ryder Cup star and former PGA and European tour player Lee Westwood ahead of LIV Golf’s debut event in Asia.
Australian claims 2-shot victory at Yeangder TPC after closing round 6-under 66 at Linkou International Golf and Country Club