Mickelson decides not to defend title at PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following his incendiary comments he made about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed. Mickelson authored one of the most stunning victories last year when he won the PGA at Kiawah Island, at … Read more

Phil Mickelson drops US PGA bombshell, withdrawing from championship

The Saudi fallout continues to rip apart golf’s landscape. Phil Mickelson on Friday night announced that he will continue his break from the game and will not defend his USPGA title at Southern Hills next week. Telegraph Sport reported last month it was highly likely the 51-year-old would miss the year’s second major, but hopes … Read more

Backlash for Greg Norman over Saudi views

Greg Norman’s brushing off of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing as a “mistake” has been condemned by the fiancee of the late Washington Post columnist. Australia’s former world No.1 golfer is leading a series of Saudi Arabia-funded tournaments in England and has come under criticism for his comments about Khashoggi’s gross death on in October 2018 at … Read more

‘We’ve all made mistakes’ Greg Norman says of Saudi journalist’s murder

Former world number one Greg Norman is now chief executive of LIV Golf Investments Greg Norman batted away concerns about Saudi Arabia’s rights record and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by saying “we’ve all made mistakes” as he defended his new money-spinning golf tour. The Australian former world number one is heading the new … Read more

‘We’ve all made mistakes’: Greg Norman brushes off questions about Jamal Khashoggi murder at Saudi-backed golf event

Australian golfing great Greg Norman has tried to dismiss questions about the murder of dissident Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which a UN special rapporteur and the CIA alleged was orchestrated by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, by saying “we’ve all made mistakes “. Key points: Norman dismissed criticism of the Saudi-backed event, … Read more

PGA Tour block rebels including Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood from Saudi breakaway series

The PGA Tour has denied players such as Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood the permission to play in next month’s first $25million Saudi rebel circuit event in England. The US circuit made the announcement late on Tuesday night, just before its deadline to inform up to 30-plus members who had sought clearance to … Read more

PGA Tour denies releases to players looking to compete in inaugural LIV event in London next month, according to memo

The PGA Tour has denied releases to the players looking to play in the first event of the Saudi Arabian-financed LIV Golf Invitational Series, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. The debut tournament, set to take place in London from June 9 to 11, coincides with the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open that week. … Read more