PGA Tour leaders argued a deal would allow expensive legal fights and fracturing player and fan base to end. But lawmakers caution against too much involvement with the Saudi government.
"I still hate LIV. Like, I hate it. I hope it goes away," Rory McIlroy, the world's no. 3 player, said of the new deal between the PGA Tour and the Saudi fund behind LIV.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan spent more than an hour explaining to players Tuesday afternoon why he changed his mind about taking Saudi funds in a surprise collaboration, saying it ultimately was for their benefit.
The merger will end all pending litigation between the parties, mending a burgeoning split in men's professional golf that remade the game in the last year.
The sense of community I've regained with the game of golf during the pandemic is more than I could've ever imagined.
Augusta National Golf Course is the home of The Masters and one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. Patrons' tournament experiences vary according to the size of their wallets.
In Augusta, where temps will range from 55 to 86 degrees, Easter weekend golf patrons may need to pack their parasols with their bonnets.
Tiger Woods is at the Masters for the 25th time, but not even he knows how much longer he will keep playing. Woods brings a degree a normalcy to this Masters that is filled with chatter and speculation about LIV Golf.
The Sunday before Masters week is unlike any other major. It's a blend of kids as young as 7 years old competing in the Drive, Chip and Putt. And then there are Masters champions like Gary Player and Bernhard Langer who are on the putting green right there with them.
Whitworth, whose LPGA Tour victories spanned nearly a quarter-century, died on Christmas Eve. Her 88 victories are the most by any player on a single professional tour.
Players who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, the first step in a legal fight that could define the rules of where players can compete.
Golf's most recognizable star may have played his final round of a British Open at St. Andrews. Woods shot a 75 and missed the cut.
It marked the first time Woods has withdrawn from a major golf championship in his professional career.
Scheffler ended up finishing three shots over Rory McIlroy to win his first major championship.
After 17 months without participating in high-stakes golf, Woods says he's thankful to be competing at all.