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PGA-LIV, SEC-Big Ten compete for supremacy and more

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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, speaking last week at the Travelers Championship, is fighting LIV Golf, whom he sees as a

The ongoing catfight between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has reached the point where both sides had better call a truce. Just stop throwing grenades in each other’s direction, which only makes them look like high school kids in a cafeteria food fight.

Obvious narratives: players like Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson Dechambeau Y patrick cane defecting to LIV Golf International for more money and a less strenuous schedule, or the Tour avoiding its own members for daring to accept guaranteed lucrative money from a Saudi wealth fund, they are getting bored and doing nothing to advance the game .

Golfers are essentially independent contractors in some cases because the Tour has selectively given them permission to play in certain events, such as next week’s Scottish Open on the DP World Tour, with which the Tour has just formed an alliance. stronger.

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