Zach Johnson brought the Claret Jug to the Waffle House after the 2015 British Open

Zach Johnson shot a second straight 69 on Friday and appears to be on the right side of the cut line at 4-under in the John Deere Classic, though several players didn’t finish their second round due to a lengthy rain delay. And while Johnson certainly hopes to close in on leader JT Poston this … Read more

Ricky Barnes is out of the desert, JT Poston is keeping a torrid pace and a Monday qualifier is making some noise | Golf news and tour information

Ricky Barnes hasn’t played a full schedule on the PGA Tour since the 2017-18 season and is therefore struggling to build any kind of momentum in his golf game. Which explains why he had recorded three rounds in the 60s this season and hasn’t made the cut in five of the six events in which … Read more

Pat Perez T-shirt Delivers the LIV Golf Honesty Others Fled From

Pat Perez was her usual candor this week, with her words and her choice of outfit. Specifically, the 46-year-old three-time PGA Tour winner donned a T-shirt adorned with $100 bills Tuesday night at the LIV Golf Invitational Series welcome party before his second event, outside Portland. , Oregon. When he met with the media a … Read more

Why the PGA Tour needs to strengthen its ties with college golfers | Golf news and tour information

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — Michael Thorbjornsen had a very strong sophomore season at Stanford, but it wasn’t particularly special. He finished the year ranked 17th in the nation and tied for 32nd in the individual portion of the NCAA Championship. First Team All Pac-12 and Second Team/Honorable Mention All-American, depending on which publication you trust. … Read more

Patrick Reed, Pat Perez Smash PGA Tour at First LIV Golf Press Conference | Golf news and tour information

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — Patrick Reed bets on LIV Golf. He has signed a multi-million dollar contract to play in all LIV events. He wears the logo on his hat, shirt collar, and left sleeve. And he’s throwing serious shadows on his old grounds as a parting gift. It’s no surprise that Reed and the … Read more

How Saudi Arabia’s new pro golf series is revolutionizing the sport

The LIV Invitational Series, a controversial new golf tournament backed with money from Saudi Arabia, is causing a major upheaval in the golf world. The series’ website claims it is an “opportunity to reinvigorate golf,” but opponents and human rights advocates say Saudi Arabia, whose government was found responsible for the murder of a Washington … Read more

Here’s why the World Ranking system is so critical to LIV Golf’s long-term viability | Golf news and tour information

For now, the threat of the new LIV Golf series to the golf status quo it seems to focus on a seemingly endless supply of money that you can throw at prospective players. But there’s one thing the Saudi-backed tour currently doesn’t have, and likely needs, to further disrupt professional golf: golf’s official world ranking … Read more

The eternal lure of professional golf is being destroyed by money | Golf news and tour information

Take-take-take-take-take-take-take-take-take. Also: more-more-more-more-more. Wherever you look these days in professional golf, there is plenty to do, along with a demand for more. It’s not good for business. The LIV Golf Series, chaired by Greg Norman; the notorious MBS on the prowl—is taking on several brand name players from the PGA Tour. Players off to greener … Read more

Matt Fitzpatrick’s One-Time US Open Win, Paige Spiranac’s World Domination, and Brooks Koepka’s Poor Performance | this is the loop

Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we feel inspired by Matt Fitzpatrick. As a 5-foot-10, 155-pound golf buddy (okay, I’ve gained a few pounds since my “peak”), watching him turn into a bomber has been incredible. And if he can do it, maybe, just maybe I can do it. To be clear, “do … Read more