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The 4 box office names rumored to be LIV bound



When Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and others joined the Saudi backed LIV Golf Series, it turned the world of golf upside down. The story has dominated headlines and is unthinkably overshadowing this week’s U.S. Open in Brookline, MA.

It now looks as if things could get a whole lot more interesting.

Reports indicate that Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, and Viktor Hovland are now being rumored to be considering offers to join LIV Golf after the conclusion of the U.S. Open.

A twitter account called “Flushing It” shared the speculation.

Another account called “Secret Tour Pro” is claiming to have similar information.

The drama over the coming weeks is sure to intensify.

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  3. phizzy

    Jun 19, 2022 at 5:13 am

    Brooksie is all about the money so that wouldn’t surprise me. Collin and Viktor are still so young and you would think that they would want to leave their legacy on the PGA Tour so that comes as a bit of a surprise. Xander has always been a bit of an enigma. Pro athletes feel the need to maximize their revenue while they are in their prime so I’m all for their decisions to do so. However, they also need to recognize that accept that their actions have consequences as well.

  4. Joey5Picks

    Jun 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Not surprising, given Morikawa’s and Keopka’s non-answers about defecting to the Saudi Golf League. Sad if true.

    Here’s what Jimmy Dunne has to say about it (his friends a colleagues were killed by the Saudi-trained terrorists on 9/11).

    • Bob

      Jun 18, 2022 at 10:08 am

      The US and its former first family have close commercial ties to SA, but golfers should not?

    • Mike

      Jun 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm

      I respect everybody’s opinion but one of my closest friends in high school was killed on 9/11. Regardless,I don’t feel any animosity towards LIV or the players joining it.

  5. BJ

    Jun 17, 2022 at 9:14 am

    No body like a bully. PGA tour should embrace and acknowledge the competition. Say that anything that brings more eyes you our sport and makes us and our players better we welcome. If your the best show in town people will still be there.

    I would love to eat at Mastros every night, I also love El Pollo loco too. Both give me what I want.

    Its never another mans place to tell another grown man how to live their life and what to do.

  6. Garrett

    Jun 17, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Those 4 would hurt. A lot.

    On the bright side, maybe I have a chance of getting on the PGA Tour now! They’ll need people to fill in.

  7. silencedogood

    Jun 17, 2022 at 6:49 am

    pga leadership handled this wrong, came off as scared and weak, need to be replaced asap. liv isnt going anywhere just as well embrace it, hell make em partners

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Charlie Woods gives first interview after firing 68 at Notah Begay qualifying event



Over the weekend, Charlie Woods participated in the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

With his dad on his bag, Charlie did not disappoint.

Charlie finished tied for fourth in the Boys 12-13 division thanks to a career low four-under 68.

After his round, Charlie gave an interview and in the process gave a lot of credit to the fifteen-time major champion helping him out throughout the event.

“Dad told me to stay patient. I just played steady golf,” Charlie said.

I’m sure we will hear a lot more of the name “Charlie Woods” in the coming years.

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‘He didn’t look right’ – Tiger’s mobility issues reportedly continue as he caddies for son Charlie



Over the weekend, 13-year-old Charlie Woods played in a junior golf tournament and shot a career low 68 on his way to a second-place finish.

As great as the performance was for Charlie, a big part of the story was who he had on his bag. That’s right, his dad.

Tiger Woods caddied for Charlie during the event, and according to those in attendance, he “didn’t look right.”

According to @TWLegion on Twitter, the man who took a picture of Tiger Woods said he was in a cart all day and didn’t look completely healthy.

This adds further speculation to the health concerns of Tiger Woods. Many speculated that his lack of presence at the Presidents Cup was odd, considering he could have used a cart like the other captains of the American team. He was on the phone with Davis Love III during the match, but it was reported that he wasn’t in attendance due to “physical limitations.”

The last time we saw Tiger on the golf course — a missed cut at The Open in July — he didn’t look like he was ready to play professional golf competitively. Although his caddie Joe LaCava has speculated that we could see Woods tee it up a few times prior to the Masters in 2023, the recent developments don’t seem promising.

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‘I was pretty p****d off’ – Justin Thomas on Si-Woo Kim’s shush celebration during feisty Sunday clash



With the Internationals down four points heading into Sunday singles in the Presidents Cup, The United States threw out their de-facto leader Justin Thomas in the first match of the day. In a match where it was crucial to set the tone, International Team captain Trevor Immelmann surprisingly chose Si Woo Kim to counter Thomas.

The South Korean did not disappoint, and although the United States went on to win pretty comfortably, Kim did his job in defeating Thomas by 1-up.

Tensions ran high throughout the day, with Thomas seemingly upset over Kim’s unwillingness to concede a few short putts early in the match.

It was a bit surprising to see Thomas take exception with Kim’s insistence that he finish out some short putts, considering that the Internationals needed to make up quite a large deficit. Additionally, Thomas had been a stickler all week about giving his opponents anything that bordered on “a gimme”.

After a big par putt on the 15th, a clearly emotional “JT” gave a big fist pump in celebration. Usually quite reserved, Si Woo Kim took notice and quieted the crowd after a big par save to match Thomas.

Once again, Thomas took exception to Si Woo, admitting after the match that he was “p***** off “at Kim’s theatrics.

“Honestly, at the time, I was pretty p***** off,” said Thomas afterwards. “I think when you’re in the moment, when you’re on the other side of it, it’s something that gets you motivated, gets you pumped up a little bit.”

When asked about his reaction to the made putt, Kim said he saw Patrick Reed do the celebration at the 2014 Ryder Cup and wanted to do something to match Thomas’ energy.

“I saw that Patrick [Reed] did it before, and yeah, JT give me fist pump, and then I had to do it. And I had to make it, and I made it. Then, like, yeah, I had to do something. I think that give me more energy.”

After all was said and done, Thomas admitted that Kim had the right to celebrate his victory.

“He hit the shots and made the putts better than I did the last three holes or, really, the last nine holes when he needed to,” said Thomas. “So, I can say whatever I want about it, but he beat me. So he has the upper hand on me. But we won the Cup so that’s all that matters.”

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