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Max Homa hilariously breaks down LIV Golf negotiations

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On the day that Brooks Koepka confirmed golf’s worst-kept secret by joining the LIV Golf Series, and Collin Morikawa told us he pours milk before adding cereal, Twitter guru Max Homa decided to have a bit of fun at the rebel tour’s expense.

The World Number 23 has voiced his support for the PGA Tour over the past months, initially commenting at Riviera:

“What I do know about is the PGA Tour. I’ve played it for a little over a handful of years, and it’s created some really awesome memories for me. So at the moment I would say I’m pretty biased, I very much enjoy playing out here. I think they’ve done a great job of giving us an opportunity to compete for something we love. And if you do love money, too, we play for a lot of that out here, too. It’s not so bad.”

In May, the 32-year-old was asked what he knew of the offers made to then current PGA Tour players, and replied he knew “absolutely nothing about what’s going on”, while also adding that the blow-out and excessive media attention was “exhausting”.

Yesterday, he cranked it up a notch by following the lead from Rory McIlroy and suggesting it was all about money, and money only with a sly, but amusing tweet.

With LIV players Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson accepting huge amounts of money to join the Tour, this was a simple but effective tweet that may suggest the four-time PGA Tour winner has been approached several times. He would, after all, be a huge draw, with a recent win at the Wells Fargo, 11 made cuts in a row and over 400k Twitter followers.

For now, and after the PGA Tour confirmed several no-cut limited-field events, it looks like Max is staying with the crowd.

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  3. Livininparadise

    Jun 22, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Not sure it is that “hilarious”.

    • Thomas Woodward

      Jun 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      AGREE. I find it peculiar the PGA Tour met with their players and decided to FOLLOW two key aspects LIV Golf offers those who come aboard, more money, and the not so great limited events with no cut. Ahahahahahahaaaaaa!! Jay, you boneheaded, indoctro-procto Biden voter.LIV Golf HAS NO CUT, it’s 18 holes and one day less, a shotgun start that makes a round shorter time wise to play. Make no mistake, you couldn’t manage a bowl of oatmeal at the breakfast table, much less professional golf…..

      • Prime21

        Jun 22, 2022 at 9:05 pm

        Such a poor comment. He has handled the PGA Tour with a magnificent touch, steering them through Covid & now LIV, without skipping a beat while continuing to raise purses. Shotgun starts do not make play faster, they simply allow players to finish around the same time. Irrelevant here, as nobody wants to talk to any of these players post round. Maybe I’ll catch the next interview they do with next weeks winner, oh wait……..they don’t have a TV contract. Those whom are playing are simply grabbing money. ALL of them are either washed up, fearful of a looming injury, or simply afraid of competition. GO BIDEN!

      • Idkman

        Jun 24, 2022 at 9:38 am

        Wait, PGA Tour adapts to add a few events with some of the things players/fans noted LIV Golf got right after meeting with the players? Interesting take to say it is a bad thing.

        I don’t think many people have any notable issues with LIV Golf outside the source of funding and how blatant it is that it is a sportwashing effort to make people forget they do things like hack up journalists reporting the truth with a bonesaw.

        A few sponsors of the PGA Tour having some sort of investment from the Saudis is pretty far from taking money directly from them to help them improve their world reputation.

        We all buy oil imported from the Saudis but it isn’t as if we have a choice. I’m sure most people if given the option to choose between bonesaw oil and oil from somewhere less horrible would make the less horrible choice. We don’t get that choice and people need to be able to drive to work, again, hardly comparable to people with 10s of millions already deciding to enter a partnership with such blatant human rights abusers.

        LIV Golf with different funding would be fine in my book. Some competition with the PGA Tour is needed but I don’t think it coming from the Saudis is worth it. Not as if the players who jumped ship haven’t already made millions, we aren’t talking about people struggling improving their life, we are talking about people in mansions.

    • Prime21

      Jun 22, 2022 at 8:58 pm

      I personally found it HILARIOUS! Perhaps a few humor lessons are in order?! Just because you CAN comment, doesn’t mean you should.

  4. Chris

    Jun 22, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Starting to root against any player that is negative about competition, look like the PGA is stepping up their game with big $, that wouldn’t have happened if Liv wasn’t around. PGA is acting like Trump after the election, not flattering at all, going to split the fan base. Definitely rooting against Rory and Justin Thomas and anybody else who is acting like it’s the end of the world. If the PGA should embrace the challenge!! Just my opinion and everyone has one.

  5. Rebel Wyatt

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Dude is another Greyson Murray wait for it..

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Augusta National chairman personally instructed players not to play LIV events, lawsuit claims

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More interesting information continues to surface from the 105-page lawsuit filed by the “LIV 11” on Wednesday.

According to the court documents, Augusta National Golf Club allegedly attempted to persuade golfers to not join LIV Golf.

“Augusta National, the promoter of The Masters, has taken multiple actions to indicate its alignment with the PGA Tour, thus seeding doubt among top professional golfers whether they would be banned from future Masters Tournaments,” the document states.

“As an initial matter, the links between the PGA Tour and Augusta National run deep. The actions by Augusta National indicate that the PGA Tour has used these channels to pressure Augusta National to do its bidding. For example, in February, 2022 Augusta National representatives threatened to disinvite players from The Masters if they joined LIV Golf.”

Greg Norman has consistently claimed that he’s attempted to reach out to Jay Monahan and ANGC Chairman Fred Ridley, but to no avail.

The lawsuit claims that the major championships has been a strong deterrent preventing players from joining LIV Golf.

“The threat of exlcusion from the Masters (and other majors) is a powerful weapon in the Tour’s arsenal to deter players from joining LIV Golf”.

While none of the majors have yet banned LIV players from playing in their events, they’ve spoken out in opposition to the breakaway golf league.

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Adam Hadwin made the wrong comment over his wife’s outfit…and he’s now paying the price

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World ranked number 84, Adam Hadwin, is well known in golf circles for having a lighter approach to the game.

The Canadian has a Twitter bio that reads, “living the dream a day at a time!” and often posts about his family life and honest views on his current game.

However, despite having 30,000 fewer followers on the social media site, his wife Jessica is the one making more noise with some of her posts over the last few months.

We’ve had a clip of daughter Maddox’s reaction to her father’s hole-in-one at the Memorial, and the hilarious tweet regarding flat packed furniture, just two days after his best-ever finish in a major — tied-seventh at the U.S. Open.

However, she may well have trumped the lot with the revelation of her husband’s reaction to her new outfit:

Jessica is also unimpressed with the reaction of Team Adam, tweeting, “The best part (or worst?) was he said it in front of two male employees who proceeded to absolutely trip over themselves trying to run to his defense. Telling me “oh I don’t think he meant it like that…see what he meant was…he just wants to make sure you’re comfortable.”

It wasn’t long ago that fellow PGA Tour player Adam Schenk found that roasting your wife in public does not pay dividends, and you may think lessons were learned from that. It appears not.

Hadwin’s current status:

Good luck, Ad.

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Jessica Korda in contention at Women’s Open despite having to wear borrowed clothes!

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Month after month, we read of golfers turning up at courses without their clubs. Almost every time it is down to their chosen airline ‘misplacing’ them, and leading to the players having to beg or borrow a set, or have their sponsor or manufacturer get them a spare set with urgency.

It isn’t often we read of players losing their clothes!

After yesterday’s first round 5-under 66, Jessica Korda revealed she had been wearing borrowed clothes all week whilst waiting for the return of her suitcase, stuck in transit, in Zurich. Whilst she travelled via Switzerland to Muirfield, some of her clothes did not.

On 31st July, Korda tweeted her plea to Swiss International Air Lines:

 

After the four-birdie, one-eagle round, the six-time LPGA Tour winner pleaded she was still seeking a reunion with her luggage.

“If anyone knows anyone at the Zurich airport that would like to put my suitcase on the one flight a day that they have coming into Edinburgh, I’d deeply appreciate it,” she said.

“I know where it is. I have an air tag on it. I can’t get anyone to actually go get it,” she explained.

The current Rolex #14 then credited her benefactors. “Monday I wore Megan Khang’s pants. Tuesday, I wore my sister’s pants and Wednesday I wore Alison Lee’s pants. And today I’m wearing FootJoy pants.”

Anything else missing besides the pants?

“Sponsor’s hats,” she said. “Wearing a Muirfield hat right now. A lot of my warm stuff. My hand warmers. My hands get really cold, so I wear gloves all the time. I’ve got a lot of heat patches for my lower back and my vitamins. Don’t have that.”

The episode may well have given her some impetus for the tournament.

“I gave up on it (the case) by Wednesday,” she said. “If it comes here, great, but if not, it is what it is. At this point,I’m playing a golf tournament.”

Despite all that, Korda is well positioned to have her best finish in 11 tries at the Women’s British Open, the best so far being a tied-fifth at Birkdale in 2014.

“You have to stay on it here at all times,” said Korda of the tough course.

“It’s links golf. I swear, every time we come to Scotland, it’s just like the same stuff. You’ve just got to be really prepared and take it for what it is.”
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