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‘I really regret my decision’ – Dustin Johnson sarcastically mocks LIV critics

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While speaking in his pre-tournament press conference at LIV Jeddah this week, Dustin Johnson joked about regretting his decision to join LIV Golf.

“We talked about this yesterday. I really regret my decision to come here. It’s just so terrible.”

It was clear Johnson was being sarcastic, which generated a lot of laughs in the room.

“I’m sitting there last night thinking about it, it was really bothering me a lot. Yeah, [I] just can’t get over it.”

Johnson has made over $30 million in just six starts on the LIV Tour.

“DJ” was also asked about the Official World Golf Rankings debate, and he seemed very certain that they would eventually be given points.

“We’re going to get world ranking points,” he said.

“Just right now it’s another way. And the longer it takes, you know, obviously the more low [we will go down in the rankings] it becomes for us. If we wait too long, all of our rankings are going to drop so much, it’s not going to matter.

“We are hoping they [the OWGR] do the right thing, and all of us hope to hear in the next week or so and this will all go away.”

Johnson is set to tee it up at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club this week for LIV Jeddah. The two-time major champion has been excellent throughout his career at course. He’s won twice and hasn’t finished worse than 8th in any of his past four starts.

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Rory McIlroy admits he was left in ‘disbelief’ by Keegan Bradley’s Ryder Cup appointment

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On Monday, the world of golf was put into collective disbelief when Keegan Bradley was appointed as the 2025 United States team Ryder Cup captain. The vast majority of fans and media lauded the choice, but it was a surprising one, nonetheless.

During his pre-tournament press conference, Rory McIlroy, who was the leading point scorer in the 2023 Ryder Cup, was asked for his thoughts on the Bradley appointment.

“I think it has come as a surprise for everyone. We had dinner in London on Sunday night with Luke [Donald], and he told us then.

“Its’ an interesting appointment. The youngest captain since Arnold Palmer I think was a playing captain as 34. But he knows Bethpage very well. He went to university in the area. He’s obviously very passionate about the Ryder Cup.

‘It’s certainly a departure from what the US have done over the last few years, and time will tell if that’s a good thing or not.”

When he was asked how the room reacted while the European team was out to dinner, he said “disbelief.”

“I think disbelief, probably. I think Keegan was probably in disbelief, at some point, too, but it’s certainly an interesting pick.”

McIlroy got off to a hot start at the Scottish Open, where he is the defending champion. He will have to chase down Ludvig Aberg, who is leading after he completed his first 36 holes.

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‘The rules need to be enforced’ – Nelly Korda on slow play on the LPGA Tour

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Slow play has once again become a topic of discussion in professional golf. Earlier this week, LIV Golf’s Thomas Pieters said he believes players on the DP World Tour are “cheating” due to the fact that they are knowingly taking more time to hit their shots than the rules allow.

Yesterday, LPGA Tour superstar, Nelly Korda, spoke on the subject of slow play as well.

The 25-year-old is preparing for the Evian Championship this week, where Carlota Ciganda was disqualified last year for slow play.

After last year’s event, Nelly supported the decision that led to Ciganda’s disqualification.

“I really like Carlota. She’s a great person. I enjoy playing with her. I am a fast player, but I would say at the end of the day the rules of golf are the rules of golf, and it’s good that it’s being enforced.”

This week at her pre-tournament press conference, she doubled down on her stance.

“If I was a spectator and I was out here for five-and-a-half hours to six hours, you know, it’s tough to watch. You want to watch a sport that’s continuously moving and not continuously stalling. I would say I think it’s really important for the rules officials to enforce the rules of golf.”

“I just think the faster people play is better for the game,” Korda said. “The rules need to be enforced and we have seen that. I think the LPGA Tour is doing a better job. I still think there is some room for improvement, and it’s going to be better for the game of golf if there aren’t three groups on one hole.

“I know there is tough golf courses and conditions too that you need to take into account. But at the end of the day, the more we improve the pace of play the more people are going to be interested in watching, coming out and not just watching on TV.”

Korda comes into the major championship missing her last three cuts after winning six of eight events to start the season.

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‘Never thought I would say this…’ – NFL star Sauce Gardner makes huge claim after picking up golf

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NFL cornerback, Sauce Gardner, has recently caught the golf bug and has documented his early golf journey on social media.

The New York Jets star took to X once again on Wednesday, saying golf was harder than football.

“Never thought I would say this, but golf is harder than football.”

I don’t think many would disagree with Gardner’s revelation, but it’s interesting to see a football player say it, nonetheless.

One account, “LIV Golf Insider”, replied to Gardner and it seemed to resonate with the way most fans feel.

“Nobody on the planet thinks football is harder to play than golf.”

Gardner is running out of time to work on his golf game with football season right around the corner.

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