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Report: Anthony Kim spoke to PGA Tour officials about LIV Golf



The legal battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf continues, and some interesting revelations will be made in court on Monday.

According to Sports Illustrated, the PGA Tour has been burdened with the requirement to provide a full answer to the question posed in Interrogatory No. 1, which reads:

“Identify each individual who communicated on behalf of the PGA Tour with any other person (including Tour Members) or entity regarding any New Tour. Your response should include individuals who communicated with (a) the European Tour, (b) Augusta National, (c) PGA of America, (d) USGA, (e) OWGR, (f) Royal & Ancient, (g) Asian Tour, (h) Japan Tour, (i) Sunshine Tour, (j) Ladies Professional Golf Association, (k) Ladies European Tour, (l) any broadcaster, (m) any vendor or service provider to the PGA Tour, (n) any advertiser or sponsor, (o) any player agent or representative, (p) any golfer (including PGA Tour Members), or (q) any other person or entity not expressly excluded by this Interrogatory. Your response need not include communications with the PGA Tour’s counsel or the press. For each individual you identify, identify the date(s) of the communication(s), the medium of the communication(s) (e.g., in-person, phone, text, email, etc.), and the other person or entity to whom the communication was made.”

During last week’s discovery hearing, Judge Susan van Keulen ruled that the PGA Tour had to come out with the full list of these players, former players, sponsors and broadcasters.

After some back and forth due to the time and effort it would take the PGA Tour to provide the list, Judge Van Keulen made a ruling on October 19th that read:

“By 12 p.m. (PDT) on October 19, 2022, Defendant Tour is to identify in a verified interrogatory response all individuals who were authorized to speak on behalf of the Tour during the relevant time period (September 1, 2019-present; “Time Period”) regarding competitive or potentially competitive tours. The interrogatory response will indicate which individuals had verbal, in addition to written, communications regarding competitive or potentially competitive tours during the Time Period.”

The PGA Tour’s response of people it spoke to about LIV Golf came on October 20th and included 31 PGA Tour employees and 179 different entities including some big TV Networks like Netflix, Amazon, Apple and HBO. They also revealed 22 sponsors, 27 vendors, 28 agents and 71 players they’d spoken to about LIV Golf.

Most interesting among those who the PGA Tour have spoken to is none other than the legend of Anthony Kim.

Kim was a lightning rod who won three PGA Tour events and participated in both a Ryder Cup and a Presidents Cup for the United States team. Although he hasn’t played in a PGA Tour event since 2012, he is still widely talked about due to the enormous talent and potential he possessed at a young age. He is believed to have had an insurance policy that would pay him $10-20 million in the case of a career-ending injury.

LIV Golf was dissatisfied with the list and believes that the 179 names given by the PGA Tour was far too few.

Court proceedings are set to continue this week and we should more information in regard to “question 1” as the case progresses.

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  2. Benny

    Oct 25, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Mike is correct. But still the dude is a legend.

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  4. derek gzaskow

    Oct 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    isn’t his 10 years over soon? I thought that was the clause

  5. Dixie

    Oct 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Love this kid!! Hope he can play on the Liv i cant see why since hes not a member of the PGA TOUR

  6. Bob's brain was a puddle on the corner his mom worked

    Oct 24, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Bob’s a dick, don’t be like Bob.

  7. Bob

    Oct 24, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Anthony Kim is a hippie has been with an ugly arm tat. What a cliche.

  8. Mike

    Oct 24, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Anthony Kim sightings now raise more interest than UFO sightings do. This guy is 10 years gone from competing in a PGA event. He was a fun flash-in-the-pan who smartly took out a great insurance policy. To bed injuries robbed him of a career that would have been at the very least, interesting and fun!

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Report: LIV exec calls McIlroy a ‘little b***h’ and says they can now finally get these 2 PGA Tour stars



As the fallout from one of the craziest weeks the sport has ever seen continues, speculation is rife over what the future of golf will now look like.

Speaking during his hotly anticipated pre-tournament presser at the Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy made his thoughts clear, hoping the merger would now see LIV Golf vanish.

“I still hate LIV. I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

However, per a report from Alan Shipnuck of the FirePit Collective, Rory may not get his wish.

According to Shipnuck, following the merger announcement, a meeting took place where Greg Norman addressed LIV employees and stated that there would be “no operational changes into the future.”

“Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

Furthermore, a LIV executive told Shipnuck that every top name will now get a LIV offer but that McIlroy will be snubbed as “nobody wants that little bitch on their team.”

“Now we can finally get Hideki [Matsuyama] and Jon Rahm. I would say every big name on the PGA Tour will get an offer. Except Rory. Nobody wants that little bitch on their team.” 

What happens next remains to be seen, but it looks as if the wild and whacky drama is set to continue for quite some time.

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Report: Despite rumblings of LIV’s demise, a meeting took place yesterday that tells a different story



After the shocking PGA Tour/DP World Tour/PIF merger, there was plenty of speculation that the deal would put an end to LIV Golf in the near future.

In the PGA Tour meeting Tuesday, commissioner Jay Monahan said “that a full review of LIV’s commercial viability would be conducted at season’s end”. Those who were in the meeting took that as a bad sign for the future of LIV, including Rory, who spoke about LIV in his press conference on Wednesday.

As for Rory McIlroy:

“I still hate LIV,” the four-time major winner said. “I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

Despite the rumors of its demise, Alan Shipnuck of the Firepit Collective wrote on Thursday morning that the feeling after Greg Norman’s press conference with LIV employees that isn’t going anywhere.

Shipnuck, who’s had his ear to the ground for almost two years on everything LIV Golf, shared the feeling he got when watching the Norman-led meeting.

“By way of an opening, he said, ‘Congratulations, you changed golf, and you did it in less than a year.’ The employees on the call had taken huge professional risks to join LIV and were understandably jittery. Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

The author of “LIV and Let Die” then explained who is really calling the shots in the world of golf going forward: Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

“The man at the top is not Monahan. Or Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods. Or the the lords of the Seminole grill room, Jimmy Dunne and Ed Herlihy, who brokered the truce with LIV in their roles as PGA Tour board members. No, Norman was referring to the new boss of all of them, His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan. H.E., as he is referred to around LIV, is the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which can alter economies and disrupt industries with its $650 billion warchest. He is also the chairman of the board of Aramco, the state oil company, making H.E. easily the most powerful person in the world who is not a head of state. His latest title is chairman of the board of the new PIF-Tour entity.”

“That means Monahan reports to him”.

Per Shipnuck, a high ranking LIV executive describes LIV as “Al-Rumayyan’s baby” and find it hard to believe he would let it disintegrate so quickly after how much effort he put into the venture.

“What people fail to understand is that LIV is H.E.’s baby,” said the LIV executive. “He has poured his heart into its creation.” This included numerous meetings in which Al-Rumayyan fussed over every detail, down to the look of the LIV logo.”

“We all went into the call with our heads hanging low, feeling so defeated,” says the LIV executive. “Then it became like in The Wolf Of Wall Street when Leonardo DiCaprio gives that speech and the whole room goes crazy. When His Excellency finished speaking we were all high-5’ing. It was like, Let’s fucking go! We’re gonna fucking do this!

Time will tell how it will play out, but as Shipnuck describes, the future of golf is in the hands of Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/8/23): SIK blacked-out slant neck putter



At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a SIK blacked-out slant neck putter.

From the seller (@Brooks_CupCake): “Sik Pro C. Short Slant. 365g headweight. Amazing shape. Right at 35” depending on grip. 69.5*. 3.5*. Brand New SS Grip. $385, OBRO (and emphasis on reasonable) USD Shipped via UPS and can work with the buyer for faster shipping if needed.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: SIK blacked-out slant neck putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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