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‘Not sure it’s possible to play any slower’ – Things got awkward between Ian Poulter and Kevin Na at LIV presser



The LIV Golf series returns this week at Trump National Doral Golf Course for the scene of the finale of the new tour’s inaugural season.

Unlike previous events staged by the Saudi-backed Tour, this week incorporates a mix of both match play and stroke play.

Also in a changeup this week, Ian Poulter has replaced Lee Westwood as team captain of the Majesticks GC.

On Wednesday at the pre-tournament press conference, both the Majesticks and the Iron Heads, led by Captain Kevin Na, conducted their pressers together, and things got a little awkward.

In the clip shown below, Na attempted to make a joke about the age of Lee Westwood, to which Ian Poulter responded that Westy is a former World Number One.

After a couple of other back-and-forths, the topic of Kevin Na walking in putts came to the fore, and it was at this point that Poulter decided to go on the attack regarding Na’s pace of play.

“It could take him a while to walk a few in. It normally does,” said Poulter, which was met with some oohing and awkward reactions from those in attendance.

“We’ll let that one stew a little bit,” said the moderator attempting to move the conversation on, but when Kevin Na kiddingly asked official Slugger White, can he “play slower on purpose?”, Poulter decided to go for the knockout blow, saying “I’m not sure it’s possible to play any slower, Kev.”

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  5. CrashTestDummy

    Oct 27, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Some people cannot pull off smack talk well and should probably stay away from it.

  6. geohogan

    Oct 26, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Ironic, LIV tour and Petro dollars are on the way out.


      Oct 28, 2022 at 6:42 pm

      Nice try Rory. STFU and go cry in a corner at the betrayal. Ohhhhh the betrayal of it all. Douche

  7. Joey5Picks

    Oct 26, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    These tools deserve each other

  8. Rory

    Oct 26, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    “This tour is dead in the water”

  9. Chuck

    Oct 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    This will be earth-shattering news in the golfing world, that Ian Poulter has replaced Lee Wstwood as captain of the Majesticks.

    More seriously (well, slightly more seriously); Slugger White has gone to LIV? Perhaps the most-storied Rules Official in modern PGA Tour history, at the end of his PGA Tour career. A very, very, very sweet retirement deal.

    And, as always, nauseating.

  10. Harry Adam

    Oct 26, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Does anyone watch it? None of my golfing pals do. It never comes up in conversation. Not the case with DP or USPGA events.

    • Dixon Diaz

      Oct 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      Funny, your wife and “DP” come up all the time in conversations….

  11. Arnold Palmer

    Oct 26, 2022 at 11:42 am

    LIV Tour will be dead soon

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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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