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Morning 9: Svensson breaks through I Pelley on OWGR | Player calls for LIV truce

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By Ben Alberstadt with Gianni Magliocco and Matthew Vincenzi.
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November 21, 2022

Good Monday morning, golf fans, following an exciting weekend of golf action across all tours.

1 Rahm wins, Rory takes top spot

AP report…”Rory McIlroy finished the year as Europe’s top-ranked golfer for the fourth time – and first since 2015 – despite Jon Rahm winning the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.”

  • “The Spaniard’s two-shot victory over England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Sweden’s Alex Noren was his third in six years at Jumeirah Golf Estates.”
  • “But McIlroy finished the season top of the DP World rankings after Matt Fitzpatrick, his only rival for the Harry Vardon Trophy, was not able to get the job done.”
  • “The U.S. Open champion needed to win and McIlroy to not finish runner-up, or to finish second and the Northern Irishman to be outside the top seven.”
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2. PGA Tour: Svensson breaks through

Golfweek’s Adam Woodard…”The 28-year-old Canadian shot a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Sea Island’s Seaside Course to hold off Callum Tarren, Sahith Theegala and Brian Harman to win for the first time on Tour at 19 under. Svensson went bogey free in the final round and made four birdies on his back nine, including two in a row on Nos. 16 and 17 to take a two-shot lead to the 18th tee.”

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3. Ko wins CME Group Tour Championship, $2 million

NZ Herald report…”Lydia Ko never won more in one day than on Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship, where she claimed the richest prize in women’s golf at US$2 million with a victory that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year.”

  • “Ko outlasted Leona Maguire of Ireland in the final round, seizing control with a seven-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and closing with two-under 70 for a two-shot victory.”
  • “…The 25-year-old Kiwi won her 19th LPGA title and third of the year to win the US$2m (NZ$3.25m) prize – the largest first place prize in the history of women’s sport.”
Full piece.

4. CME Group CEO ‘exceptionally disappointed’ with LPGA leadership

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols…”Former U.S. presidents, secretaries of state and business tycoons have presented at CME’s conference, and for Tuesday night’s dinner, the firm typically invites a select number of players to attend. Earlier this week, when Duffy asked for the houselights to be turned on so that he could applaud the players in the room, the only people standing were those serving the tables.”

  • “Not a single player showed up.”
  • “It’s an embarrassment to a company of my size and an embarrassment to me personally,” said Duffy, two days after the event.
  • “Duffy’s beef isn’t with the players, though — it’s with who’s at the helm.”
  • “I am exceptionally disappointed with the leadership of the LPGA,” he continued. “They better get their act together because they’re going to lose people like me over stuff like this.”
Full piece.

5. Love III: LIV must stop hostile takeover

Alan Bastable for Golf…“On Wednesday, at the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga., Love was asked about whether he, too, thought it was time for Norman to step down.”

  • “I don’t know how to answer to that,” Love said. “Again, if they say, Hey, maybe we made a mistake and maybe we should drop a lawsuit and maybe we should quit stealing your players, then we might want to talk to them, but I don’t think that’s their model.”
  • “Love was referring to LIV’s antitrust suit in which it is seeking “punitive damages against the PGA Tour for its tortious interference with LIV Golf’s prospective business relationships.” As for the players LIV has lured away, they have come from all walks of the game.”
Full piece.

6. Captian Zach “No drama” Johnson

Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union…“I love it all,” said Johnson, who has lived on St. Simons Island since 2006. “Anything to do with the Cup, I love it.”

  • “And the captain also has an important job, especially in recent years: make sure the preparation and attending to detail is so exhaustive that the 12-man team can show up that week and focus on golf — and hopefully keep any soap operas to a minimum.”
  • “I’m a guy that I can’t stand drama, so it’s going to be my goal to avoid that,” Johnson said during a news conference Wednesday at the Sea Island Club, the site of this week’s RSM Classic. “It’s not always easy, it’s not always practical, it’s not always going to happen. That’s No. 1. No. 2 would be I just want to give the guys the ability to enter the most uncomfortable week in a very comfortable manner.”
Full piece.

7. Player calls for truce

Jamie Hall for Bunkered…”Gary Player launched an impassioned plea for peace between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour as he insisted: “Golf is too good.”

  • Speaking to IOL Sport at the Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational, he said: “In regards to LIV Golf, I have no objection with people going and playing the LIV tour.
  • “I think it’s lovely to give people the opportunity to make some money when they can’t play anymore – most of them. They’re going out there with a new lease of life.
  • “Golf gave us our dream to start the tour and play. We should have respect across the board.
  • “We have to have respect for each other and go on with our lives. But if you play the LIV tour, don’t expect to play and have all the facilities of the regular tour. They’re two different tours.
Full piece.

8. Pelley weighs in on OWGR debate

Golf Monthly’s Matt Craddock….”Speaking to Nick Dougherty, European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley, covered an array of topics, with the Canadian clarifying the decision to change the Official World Golf Ranking System.

  • “Now, speaking at the season-ending tournament at the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Pelley has explained that: “I think there was a long study with four independent research universities that did the study on the OWGR and they came to the conclusion, all four of them did, that the rankings didn’t reflect the actual performance of the players worldwide.”
  • “He added that “as a result, we implemented a new system but, like with any new system, in regardless of what aspect of business you’re in, you evaluate, you modify, you tweak and, at the next board meeting, we’ll have those conversations.”
  • “I talked to both Rory and Jon and, although they have different opinions, we’ll bring both those opinions to the board of the OWGR In our next meeting.”
Full piece.

9. Winning WITB: Adam Svensson

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond S

Shaft: LA Golf prototype

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST (15 degrees)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (18 degrees)

Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 100 6.5

Irons: Callaway X Forged CB (4), Callaway Apex MB (5-9)

Shafts: Project X HZRDUS (4), Project X 6.5 (5-9)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (46, 52, 56, 60)

Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Design Palm Beach

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Tour Rundown: Ko takes 2 titles | Rahm & Rory | Svensson

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It’s rare that the PGA Tour gets third billing in a Tour Rundown, but when the LPGA and DP World Tour contest their respective tour championships, it’s fitting. The best of the LPGA gathered in Naples at Tiburon for the CME Group Tour Championship, while the DP World Tour reunited in Dubai for the World Championship. The PGA Tour gathered one last time in 2022, this time in coastal Georgia.

Two overnight leaders preserved their advantage to lay claim to the top prize. In the third event, an unproven commodity broke through for a career-changing win. In other words, just another week among the world’s finest golfers. Sometimes, things are perfect.

LPGA: Lydia Ko claims two titles at Tiburon

There have been three eras of Ko, so bear with us as we elaborate them. During the youthful age, Ko won 14 times from 2012 to 2016. No, that’s not a typo. From 2016 to 2018, Ko undertook swing changes and did not record a victory until April of the later year. From 2018 to 2021, Ko again went winless, although part of that dry spell had to do with a little thing called Covid. Since April of 2021, Ko has won four times, including three in 2022. Her latest title came this weekend, at the CME Group Tour Championship. Ko couldn’t have picked a better time for win number three.

Lydia Ko entered the week ranked first in the season-long Race to the CME Globe. Throwing out all the scenarios that would have ensured the title, Ko focused on winning the tournament at Tiburon, in Naples. Round one brought a 65 and the lead, and Friday’s 66 kept her atop the ladder. Leona Maguire of Ireland posted the week’s low round (63) on Saturday and made up seven shots on the leader, who slumped mildly to a 70. Neither golfer was able to separate from the other on Sunday, but Ko remained cool throughout. No other competitor from the field made the necessary move on day four, and the resolution came down to the final pair.

After posting nine birdies against zero bogeys on Saturday, Maguire was only able to make two birdies on Sunday. Had she made no bogeys, she might have tied Ko, but a pair of lost strokes came her way. Lydia Ko made a pair of bogeys on par-five holes, but amassed four birdies on the day, including two during the closing stretch. Ko reached 17-under par on the week, and claimed a pair of titles on November’s third Sunday of 2022.

DP World Tour: Rahm and Rory carry off the hardware

Three massive names came into round four at Dubai, with an opportunity to etch a statement into the 2022 season on the DP World Tour. US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, Series leader Rory McIlroy, and 2019 Dubai champion Jon Rahm sought excellence and glory on Sunday, and Rahm delivered. The Basque bull posted a trio of birdies on the opening holes and withstood back-nine challenges from Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren to secure a two-shot win. The title was Rahm’s fifth Rolex Series win and third at the Earth course at Dubai.

Looking back, both McIlroy and Fitzpatrick needed to be near perfection to challenge Rahm on Sunday, but each stumbled early to lose his chance. McIlroy had six birdies on the day, but two bogeys on the outward nine were enough to sink his ship. Fitzpatrick made three bogeys and a double from the sixth to the 12th holes, enough to guarantee that his walk home would not be the one he imagined.

The DP World Tour will begin its 2023 season with a pair of late-November events, before going on hiatus. Contested simultaneously will be the Joburg Open in South Africa, and the Australian PGA Championship. Both events will recognize a champion on Sunday the 27th.

PGA Tour: Svensson flies the Maple Leaf in honor of first Tour title

The final day and half at Sea Island was played in challenging conditions. Wind and cold added layers to torsos and heads, and pushed shots sideways. The third-round leaders had a tough go of it on Sunday, tumbling to 10th and 21st positions. With space to snare the title, names like Callum Tarren, Brian Harman, and Sahith Theegala climbed into contention. That trio would ultimately tie for 2nd place at 17-under par.

The heroics of the day were reserved for Canada’s Adam Svensson. After 70 starts on tour, beginning in 2015, Svensson broke through for his first PGA Tour victory. He did so by turning in a clean card, scratching 12 pars and six birdies into the cardboard. Svensson began the week with a 73, but caught fire in round two with 64. He followed that with a 62 on Saturday, and closed with 64 on Sunday. Birdies at 16 and 17 gave him a two-shot cushion on the way to the clubhouse. Fairway-green-two putts followed, and Svensson had his two-year exemption and a silver cup for the shelf.

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Morning 9: Ko leads LPGA finale I Cole Hammer time I RSM photos

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By Ben Alberstadt with Gianni Magliocco and Matthew Vincenzi.
For comments: [email protected].
November 18, 2022

Good Friday morning, golf fans, as day two of the RSM Classic and LPGA season finale gets underway.

1. Ko leads at LPGA season finale

AP report…”Lydia Ko began her quest for the largest prize in women’s golf history by hitting a tree and making bogey on a par 5. The rest of Thursday in the CME Group Tour Championship couldn’t have gone better.”

  • “Ko responded with eight birdies, including four in a row late in the round at Tiburon Golf Club, that sent her to a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Tour season finale.”
Full piece.

2. Hammer ahead at RSM after career low

AP report…”Cole Hammer would have been happy with pars in the cold and wind on Sea Island. He wound up with more birdies than he imagined Thursday for an 8-under 64 and the low score to par after one round of The RSM Classic.”

  • “…Hammer, who graduated from Texas in May, shared the low score with another Longhorn alum, Beau Hossler, whose 6-under 64 came at the host Seaside course, which played about two shots more difficult to par.”
Full piece.

3. Fitzpatrick in front at DPW

Cameron Jourdan for Golfweek…”Matt Fitzpatrick couldn’t have started any better than he did Thursday at the 2022 DP World Tour Championship.”

  • “How about five straight birdies to begin the day? That’s what Fitzpatrick, the 2022 U.S. Open champion, did at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai during the first round. He added another on the eighth hole, going out in 6-under 30. on the back nine, he added another birdie and didn’t have any bogeys.”
  • “Fitzpatrick carded a 7-under 65 in the first round and is tied with Tyrrell Hatton following the opening 18 holes.”
Full piece.

4. Neither stomach bug nor water ball…

Kevin Prise for PGATour.com…”Ben Griffin had such a scenario earlier this week at The RSM Classic. As he prepared to take a shower at home Tuesday morning, the adopted St. Simons Island resident learned his roommate had accidentally left the most recent water bill unpaid, and the water was shut off. (That roommate, Bryson Nimmer, had just Monday qualified with a 63). This inconvenience was compounded by a stomach bug that has limited Griffin’s food intake this week – “the last three days have been full of electrolytes.””

  • “It meant for on-the-fly logistical arrangements, but Griffin has thrived under such circumstances in the past year. Thursday was no different. The TOUR rookie opened The RSM Classic in 7-under 65 at Sea Island GC (Plantation), one off the early pace of recent PGA TOUR University graduate Cole Hammer.”
  • “My WHOOP said I was 1% recovery, so that’s never good,” Griffin said Thursday afternoon at Sea Island GC. “I think it was a stomach virus or food poisoning. I didn’t eat at all today. Monday night, I didn’t sleep at all, so I was kind of up all night in the bathroom throwing up. It wasn’t great. Then tried to sleep most of the day Tuesday, but only got two hours.”
  • “I haven’t had a lot of fuel from a food standpoint in my system the last few days, but it’s always exciting teeing it up on the PGA TOUR, and I had energy right out of the gate. So it was all good.”
Full piece.

5. Honda ending title sponsorship

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak…”Golfweek has learned that Honda will end the longest-running uninterrupted title sponsorship deal on the PGA Tour.”

  • “Multiple sources have confirmed that the Japanese automaker won’t renew when its current deal expires after the 2023 Honda Classic in late February.”
Full piece.

6. Simpson gets custom Titleist iron treatment

Our Andrew Tursky writing for PGATour.com…”On Tuesday, Simpson revealed an all-new set of ‘682.WS’ irons that combine everything he likes about his previous 680 Forged, 620 MB and T100 iron models. They’re built exactly to his preferences using special Titleist machines.”

  • “Simpson told GolfWRX.com that he likely won’t play the irons just yet, however, since it’s his first week receiving them, and windy conditions are expected in Sea Island.”
  • “I wanted the blade look and setup, but I wanted the new grooves,” Simpson told GolfWRX. “They kind of have the T100 grooves. I had a lot of success out of the rough with the T100’s, but I still wanted the blade look and feel, and they kind of converge into one iron. It looks just like the (680 Forged irons). It was all JJ’s idea. He thought of it and he wanted to get going on this special project for me. It’s very exciting. They’ll be in play next tournament for sure. They’re beautiful, they’re awesome.”
  • “Only two players have received the same custom treatment previously: Justin Thomas with his 621.JT models, and Adam Scott with his former 681.AS irons.”
  • “Now, Simpson has his initials on set of 682.WS irons.”
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7. Webb “starting to have confidence again”

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak…”Simpson, who has plummeted to No. 111 in the world and hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish since last year’s RSM Classic, recently parted ways with instructor Butch Harmon and started working with Cameron McCormick, who is best known for his work with Jordan Spieth. Of moving on from Harmon, who helped Simpson reach new heights in 2020, Simpson said, “It was so hard to get to him, you know, for just one lesson and make it back to Charlotte.”

  • …”Simpson added: “I’m finally on the right track. I’m healthy, I feel like what I’m working on is simple for me and I’m starting to have confidence again. You know, I didn’t have that much confidence last year. It’s hard to create confidence out of nothing. I’d work on my game and I just wasn’t quite getting over the hump, but I feel like the last five, six weeks since I’ve been home, my practice sessions are different and they’re reminding me of what it used to feel like and the shots I’m hitting, the way I’m striking the golf ball. So I’m optimistic. I feel like, I’m 37, I still have a number of years of good golf in me.”
Full piece.

8. LIV rebels still subject to discovery

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard….”Phil Mickelson, Hudson Swafford and Talor Gooch withdrew from the antitrust lawsuit that was filed against the PGA Tour in August, but a U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday that their agents are still subject to discovery, including any non-privileged electronic information related to their clients and LIV Golf.

  • Judge Susan van Keulen ruled in favor of continued discovery citing a standard that “applies no matter whether the responding person is a party to the litigation or a third-party subject.”
  • Attorneys for Mickelson, Swafford and Gooch had argued that the Tour’s discovery requests could impact LIV Golf-related communications of other clients and the court agreed, stipulating in the order that the search is “designed to limit the scope of the results to materials related to their agent’s representation of the players and not other potential principals.”
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9. Photos from Sea Island

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Morning 9: Harman defends OWGR system I Klayman files another suit I World’s best golf destination

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By Ben Alberstadt with Gianni Magliocco and Matthew Vincenzi.
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November 17, 2022

Good Thursday morning, golf fans, as day one of the RSM Classic and LPGA season finale gets underway.

1. Harman defends new OWGR system

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard…”The new system uses what officials call “modern statistical techniques” to more accurately evaluated tournaments relative to each other. That has led to a few double takes in recent weeks, including Wednesday when Jon Rahm was asked about the strength of field comparison between this week’s DP World Tour Championship and the RSM Classic, the final official event on the PGA Tour in 2022.”

  • …”“The depth of the field’s very important because there’s guys that are ranked outside of the top 100 that are in this field that aren’t going to be ranked outside the top 100 very soon, so I think the size of the field does matter,” Brian Harman said. “I haven’t done a deep dive into the semantics of the world golf ranking, but to me, it seems like there’s less floor and less ceiling and it’s more about who’s actually in the field.”
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2. Klayman strikes again

Jamie Hall for Bunkered…“The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and OWGR are alleged to have colluded to “eliminate LIV Golf”, according to a fresh lawsuit filed in Florida.”

  • “Attorney Larry Klayman has lodged the Amended Class Action Complaint, which claims PGA and DP World tour chiefs Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley – who both sit on the OWGR board – broke competition laws by conspiring to restrain trade.”
  • “Klayman’s lawsuit alleges the rankings body, together with the tours, attempted to kill off the upstart league “in its infancy”.
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3. World’s best golf destination

Mike Hall for Bunkered…“Following a year where the spotlight has been firmly on Scotland, it has now been named Best Golf Destination in the World at the prestigious World Golf Awards.”

  • “The award follows a momentous 2022 for the game in Scotland. It has hosted several high-profile tournaments, including the PGA Tour and DP World Tour’s co-sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, the final women’s Major of the year, the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield, and the 150th Open Championship at the Home of Golf, St Andrews.”
  • “The winner of the award is determined by golf fans, the media and tour operators, and it is the first time in the nine-year history of the awards that Scotland has claimed the honour. As well as that accolade, Scotland also received the Best Destination in Europe award in a separate category. That made it the first time a country has won both awards in the same year.”
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4. Blown out of proportion

Via the Golf Channel Digital team…”On Tuesday, an article from Golfweek quoted Korda’s coach, Jamie Mulligan, detailing Korda’s agonizing diagnosis.”

  • “The next day, it rained during The Players Championship and we were hanging out at the house where we were staying,” Mulligan said. “Patrick’s (Cantlay) physio David Sunderland was working on the girls and Patrick. I was upstairs working and David came upstairs and said, ‘Hey, there’s something the matter with Nelly.’ And I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ He goes, ‘I can’t really put my finger on it.’ A little while later I called Nelly to see how she was doing, and Nelly’s not usually emotional and she was sounding emotional and she said, ‘My hands are turning weird colors.’ And I said, ‘Give me a minute, and I hung up.’ I called (PGA Tour Commissioner) Jay Monahan, who’s my longtime friend, and he opened with ‘Hey, I heard that Nelly was in town.’ I said, ‘That’s why I’m calling you. We have a problem. I think she might have a blood clot and I need your help. He called in the cavalry and he helped us so she immediately got to see a doctor and then they ended up doing a procedure, but Jay was a catalyst on that and it was really, really cool that he did that.”
  • “However, on Wednesday in a pre-tournament press conference at the CME Group Tour Championship, Korda pushed back on those details.”
  • “I was not very happy with that article because that was a very — I think that was blown out of proportion a good bit,” she said.
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5. The search for an 8-year-old putter shaft

Our Andrew Tursky writing for PGATour.com…”Although seemingly nothing had changed with his putter – he was still using the same exact putter head and grip – something was off with the shaft. It just wasn’t performing or feeling the same anymore.”

  • “I never believed shafts made much of a difference in putting, but I lost that feel,” Hardy told GolfWRX.com on Tuesday at The RSM Classic.
  • “Eventually, after a long period of exploration, Hardy tasked Nate Brown, the Director of Tour Operations for Swag Golf, to help him figure out what was wrong. Prior to working for Swag Golf, Brown was a longtime Tour rep for Bettinardi, and he worked closely with Hardy for nearly a decade on all of his putter needs.”
  • “Brown was able to identify that Hardy’s original Bettinardi putter was equipped with a steel shaft that is no longer in production. Hardy couldn’t find the shaft he needed because it doesn’t exist on the current market.”
  • “Brown wasn’t letting up easily, though. Motivated to find a stock of those specific shafts, Brown got in touch with one of his contacts to see if they had any of Hardy’s old stepless shafts.”
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6. Maltbie

Golfweek’s Adam Woodard…”Maltbie was originally told 2021 would be his last year before Jim “Bones” Mackay left his on-air role with the network to caddie for Justin Thomas. He returned as an on-course reporter for 2022 but wasn’t renewed for 2023. A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Maltbie, 71, had been covering golf for NBC Sports since 1992.”

  • “Does it hurt when you hear the words? Sure. ‘You’re not in our plans.’ Thirty-one years I spent with NBC. ‘You’re no longer in our plans and you’re not part of our future. We need to go young,’ which is a nice way of saying you’re old, and I understand all that,” said Maltbie. “But you know, there’s hurt feelings and there’s also a lot of gratitude. They were great to me for 31 years. I don’t have a complaint.”
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7. McIlroy aiming for a heckuva double

AP Report…”Rory McIlroy has been in this position many times. For Ryan Fox, it’s a new experience.”

  • Two golfers with very different profiles are vying to finish atop the DP World Tour’s season-long points standings entering this week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course in Dubai.
  • McIlroy — who recently won a record-setting third FedExCup and sits atop the world ranking — leads the Race to Dubai standings as he bids to be the DP World Tour’s leading player for the fourth time in his career (2012, ’14 and ’15). McIlroy could be the first player to end a year as the FedExCup champion, DP World Tour champion and No. 1 player in the world ranking.
  • Fox is only narrowly behind McIlroy in second place — the points difference is just 128.1 — after the best year of his career that has seen him win two events, the Ras al Khaimah Classic and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and be runner-up four times. Last month, the New Zealander reached a career-high ranking of No. 23.
  • “Rory is the best player in the world,” Fox said Wednesday. “He’s obviously the favorite but to be in this position is great and I’ve got nothing to lose this week.
Full piece.

8. DL3: LIV needs to say “we give”

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard….”Tuesday in Dubai, Rory McIlroy suggested that LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman should “exit stage left” to make room for an “adult” to work things out with the PGA Tour. A day later, Davis Love III didn’t see that as an option.”

  • “If they (LIV Golf) say, ‘Hey, maybe we made a mistake and maybe we should drop a lawsuit and maybe we should quit stealing your players,’ then we might want to talk to them, but I don’t think that’s their model,” Love said Wednesday at the RSM Classic…”
  • “They’re recruiting college players, they’re recruiting PGA Tour players, they’re recruiting DP World Tour players. As long as they’re actively trying a hostile takeover, take our players away, get them to break the rules and go somewhere else, I don’t think it matters who’s running it,” said Love, who played Wednesday’s pro-am with Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “I don’t think we sit down with anybody unless they say, ‘Hey, we give.’”
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