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Report: Familiar PGA Tour venue defects to LIV Golf

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One of the great European Tour venues has been lost, and now the PGA Tour is feeling the same.

Once venue for the seasonal finale, Valderrama has since had an off-on relationship with the European and DP World Tours, but was welcomed back in 2017. The short but extremely tricky track has since seen victories for Sergio Garcia (twice), Christiaan Bezuidenhout, John Catlin, Matt Fitzpatrick and, this year, Adrian Otaegui.

Otaegui’s victory in October was shrouded in media attention.

Not only did the 29-year-old win the event by recording the lowest score in the eight-year history of the event, he did so by equalling the biggest winning margin. That wasn’t enough, though, as Otaegui was the first ex-LIV player to win on a mainstream tour.

Because of his history, the DP World Tour almost blanked his overnight lead, refusing to tweet any of his rather impressive play in retaliation, it appeared, to the over-turning of his injunction set before the Scottish Open.

Valders had enough, and once approached by Greg Norman’s organization in September, seems to have made its mind up, the venue no longer appearing on the DP World Tour schedule.

Now the PGA Tour is set to lose one of its more recently loved tracks.

As reported by Adam Schupak at Golfweek, after 16 years, the Mexican track, El Camaleon Golf Club, is ready to join the LIV Golf series, with reports suggesting it will hold the first LIV golf event of 2023.

Designed by Norman, the organization already has links with the two best-known Mexican players in Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, and seems a logical inclusion to the new 14-event roster.

Originally an alternate event, the Mayakoba Golf Classic was elevated in status in 2013, and has since been won by the likes of current LIV players Pat Perez and Graeme McDowell, whilst current world number 12, Viktor Hovland, back-to-back winner in 2020 and 2021, is the only multiple winner of a PGA Tour event held at El Camaleon.

Whilst the PGA Tour announced several enhancements to the 2023 schedule, they did not include Mayakoba on the list, making it a prime target for the rebel tour.

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  1. Grey Jay M.

    Nov 29, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Do you fools ever get tired of using words like “defect” to report news? It’s just constant language used to try and stir up a controversy. You’re all like the kids in grade school going “did you hear what xyz said about you?”

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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‘Sums up my life in the golf industry’ – Paige Spiranac on polarizing Phil Mickelson tweet

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After a long break from Twitter, Phil Mickelson was extremely active on Twitter yesterday. His resurgence resulted in the golf world reacting for most of the day.

Paige Spiranac used one of Phil’s tweets to “sum up” what it was like to be a female in the golf industry.

The tweet seemed to be a joke, and to be clear the tweet Phil shared wasn’t directed towards Spiranac, yet some Lefty detractors weighed in calling the tweet “misogynistic.”

The full context of the tweet is here:

We can be sure that as long as Mickelson is this active on Twitter, the app will be buzzing with golf personalities and their reactions.

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‘The hypocrisy is astounding’ – Phil Mickelson takes aim at RBC for missing logo at Saudi International

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This morning, Cameron Young played the first round of this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

As noticed by Twitter user “EPatGolf”, the 25-year-old PGA Tour player was missing the RBC logo that is typically on his sleeve.

Patterson speculated that the reason for the missing logo was RBC’s reluctance to be associated with golf being played in Saudi Arabia.

Never a stranger to controversy, Phil Mickelson weighed in on the topic, accusing RBC of hypocrisy.

Mickelson has been extremely active on Twitter lately and replied to a Danny Woodhead tweet just a short while ago about a potential LIV vs PGA Tour match with Tiger Woods and Phil as captains, even managing a little dig at his long-time foe.

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