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‘I want them to go for free’ – Fred Couples rips LIV Golf stars following Jon Rahm’s move

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While appearing on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio, Fred Couples ripped into golfers who have joined LIV.

Couples shared the sentiment that the players only left the PGA Tour for money and the rest of the reasons they cite are untruthful.

“I want them to go for free,” he said.

“Then go on CNN and every TV show and say why they’re going because it’s that good, $100m doesn’t get it, $200m doesn’t get it, $300m doesn’t get it. But for $400m it’s a great product and it’s a great show…my ass.

“Tell me the next guy, if it’s Tony Finau, ‘I’m going for free, I love this tour, I don’t like the PGA Tour anymore.’

“No-one is going to do that. What does that tell me? It tells me it’s all about money which is fine. But don’t sit there and then go on and say they’re changing the game. What are they changing? For 50 years golf has been changed.

“Arnold Palmer changed it. Jack Nicklaus changed it. Tiger Woods changed it. The LIV Tour ain’t changing a thing.”

Couples has been one of the more outspoken critics of LIV since the beginning.

DP World Tour player, Eddie Pepperell, saw Couples’ comments on X, and said they were “right on the money.”

“Freddie is right on the money here.

“And again, the fact LIV had to stump up $400m/$500m for Jon, doesn’t show what a success story it is, quite the opposite.

“LIV will remain an awful product, even after signing Big Jon Rahm.”

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John Daly stuns fans into silence with brutal opening tee shot on PGA Tour Champions

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When beginning his first round at the Hoag Classic on the PGA Tour Champions, John Daly got off to a shockingly bad start.

The two-time major winner took the crowd by surprise when he topped the ball off the tee.

 

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As Daly walks off the tee box disappointed, one fan can be heard saying “I can do that”.

He ended up making a double-bogey on the hole, but ended his round on a positive note, making birdie on four of his last seven holes and ended the day three over par.

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PGA Tour pro left fuming after being heckled during Valspar Championship

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Over the weekend at the Valspar Championship, Hayden Buckley was getting ready to hit a shot on the par 4 12th hole at Copperhead when a rowdy fan yelled in his backswing.

Despite having to step off, Buckey was able to get up-and-down for par to remain at -3, which at the time on Saturday was seven shots behind the leader, Keith Mitchell.

On X, comments replying to the video seemed to think Buckley had time to reset following the shout, while others inferred gambling had something to do with the incident.

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Charlie Woods finds it tough going on American Junior Golf Association debut

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Over the weekend, Charlie Woods made his American Junior Golf Association debut. Woods played in the Will Lowery Junior Championship and finished in a tie for 32nd place of 51 players, shooting +21.

Woods shot 78-81-78 in the three rounds.

The winner of the event, Patmon Malcom, finished the event at -7.

Charlie’s dad, Tiger, was spotted alongside Charlie at the tournament in between meetings with the Saudi PIF’s Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

Expectations are sky high for Charlie, making it easy to lose sight of the fact that it was still his first start on the AJGA and he will continue to work towards improving his game.

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