PGA Tour Defends Its Perch Under Pressure From LIV Golf

CROMWELL, Conn. — For the last month, as the upstart, Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit has poached some of the most widely known players from the established PGA Tour, there has been speculation that eventually the rival organizations might have to learn to coexist.But a passionate Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour’s …

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As Koepka Leaves for LIV Golf, the PGA Tour Mulls Changes

Since March, Brooks Koepka has emphatically denied he would consider joining the breakaway, Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.“Money isn’t going to change my life,” Koepka said at the time with a disdainful sneer. As recently as two weeks ago, Koepka was still telling fellow players he was not interested in leaving …

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Will Zalatoris Will Never Be Satisfied With Second Place

BROOKLINE, Mass. — As his putt approached the hole on the 18th green on Sunday evening, Will Zalatoris thought he was headed to a thrilling playoff that would determine the U.S. Open champion. All the ball had to do was drop and Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick would settle things in …

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Collin Morikawa Descends, Then Climbs, the U.S. Open Leaderboard

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Midway through the U.S. Open, Collin Morikawa stood atop the leaderboard looking to add a third major championship to his résumé.But on moving day, as Saturdays are called on the PGA Tour, Morikawa uncharacteristically went backward. After a seven-over-par 77, Morikawa found himself six shots off the …

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