A Primer on the Saudi-Backed LIV Golf League, Including the Threat to the PGA Tour and the Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman Controversy

Embed from Getty ImagesTHIS IS FOR US, you and me, as I decided to write this piece to document the basics on this evolving golf story. What is this new Saudi-backed golf league? Sometimes called the Super Golf League and also known as LIV Golf, it’s essentially a rival tour to the PGA Tour and … Read more

2022 PGA Championship Preview: Tiger Showing Up, Phil Sitting Out, and the World’s Best Players Vying for the Wanamaker Trophy

Embed from Getty ImagesTHE 2022 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP begins on Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In January 2021 the PGA moved its 2022 championship to Southern Hills from Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. Purse: $12 million Winner’s share: $2 million + Trophy: Wanamaker Trophy, named for Rodman Wanamaker, who started PGA of … Read more

Phil Mickelson’s Mutiny Fails; He Apologizes and Will Take Time Off

I ONLY KNOW WHAT I READ in the golf media, so trying to follow and understand Phil Mickelson’s recent comments about the evil PGA TOUR and his crusade to save the day by joining forces with a Saudi-backed mega-money league has been perplexing, to say the least. Yes, even for Phil, who, perhaps too often, … Read more

NOTEWORTHY: No Lefty Has Won the U.S. Open or U.S. Senior Open (But That Could Change Today)

Embed from Getty ImagesPHIL MICKELSON IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST LEFTY in golf history. But the six-time major winner has not won the U.S. Open. No one has come closer without winning. Phil has finished runner-up six times, in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Southpaw Phil is not alone, as the USGA wrote in … Read more

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Aussie Cam Davis Wins First PGA Tour Title on Fifth Playoff Hole at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

THERE WERE PLENTY OF FIREWORKS in Detroit this past week. And I’m talking about golf. In the second consecutive sudden-death playoff on the PGA Tour, Cam Davis outlasted Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic. (Last week it was eight extra holes at the Travelers Championship.) Sunday’s playoff resulted in the … Read more

Lying Four: ‘Why Is Phil Mickelson Popular?’

Embed from Getty ImagesYOU MIGHT ENJOY A CONTRARIAN VIEW on Phil Mickelson, the first 50-year-old major champion. You might even agree with a lot of it. A week ago in a post titled “Why is Phil Mickelson popular?”, Lying Four wrote: For one thing, Mickelson’s victory at the 2021 PGA Championship — the sixth major championship … Read more

The Superpower That Made Phil Mickelson a Major Champion at the Ripe Old Age of 50

Embed from Getty ImagesWHILE THE WORLD IS MOVING ON, I’m still processing Phil Mickelson’s historic victory at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island. Unfortunately, I didn’t see much of it. Or I’d say fortunately because I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Atlanta. (It’s wonderful to reconnect with family and travel again.) Through the … Read more

A Daughter’s Memories of the Masters

Embed from Getty Images By Elizabeth Short GROWING UP IN THE SAGEBIEL HOUSEHOLD, if it was a Sunday, dad reserved the TV exclusively for golf. I remember spending a lot of afternoons stretched out on the couch in front of the TV (not a flatscreen like all the other families had, by the way) half-heartedly … Read more

PGA TOUR VIDEO: ‘It’s Really Great to Win at Home’ for Patrick Cantlay Who Collects 3rd PGA Tour Title at Zozo Championship

PATRICK CANTLAY FIRED A 65 in the final round to win the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club in Thousands Oaks, California. Cantlay finished at 23 under for the week to edge Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas by a stroke. It was Cantlay’s third title on the PGA Tour and first in California. “It’s really … Read more

U.S. Open at Winged Foot: Justin Thomas Is the First-Round Leader After a 65

Embed from Getty Images JUSTIN THOMAS LIKES WINGED FOOT. Actually, it’s more like a love affair, especially after an opening 65 alongside Masters champion Tiger Woods and PGA champion Colin Morikawa. “I loved it,” Thomas said about Winged Foot, site of many U.S. Opens and other major events. “It’s one of my favorite, if not … Read more