Why Xander Schauffele hasn’t closed the door on jumping to LIV Golf

CROMWELL, Conn. — Xander Schauffele knows the rumors have been flying like the majestic approach shots he launched onto all 18 of the TPC River Highlands greens in regulation Thursday at the Travelers Championship. Schauffele — at age 28, ranked 15th in the world, a five-time PGA Tour winner who’s finished inside the top seven … Read more

David McLay Kidd builds GrayBull, a Dormie Network course in Nebraska

David McLay Kidd made a name for himself by building a course in a far-flung outpost far from any major cities. His Bandon Dunes layout was the fuel that propelled the resort of the same name into the national spotlight a little more than 20 years ago, despite the effort required for golfers to reach … Read more

Players admit almost ‘entire tour’ might consider LIV-like jump

BETHESDA, Md. – Cristie Kerr calls Congressional’s renovated Blue Course one of the best she’s ever played. As LPGA players drive courtesy Cadillacs this week, dine in a gargantuan clubhouse – complete with sugar cookies shaped like the Washington Monument – ​​and compete for a $9 million purse, double last year’s at the KPMG Women’s … Read more

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan says LIV Golf Invitational Series is an ‘irrational threat’ to the game

If there was any doubt about the venom brewing between the PGA Tour and the rival LIV Golf Invitational Series, the latest salvo was delivered by the breakaway circuit on Wednesday. Just as PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was unveiling increased purses, a revamped schedule and dramatic changes to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, LIV Golf … Read more

On Golf: US Open a reminder of what really matters in golf

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The week that began with Phil Mickelson speaking without saying hardly anything ended with Matt Fitzpatrick at a momentary loss for words in his proudest moment. The US Open was more that just a diversion from the disruption in golf. It brought meaning to the game. “No words,” Fitzpatrick said moments … Read more

The Saudis found Brooks Koepka’s price. What will they get?

CROMWELL, Connecticut — Somewhere over the last few days — since back when he was telling friends that he was emphatically out on the LIV Golf series — Brooks Koepka found a metaphorical horse’s head in his bed, an offer he couldn’t refuse from the Saudi dismemberment enthusiasts behind the breakaway circuit. Since Koepka does … Read more