The Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is luring large names within the sport away from the US’s PGA Tour, which has been the house of golf’s greatest gamers for greater than 50 years.
In some other yr, because the season’s third main, the US Open could be not solely the golf story of the week, but in addition of the month of June. It has been overshadowed by the raid on gamers by the Saudi Arabia-backed upstart LIV Golf, which is driving the game in the direction of all-out civil battle.
LIV Golf, underwritten by the $500-billion Saudi Public Investment Fund, and headed by former world primary Greg Norman, has established a rival tour of kinds.
At this stage it has dedicated to eight tournaments in 2022 — the primary of which happened from 9 to 11 June at St Albans close to London and was received by South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel. But there isn’t a telling how large, or how far, the Saudi-backed LIV Series is prepared to go.
The funds it has at its disposal are nearly limitless and there are clearly sufficient skilled gamers prepared to simply accept LIV’s cash, nonetheless a lot blood it is soaked in. Saudi Arabia is likely one of the…