Bubba ‘praying’ to stay in Masters | The Express Tribune

NEW YORK: Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson says he is praying to be allowed back at Augusta National after jumping from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf, but is prepared for any ban. Watson, sidelined by a knee injury, was among ex-PGA newcomers to the Saudi-backed LIV series speaking Wednesday ahead of the event starting … Read more

Nitithorn on cloud nine with Singapore win | The Express Tribune

SINGAPORE: Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong seized the initiative as his rivals faltered on Sunday, closing with a flawless three-under-par 69 to win International Series Singapore. His four-day, 16-under-par total of 272 was enough to leapfrog previous leaders Gavin Green and Phachara Khongwatmai and hand him a one-shot victory on Sunday at the sun-baked Tanah Merah Country … Read more

LIV rebels to play in British Open | The Express Tribune

LONDON: Players who have signed up to the breakaway Saudi-backed LIV Golf series will be allowed to compete in next month’s 150th British Open, organisers the R&A announced on Wednesday. The US PGA Tour has banned those involved in the rebel venture after the inaugural event in Britain earlier this month but organisers of last … Read more

Grant makes history with Scandinavian Mixed win | The Express Tribune

SWEDEN: Sweden’s Linn Grant made history on Sunday when she became the first female winner of a European men’s tour event with a nine-shot triumph at the Scandinavian Mixed. The tournament, featuring men from the DP World Tour circuit and women from the Ladies European Tour (LET) all playing the same course, saw the 22-year-old … Read more

Rocket Mortgage cuts ties with DeChambeau | The Express Tribune

LOS ANGELES: Sponsor Rocket Mortgage said Thursday it had cut ties with Bryson DeChambeau after the 2020 US Open champion said he would play on the controversial Saudi-funded LIV Golf series. “Rocket Mortgage has been a long-time supporter of the PGA Tour, both through our role as an official partner and as a tournament host,” … Read more

Norman: Superstar turned pioneer | The Express Tribune

LONDON: Former world number one Greg Norman watched from the sidelines on Thursday as stars including Phil Mickelson launched a controversial bid to revolutionise golf. The Australian two-time major winner is the figurehead of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series, which is challenging the sport’s status quo. But it is not the first time the … Read more

Na quits PGA Tour for LIV Golf series | The Express Tribune

LOS ANGELES: Veteran US golfer Kevin Na said Saturday he has resigned from the PGA Tour in order to avoid facing sanctions for playing in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series. The 38-year-old world number 33, who has five victories on the PGA Tour, was this week named in the field for the lucrative new … Read more

Tiger rips ‘polarizing’ Mickelson over LIV Golf | The Express Tribune

TULSA: Absence has not made Tiger Woods‘ heart grow fonder for Phil Mickelson. Woods ripped Mickelson on Tuesday at the PGA Championship over support for upstart LIV Golf, citing the US PGA Tour legacy of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer while branding Mickelson’s comments “polarizing’ and divisive. Mickelson, who became golf’s oldest major champion when … Read more

Tiger buzz builds ahead of PGA Championship | The Express Tribune

TULSA: Tiger Woods excited spectators and rivals alike with a back-nine practice round on Monday at Southern Hills, continuing his comeback from severe leg injuries before this week’s PGA Championship. Woods, whose incredible return at last month’s Masters came only 14 months after a rollover car crash, brought a similar buzz to the roars he … Read more