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Saudi-Backed LIV Tour Makes PGA Winnings Look Like Chump Change

Aug. 9, 2022, 9:00 AM

Pay them and they will come.

That appears to the formula for LIV, the new professional golf tour founded by Greg Norman and financed by Saudi Arabia that is pouring money into the sport like never before and drawing defectors from the long-established PGA tour.

Now, some pros are trying to get the best of both worlds—suing to force the PGA to let them compete in its events even as they are also signed on with LIV. The court showdown comes to a head Tuesday when Phil Mickelson and 10 other LIV golfers ask a federal judge in California ...