Power to Punish LIV Golfers Faces a Legal Test in Europe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Many of the golfers had wandered away one afternoon last week, seeking lunch or refuge from the Emirati sun or something besides the monotony of a driving range. Ian Poulter, though, kept swinging, the consistency nearly enough to disguise that there is almost no professional golfer in greater limbo. Poulter, … Read more

Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Famer, Is Dead at 84

Bobby Hull, one of the National Hockey League’s superstars of the 1960s, whose blond hair, lightning fast slap shot and furious, rink-length offensive rushes earned him the nickname “the Golden Jet,” died on Monday. He was 84. The Chicago Blackhawks, for whom Hull played for 15 seasons, announced his death but did not say where … Read more

Trump Courses Will Host LIV Golf Tournaments in 2023

Former President Donald J. Trump’s golf courses will host three tournaments this year for the breakaway league that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is underwriting, deepening the financial ties between a candidate for the White House and top officials in Riyadh. LIV Golf, which in the past year has cast men’s professional golf into turmoil … Read more

Rory McIlroy Looks for the Magic He Conjured Last Year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Since Rory McIlroy arrived in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, he has seen his No. 1 world ranking preserved by virtue of another man’s missed putt in California, been drawn into a driving-range drama over whether he ignored a defector to LIV Golf and had a tee thrown … Read more

PGA Tour Seeks to Add Saudi Wealth Fund to Lawsuit Over LIV Golf

The PGA Tour intensified its legal fight against LIV Golf on Tuesday, when it asked a federal judge in California to let it add Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to a lawsuit that has become one of its principal ways to investigate — and try to undercut — the circuit that has assaulted the tour’s … Read more

LIV Golf Reaches a TV Deal, Putting Saudi-Backed Tournaments on The CW

LIV Golf, at last, has a television deal. The new circuit, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and the catalyst for the turmoil over the last year in men’s professional golf, said Thursday that its 54-hole, no-cut tournaments would air on the CW Network and its app beginning next month. Although the arrangement is … Read more