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Will Zalatoris, Matt Fitzpatrick emerge with lead at US Open; Jon Rahm stumbles on 18

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Eight players spent time atop the leaderboard, all of them getting kicked around — some worse than others — on a US Open course that felt every bit like the toughest test in golf on a cool, windy afternoon at The Country Club. Saturday was a classic US Open, all about survival. …

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Rory McIlroy, motivated to win first major in eight years, begins US Open with impressive 3-under 67

BROOKLINE, Mass. — It might seem coincidental that Rory McIlroy is again playing some of the best golf of his career at a time when the new LIV Golf Invitational Series is threatening the PGA Tour. However, McIlroy, an outspoken critic of the new circuit being fronted by two-time Open winner Greg Norman and financed …

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USGA’s call to let LIV golfers play US Open may hurt PGA Tour

BROOKLINE, Mass. — When PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan took his hard-line stance against the players who signed on to play with the LIV Golf Invitational Series and suspended them from competing in PGA Tour events, everyone waited to see what the next move was going to be in the golf world. Everyone waited to …

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Phil Mickelson uncomfortable during LIV Golf grilling at US Open

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Phil Mickelson stood behind a temporary background wall in a small outdoor interview tent for this week’s US Open two minutes before his scheduled 1 pm pre-tournament press conference Monday conferring with a USGA official, who asked him if he wanted the interview cut off at a certain point. “No,” Mickelson said …

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LIV Golf’s First Event is Complete, and Future of Pro Golf Has Never Seemed More Uncertain

Phil Mickelson whose comments four months ago created a firestorm, emerged from a four-month self-exile to play in the first LIV Golf event outside London. Getty Images HERTFORDSHIRE, England – Tumultuous only begins to describe this time in golf: player defections from the PGA Tour to a rival series of events, subsequent suspensions, the albatross …

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Bryson DeChambeau joining LIV Golf Invitational Series

Bryson DeChambeauthe 2020 US Open Champion, is joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. patrick reedthe 2018 Masters champion, is also joining the LIV series, according to multiple reports. DeChambeau and Reed are expected to compete in LIV Golf’s first United States-based event, scheduled at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, …

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