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Despite criticism from Tiger Woods, others, Phil Mickelson says he ‘couldn’t be happier’ with move to LIV Golf

Phil Mickelson said Thursday he “couldn’t be happier” with his move to leave the PGA Tour and join the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Speaking after shooting an even-par 72 in the first round of The Open Championship at St. Andrews, Mickelson said joining the controversial tour was the proper one — even if it meant taking the criticism of his longtime rival, Tiger Woods, and others. “I made the right decision for me,” Mickelson said. “And I’m excited about, like I say, having the opportunity to play competitive golf and have it in my life in a more moderate scale to where I can do some things outside of that, too.” While Mickelson hasn’t disclosed how much he’s been paid to play LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau said he will earn more than $125 million through the 2026 season. In addition to t...
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Watch: England’s Jordan Smith lands two new cars with one brilliant swing | Golf News – Times of India

A hole-in-one is a rare occurrence but a successful attempt that comes with two cars as the reward is even rarer. Jordan Smith savoured the moment at the Scottish Open on Friday as the Englishman and caddie Sam Matton won new cars for his ace on the par-three 17th at The Renaissance Club. Smith, who has one victory on Europe's DP World Tour, landed his ball 50 feet from the flag but managed to guide it into the hole en route to a one-under 69 in the second round. 1 ACE WORTH 2 CARS! 🚗😱🚙@JSmithGolf's 193-yard hole-in-one earns himself and caddie a Genesis car each! https://t.co/Eu8pn0eoiy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) 1657281075000Smith was rewarded with a Genesis Electrified GV70, a mid-size SUV, while Matton won a Genesis GV60, an electric cross-over vehicle. "We've been chatting about it durin...
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Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship after third round | Golf News – Times of India

TULSA: Tiger Woods, who limped to a nine-over par 79 in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship, has withdrawn from the event, the tournament announced. The 15-time major winner hesitated to commit to playing Sunday's final round at Southern Hills after the third-worst major round of his career, saying his surgically repaired right leg was sore after walking the course. Woods suffered severe leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash but made an incredible return last month at the Masters and shared 47th, walking all 72 holes at hilly Augusta National. The 46-year-old American shot 69 on Friday to make the cut after an opening 74 at the PGA. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window...
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Tiger Woods plays through pain, makes another major cut at PGA

Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit. He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA Championship. And he did it. Woods shot a second-round 1-under 69 that put him at 3-over par for the tournament, one shot inside the cut line. He was in danger of missing the weekend before rallying with two birdies over the final six holes. “You can’t win the tournament if you miss the cut. I’ve won tournaments — not major championships, but I’ve won tournaments on the cut number,” Woods said after he gingerly walked the few steps up to the stage for his post-round interview. “There’s a reason why you fight hard and you’re able to gi...