The answer involves Saudi Arabian billions pouring into sports to buff up the kingdom's reputation.
The Turnberry is reportedly not profitable, and a major golf tournament could bring in tens of millions of dollars to the local economy.
"Augusta National does not mind leaving a little money on the table," said one person who analyzed concessions at the Super Bowl of golf.
Commissioner Jay Monahan talks about how the sport needs to keep up with technology.
After a string of well-publicized personal struggles including infidelity, DUI, addiction and rehab, not to mention four back surgeries in three years, Tiger Woods is back and playing pretty well. And when Tiger Woods is good, things are good in golf. TV ratings pick up, sponsors get happy and it all adds up to a […]
The sporting goods brand said it will still sell footwear and apparel but clubs and bags are out.
Golfers cite Zika for not going to Rio, but money and prestige are also at play
Some offer deals on greens fees. Others let the grass die.
The Trump brand hampers sponsorship of the elite tournament.
The tycoon has angered some with the development in his mother's native Scotland.