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Senators to ask PGA Tour execs why they pivoted from slamming rival LIV to merging with it

Jul 11, 2023
The answer involves Saudi Arabian billions pouring into sports to buff up the kingdom's reputation.
Major state investment in a sport to call attention away from a record of human rights abuses is called sportswashing, says Wharton professor Kenneth Shropshire.
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Trump denies asking ambassador to help move British Open to his resort

The Turnberry is reportedly not profitable, and a major golf tournament could bring in tens of millions of dollars to the local economy.
Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson IV said Trump asked him to help get the British Open moved to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, pictured above.
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Why is that Masters pimento cheese sandwich so cheap?

Apr 11, 2019
"Augusta National does not mind leaving a little money on the table," said one person who analyzed concessions at the Super Bowl of golf.
One of Augusta National's famed pimento cheese sandwiches is seen during the second round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.
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How the PGA Tour commissioner plans to grow golf's fan base

Apr 25, 2018
Commissioner Jay Monahan talks about how the sport needs to keep up with technology.
PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan (L) meets with Tiger Woods during the Pro-Am of the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club on February 14, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California.
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Rejuvenated Tiger Woods makes the golf economy hum

Apr 3, 2018
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 […]

Nike to drop golf equipment business

Aug 3, 2016
The sporting goods brand said it will still sell footwear and apparel but clubs and bags are out.
Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Marathon Classic in 2014 in Sylvania, Ohio. She is just one of the pro golfers who have a clothing line with Nike.
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Golf returns to Olympics, but some big name golfers dropping out

Aug 2, 2016
Golfers cite Zika for not going to Rio, but money and prestige are also at play
Sophomore Arizona State University golfer Jino Sohn practices for his upcoming season. Growing up he dreamed about winning major championships, but never thought he could aspire to golf in the Olympics.
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How golf courses beat the heat

Jul 19, 2016
Some offer deals on greens fees. Others let the grass die.
Arcot Premkumar and Dennis Binaco get ready to tee off at the Tournament Players Club in Scottsdale. The temperature at noon? 105 degrees.
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PGA championship is moving from Trump's Miami course to Mexico City

Jun 2, 2016
The Trump brand hampers sponsorship of the elite tournament.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance at his Doral course in Florida.
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Trump drives hard in golf course project

Apr 1, 2016
The tycoon has angered some with the development in his mother's native Scotland.
Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012.
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