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European tour bans LIV golfers from Scottish Open

MUNICH — The European tour banned golfers who competed in the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV series from three upcoming tournaments, including the Scottish Open, on Friday and fined them $120,000. The tour said any players who took part in the inaugural LIV event in England this month would be suspended from the Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship …

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Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to defect from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koepka, 32, is one of the highest-profile players to join the breakaway circuit, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and is fronted by two-time Open …

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Matt Fitzpatrick’s first major win, Phil Mickelson and the biggest takeaways from the 2022 US Open

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Before Sunday, England’s Matt Fitzpatrick had never won a professional golf tournament in the United States. Now, he has won two of the biggest golf events in the world on the same course. Nine years after winning the US Amateur at The Country Club outside Boston, Fitzpatrick captured his first PGA Tour …

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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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Collin Morikawa soars to top of US Open leaderboard with 4-under 66; tied with Joel Dahmen after 2 rounds

BROOKLINE, Mass. — For every Collin Morikawa and his back-to-back years winning a major is a Joel Dahmen, who only four years ago would have been thrilled to even play in one. Jon Rahm is the defending US Open champion, one shot out of the lead. He will be playing on the weekend at The …

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