|Tuesday Jun 14, 2022|
While LIV Golf's inaugural tournament, LIV Golf Invitational – London, debuted on Thursday, it did so without a traditional television deal in place. Viewers could tune in via the tour's website, Facebook or YouTube. Per Apex Marketing, the tournament's first day drew an average audience of 93,000 on YouTube. According to Golf Monthly, Saturday's final round on YouTube totaled 775,000 views and final-round highlights were viewed 320,000 times.
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> Once a man of the people, Phil Mickelson is now only about money and himself
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> Gary Koch's history at The Country Club is deeper than most
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> Ty Votaw: Golf’s executive ambassador
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> LIV Golf has money to blow
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> The majors have a major decision to make on LIV Golf players' eligibility
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Tripp Davis tweaks The International’s Oaks course in Massachusetts; Dan Hixson soon to open Bar Run in Oregon; Raymond Hearn wraps up a revitalization of New Jersey’s Metedeconk National
Announced: By the R&A, that England's Hillside and Southport and Ainsdale golf clubs will host the 2023 British Amateur, followed by Ballyliffin in County Donegal, Ireland, in 2024. Also, Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, England, and Royal Birkdale, a 10-time host to the Briitsh Open, will host the 2023 and 2024 British Women's Amateurs, respectively.
According to Forbes, the 15-time major champion's net worth is now estimated to be at least $1 billion, joining LeBron James and Michael Jordan in the 10-digit club among athletes
"A difficult golf course eliminates a lot of players. The U.S. Open flag eliminates a lot of players. Some players just weren't meant to win the U.S. Open. Quite often, a lot of them know it."
22-23: LPGA Leadership Academy, Saginaw, Mich. | Info
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23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
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