BREAKAWAY LIV Golf stars are set to reunite on the PGA Tour after the feuding organisations merged together.
The Saudi-backed LIV circuit launched in 2022 to much controversy amid allegations of sportswashing.
But huge stars like Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson were prised over from the PGA.
Although Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were among those to snub the rebel format.
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman revealed he offered American legend Woods up to $800MILLION (£645m) to jump ship.
It would have made him by far the highest-paid athlete in the world, which currently stands at £110m-a-year-man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Phil Mickelson is believed to be the biggest earner with LIV after receiving a £160m signing on fee, half of which he got up front.
The Telegraph say that Johnson was paid £100m to sign on to what was a four-year deal.
Bryson DeChambeau is said to have been guaranteed £80m when taking his driving talents to LIV, the same sum Brooks Koepka got.
Sergio Garcia was another big name to pack up and leave with a healthy £32m figure to do so.
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Ian Poulter is also said to have been offered £24m, a deal he one described in 2021 as “a no-brainer”.
PGA’s shock merge with LIV was confirmed by commissioner Jay Monahan.
He said: “After two years of disruption and distraction, this is a historic day for the game we all know and love.
“This transformational partnership recognises the immeasurable strength of the PGA Tour’s history, legacy and pro-competitive model and combines with it the DP World Tour and LIV – including the team golf concept – to create an organisation that will benefit golf’s players, commercial and charitable partners and fans.”
But according to golf writer Dan Rapaport, the PGA Tour did communicate the news to players – who found out online.
And Collin Morikawa tweeted: “I love finding out morning news on Twitter.”
Collin Morikawa took aim at the PGA and LIV Golf’s merge
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I lower my golf score by 5 strokes?
Improve your swing mechanics is the first thing that you should do. You probably know how to hold the club correctly, but if you don’t feel comfortable swinging the club properly, you won’t get the proper feedback from your body. Once you have mastered this step you will want to work on increasing your strength and flexibility. Slowly start, then work your way up to greater distances. As you work towards better scores, you’ll notice that your game will become more consistent.
Can I improve the game of golf by not practicing?
For improving your game, practicing is crucial. If you don’t have the resources or time to drill regularly, you can still improve. You must remember to always put your best foot forward and practice what it is you are trying to do. To put it another way, if your goal is to play faster you should work towards playing faster. You should focus on hitting the target farther if you want to hit the shot faster.
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What is the average score for a weekend player?
The average golf score for a beginner is around 100. As you get better at golf, your scores improve. You’ll most likely begin with 9 holes and progress to 18 holes.
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Yes, it helps me!
Golf is a very popular sport. The sport involves hitting a ball towards a target from different distances with clubs, sticks, etc. It’s a great sport to enjoy relaxing and spending quality time outdoors. There are many benefits to golf. Here are just a few:
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- The blade aim at impact controls 92% of the ball’s start line, so prioritise face aim as a place to start (todaysgolfer.co.uk)
- Shot Scope’s mapping data reveals 72% of danger is at the front of the green (sand or water), whereas there’s only 28% behind. (todaysgolfer.co.uk)
- Or that, on the greens, some 84% of putts over five feet also finish short of the hole? (todaysgolfer.co.uk)
- By adding 10 more yards to all their golf shots amateurs will increase the percentage of greens they hit by 8 – 10%. (golfinsideruk.com)
- However, if you go in thinking that you will get all the way down to a 10, you will likely stunt your progress because your expectations are way out of line. (practical-golf.com)
Five easy steps to improve your swing golf
Golf is one the most loved sports in the world. It requires a lot of practice to become a good golfer. Exercising is the best way for improving your game. You should spend at least 2 hours per week playing golf. You may not always have enough time to play the game of golf. These five easy exercises will help improve your golf swing if this is you.
- Start from the ground: Stand straight and keep your back straight. Hold your club straight. Bend your knees slightly to swing the club. Focus on your target. This helps you get into the right position to hit the ball.
- Get your balance right – Make sure that you stand straight, keep your feet together, and make sure that your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body. When you hit the ball your weight should shift to the front leg.
- Bend your knees – To assist you in bending your knees, place both your hands on your hips. Next, exhale and take a deep inhale. Then bend your knees while you breathe. This will allow your lower body and legs to follow the swing of the club.
- Relax your shoulders. Instead, let them move freely as you swing the club. This will allow for you to generate power and speed with minimal force.
- Focus on the target. Rather than looking at the ball, focus on your target. Focus on the target and look straight ahead. You won’t be capable of seeing what is wrong if your eyes are fixed on the ball.