Johnson caps $35M year, leads team to season-ending LIV win
Johnson (70), Reed (70), Talor Gooch (71) and Pat Perez (70) shot a combined 7 under 281 on the par-72 Sunday — and split $16 million. Johnson was on the par-4 18th green in two when Reed finished, while Smith — the other player in Johnson's twosome — was needing a miracle that didn't arrive. Including his $18 million for winning the season-long individual title, Johnson finished with $35,637,767 in earnings. For now, LIV players don’t get points toward their Official World Golf Ranking. Perez made just over $8 million in seven LIV events, which is more than he had in his last five years on the PGA Tour combined.wftv.com
Column: Temptation of Saudi cash at LIV is in prize fund
Pat Perez said having a chance to be part of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series was like winning the lottery. Perez didn't mince words — he rarely does — when explaining his reason for joining. Perez made his debut at Pumpkin Ridge last month.news.yahoo.com
Reed joins PGA defectors to Saudi golf; 9/11 families object
Memorial Golf Patrick Reed hits from the 18th fairway during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. With Pat Perez also confirmed as joining the breakaway on Saturday, 20 players have now defected from the PGA Tour. Reed, who has won almost $37 million in a decade on the PGA Tour, is ranked 36th. Reed said he would make his debut on the second stop of the LIV Golf series in Portland, Oregon, on June 30-July 2. The 46-year-old Perez, who is ranked 168th in the world, said he wants to travel less after 21 years on the PGA Tour.wftv.com
Tiger Woods might have a new putter for the PGA Championship
Tiger Woods toss a ball down on the 17th hold during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)SAN FRANCISCO Tiger Woods appears to have something new in store for this PGA Championship: his putter. THE FIELDThis PGA Championship might have set a record for most players who decided not to play. He is the 11th player to withdraw from the PGA Championship since the field was first released six days ago. PACKING FOR A SUMMER MAJOR IN AMERICAThe PGA Championship in August for years meant heat and plenty of sweating.