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Tee Times Weekly Newsletter - Vol 16

Weekly Professional Golf Catchup

LIV Golf
No event - but potential merger progress made in The Bahamas

“As you may know, your PGA Tour Enterirpses Player Directors joined me today in a meeting with Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The conversation throughout was constructive and represents an important part of our due dilligence process in selecting porential investors for PGA Tour Enterprises. This mirrors the approach we employed earlier this year as we evaluated an investment offer from the Strategic Sports Group. During the session, Yasir had the chance to introduce himself to our Player Directors and talk through his vision, priorities and motivations for investing in professional golf. As we continue these discussions with the PIF, we will keep you updated as much as possible, but please understand that we need to maintain our position of not conducting negotiations in public. To that end, we will provide no futher comments to the media at this time”

This was a statement sent out to PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour players on Monday following a meeting with PIF. While it says a whole lot of nothing, anytime the two parties have met, they seem to always speak of significant progress, so a meeting of this level feels promising.

While no one knows where things are headed, or what the future may look like, it seems this meeting represents a large step towards that future.

What’s next for LIV Golf?

Still two more weeks on break for LIV Golf, then they return to Trump Doral in Miami for their last event before The Masters.

DP World Tour
The Asian Swing begins!

While there was no event last weekend on the DP World Tour, this upcoming weeks marks the beginning of the Asian Swing!

A series of 5 events starting this week and ending the first weekend of May.

Week 1: Singapore Classic

Week 2: Indian Open

Break for The Masters

Week 3: Korea Championship

Week 4: ISPS Handa Championship - Japan

Week 5: China Open

Some great venues in this that we’ll be highlighting as the Race to Dubai continues!

Scheffler shines in the PGA Tour’s true signature event!

An eight under final round at TPC Sawgrass saw Scottie Scheffler become the first player to defend The Player’s Championship in it’s 50 year history.

At one point in the third round he found himself nine shots off the lead, and was dealing with neck pain throughout the final three rounds. Yet, when he finished his final round he was the leader in the clubhouse. Brian Harman and Xander Schauffele couldn’t chase him down, but Wyndham Clark set himself up with a 17 foot putt for birdie in the final hole to force a playoff.

Then he suffered one of the most brutal lip out’s we’ll see in a long time.

Congratulations to Scottie Scheffler on his win, and continuing his dominance over the PGA Tour with back-to-back wins!

What’s next on the PGA Tour?

The PGA Tour heads to Innisbrook this week as the Florida stretch wraps up. Taylor Moore will look to defend his title, but the field isn’t the average non-signature event. He’ll have to fight off Xander, Harman, Bradley, Spieth, Burns, Cam

Asian Tour
John Catlin claims victory on the back of a Saturday 59!

John Catlin rose to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday when he eagled the 18th hole of the day to shoot an incredible 59. He ended up two shots clear of the field heading into the final round, with several players from LIV Golf looking to chase him down.

And chase him down they would. David Puig shot a 50, with a bogey, in the final round to tie Catlin at 23 under par. However, he’d eventually gather himself and secure the victory in the second playoff hole.

Congratulations to John on an incredible victory!

What’s next on the Asian Tour?

The Asian Tour goes on break for the next few weeks, returning for the Saudi Open after The Masters.