LIV Golf filed its application for world ranking points a month after it played its first event, and none was awarded for the inaugural season as the Official World Golf Ranking considers it.
The effect of not earning ranking points — except for two majors and a few European tour events — is becoming clear with each week.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson's long year that led him to being a central figure in Saudi-funded LIV Golf ended on Friday when British Open champion Cameron Smith holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Mickelson and eliminate his team.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Dustin Johnson already is approaching $10 million in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series and he's playing like that number is going to keep soaring.
Johnson ran off nine birdies Friday, none longer than about 12 feet, and posted a 9-under 63 at Rich Harvest Farms to build a three-shot lead after the first of three rounds in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.
Justin Suh was part of four college stars at the Travelers Championship in 2019, all playing on exemptions with big expectations.
Matthew Wolff won two weeks later in Minnesota. Collin Morikawa won two weeks after that at the Barracuda Championship.
BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Wolff became a footnote in LIV Golf history with the first hole-in-one, an ace that carried him to a 7-under 63 and a one-shot lead over a pair of newcomers Friday in the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston.
The Saudi-funded LIV Golf series added three more players to its roster for the second tournament in Oregon, a group that includes 23-year-old Matthew Wolff and Oklahoma State's Eugenio Chacarra of Spain.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a 1-over 71 to fall six strokes behind co-leaders Harold Varner III and Adri Arnaus at the Saudi International after a windy second round on Friday.
The top 50 from the final world ranking of the year was set on Sunday, adding 10 players to the field for the Masters in April.
The list included Matthew Wolff, Mackenzie Hughes of Canada and Ryan Palmer, who are exclusive members of the PGA Tour.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Viktor Hovland was hitting it so well he had no trouble taking on a big risk, and it paid off Saturday with a big finish for a 9-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matthew Wolff was on the verge of building a big lead Friday at Mayakoba until a pair of late bogeys forced him to settle for a 3-under 68 and a two-shot lead over fast-closing Scottie Scheffler in the World Wide Technology Championship.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matthew Wolff arrived at Mayakoba and quickly realized El Camaleon might not be a good course for what he calls his “rip dog” length. Then again, he's playing so well it doesn't matter.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sungjae Im turned a shootout into a one-man show Sunday in Las Vegas, running the tables with seven birdies in eight holes around the turn for a 9-under 62 and a four-shot victory in the Shriners Children’s Open.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sungjae Im was so dialed into his game that he didn't realize how many birdies he was making in turning a shootout into a one-man show in Las Vegas.
Only when he saw a leaderboard after his big run was over — seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch around the turn Sunday at the TPC Summerlin — did it begin to sink in.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adam Schenk and Matthew Wolff both took a while to get started Saturday in the Shriners Children's Open. It's how they finished that put them into the final group with a chance to win.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sung Kang found the missing piece to his game and put everything together Thursday in the Shriners Children's Open for a 10-under 61 that gave him a two-shot lead after the first round.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Matthew Wolff picked up a $1 million bonus even before the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs began, courtesy of his victory in the Aon Risk-Reward Challenge based on the average scores on designated holes each week on the PGA Tour.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Harris English shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match his lowest PGA Tour score and take the first-round lead in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
The 2013 winner at TPC Southwind, English had a two-stroke lead over Jim Herman, Carlos Ortiz, Ian Poulter and Matthew Wolff, with Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler and Marc Leishman another shot back at 65.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Andy Sullivan was among the last to make the field at the British Open and part of the first group out when play began Thursday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A look at the third round Saturday of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines:
LEADING: Mackenzie Hughes (68), Louis Oosthuizen (70) and Russell Henley (71) at 5-under 208.
CHASING: Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau were two shots behind.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — LEADING: Russell Henley and 48-year-old Richard Brand, both at 5 under 137.
JUST BEHIND: Louis Oosthuizen and Matthew Wolff, a shot back at 138. Bubba Watson and Jon Rahm were at 3-under 139.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a long layoff before arriving at Torrey Pines to play one of the stiffest tests in golf.
He showed up with no expectations. Keep playing like this and he could leave with the U.S.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Russell Henley and England's Richard Bland share the lead going into the weekend at the U.S. Open. Both are at 5-under through two rounds, one shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and Matthew Wolff.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The opening tee shot was frightening, and the three straight three-putts maddening. Matthew Wolff had no idea how things would play out Thursday in a roller coaster of a round at Torrey Pines, but he was pretty sure of one thing.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Facts and figures for the 121st U.S. Open golf championship:
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The next few weeks might resemble a return to the silly season.
Except this is serious business.
Besides, this isn't the cash grab from the old “silly season” days of the Skins Game, the Skills Challenge, the Diner's Club Matches.