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Report: LIV contract has restrictions

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A draft contract to play for Saudi-funded LIV Golf includes clauses that require players be available to recruit other players to the league and to get permission before granting exclusive interviews, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The Journal said it reviewed a draft contract that LIV Golf has offered players, noting it was unclear if terms in the draft are in all contracts or can be negotiated.

Among other provisions in the draft contract was approval for most of the logos they wear and branded products they use at events.


Players meet about bettering PGA Tour

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Tiger Woods showed up for a private meeting of top PGA Tour players dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved plaid shirt. By the sound of his impact, he might as well have been wearing a Sunday red shirt.

"I think it's pretty apparent that whenever we all get in the room, there's an alpha in there," Rory McIlroy said Wednesday. "And it's not me." Read More...

Pivotal BMW event on unfamiliar turf

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Justin Thomas is among the few who have experience at Wilmington Country Club.

He was 20, still officially in college at Alabama, when he played in the 2013 Palmer Cup. Thomas didn't recall much when he returned for the BMW Championship, the second stop in the FedEx Cup playoffs, except for the shape of the hole when he played a practice round. Read More...

Smith out of BMW due to hip discomfort

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) British Open champion Cameron Smith pulled out of the BMW Championship on Monday with what his manager described as a "hip discomfort" that Smith had been feeling the last few months.

Smith is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup, assured of a spot in the Tour Championship next week in Atlanta, though the withdrawal will mean he starts at least three shots behind when the FedEx Cup finale begin. Read More...

Zalatoris captures St. Jude in playoff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The 10-foot par putt in regulation was so crucial and the moment so important that Will Zalatoris doesn't remember screaming out when he made it, "What are they gonna say now?"

It took three playoff holes to get the answer Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and it was more along the lines of what they won't say. Read More...

Stark earns LPGA Tour card with ISPS win

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) Maja Stark of Sweden closed with a 10-under 63 on Sunday and won the ISPS Handa World Invitational for her third victory this year on the Ladies European Tour, and this one with an additional perk.

The tournament is co-sanctioned with the LPGA Tour, giving the former Oklahoma State star access to join the LPGA. Read More...

Jimenez wins Boeing Classic by 2 strokes

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 67 to hold off David McKenzie by two strokes.

Jimenez, tied for the lead with Billy Andrade entering the round, birdied five of the first 12 holes and parred the last six. The 58-year-old Spanish star finished at 15-under 201 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Read More...

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