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News // Saudi Arabia backing to Phil Mickelson’s comments (golfweek.usatoday.com)

When Greg Norman signed on with LIV Golf Investments, a new golf entity backed by the Public Investment Fund which operates on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government, as its CEO and commissioner of the Super Golf League in October, it seemed as if the landscape of men’s professional golf was changing right before our very eyes.

Rumors and speculation have surrounded some of the game’s biggest stars for months, but after controversial comments made by Phil Mickelson, as well as prized targets Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau backing the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy dubbed the league that planned to rival the PGA Tour “dead in the water” last week.

From $100 million offers to Donald Trump’s Bedminster and Doral properties being used to host events as soon as this summer, here’s a timeline of the rise (and potential fall) of the Super Golf League.

Professional golf in Saudi Arabia

The first professional golf event in Saudi Arabia — the Saudi International — was held in…

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