The upstart league is hosting a major tournament at The Greenbrier, owned by Senate hopeful Jim Justice — mirroring LIV's relationship with former President Donald Trump.
“You carved out a win-win situation," Sen. Ron Johnson told PGA Tour officials.
Former President Donald Trump became a supporter of LIV Golf after the PGA pulled its tournaments from Trump courses.
Stephenson Resigns From PGA Tour Board Over 'Serious Concerns' About Saudi Deal, According To Report
The Washington Post is reporting former AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson has resigned from the PGA Tour policy board.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal argued the Saudis are essentially “taking charge of the entire sport” in a deal that could have national security implications.
The PGA Tour's sudden embrace of Saudi involvement in golf raises serious questions, said Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Some lawmakers are calling on the government to probe and potentially block the surprise merger between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf.
McIlroy was among the last to hear the news shortly before it broke.
Bryson DeChambeau said he "wasn't getting into politics" when CNN's Kaitlan Collins asked about widespread criticism of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour.
“In the end, it’s always about the money,” one GOP House member said of the merger between the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf.