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LIV Golf is shaking up the sport, backed by vast amounts of Saudi money

The genteel world of golf is in a state of open warfare. This year, as the FT's Josh Noble reports, LIV Golf moved to shake up the sport by taking on the golf establishment. Backed by $2bn from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, LIV launched a series of new tournaments to compete with the PGA Tour and its European cousin. It’s captured some star names, but the PGA is fighting back.


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