LIV Golf Investments

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Irwin Raij and Chuck Baker, newly appointed by prominent international law firm Sidley Austin LLP as partners and co-chairs of the entity’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media industry group. Fisher and Russo also discuss the abrupt departure of Sean Bratches as LIV Golf’s chief commercial officer, the new global media rights agreement between the revived XFL and the Walt Disney Co., the $380m (€360m) investment deal between LaLiga giant Real Madrid and United States-based global investment Sixth Street, Major League Cricket’s securing of $120m in new funding, and ongoing turmoil involving name, image, and likeness rights in US college sports.
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English golfer Lee Westwood has been dropped by long-time sponsor American multinational courier and logistics company UPS amid his request for a waiver to compete in the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational…

Accomplished executive departing upstart golf property after just six months

LIV Golf, the controversial new Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour, has announced the hires of two leading sport industry executives to key positions within the organisation

Controversy continues to swirl around famed golfer

Greg Norman has said the breakaway LIV Golf project has secured a total of $2bn (€1.9bn) in funding from its Saudi backers, with a view to creating a 14-tournament global series by 2024.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Sean Bratches, chief commercial officer for LIV Golf. Fisher and Russo also discuss Sinclair Broadcast Group’s developing plans for the Bally Sports+ streaming service, the start of the 26th season for the Women’s National Basketball Association that includes an expanded relationship with Twitter, pending sales for the Premier League’s Chelsea FC and National Football League’s Denver Broncos, the New York Times’ purchase of sports content site The Athletic, and a record-setting sale of a jersey worn by late soccer legend Diego Maradona.
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Season-ending event for breakaway series slated for Trump-owned course

Journeyman golfer Robert Garrigus, who is currently ranked men's world No

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Investments has announced a partnership with hospitality provider QuintEvents for all ticketing and hospitality efforts starting for its scheduled inaugural eight-event LIV Golf …

LIV Golf Investments, the controversial investment group backed by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, has outlined its plans for a new global golf series as it presses ahead despite the reluctance…

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said the organization is ready to "move on" from the threat of a potential Saudi-backed breakaway league in the wake of multiple leading players resisting overtures…

Rory McIlroy recently declared the Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour as "dead in the water". However, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler still think there are signs of life in the project. Bob Williams reports.
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Top golfer Phil Mickelson has lost a long-standing partnership with British-Dutch multinational professional services network KPMG following his recent inflammatory comments about the PGA Tour and proposed…

Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson have become the latest golf superstars to commit their futures to the PGA Tour, delivering a potentially deadly blow to the prospects of a proposed Saudi-backed breakaway …

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Investments has appointed Emily Hamel as senior vice-president of global event experiences, while Jeremy Krug has been named senior vice-president of experience design