It’s a special edition of the “Last Word on Sports Media” podcast, as host T.J. Rives returns with a conversation with Bob Harig, veteran golf writer/insider of SI.com, who been covering the massive golf story all week of the potential merger of the PGA Tour with the rogue LIV Golf Series.
Bob has over 20 years of covering professional golf at the highest level, including all aspects of the LIV Golf formation and it’s raiding of PGA Tour players with massive financial deals, and starting their tour last year.
What’s Bob’s reporting on the Greg Norman (LIV series CEO) last Wednesday and how re-assuring was it for the LIV employees that their tour will continue? What’s the future of Jay Monahan, the current PGA Tour commissioner and could his players oust him over doing a financial deal with the arch enemy Saudi fund? This is especially after Monahan and the Tour went on a public relations barrage trying to disparage the ties to Saudi Arabia by calling the players who were leaving guilty of taking “blood money.”
And, also using the families of 9/11 terrorist attacks as “pawns” publicly, which has drawn deserved negative reaction.
Most importantly, what will it be like for Bob to head to Los Angeles and cover the U.S. Open from the exclusive and rarely seen Los Angeles Country Club this week? This, as one of the biggest events in the sport will have LIV golfers coming to play in the championship and most will be making their comments on the vague “merger” for the first time.
The likes of Brooks Koepka, who just won the PGA Championhsip in May, Cam Smith, who is the reigning British Open champ, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and others will be part of the drama and excitement of U.S. golf’s national title this weekend.
Bob shares his insights on all of this on the newest edition of the “Last Word on Sports Media Podcast” and make sure to follow/subscribe to this feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. You can hear the episode by clicking play below,
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