Welcome to LIV Golf: Louder, Flashier, and Not Without Controversy

The Saudi-backed tournament's first U.S. stop courts fans who don't care about competitive sport or international affairs

Heading west on U.S. Route 26 outside of Portland, Oregon, last weekend, variable message signs directed attendees to the LIV Golf tournament just beyond Exit 55 for Dersham Road. Once off the highway, a branded sign directed fans to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, the host site for the Saudi-funded tournament’s first U.S.

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