"Feels dirty but I like it" Golf fans react to first LIV Golf broadcast

This is how golf fans reacted to the first broadcast of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series opener at Centurion Club.

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Thu, 9 Jun 2022
"Feels dirty but I like it" Golf fans react to first LIV Golf broadcast

The inaugral Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series broadcast marked an incredible moment in golf history. 

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That was because as soon as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and the rest of the LIVers hit their first tee shots the PGA Tour acted.

PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan wrote a lengthy email to the entire membership confirming the Saudi rebels were currently suspended. 

Of course, this wasn't mentioned in the broadcast. But LIV Golf issued a fairly swift response, insisting this was "not the last word". 

The broadcast of the first day was streamed on the official LIV Golf website, Facebook and YouTube. 

All of the 48 players were dropped off to their starting tee for the shotgun start in traditional black cabs.

DJ hit the fairway at No.1 and Mickelson, too, found the short stuff with a baby fade. 

From there, the action was thick and fast. A live scoreboard was up on the left hand side of the screen for the viewer. 

Golf fans on Twitter didn't take long to voice their opinion. Some loved it, some hated it. 

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See what they had to say below:

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