Evanson: The LIV "problem" isn't going away, and it's complex

Famed pro golfer Phil Mickelson, one of the most high-profile players to defect from the PGA to the Saudi Arabia-bankrolled LIV Golf Tour, walks to the 10th-hole tee during the tourney. PGA club professional Michael Block defeated Mickelson, along with 90 percent of the touring pros at last week's PGA Championship in Rochester, New York.

Michael Block has become a household name. And while the 46-year-old California golf club professional is basking in the glory of his 15th place finish at last weekend’s PGA Championship, I’m just enjoying the gift that only the game of golf can give us.

This can’t happen in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA or really any other mainstream college or professional sport.

Wade Evanson covers high school sports in Washington and Columbia counties and the Hillsboro Hops.

West Bureau Sports Editor

"As a lifelong participant and fan of all things sport, I appreciate the work and time necessary to excel on the various fields of play. It’s that appreciation that drives me to both acknowledge, reward, and celebrate the commitment made by boys and girls athletes from the field to the court, mat to the pool, diamond to the track, and beyond."

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