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The CW Network Cuts Away From LIV Coverage

Dustin Johnson won the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament in a thrilling playoff. However, the coverage was cut by the CW network with four holes remaining. Viewers were directed to watch the finale on the CW app or Johnson’s victory was his second since joining LIV. The tournament was part of the broadcast partnership between LIV and CW, aiming to reach over 120 million households in the United States. LIV’s upcoming tournament will take place at Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.

Fox News: LIV Golf viewers miss tournament playoff as CW cuts to other programming

Ryan Morik; May 16, 2023

Dustin Johnson won the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament over the weekend in a thrilling playoff, but not many people were able to watch it happen.

The tournament was being broadcast on CW, but with four holes to go, the network cut its coverage of the tournament to show other programming.

Announcer Arlo White said some CW affiliates “across the United States … have to leave us” and urged viewers to watch the finale on either the CW app or

Following a few commercials, depending on one’s location, the network showed “The Goldbergs,” “Penn & Teller,” or something else, including infomercials.

Johnson birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Branden Grace and 2022 Open champion Cameron Smith to win the tournament. It was his second individual victory since joining LIV.

The Saudi-backed tour and CW agreed on a broadcast partnership in January, which LIV CEO Greg Norman called “momentous.”

“The CW will provide accessibility for our fans and maximum exposure for our athletes and partners as their reach includes more than 120 million households across the United States,” Norman said at the time.

Our new partnership between The CW and LIV Golf will deliver a whole new audience and add to the growing worldwide excitement for the league. With CW’s broadcasts and streams, more fans across the country and around the globe can partake in the LIV Golf energy and view its innovative competition that has reimagined the sport for players, fans and the game of golf,” CW Network President Dennis Miller said.

LIV’s next tournament will be at Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C., Memorial Day weekend.

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