Donald Trump’s LIV event is a mix of big money and few fans

For a top-level tournament taking place under the banner of “golf, but stronger,” it’s been a quiet few days.

The Saudi-backed LIV golf series, a controversial project for many, marked its debut in the eastern United States with a high-profile appearance at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. An hour’s drive from Manhattan, former US President Donald Trump’s lush 520-acre property failed to attract the thousands of fans on Saturday who typically thronged the fairways, merchandise tents and dining venues of a professional event on the PGA Tour.

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