Lawsuits galore, exploring future Open venues and more: What you missed last week

Phil Mickelson has officially withdrawn his name from the biggest lawsuit in PGA Tour history.

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Greetings, golf fans! Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of golf news these days? We feel you! To help you keep up with golf-world happenings, here, in one handy place, is what you missed on GOLF.com last week:

What you missed last week…

— LIV Golf finally revealed its team championship format, with a mix of stroke play, match play and alternate shot for a share of $50 million. Here’s how it will work.

— Perhaps the biggest lawsuit in the history of the PGA Tour will wage on without Phil Mickelson’s involvement. Here’s the latest. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour responded to LIV Golf by countersuing it in court.

— International team Presidents Cup member Tom Kim made a ton of new fans in Quail Hollow, and he also joined last week’s Subpar Podcast to break down his experience, the afterparty, meeting Tiger Woods and more.

— In need of a golf trip? Of course you are. Check out our latest Destination Golf: Linksland, in which Dylan Dethier and Sean Zak explore the next three sites of the Open Championship…

— …But if you are looking for something a little more local, make sure to put Landmand, Tad King and Rob Collins’s first 18-hole design, on your radar. The Nebraska course also offers a unique and friendly suggestion on how to rank its holes in handicapped matches, based on the conditions.

— Want to play better golf right now? Check out our massive Play Smart package that appeared in the September/October issue of GOLF Magazine, where we compiled 30 tips to be a smarter, better golfer.

ICYMI: One story you should read…

After dominant performance, next Team USA target is clear: winning in Europe, by Sean Zak

Team USA thumped the Internationals in the Presidents Cup, leaving one obvious goal: winning a Ryder Cup in Europe.

Tip of the week…

Want a better equipment setup? It all starts with avoiding this common pitfall

Want to improve your equipment setup? According to an LPGA star, it all starts with avoiding a common struggle.

One thing to look for this week…

A new Jack Nicklaus course is opening in Scotland. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about it.

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Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.