Rick Maese

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering a variety of subjects, including health and safety, Olympics, legal and political issues in sports

Education: University of New Mexico

Rick Maese is a veteran sports features writer for The Washington Post who covers a variety of subject areas, including the Olympics; health and safety in football; and legal, political and social issues across the sports world. He has written about the NFL since joining The Post in 2009, including three seasons as beat writer for the Washington Redskins. Maese, who previously wrote for the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and the Albuquerque Tribune, has covered Super Bowls, the World Cup, World Series, seven Olympics and most every other major sporting event. He graduated from the Univer
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PGA Tour defends Saudi deal in Senate as emails show plan’s origins

Documents released Tuesday during a Senate hearing give the fullest picture to date of the deal that could upend professional golf.

July 11, 2023

Senators will demand answers from PGA Tour, with further hearings likely

As the PGA Tour prepares to face Congress, more hearings on its Saudi partnership are expected.

July 10, 2023

Randall Stephenson resigns from PGA Tour policy board over LIV deal

In a letter to fellow board members, former AT&T executive writes, “I hope, as this board moves forward, it will comprehensively rethink its governance model.”

July 9, 2023

Congress receives ‘framework’ from PGA Tour on deal with Saudis

The PGA Tour sent its agreement with LIV Golf, among other documents, to Congress on Monday. The agreement leaves many questions unanswered and is mostly unbinding.

June 26, 2023

Qatari fund seeks to buy minority stake in Wizards, Capitals and Mystics

If the proposed deal is approved, it will mark the first time a foreign sovereign wealth fund owned a portion of a major U.S. sports team.

June 22, 2023

The PGA Tour is a nonprofit. With Saudi money, should it be?

The tour's deal with the Saudi wealth fund has brought fresh scrutiny to its nonprofit status.

June 22, 2023

As PGA Tour tries to soothe players, Congress is waiting

A gathering with players Tuesday night included more information about the agreement with the Public Investment Fund, but unanswered questions remain.

June 21, 2023

Can chess be a team sport? Magnus Carlsen wants to find out.

Carlsen is a cornerstone of the Global Chess League, debuting this week, which envisions chess as a team sport.

June 21, 2023

Golf deal clears hurdle as PGA Tour, Saudis dismiss lawsuits

The formal end of golf's costly legal battle is a major step toward the proposed new partnership.

June 16, 2023

Congressional scrutiny mounts on PGA Tour’s deal with Saudi fund

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said Thursday that he was opening a “wide-ranging” investigation into the finances of the PGA Tour’s proposed partnership.

June 15, 2023