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Re: Golf 2022
« Reply #135 on: August 03, 2022, 01:18:54 PM »
With women in sport very much in the headlines at the moment, it's good to see the Women's Open starting tomorrow at once men only Muirfield. I expect the long departed former members will be turning in their graves.

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« Reply #136 on: August 03, 2022, 06:40:16 PM »
Former?  It only got overturned a couple of years ago - and even then it took two votes after a huge stink was made over the first basically dropping them out of the Open rotation.

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« Reply #137 on: August 03, 2022, 06:41:28 PM »
Put the regime stuff aside for a minute as I think there are a few moral high-horses being ridden here......why shouldn't LIV players be in the Ryder Cup?  It's a contest between the best golfers in the US and Europe.  If they happen to be on a different tour, who cares?

Why would you put the regime stuff aside? They have chosen money ahead of prestige. Fuck them.

Because that is not the PGA's beef.  So I'm asking what does it matter if they play for a different organisation, surely the Ryder Cup organizers would want the best players in the world there?

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Re: Golf 2022
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2022, 07:45:23 PM »
They shouldn't want them there because they're money grabbing Saudi apologist scum. It doesn't matter how good at golf they are. I'm not sure why you're struggling with my position.

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Re: Golf 2022
« Reply #139 on: August 06, 2022, 09:47:40 PM »
Your position is obnoxiously loud and clear.  Shame itís preventing you from answering the question.

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Re: Golf 2022
« Reply #140 on: August 08, 2022, 12:34:07 AM »
I cannot stand the 54 hole, shotgun start, none competitive exhibition style that the LIV Tour operates and how they recruited one of the greatest wankers in sport, Greg Norman, to be their cheerleader in chief.

But I think as a society we've somewhat jumped the shark with Saudi Arabia.  Look at the way Russia has (quite rightly) been ostracised since their invasion of Ukraine. Compare that to the disingenuous and quite frankly limp wristed approach the west and specifically the US had to Saudi Arabia post 9/11.  Pardon the pun, but it's a bit rich now for the PGA to point to Saudi Arabia and their way of governing as a way of publicly blacklisting some golfers for effectively doing what every western democracy has been doing for 20 years. 

I too think that the LIV tour has way to much momentum now to be stopped in it's tracks.  Once they get a TV deal, which they will, then it's all over. The rumours are rife here that Cam Smith will be joining LIV post Fed Ex cup as he now has automatic entry to the majors for the next 5 years, that's another massive coup. The tours, PGA, DP and Asian, have to work with LIV now regrettably I see now other option. But don't blame the players, blame the Governments.

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« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2022, 01:52:19 AM »
Your position is obnoxiously loud and clear.  Shame itís preventing you from answering the question.

I've answered the question. It's not my fault you don't like the answer. What a strange overreaction.

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Re: Golf 2022
« Reply #142 on: August 08, 2022, 11:14:17 AM »


I too think that the LIV tour has way to much momentum now to be stopped in it's tracks.  Once they get a TV deal, which they will, then it's all over. The rumours are rife here that Cam Smith will be joining LIV post Fed Ex cup as he now has automatic entry to the majors for the next 5 years, that's another massive coup. The tours, PGA, DP and Asian, have to work with LIV now regrettably I see now other option. But don't blame the players, blame the Governments.

I think you are correct Oz. From my source, SKY have been speaking to LIV...allegedly.

The shotgun start is interesting as golf courses are generally set up to have tricky/risk reward holes toward the end of the course. A shotgun start negates this.


 


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