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$200 million to join saudi tour .

Sat, Aug 27 2022 10:17 AM (117 replies)
  • DodgyPutter
    4,367 Posts
    Sat, Jun 11 2022 3:41 PM

    ct690911:

    Poor Dustin only made $625K (US) to add to his $50-70 million already in the bank. How is he possibly going to make ends meet?

    And Phil only made $125K. Hardly worth showing up for that kinda chump change.

    Taking care of their families....sure wish I had to "struggle" like that.

    Whatever Phil scored he is the biggest "winner" when the count the money on the bus home.  Mind you he'll probably lose the lot playing cards with the others who'll all cheat better than him :-)  There is no sporting integrity to this.

    More seriously; the Saudi government are spending billions of dollars of public money on this.  Although not the worst (highest % of those in poverty) in the region there is poverty in S Arabia (some put it at about 20% of the population with the majority of them being women). 

    What will the golfers families have with this money that they didn't have before?  What could the 7 million Saudi's living in poverty get that they haven't got now?

    I've really heard enough of the Gekko stuff for tonight, I'd recommend reading about these golfers.  Yes I know LIV are giving money to local non profit.........but that's just more sports-washing stuff with money they should spend at home.

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 3:11 AM

    Patrick Reed and 46-year-old world number 168 Pat Perez as its latest recruits.

    Reed is a nine-times winner on the PGA Tour and currently ranked 36 in the world after only one top 10 finish this year. He will make his LIV debut at Pumpkin Ridge next month..

    Pga Tour Golf GIF by Travelers Championship

  • DodgyPutter
    4,367 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 4:30 AM

    Lol, that's it the PGA Tour have had it now.  The other players will be gutted and are sure to follow Patrick Reed.  

    A match made in heaven :-)

  • ct690911
    6,870 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 8:52 AM

    To wit, the final round of the Canadian Open is on this aft. Although not as prestigious as the US Open, it's still a national title and important to many of the PGA players. Some top names are there (not for the $$) and it should be an exciting final. Rory Mcilroy is tied for the lead, and is the defending champion. 

     

  • DodgyPutter
    4,367 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 9:07 AM

    "Sweden's Linn Grant made history with a nine-shot victory in the Scandinavian Mixed to become the first female winner on the DP World Tour.

    The 22-year-old was two shots clear of Australia's Jason Scrivener overnight and extended her lead with a thrilling eight-under 64 during the final round.

    That saw Grant finish on 24 under par, nine shots clear of compatriot Henrik Stenson and Scotland's Marc Warren.

    The mixed event in Halmstad is hosted by Stenson and Annika Sorenstam."

  • SamSpayed
    4,239 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 11:59 AM

    DodgyPutter:

    "Sweden's Linn Grant made history with a nine-shot victory in the Scandinavian Mixed to become the first female winner on the DP World Tour.

    The 22-year-old was two shots clear of Australia's Jason Scrivener overnight and extended her lead with a thrilling eight-under 64 during the final round.

    That saw Grant finish on 24 under par, nine shots clear of compatriot Henrik Stenson and Scotland's Marc Warren.

    The mixed event in Halmstad is hosted by Stenson and Annika Sorenstam."

    That's pretty cool, Dodgy.  I never heard of a mixed professional golf event before.  9 shots clear of 2nd place is a pretty dominating performance 🏌️‍♀️

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sun, Jun 12 2022 2:04 PM

    Question - why golfers can’t compete in both leagues, something many fans have wondered..

    Answer - “Why do they need us so badly? Those players have chosen to sign multi-year lucrative contracts to play in a series of exhibition matches against the same players over and over again,” Monahan said. “You look at that versus what we see here today, and that’s why they need us so badly. You’ve got true, pure competition … That’s why they need us. That’s what we do. But we’re not going to allow players to free ride off of our loyal members, the best players in the world.”.

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Mon, Jun 13 2022 1:28 PM
    While the PGA Tour has chosen to suspend players involved with LIV, the United States Golf Association, which runs the US Open, has welcomed the rebels. In a statement released last Tuesday, the organisation said: "We pride ourselves in being the most open championship in the world and the players who have earned the right to compete in this year's championship, both via exemption and qualifying, will have the opportunity to do so.".
  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Tue, Jun 14 2022 6:34 AM

    Bryson DeChambeau says turning his back on the PGA Tour and joining the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series was "a business decision, first and foremost".

    The 2020 US Open champion, 28, became the most significant player to join the fledgling circuit last week.

    "There were a lot of financials to it and a lot of time," said the American, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour.

    "I get to have a life outside of the game of golf as well. [It's] a business decision for my family's future."

  • Imahacker58
    329 Posts
    Sat, Jun 18 2022 10:19 PM

    The Saudi circus will always have to cannibalise the pga and European tours, they wont spend millions developing players, just throw dollars at those looking for an easy pay day. Be surprising if it’s still a thing in 3 years imo. Judging by the first tournament Phil is only there as a figurehead, and he should be embarrassed with his efforts in the US Open, sad watching his decline from greatness.

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