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$200 million to join saudi tour .

Sat, Aug 27 2022 10:17 AM (117 replies)
  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sat, Jun 25 2022 11:39 AM

    “fully-committed” only means three months to Dustin Johnson..

    can you point to Saudi Arabia on this map .

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sat, Jun 25 2022 11:50 AM

    Wasn’t Dustin - 

    the guy who didn’t play the Olympics because it involved too much travel?

    But now he’s going to Europe and the Middle East?

    Seems like it’s pretty clear this guy will do anything for money and nothing for pride or doing the right thing .

    Olympics

  • CerinoDevoti
    3,228 Posts
    Sat, Jun 25 2022 2:10 PM

    craigswan:

    Wasn’t Dustin - 

    the guy who didn’t play the Olympics because it involved too much travel?

    But now he’s going to Europe and the Middle East?

    Seems like it’s pretty clear this guy will do anything for money and nothing for pride or doing the right thing .

    Olympics

    Why so judgmental? These players seem to be exercising free will IMO. Like you exercising free will to plagiarize anyone and everyone as you wish. 

  • pdb1
    23,486 Posts
    Sun, Jun 26 2022 11:57 AM

    Like has been said . The PGA is far from upstanding .

    At least Saudi Arabia is somewhat more of an ally than :

     Al-Qaeda and Taliban , Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait and Iran etc , etc . I don't think any golfers would play there .

    Politics is not Golf . Last I knew golfers had freedom of religion . That doesn't even come in to play over their careers .

    Golfers are atheletes and entertainers wherever they play . Saudi Arabia is one of the least of all evils .

    I am sure they are all true to their own Countries .

    Also . I can see nothing dishonorable about craig's son's choices .

    .

     

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sun, Jun 26 2022 1:23 PM

    I don't have a strong opinion on these golfers either way .

    To each their own .

    Everybody is just doing their best to get through .

    The top golfers playing the pga tour receive a big bonus just to turn up as well .

    Rory Mcilroy Golf GIF by Travelers Championship

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Sun, Jun 26 2022 1:34 PM

    Tiger Woods On Helipad Of Burj Al Arab Hotel In Dubai: 

    For a $1 million appearance fee Tiger Woods hit golf balls off a helipad of the tallest hotel in the world...

    tiger woods on the helipad

  • pmm711
    5,119 Posts
    Sun, Jun 26 2022 6:04 PM

    craigswan:
    For a $1 million appearance fee Tiger Woods hit golf balls off a helipad of the tallest hotel in the world...

    1) OK...so you're a 30-something year old golfer, or as in Phil's case a 50-something, who has lost his competitive spirit, are just washed up, or whatever funk you're in.  You have these choices...

    • Putter around until you regain your edge
    • Wait 12-15 years for the Senior Tour where you'll make less but be able to ride a cart
    • Accept some HUGE A$$ payday from another tour where you'll make more playing less than you ever imagined...and where you'll earn more just by signing than you'll ever earn playing golf for whatever career life you have left...including the Senior Tour

    2) Now get down to regular, average Joe citizens and some career choices they've had to make...

    • ALL the ex-felons in Vegas (there's boatloads of them)
    • Exotic dancers with no other means other than the body God giveth them
    • Bouncers in nightclubs and Gentlemen Clubs (Again...using their God-given talents)
    • etc etc etc

    Now really, if any of us were in the above folk's shoes under the same circumstances what would you truly decide to do?  Be honest with yourself...come on now.  Like none of us ever left a perfectly good job for another higher paying job for a company that may not have been as good to work for than the one we left.  At the time we took the leap it seemed like the right thing to do...under the circumstances...right?

    Why even debate this????  Some of the comments above...like some of you still wake up and put on a WWJD bracelet.  Please post a pic of you walking on water.  It's laughable...truly laughable.

     

  • ct690911
    6,870 Posts
    Mon, Jun 27 2022 2:11 AM

    @PMM

       Paul, if a starving vagrant steals some food, is that the same thing as Phil stealing a Rolex to add to his collection?

      They are both cases of theft, yet they somehow seem different, no?

       I am no doubt over-simplifying this.

    ct

  • craigswan
    25,927 Posts
    Mon, Jun 27 2022 3:30 AM

    Why even debate this .

    Because it's raining outside .


    Caddy Shack Golf GIF

  • pmm711
    5,119 Posts
    Thu, Jul 28 2022 4:53 AM

    Now Bubba…

    What’s that song by Karen Carpenter?  Oh yeah, “We’ve only just begun”.  The PGA Tour is going to lose this battle.  LMFAO

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