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Old 06-06-2023, 04:42 PM
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The PGA didn't need to do this.

They should've let the LIV continue to bleed to death in obscurity.
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Sorry, but it was just a matter of time because of the money involved. It's not much of a story for me.

FWIW the closest I come to playing golf is going to Top Golf but even the food is sub par.


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This thread just reminded me of my golf clubs which have been in the attic for about ten years. I should put them on CL or FB Marketplace.
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This stinks for reasons that cannot be discussed without violating the rules of the forum. I predict that it will cost Jay Monahan his job.
His insipid job vs. the integrity of the greatest game on the planet, not much of a comparison. Deeply disappointed.
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I'm definitely not a fan of this. Wish I could really say why.
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Didn't see this coming. Deeply disappointed. I think this will create a wedge, not only between the loyal PGA players but the fans as well. I don't think this would have happened if the LIV players weren't allowed to play in the Majors, but there's more to this than meets the eye. I agree that Monahan's future is shaky.
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Didn't see this coming. Deeply disappointed. I think this will create a wedge, not only between the loyal PGA players but the fans as well. I don't think this would have happened if the LIV players weren't allowed to play in the Majors, but there's more to this than meets the eye. I agree that Monahan's future is shaky.
Total surrender to the LIV by allowing them to play in the Majors would have been incalculably worse.

Not that accepting a bribe to let them back in isn't contemptible.
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Old 06-06-2023, 07:23 PM
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Hard to see how this move will cause anything but harm to the game on a number of levels, but especially for those golfers who turned down big buck offers out of a sense of ethics and tradition. If the PGA hopes to retain any credibility to them, it might start by requiring a buy back fee from those who left equal to the upfront money they received for joining LIV in the first place.
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I know exactly how I feel about it, and Iím not even a golfer. It stinks, it reeks of back door payoffs. Didnít OPEC cut back oil production by a million barrels a day - just yesterday? Doesnít that mean that we, gasoline buyers, will actually be paying for all of it with the increased prices?
There is so much wrong with this.
You ain't kidding. This is a "merger" with a country, the ruler of which ordered the murder of a journalist of the Washington Post, among other publications. And now this country has essentially bought the United States' Professional Golfers Association? No outrage at this development could be overstated.
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Having never played the game, Iíve got no dog in this hunt, or shall we say no skin in the game?

That said, Iíve certainly heard the back and forth comments from both organizations and frankly Iím shocked that the PGA would go this route. They held the ultimate winning hand with TV revenue and could have starved LIV into submission if they wanted to.

Me thinks there is much more to the story
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From a NY Times column: ď The PGA Tourís merger with LIV is the perfect union of the tourís lack of principle and LIVís paucity of character.Ē

Says it allÖ
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"I finally did it...It might have cost me my job, but it was worth it. After years of torment I've now forever wrecked and tainted the PGA Tour. This feels so good...."
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Quit possibly golf is ruined now. We'll see. What is the exchange rate when money is your deity?
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Well, not being old enough to play golf, not much impact on my emotions. But under the heading of ďI told you soĒ. Two years ago Donald said ďIf you donít take the money now, you will get nothing after the merger takes place and only say how smart the original signees were.Ē Tiger left $650 million on the table. Iím sure there were others.
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Quit possibly golf is ruined now. We'll see. What is the exchange rate when money is your deity?
The dollar has been very strong in recent decades. Last time I checked, the dollar to soul exchange rate was 10,000 to 1Ö.your soul only fetches $10,000 now. Lots of people want dollars, whereas interest in the soul has been very weak of late.
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