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  1. Sorry, this will be picking up soon. Had a couple of deaths in the family and had to take on a 2nd person on my team's role since they quit and we haven't been able to backfill.
  2. The PGA Tour has dropped the hammer by indefinitely suspending all players who participate in any LIV golf including banning sponsor's exemptions for those players. Keyboard lawyers, let's leave it at the door, but this is quite the message by the PGA Tour.
  3. Checks notes: Saudi League has BAD, Reed, Na, Sergio. Hmmm logic checks out
  4. I don't think a single player has a problem with the tour rewarding Tiger. Tiger brought more money to golf than anyone in the history of the game and he continues to bring eyes to the game while he plays 4 events a year
  5. I think decades is a stretch. Despite what's said about the Saudi money, they won't sink another $2 billion into the league in a year if it's already losing traction. Having no co-sponsors is a dangerous game. Will a CBS or NBC pick up a TV contract for the Saudi league knowing full well they won't be able to charge a premium for ads because of the affiliation? TV contracts only work if there is someone willing to brand themselves alongside the Saudi league. I doubt AT&T and Morgan Stanley are going to pay for advertisements with that league. In my opinion, the best response from the PGA Tour would be to take the pieces of the Saudi League that are exciting to fans like the team aspect and the pieces that are exciting to players/caddies give stipends for Thursday and Friday, pay for travel expenses, etc. and announce they will be implementing that for the 22-23 season. If you create a more viewable and captivating sport and share the revenue generated then this will never spread to the top players, Saudi League will continue to be a destination for the forgotten and disliked until it dies.
  6. Just say it's the money. Bryson is not an innovator...
  7. 2 more big names jump ship on the PGA Tour. No details yet known around money for both, but I'm betting that Bryson's number will be close to or beat Phil's $200million. The PGA Tour has to start reacting to the mutiny or this may get ugly quicker than expected, but on a positive note for the Tour their rules official's just took a big breath of relief with these 2 gone.
  8. I agree. Tiger doesnt need to earn another dime in his life, but neither does DJ, yet he still jumped at the money. Norman is a narcissistic ego maniac. He lacks the ability to see that someone turning him down could be perceived negatively. It's all about the fact that he's able to brag about the offer number
  9. If this is true, what a statement by Tiger. Legacy means more than the money *at least for some of these guys*
  10. Got lots of content. Thanks Phil, Sergio, and players lighting up the Byron Nelson this week. As Max said, lots of perspective in next weeks.
  11. Definitely! Rickie being in form is a win for everyone! Thanks all for the comments! Looking forward to writing more in the future. Based on Sergio’s on course comments today, looks like we have a lot more content heading this way.
  12. Alan Shipnuck is adding additional content to tease the release of his new book "Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar". Today, it was released that between 2010 and 2014 based on documents received during his research that Phil experience ~$40 millin in losses. Even more so in context of all these losses, it's rumored that Phil might have been tipping the club attendant, but stiffing his caddy. The 2017 widely-covered split between Bones and Phil was supposedly over hundreds of thousands of back-pay owed to Bones.
  13. Ever played a round who sucks the ever living fun out of every minute because they think they should be a tour pro (while being a 25 handicap)? Hand-up, I've been that guy. I'm known amongst my group of guys to be a bit of a hot head. In my younger days, I used to let that drag on for holes after the bad shot. In recent years, I still run hot, but now it goes more like "Oh that was a s&*# shot, come on" and then I'm able to move on. Golf is and should be fun (also should be fast, you should play fast). Take Matt Wolff's advice for it if you don't trust me.
  14. Taylormade announced that Rory will continue to be a member of Team Taylormade. Don't forget the single season largest gain of average yards on Tour was the year Nike discontinued it's club production.
  15. No the flat-bill, and orange head to toe circa 2010 isn't coming back, but Rickie has announced a full calendar for May as he tries to March on for his PGA Tour Comeback
  16. For those who live under a rock or don't dive into the scary waters that are golf twitter, useGolfFACTS has long been rumored to be Patrick Reed's wife's burner account. The account has some absolutely wild takes including but not limited to: The PGA Tour used high quality video editing to manufacture the Reed improving his lie in the bunker to the PGA Tour giving the Reed Family "cheap" tickets to the Red Sox game during the Fedex Cup playoffs to now claiming the PGA of America is giving Tiger preferential treatment. My personal favorite take though is that the PIP has existed for years and it's only publicly being made known now.
  17. This is going to be a new bi-weekly golf column focusing on all the major news and stories around professional golf, golf equipment, and the general golf world. Please send your submissions to me as you think of them throughout the weeks and maybe your submission will be featured in the next column! Stock Up: Great Names on Tour After sluggish Double Bogey, Bogey start, the dart ripping (pun-intended) Thai fan favorite, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, drained his Ace. Shortly followed by Scott Gutschewski, one hopping in his Ace. In this case, do you split the bar tab or does it mean everyone gets doubles? Stock Down: The Shark swimming in the North Sea this July Despite not competing in the last 13 years, Greg Norman made some bold statements claiming that he deserves a special exemption by saying "I am past Champion. I love St. Andrews." The R&A swiftly dunked on him by saying “The entry terms and conditions for The Open stipulate that a champion must be aged 60 or under or have won the championship in the previous 10 years to be exempt from qualifying,. That remains the case for the 150th Open and we have no plans for any additional exemptions.” Looks like the Shark will have to keep swimming. Stock Up: GET TO THE CHOPPA Tiger stans were notified early Thursday that his private plane had departed Jupiter in route to Tulsa to play a practice round at Southern Hills to test his leg. While media was strictly prohibited on site, an Oklahoma news channel got very creative and flew their traffic helicopter over the practice green to watch Tiger and his beautiful Newport putter. Stock Down: Phil's Coffee for Wellness The golf news was dominated by Tiger, but there was a Phil sighting for the first time in a few months at Rancho Santa Fe, and by the looks of it he's been taking a break from his diet and his coffee for wellness program. Boy, oh boy, Phil is looking THICC nowadays, but he's still ripping HELLACIOUS SEEDS. Stock Up: Counting score like a 30 Handicapper After taking an unplayable and having to punch out, Rickie Fowler flushed a wedge from 134 yards to sink his bogey 5. Wait till the end of the video below for a classic Rickie moment. Stock Down: Reading The PGL (Professional Golf League) sent out a lengthy memo to all PGA Tour Members this week. In case you forgot, the PGL was actually the initial contender to the PGA Tour prior to the Saudi backed LIV Golf backed the Brinks truck up and took all the attention. If you want the TLDR on the memo below, the PGL claims that it can build a league worth $2 Billion and is offering the players a 50% share in the league.
  18. BANG! Two Aces early this week at the Mexico Open! Hopefully that Mexican resort is all inclusive, or that could be an expensive evening.
  19. Phil officially announces that he has registered to defend at Southern Hills in May and has requested a release to play in the first LIV golf tournament in London in June. Just when you think that the Saudi league is on it's last breath, they're coming back. Anyone have any takes on how Phil plays at Southern Hills? He'll obviously be the media focus of the entire week.
  20. Who's going to be tuning into ESPN to watch the 30 for 30: Shark on the Rise, Collapse and Fall of Greg Norman? I'm really interested to see how much they dive into his entanglements with the Saudi Golf League since this seems like it's been in the works for a lot longer than we've known about his involvement.
  21. Thank you everyone! Very excited to join an awesome Mod team and ready to bring some new conversations and topics to the forum!
  22. TCUfrog


  23. Would love to be able to join if possible in September. Could convince the wife to visit her friend in DC while I sneak away for the golf.
  24. Thanks! I'll check that out! Oh good call! I'll watch those old videos!
  25. I am working on planning my Dad's 60th birthday trip to Ireland. If anyone has gone yet, please send recommendations of courses, itinerary, places to stay etc. Thanks in advance! Plan is to hit old head and ballybunnion but everything else for 7 more days is fluid!
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