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Old 08-02-2022, 07:54 AM
 
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Norman was just interviewed and said they are closed. He said he's getting phone calls from many ayers inquiring about making the jump but they will not take anyone else.maybe next year???
In the previous events a few spots were left open. "Captain picks" that let others slip in or a series of Asian events which gives a couple open spots. Norman may have a couple of "at large" picks that he can choose.
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Mid-Atlantic
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Tiger only wants to play the majors at this point. LIV is exhibition golf, 3 day exhibitions, nobody is cut, everybody gets paid.

'' Tiger Woods turned down an offer that Greg Norman says was "somewhere in that neighborhood” of $700 million to $800 million to take part in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series.''

Not the player he was. Just the fact that he is playing a specific tournament, the ticket sales can double. He still draws a crowd.
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Old 08-04-2022, 10:54 AM
 
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Looks like things are getting juicier....

https://golf.com/news/phil-mickelson...r-revelations/

I'm not a lawyer and have no clue on how valid these accusations are. However, what did stick out to me is the "earning" comparison between PGA Tour and other sports like NFL. Seems apples to oranges to me. Strictly speaking in terms of earning from playing the sport (so no endorsements, etc.) - NFL (and other major team sports) are paid a salary.

Golfers, like tennis players, rely on winning tournaments. In comparison, Djokovic made just north of $9mm last year. Rahm won just shy of $8mm. Not exactly a huge difference.
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:04 AM
 
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Here is what I believe all the LIV players want. They want to play their 14 tournament schedule (or even less than 14 if they still get to keep their sign up dollars), the four majors if they are qualified on exempt, the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup if they earn a spot on those teams, and The Champions Tour to fall back on when they are alot older. They could care less about the other PGA Tour events.

Mickelson not being able to reapply for PGA status until March 2024?
The PGA knew Phil was not going to sit out for close to two years.

John Daly. Sadly he wanted to play LIV and Norman told him there were not spots and that John was too old? What a joke. Daly is only 56 and a two time major champion. He wanted his son to caddie for him.
Will Phil be kicked out in June 2026 when he is age 56? No chance. There must be more to the Daly story. Norman made spots for those he wanted to make spots for.
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Old 08-12-2022, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I believe this court ruling is significant. There will obviously be other legal challenges and this ruling will be referenced in future rulings. I have no idea what gives the LIV players the idea that they can simply ignore the rules the PGA has very clearly in place and continue to play on the PGA tour. They can't and they won't.
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:03 AM
 
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What a wild playoff. Congrats to Zalatoris on finally getting that monkey off his back. Glad his caddie was able to talk him into just dropping.

And more example of why more rules of golf needs to be updated w/ Cam Smith. I mean, yea, that seems like a pretty simple rule that he/his caddie should have realized. But that doesn't keep it from being an archaic/stupid rule.

Perhaps LIV can set itself more apart by eliminating some of these SMH rules.
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:00 AM
 
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What a wild playoff. Congrats to Zalatoris on finally getting that monkey off his back. Glad his caddie was able to talk him into just dropping.
I don't follow some of the names and I did not realize that Zalatoris had finished 6th in a recent US Open and 2nd is three other majors.
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Old 08-15-2022, 11:15 AM
 
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Watched the first Saudi 'tournament.' The WWF was more interesting and had more dignity
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:21 PM
 
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I don't follow some of the names and I did not realize that Zalatoris had finished 6th in a recent US Open and 2nd is three other majors.
Zalatoris is very young and came very close in several majors. I was rooting for him to get his first win after so many close calls. What a great Sunday that was, I still can't believe Straka got wet on the 3rd playoff hole when all he had to do was hit the green with a 9 iron.

I missed the Smith issue, can someone elaborate?
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Old 08-16-2022, 01:57 PM
 
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I don't follow some of the names and I did not realize that Zalatoris had finished 6th in a recent US Open and 2nd is three other majors.
Rookie of the year last year. Came out with a bang with a 2nd place finish behind Matsuyama in Augusta.
He's better known to be Happy Gilmore's caddies as a teen... ()

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Zalatoris is very young and came very close in several majors. I was rooting for him to get his first win after so many close calls. What a great Sunday that was, I still can't believe Straka got wet on the 3rd playoff hole when all he had to do was hit the green with a 9 iron.

I missed the Smith issue, can someone elaborate?
Hit a ball in the hazard. Dropped a ball, but it rolled back towards the hazard and was barely touching the red boundary line. Making it an "illegal" drop as it was not full relief. Thus, 2 shot penalty was assessed at the beginning of the final round. 2 shots back to 4 shots back.

Would it have made a difference? probably not. But that doesn't make it any less of a dumb rule.
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