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Golf Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by ILoveTheCeltic, May 12, 2016.

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  1. Forestbhoy66 Gold Member Gold Member

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  2. murphy88

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    I can fully understand why the players have signed up for it. Why wouldn’t they when you look at the money on offer? They will still be playing in the majors, so why not go and earn a right few quid.
     
  3. paulie walnuts

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    I can understand the players signing up for $100 million but can’t understand why anyone would pay them this amount to play in what are essentially just regular golf tournaments.
    $100 million up front then $4 million to win the tournament doesn’t exactly give them huge motivation to play amazing golf.
    I see Rory McIlroy has already admitted this week that early in his career, when sometimes his appearance fee was higher than the winning prize, he thought to himself what’s the point of putting much effort in here.
    The whole concept just seems bizarre to me.
     
  4. MacEwan He’s ok Gold Member

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    I can’t understand players that have made their money signing up for it. It’s not like they are skint.

    * sake apparently even Robert MacIntyre has a career purse of $1m now.

    Its not about the golf anymore it’s just pure greed. It’s just a diluted version of the normal game too as only a handful worth watching have signed up. Not shocking that quite a few of them are dickheads too such as Poulter, Westwood, Reed.
     
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  5. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Funny watching the thick * squirm when journos have been questioning them and essentially (rightly) accusing them of being greedy * turning a blind eye to human rights atrocities.

    Hopefully they all get banned from competing in majors and the Ryder Cup and any other important event in the calendar.
     
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  6. Tim-Time 1888 Always look on the bright side of Life Gold Member

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    This although there will be folk squealing about discrimination should that happen.
     
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    Who wouldn't turn down a hunner million ? good few of them will already have it in their off shore bak accounts , as they say though " theres no pockets in shrouds " .
     
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    Pga have banned them, good, greedy *.
     
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    Watched a bit of this LIV thing on YouTube. Looks *. Hardly any spectators and the team idea is a waste of time.
    Can’t see how they can possibly recoup these massive fees they’re handing to the players. No UK tv channels have even picked up the coverage.
     
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    What courses will they play and were IV not really been keeping up with this other than a few have signed up for it

    Sent from my M2007J17G using Tapatalk
     
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    Hopefully they don’t get banned from the Ryder Cup. It’s good to see all the best players competing in it, and you want the best players available from both teams. Probably the best golfing event there is. If the players were getting banned from playing in majors, they may well have thought twice. At the end of the day, majors are the tournaments that really matter in golf. The other tournaments are really about making as much prize money as possible. Nobody remembers the winners of other events. The Players being perhaps the exception.
     
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    How much do people need? Graham McDowell just came out and said it would be crazy to walk away from this kind of money as a businessman. The *''s got a wad of about 30 odd million already.

    Just turning a blind eye to the folk getting executed for stuff like protesting their government etc. These * need to have a look at themselves in the mirror. They're on a platform and they could use it for the better good.
     
  14. MacEwan He’s ok Gold Member

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    * them. Ban them.
     
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    No other sport is really giving a * about it though, so they probably think it would be pointless anyway.
     
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    Can’t see it happening.
     
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    The players should have turned the question back to the reporters and asked why they haven’t had any issue with them playing in America and Britain and listed the murders and atrocities both countries have committed. The list would have been far more extensive than Saudi Arabia. Or why America continues to put children’s lives at greater risk by having ridiculous gun laws. Should all tournaments in America and Britain be boycotted as well?
     
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    Suppose that's fair enough.
     
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    DeChambeau the latest player to sign up. There will be more to follow as well. If enough players make the move, then the PGA will be backed into a corner. They can’t ban everyone.
     
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    This is not just about The Country Behind this but the SHEER Greed Of these Players.
    Money is starting to more than Ruin Sport and the Saudis are now corrupting Football, Formula One, Boxing And Of Course Golf.
     
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