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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,537
    Lol they denied everyone for the London event. Everything I was reading is that it was expected they’d get that one and be denied for Portland. This is gonna be awesome 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Lol they denied everyone for the London event. Everything I was reading is that it was expected they’d get that one and be denied for Portland. This is gonna be awesome 
    Would think they would have to be consistent in what they do.  Will be interesting.  If the players are independent contractors then they should be able to have the ability to control where and when they play.  
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    Lol they denied everyone for the London event. Everything I was reading is that it was expected they’d get that one and be denied for Portland. This is gonna be awesome 
    Didn't see that coming.  This is great!  Nice article here by Rosenberg.  These 2 paragraphs sum it up nicely...

    But here, again, is the truth: The players are the PGA Tour. What’s bad for the Tour is bad for the players. And the PGA Tour never said players can’t play for the Saudi-backed Tour. It just said they have to choose. That is the Tour’s right, and if it was such an outlandish position, then why do Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas and others support it? Are they anti-golfer, too?

    The Tour has large television contracts that fund the tournaments that make the players wealthy. It is reasonable to ask players who benefit from those contracts to play exclusively on the Tour unless they get a waiver.




    https://www.si.com/golf/news/greg-norman-jamal-khashoggi-remark-greed-liv-golf
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    No Phil for PGA.  Dude has missed two majors.  Crazy.

    51-42 for first round this year.  Damn driver always getting in the way.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    No Phil for PGA.  Dude has missed two majors.  Crazy.

    51-42 for first round this year.  Damn driver always getting in the way.

    Can't believe he dropped out.  Maybe he'll feel more comfortable facing the media at first LIV golf event in June.  Crazy.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    Went with JT in my one and done this week.  Hasn't won since the players last year...he is due.  Needs the putter to get hot.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    This course looks awesome.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    Yeah the course looks incredible.  Good article in Golf Digest this month on the renovation.  PGA Championship always goes all in with these super groups.  Tiger, Rory and Spieth to get started this morning.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 42,656
    Tiger, Rory and Spieth--hell of a threesome to start this weekend
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 42,656
    Spieth's new swing/pre swing routine is not very easy on the eyes.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    Spieth's new swing/pre swing routine is not very easy on the eyes.
    Oh man that is tough to watch.  It's like he's doing a pump fake before every swing.  But it has obviously been working for him so don't see it going away anytime soon.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,090
    Spieth's new swing/pre swing routine is not very easy on the eyes.
    Oh man that is tough to watch.  It's like he's doing a pump fake before every swing.  But it has obviously been working for him so don't see it going away anytime soon.
    Does he do a Charles Barkley type approach?
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,393
    Rough day for eldrick.

    whatever happened to Charlie Hoffman? Seems like that guy was always in the thick of it a few years ago.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Wobbie said:
    Rough day for eldrick.

    whatever happened to Charlie Hoffman? Seems like that guy was always in the thick of it a few years ago.
    Would you sign my petition to allow Tiger to use a golf cart?  
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,537
    Haven’t watched a minute of this yet. Crazy couple days but gonna settle in on the couch with some work this afternoon 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,393
    Wobbie said:
    Rough day for eldrick.

    whatever happened to Charlie Hoffman? Seems like that guy was always in the thick of it a few years ago.
    Would you sign my petition to allow Tiger to use a golf cart?  
    for his self induced accident? hell no.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Watching Tiger today and he looks like he should withdraw. Can’t get through the ball.  And yet still made the cut.  Amazing.  
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,537
    I haven’t seen any of this really. Few hours Friday. An hour this morning. Course looks amazing, leaderboard…not so much 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Yeah, Leaderboard is a little dull.  Seems like the star golfers need easy courses to shine.    

    One of my first thoughts watching some of this course on tv was why does Torrey Pines even get an annual tour stop, let alone a major.  
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 4,673
    Anyone find it strange watching the PGA and they’re wearing sweaters and long sleeves? I’ll always remember the PGA as the most sweltering of the majors.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,393
    I might rather have NO sponsors than wear a Dude Wipes shirt. not exactly sure what those are but I think I have an idea.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,537
    Oh  my god 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,393
    Van deVelde!
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Craziness.  One rotation on his putt on 17 and he has a two shot lead.  Now he is out of the tourney.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,393
    He may never again be in position to win a major.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    Glad to see Will Z. lose.  Think he is a little cocky in how he declares himself built for majors.  Well, win a major first.  Or any tour event for that matter.  Great player no doubt.


  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 15,890
    I had money on Zalatoris. Bet him to win following the first round. Would've been a nice payout, but he didn't deserve to win. Pereira did his best to try and give it away to him, but Thomas came and took it. Good win for him. Bad loss for Zalatoris and Pereira. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    This was a tournament where someone won because at the end of the day someone has to win.  Justin went out there and took it in the playoff but nobody on the leaderboard was doing anything on Sunday.  Justin taking it would have meant shooting five or six under instead of the leaders coming back to him.  

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,573
    They had some good debates on Golf Channel Live From this week.  One was why the hell there is no dominant player anymore.   

  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,290
    Glad to see Will Z. lose.  Think he is a little cocky in how he declares himself built for majors.  Well, win a major first.  Or any tour event for that matter.  Great player no doubt.


    Well he's not wrong.  5 top 10 finishes in 8 career majors is pretty crazy.  He'll get one soon.
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