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  1. WhiteWonder

    SNL finally brings the funny - Last night

    It was only funny because of how much they were laughing. i have not watched snl in many years but i do enjoy short clips I see of Jost and Che
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    Saudi Golf Tour

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    Saudi Golf Tour

    I don’t know if I buy it being about comfort. The initial wave of guys who may have thought there would be no ban from pga events, thought there would be owgr points, etc… I could maybe buy them regretting their decision. Rahm joined so recently that no new information has emerged. maybe I don’t read enough of their quotes for it to come off as crying to me. With the team Rahm has around him, how smart of a guy he always seemed to be and how much he claimed to care about history and the god Seve Ballesteros, I really doubt his ultimate decision to take the money wasn’t well thought out. What he said about the money previously was when Monahan and puppet Rory were still feeding the company line… we saw how that worked out. Rory regrets it and has even backtracked on multiple LIV issues. Perhaps Rahm, in light of the handshake deal between the PGA and PIF decided to take the money and assume we’d eventually have one entity anyway. Perhaps knowing he was a top 2-3 player in the world and their biggest draw, he’d have a lot of influence.
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    Because this is the way its always been done?.... What about the evolution of sport? What about prior to 1986 when OWGR didn't exist? What if golf starts trending in the direction of contracted players where "merit" only matters in terms of being released or not getting a new deal? That last part is pure speculation but it seemed to be what a lot of golfers wanted. Some sort of guarantee without grinding to make a cut for a payday. Don't get me wrong, i'd prefer 72 hole events and a merit based system myself but I have always sympathized with some of the argument that athletes in other sports get paid if injured, sitting out a game, etc. PGA stars make plenty, even just on endorsements alone... but so do the stars in other sports. As far as right now, I think they probably just need 1 of the 2 things you mentioned. And I believe they are trying to implement a relegation system to sort of be their "merit" which gets an eyeroll from me but the idea behind LIV was not to just make another tour following the same mold as everything else. As to the last bolded sentence, I have read a few places that the OWGR mission statement on their website changed in 2022, conveniently. Prior to 2022 it read as follows "The Governing Board and its Technical Committee have continuously monitored and refined the system over the years taking into account the ever changing structure of world golf and suggestions made from players and Tours alike." it now reads "The mission of the OWGR is to administer and publish, on a weekly basis, a transparent, credible, and accurate Ranking based on the relative performances of players participating in male Eligible Golf Tours worldwide." I find that interesting.
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    Im sure that was part of Norman's pitch, especially to the bigger names who have jumped ship more recently. It was a risk they had to be willing to take but I do think common sense says that if enough top talent in the world of golf ends up there, OWGR would consider or reconsider. Guys playing DP events are still mostly doing so by invitation, although as I understand it, players who were not members of the DP Tour are nut under any of their sanctions. Going to 4 rounds would be the simplest way to just get past that hurdle
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    ***EdEx THE MASTERS 2024***

    Masters Final 1. Pat -11 (-7, -4, E) *10 2. Cloaca -4 (-4, -4, +4) *8 3. Lager E (-11, -2, +13) *6 4. Alias +2 (E, E, +2) *4 5. Fumble +7 (-1, +4, +4) *3 6. Edjr +7 (+1, +2, +4) *2 7. Wonder +8 (-2, +3, +7) *1 8. Dain +12 (+4, +4, +4) 9. Jerry +14 (+1, +6, +7) Season Standings 1. Pat (29) 2. Cloaca (25) 3. Lager (23) 4. Wonder (17) 5. Alias (17) 6. Fumble (12) 7. Edjr (11) 8. Jerry (9) 9. Dain (7)
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    Actually, I didn't quote you because I don't care what you said. I didn't read what you said about Rahm. I know you won't believe me but my initial intention was to post about LIV/PGA in our Edex thread (the one you're not a part of yet popped into anyway to give your 2 cents on someone's draft picks lol) I saw the Saudi Golf thread on the front page and felt it was better to post in here. You literally argue anything and everything in sports threads... i'm pretty sure you were arguing with me about Justin Fields even though we were saying the same thing but you were hung up on a sentence you didn't understand. Now that I am reading what you're saying about Rahm specifically, I don't disagree with you.... I think we have even discussed this before (the idea of LIV guys complaining). Although I do believe that Rahm mentioned something about wanting to try to reshape or help shape things in his initial presser after signing. Not 100% sure on that.
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    If I recall, the league was formed, THEN the PGA in an effort to deter players from joining, implemented their bans. Players who signed with LIV knew the consequences of those bans... at least most of them. Maybe not the very first wave. I dont believe OWGR body ever stated no world ranking points right off the bat. It was always known that LIV would need to apply for points, like any other tour. I think at some point last year, during LIV second season, the application was denied.
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    I'm just able to step back and analyze the situation without getting bent out of shape over "the state of golf". I watch PGA. I have watched a little bit of LIV here and there but I will always default to PGA. It's what I grew up watching. I'd prefer if none of this ever happened but I'm also willing to admit that LIV did a great job exposing the flaws of the PGA. I just laugh at the anti LIV crew who all sound like Bandel Chamblee ... it's a vicious attack on the sport
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    Saudi Golf Tour

    Masters week brought the entire PGA/LIV thing back freshly to my mind. My elderly grandmother who I watched part of yesterday's round with saying... "I thought these guys that left were not allowed to play"... I had to explain to her that the only one banning players, in the entire sport of golf, is the PGA Tour. They lobbied to have the majors ban them too but unfortunately, each major has it's own governing body. She went on to ask why they would be allowed to play if they chose to leave... I again explained that the Masters doesn't care what the PGA Tour says or does. Golfers play on different tours all over the world. That's what happens when you get your feelers hurt and get upset that you're not the only game in town anymore. .... Yet many people only want to point to LIV players and call them the ones bitching and moaning. In some cases, they are. In some cases they shouldn't be because they made their decision, while being aware of the childish reaction from the PGA... But in some cases it's justified. If the PGA can bitch and moan, LIV players probably have at least some right to complain in terms of being banned from events which is fairly unprecedented in the sport of golf. Also had a friend bring up the tired "history and prestige" argument again. As if any brand new league in any sport could possibly have any history associated with it. I pointed to the Fedex cup, which no one liked when the PGA first introduced it and now it is probably up there in the top 10 most desirable titles a golfer can capture. My father, who I also watched most of Saturday and Sunday with likes to get on my nerves and say those guys shouldn't even be there. We've argued back and forth and I think he realizes my arguments are stronger so he defaults to making comments about them playing 3 rounds and wearing shorts. At this point I think the only thing PGA die hards can cling to is the Saudi Money issue. Totally agree. But Norman has wanted to create a golf league for a long time and the PGA always squashed it. It was going to take big $$$ to ever get it off the ground. All I hate is the fact that the best in the world are not all playing together more often. I wish the PGA had been proactive versus reactive. I still believe contracting players would have solved a lot of issues. 2 LIV Golfers were in the top 10 (3 in the top 12 and 7 made the cut out of 60... which is reasonable compared to the size of each league).. I am sure the PGA was very happy that Sunday's battle was between 4 PGA guys after Brooks and Phil finished t2 last year and then Rahm left. i know TLDR
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    ***EdEx THE MASTERS 2024***

    I have to dig up the pre season discussion thread and hope that a breakdown was decided on for the majors. I believe it is slightly different than regular events. something like 10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1,0
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    ***EdEx THE MASTERS 2024***

    Congrats Pat
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    ***EdEx THE MASTERS 2024***

    I’m sure your son will always cherish that masters themed 1st bday bring back digby
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    ***EdEx THE MASTERS 2024***

    Me. Wasn’t talking bad about him just felt like he was quickly thrust into first round pick status in our drafts based on how he did in the “silly season” of pga. He’s clearly got immense talent.
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