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    2023 PGA

    Maybe I missed it, but I didnt' see a 2023 thread. Anyway, what in the actual fuck?

    PGA Tour agrees to merge with LIV Golf.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2023/06/06/pga-...-liv-golf.html


    Said one PGA Tour player reached by ESPN on Tuesday, "No f---ing way."

    No shit, no fucking way. My initial reaction is that the PGA kinda hung guys like Rory out there to fight the good fight against LIV and then said in the end, "welp, there's a fuck ton of money to be made here. Maybe these aren't the worst people in the world after all?"

    https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id...nnounce-merger
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    "what the fuck" was my reaction to this news as well.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    It's wild to me how they kept this (whatever this is) quiet. Monahan and the Saudi PIF guy and the DP World Tour guy were all ready to go when CNBC broke the news.

    Phil and Brandel Chamblee were going at it in real time and setting up a tbd debate just days ago.

    ESPN had no clue, Golf Channel had no clue.

    Phil and Brooks are taking victory laps.

    Cats and dogs, living together...

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    Interesting for sure.

    It will be nice to have everyone on the same track competing, but I wish Liv had just failed.

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    Brooks from the top ropes!

    https://twitter.com/bkoepka/status/1...190663170?s=46

    Turns out it was about money all along and none of the rich fucks running the PGA tour actually gave a single shit about human rights abuses. Shocking.

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    Everybody has a price, and LIV showed PGA the money.
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    blood money is still money.

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    PGA was always a phony non-profit. The way Rory been acting he knew something was up.

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    I have to feel that the PGA Tour players who stayed loyal were completely blindsided by this and likely feel like they've been punched in the gut.

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    Can't wait to hear takes from Tiger, Rory, Jack and everyone else that stuck their necks out on this split in the past year.
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    All the content you need today:

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    New golf will open new marketing opportunities.

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    If we get Feherty back that's a win.

    Honestly I found the LIV product unwatchable when it was on TV in the clubhouse. Like a Nascar feed on the left with zero flow or tension cause everyone's on the same hole for the day. Jumbled mess.
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    Does this mean Sergio and Poulter are now eligible for the Ryder Cup?
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    Where are the outraged homeboys shouting doing business with terrorists

    Fucking fools

    Suck you it cock suckers


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    Quote Originally Posted by DBdude View Post
    Where are the outraged homeboys shouting doing business with terrorists

    Fucking fools

    Suck you it cock suckers


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    Interesting take.

    I know I personally wouldn't argue with the families of 911 victims (who were the ones yelling the loudest when LIV stopped in New York). Other than that, sure, there's moral relativity everywhere if you look for it.

    The hypocrisy is what really surprises me. You can't make the moral argument and then do the very thing you based that moral argument on. I don't think anyone ever faulted the guys who flat out said they were going to LIV for the money, Harold Varner III and David Feherty among them.



    Jay Monahan just proved that he could take what was blood money yesterday and turn it into just investment money today; magic!

    The guys who defended the Tour and spoke out loudly against LIV for a variety of reasons must be just blindsided by "their" Tour this afternoon. If I were them I'd be drafting union docs in short order. They defended the Company but in the end the Company just threw them under the bus.
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    Here's a crazy thought: let's all STFU with our uninformed opinions until the actual details come out? While a lot of PGA players definitely feel blindsided, if you don't think they're going to be heavily compensated to balance things out you're crazy. Jay Monahan knows he wouldn't last a day longer in his job.

    As a viewer I'm fine with this - having LIV bullshit (which has been unwatchable) and diluted PGA fields has kind of sucked this season. While the Saudi money always felt gross, I understood it, I just drew the line at the players who were literally spouting Saudi propaganda. Fuck those guys (DJ, Cam Smith, Brooks never did for the record).
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    Not making the cut takes on new meaning when Bone Saws are involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Here's a crazy thought: let's all STFU with our uninformed opinions until the actual details come out?

    NO.
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    details will iron out but PGA still took ALOT of money from a regime they shit talked for a year

    So I read that as part of the merger, the PGA will control holes 1-8 and 12-18.


    The Saudis do 9-11....

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    ^^^^
    Heh, was just coming here to post the same joke
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    Heh.
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    not my joke obv..
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    As the Great Oshea Jackson Opined " life aint nothing but bitches & Money " PGA gets paid and gets many good golfers back full time so they get better ratings, Saudi gets to launder more blood & oil Money and feel good doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
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    Heh.
    Somewhere near the top of the list of things that crossed my mind when I heard the story today was oh, Monaghan is going to absolutely ensure that Norman is not a part of any of this going forward.
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    How can the tour division expect to retain non-profit status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    How can the tour division expect to retain non-profit status?
    It's not. It's transmogrifying into a for-profit entity.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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