Jay Monahan Unveils PGA Tour Changes, Slams Saudis And LIV - Dog Leg News

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    baxter cepeda

    I stayed up last nite rewatching commissioner Droopys presser.

    The main takes:

    As the new announcements were being made, reporters asked questions about Brooks leaving. The commissioner had to be told multiple times it’s actually happening. Of course he did his almost cry thing and moved on.

    The pga tour fixed it’s ridiculous never ending schedule and returned to a calendar schedule. The top players will have a chance to take off some serious time after the playoffs.

    But then again the pga tour is adding extremely lucrative events that will not count like many of its sleepy events. Kinda confusing. Players will still feel a need to players but then those events don’t count. I can see issues arising there.

    It’s great the pga tour is responding. This is especially what LIv is good for, as Phil has been trying to say.

    The pga tour and Monahan can no longer make cliche promises about the next 10 years growth -although Monahan is still using that lame line- when things are happening now.

    The pga tour leader is already extremely late, reactive here. Many whispers in the game about wishing the pga tour was more proactive.

    Monahan could have helped his cause if he found these “moneys” earlier. Or changed schedules earlier. So many things could have happened earlier to help. Of of course when you have a monopoly, or a preeminent tour as Monahan likes to call it, why would you bother?

    Well because for the past 3 decades the pga tour has had these challengers lurking and past commissioners have done well to stay ahead.

    This guy dropped the ball.

    And no matter how much Jay is trying to pick up the pieces, it just looks like one of those gifs of toddlers trying to clean up one too many toys at once.

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      Tom Edrington

      I know where you stand and you know where I stand, no more need for debate.

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    So Monahan just found $150m lying in a drawer somewhere? Lol

    Looks like Phil might have been right all along.

    Was there any word in Monahan’s speech about getting rid of the ridiculous fedex cup starting strokes, PIP and Wyndham top 10?

    Going back to the calendar season is the best thing I’ve seen so far. This wrap around season totally killed the Australian and Sunshine Tours. They have there big events in the southern summer and have not been able to draw decent names for years. Might be why so many South Africans signed up to LIV. The tour needs to think more internationally. These 3 overseas events are a start, but if I were a betting man, I’d bet they are back on US soil within 2 years, same as what happened to the WGC’s.

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