LIV Defection Candidates: Lefty, Westy And A Bunch Of 40-Somethings - Dog Leg News

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    baxter cepeda

    I would miss these guys, especially Sergio. I will be very upset if Sergio doesn’t play the pga tour anymore. Same with Phil and many of these guys. I love me some Sergio. There’s a reason why we heard Sergios latest hissy fit, because people like to watch him, so he is in feature groups often. Many of these guys in the list are featured often. And make no mistake, LIv will have more than just this list of players golf fans like to watch more than the pga tours “young Guns”.

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      Tom Edrington

      Yeah, we differ on that, if I never saw Sergio again, I wouldn’t be sad.

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    Should be interesting how things pan out. PGA Tour denied exemptions to play in the first LIV event, so who’s going to be the crash test dummy to play it and then try to return to the PGA? Phil probably….It’s panning out to be a pre-Champions tour(if they can even play the Champions after).
    My take is, players will try the money grab, LIV will fold eventually due to lack of interest, high costs, no TV deal, old/irrelevant players. Then the guys that did play LIV will need to hope they win their legal battle to return to the PGA or Champions tour(s) or they become players without a tour.

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      Tom Edrington

      I think your observations are pretty astute!

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