PGA Tour Goes On Offense Against Greg Norman And The Saudis - Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Slugger wants to add to his legendary iconic streak of never ever calling a penalty.

    I always thought this obsession with avoiding the NFL would backfire on the pga tour.

    As Monahan and company worry about a domestic football league which only Americans and few other watch, they left a huge part of the year, when these tour are supposed to culminate in exciting fashion when everyone is stuck at home through the cold months. Instead the pga tour provides events that are so sleepy it’s own 50 and over circuit is a better watch. So are the women. So are the Euros.

    It’s no surprise the pga tour want back into late season golf in a big way. It’s no surprise the pga tour is trying to run its own version of a premier league.

    Personally I would get back to culminating the year when everyone else does in golf, later in the year. And stop worrying about a sport that maybe 4 countries watch when golf has so much potential to be watched in so many countries around the globe.

    The Saudis and others will keep coming to challenge the pga tour so long as there are openings in the schedule or shortcomings in compensation. That being said the pga tour should be ok with players using openings in the schedule to chase big bucks, as they did back when we got to enjoy those often awesome silly season events. All we have left from those days is the orient child and that’s not even a pga tour thing, it’s a champions tour event.

    The good this is from all this players benefit. And players like Lefty should be commended for being brave simply by being open to new ideas, which in turn keeps putting more money in everyone’s pockets.

    One thing is clear, the pga tour may not be dealing with a great resignation but they are dealing with increasingly emboldened members. It’s getting more and more expensive
    So be to do business with the best golfers, which is a great great thing, because that’s where the money should go: to the players.

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      Tom Edrington

      The PGA Tour makes ENORMOUS money….billions…..and they’re a 501-C-3 — I don’t think anyone of note in their prime defects to the Saudis, Rory is more adamant in his stance AGAINST them….and last week’s Pelican finish was NUTS, delay broadcast was so late I recorded it and watched in early am…..looking forward to this week’s CME Group Tour Championship….$1.5 million for winner is SERIOUS dough for the ladies

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        baxter cepeda

        And I just heard its going to 2$ million next time …still the ladies have a ways to go, which is great. Because it’s very realistic not long from now that 2$ mill will be more than double; as will most other winners checks in women’s golf. I’ve said it before the only sponsors still getting better deals than women’s golf are the surf companies supporting both the men and women. Those checks are still a joke for how much popularity the WSL enjoys.


          Tom Edrington

          Baxter — I’m hoping the future women’s prize money will be large enough for your daughters to support you when you’re old!!

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