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cliftonparksufan

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Rinsed it on 18!! Ugh
Painful to watch. If there would be any reason to grab a shot and a beer that would be it. I like Mike Weir but I really wanted to see JD win. Maybe next time. Its great watching the Champions tour. Those guys still got game.
 

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Hope most of these guys say no.

 

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Hope most of these guys say no.

As a fan it might actually be no worse than a wash. It’s 18 events that I assume are not opposing any majors, sawgrass, or wgc events. They would oppose events like Hartford, San Antonio, Houston, louisiana, valspar.

Remember that the pga does not own any of the majors so it’s not like we would not see any of the players at the 4 majors. The 4 world championship and the players is still based on world rankings so the squad could show up at those as well.

so what would be impacted is the other events but they are never all top players anyway. The pga has also done nothing to protect smaller tier events and some events get really bad fields— it has literally taken multiple craps on the Canadian open for more than one generation.

so in non major weeks we will an opposing tour that has consistent fields, perhaps some intriguing courses. It might be more entertains than watching the Hartford Open or the Valspar or the event in Louisiana.

And as I said the majors will still remain special.
 

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As a fan it might actually be no worse than a wash. It’s 18 events that I assume are not opposing any majors, sawgrass, or wgc events. They would oppose events like Hartford, San Antonio, Houston, louisiana, valspar.

Remember that the pga does not own any of the majors so it’s not like we would not see any of the players at the 4 majors. The 4 world championship and the players is still based on world rankings so the squad could show up at those as well.

so what would be impacted is the other events but they are never all top players anyway. The pga has also done nothing to protect smaller tier events and some events get really bad fields— it has literally taken multiple craps on the Canadian open for more than one generation.

so in non major weeks we will an opposing tour that has consistent fields, perhaps some intriguing courses. It might be more entertains than watching the Hartford Open or the Valspar or the event in Louisiana.

And as I said the majors will still remain special.

could impact points
 

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could impact points

It would greatly weaken the FedEx Cup Field and the Fed Ex Cup playoffs. That is for sure. But that might be the only more "major" event it impacts. Although it would hurt bigger events like the Memorial, Bay Hill as well.

It wouldn't impact World Ranking Points... they would still be able to calculate them based on the strength of the field in the same manner they currently do so the top players on the other tour would still be able to maintain their top 50 position.
 
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Hope most of these guys say no.

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cliftonparksufan

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As a fan it might actually be no worse than a wash. It’s 18 events that I assume are not opposing any majors, sawgrass, or wgc events. They would oppose events like Hartford, San Antonio, Houston, louisiana, valspar.

Remember that the pga does not own any of the majors so it’s not like we would not see any of the players at the 4 majors. The 4 world championship and the players is still based on world rankings so the squad could show up at those as well.

so what would be impacted is the other events but they are never all top players anyway. The pga has also done nothing to protect smaller tier events and some events get really bad fields— it has literally taken multiple craps on the Canadian open for more than one generation.

so in non major weeks we will an opposing tour that has consistent fields, perhaps some intriguing courses. It might be more entertains than watching the Hartford Open or the Valspar or the event in Louisiana.

And as I said the majors will still remain special.
Depending on how many guys "defect" it's possible the 2nd tier events really struggle. Golf fans historically have a lot of disposible income which drew advertisers, but when Tiger doesn't play and more of the top 20 don't play, the casual fan won't be watching. Without advertisers those events could turn into the Korn Ferry tour (worse case scenario). We will see what happens but it's possible the PGA does enact some type of ban. Highly doubtful but I'm not sure the PIP money means much to the top guys.
 

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