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    PGA, DPD & LIV Tours to merge

    Didn't see this happening - who would have thought!

    https://sports.yahoo.com/pga-tour-li...pO_EcCFtN1Jg47


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    Money talks

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    Not really relevant here but I find it crazy that they can clearly have a lot of talks with no leaks, leading to an out of the blue announcement.

    Really shows our politicians up, whose self interest appears to constantly trump everything.
    Last edited by Smartie; 06-06-2023 at 03:40 PM.

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    Both the PGA tour and DP world tour are supposed to be player run/led. Thatís clearly not the case as nobody has had any input. from either side.
    It all had an inevitability about it from day one to be Honest.
    The sanctimonious corporate ******s that run the sport and I include the players in this really boils my piss. The Saudi PIF was the spawn of Satan just a few weeks ago but now itís the saviour.

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    So will the tour drastically change given this deal? Take it the majors will remain the same? Havenít followed the whole LIV thing fully but this was a bit of a shock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity Hibee View Post
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    So will the tour drastically change given this deal? Take it the majors will remain the same? Havenít followed the whole LIV thing fully but this was a bit of a shock
    There are an awful lot of unanswered questions at this stage.

    The first questions theyíll need to answer will be those from the PGA players who turned down eyewatering sums of blood money to remain loyal to the PGA tour.

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    I think itís important to note itís the commercial merge involving PIF and its chair being in charge of both entities. They may survive alongside each other rather than a full blown merge. Itís a commercial merge if you like. Only one will survive long term in terms of top dog or even survive at all. Why would you find two tours rather than have one mega tour?
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    I think itís important to note itís the commercial merge involving PIF and its chair being in charge of both entities. They may survive alongside each other rather than a full blown merge. Itís a commercial merge if you like. Only one will survive long term in terms of top dog or even survive at all. Why would you find two tours rather than have one mega tour?
    Is there a case for SFA and SPFL merging? Not sure if you can compare them but I agree youíd think one governing body would be the ideal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity Hibee View Post
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    Is there a case for SFA and SPFL merging? Not sure if you can compare them but I agree youíd think one governing body would be the ideal
    Probably. The SFA govern the game in Scotland and the SPFL run it.
    A bit like the R&A/USGA govern world golf but the PGA tour and DP World tour for the majority run the professional game.
    It would make sense for one entity to govern and run each sport in their jurisdictions.

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    Rory and his mates have been thrown right under the bus, there was a lot of bad blood but it's now made it a whole lot worse.

    Who does not like a millionaires cat fight?

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    Rory and his mates have been thrown right under the bus, there was a lot of bad blood but it's now made it a whole lot worse.

    Who does not like a millionaires cat fight?
    Do get his anger though. Heíd stayed loyal to the tour and theyíve absolutely blindsided him and others who didnít join LIV. Put himself out there in the media when he could have just joined LIV and made a ton of money this last year. Although I donít think money is his main motivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity Hibee View Post
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    Do get his anger though. Heíd stayed loyal to the tour and theyíve absolutely blindsided him and others who didnít join LIV. Put himself out there in the media when he could have just joined LIV and made a ton of money this last year. Although I donít think money is his main motivation.

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    Do get his anger though. Heíd stayed loyal to the tour and theyíve absolutely blindsided him and others who didnít join LIV. Put himself out there in the media when he could have just joined LIV and made a ton of money this last year. Although I donít think money is his main motivation.
    He was never offered a deal to go to LIV though.

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    He was never offered a deal to go to LIV though.
    Iím sure he could have joined if he wanted too. If he knew this was coming Iím sure heíd have preferred to join a year ago and make more money

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    He was never offered a deal to go to LIV though.
    Absolutely no question Rory Mcilroy could have taken millions to join LIV. Maybe he never was officially offered a deal as he went on record quick enough telling them to **** off.

    Heíd have been top 3, if not top, on their hit list to get onboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpoolhibs View Post
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    Rory and his mates have been thrown right under the bus, there was a lot of bad blood but it's now made it a whole lot worse.

    Who does not like a millionaires cat fight?
    Have they? It could be a case of the LIV tour players have been the ones under the bus. A well compensated one it has to be said. If the PGA Tour make it difficult for them to rejoin they might end up on the DP World tour as LiV will inevitably fold.
    PIF have what they wanted all along and that was a seat at the big boys table.

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    Jon Rahm joins LIV 🤯
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountcastleHibs View Post
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    Jon Rahm joins LIV 🤯
    It's a weird feeling I get when someone leaves the PGA tour to join LIV - a sense of disgust, betrayal and revulsion which really isn't proportionate to my "love" of PGA tour golf.

    It was the same when Cam Smith did it, but pretty much anyone who still has something meaningful to offer the game of golf.

    TBF I can understand why the has beens would be tempted by the money but it's galling to see credible players sell their legacy, especially when instead of simply stating that the money was too good to turn down that they expect us to swallow that they actually think they're growing the game or that the world really needs LIV's utterly pish team format.

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    Cantley and Schauffele will be the next targets I'd imagine
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    It will inevitably lead to a world tour. Said it a couple of years ago and it is still my belief.
    probably one big tournament a month based around the existing majors and probably the players somewhere in the workd with all the worlds best players playing at least 8 or 9 of the big ones. World ranking points and system adjusted round it. Other “lesser’” tournaments fitted in around it with monthly mini swings for ease of travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlex View Post
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    It will inevitably lead to a world tour. Said it a couple of years ago and it is still my belief.
    probably one big tournament a month based around the existing majors and probably the players somewhere in the workd with all the worlds best players playing at least 8 or 9 of the big ones. World ranking points and system adjusted round it. Other ďlesseríĒ tournaments fitted in around it with monthly mini swings for ease of travel.
    Which would be much more interesting. I really enjoy watching the "European" Tour venues (as opposed to samey PGA) for the wide diversity of golf course type and scenery. But with the world's best playing it would be even better.

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    And here's me fighting tooth and nail in bounce games to win the humble pound on front nine, back nine and game.

    The game of golf throws up many different challenges to many different people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Bear View Post
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    And here's me fighting tooth and nail in bounce games to win the humble pound on front nine, back nine and game.

    The game of golf throws up many different challenges to many different people.

    I thought a man of your calibre would be getting appearance money GB. You need to change management teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlex View Post
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    I thought a man of your calibre would be getting appearance money GB. You need to change management teams.
    I'll mention your suggestion tomorrow but the admins will prevent me from posting the response and I don't want to be banned. 😄

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