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I'm almost finished reading the unauthorized biography of Phil and I don't understand what terrible thing Phil did to warrant the punishment. In this WOKE World, he should be allowed freedom of speech and there is probably alot of truth in what he said. He is very charitable, does that not count?
Let me dumb it down for you intellectuals: Donít crap where you eat.Mike
TommyNice sermon but you didn't really answer Cary's question which was what did Phil do to deserve how he was treated, by which I presume Cary means being banned by the Tour and being dropped by his sponsors. Let me suggest that he sinned against the Tour by threatening their power which is based on their near monopoly position. The Tour sanctioned him as a warning to others, a bit like the way Mexican drug cartels kill the competition and leave the dead bodies on the street, except with less blood obviously. As for the sponsors, well Phil has suddenly lost a good bit of exposure which makes him a much less attractive proposition, allied to the fact that he described a section of their client/customer base with in plain and stark terms, none of which was complimentary.Niall
P.S. I don't understand why people struggle to understand the concept of being accountable to the consequences of free speech. No one is saying he can't call a press conference right now and speak his mind, hell at this point it may do him some good.
Does the PGA Tour have strong legal footing when they dictate that it's OK to play in European or Asian events but not Saudi sanctioned tournaments? I'd be very interested in knowing how the tour would defend lifetime bans in court if players play in Saudi sponsored events and get punished.Is it normal for not for profit organizations to act so heavy handed?
Phil won the media battle this weekend. He just may be as smart as he always posed to be. How many of us this weekend wished he was playing? Only 10 dudes showed up for the Champions dinner. Both Brady and Barkley were talking about Phil in a positive light. Genius marketing.
AG,I'm curious why you think the situation with independent contractors on Tour is unique? I've seen similar in my 20+ years in the tech biz. Independent contractors are hired to work for a firm, they sign an agreement that they won't work for anyone else (in a related field) until the contract is over/ended. Very common.I've even heard of construction contracts for high profile jobs who are restricted to working on that project until completion...In general, as long as two parties agree to terms and the work/service is legal, I would consider it binding
Quote from: cary lichtenstein on May 23, 2022, 08:25:00 AMI'm almost finished reading the unauthorized biography of Phil and I don't understand what terrible thing Phil did to warrant the punishment. In this WOKE World, he should be allowed freedom of speech and there is probably alot of truth in what he said. He is very charitable, does that not count?He is allowed freedom of speech. Sometimes there are consequences to oneís speech, as he found out. No one is the worst thing he ever said or did but good works do not nullify the other things we say or do.