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Pat Burke:Thank you for joining in. You offer a very different perspective than most to this debate.
Quote from: Bruce Katona on March 03, 2023, 02:42:16 PMPat Burke:Thank you for joining in. You offer a very different perspective than most to this debate.Iíve always felt the tour sat high on the hill with little concern for those below them, which made them ripe for a challenge.Financially, LIV is a giant threat, but Saudi Arabia is a pretty easy foe to stir opposition to. Some feel that way about Norman, I donít. My opinion of the Norman situation is it was created in the first world championships where Finchem rallied the good ol boys and really did a number on the IDEA Norman was presenting all while going around creating the same thing in WGC events, the only difference being it was pga tour controlled. Sounds familiar.So Iím happy to see the tour challenged, and once again not surprised at all they were able to find millions more suddenly, they always do when challenged. I wish the challenge came from backers you could get behind more.So, my opinions to a point. I understand all who hate what LIV is doing, itís very difficult
Bad analogy, but sort of. The LIV has sparked big changes in the Tour like Floodís crusade eventually did. The top Tour players a few years down the road will owe a thanks to the LIV as ball players after Flood did. That said, Iím not sure the LIV will fail and fade away like Curt.
Well, I think the PGA Tour has certainly, once again, expressed their feelings towards Cameron Davis about migrating to the LIV tour as they have paired him, the defending champion, for the first two rounds with Trey Mullinax and Tyler Duncan.I'm sure Mullinax and Duncan are great guys but there's nothing subtle about the PGA Tour's intent with this pairing...
Quote from: Daryl David on March 03, 2023, 08:46:26 PMBad analogy, but sort of. The LIV has sparked big changes in the Tour like Floodís crusade eventually did. The top Tour players a few years down the road will owe a thanks to the LIV as ball players after Flood did. That said, Iím not sure the LIV will fail and fade away like Curt.I think that it will fade away. LIV has generated a lot of press, but it is almost all on the business side of what is happening rather than what is happening on the golf course. No one yet cares about the actual golf being played. If that doesn't change then not only do the Saudis keep losing tons of money, but they are also not fulfilling their primary objective, which is to improve their standing via sportswashing. So I think they will devote their resources in other areas, like Formula One, where they may be getting more traction in this area.