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Any consideration given to Gary Player's shot in the 1972 PGA, described here (number 4)?:   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/234199-top-five-greatest-shots-in-pga-championship-history
 Yes, the sister-kissing line implies ties are a mixed bag.  Of course they are.  Losses are not.  They're just bad. But it's not enough to quote slogans. Interesting you'd mention football.  I'm thinking in particular of college football.  Remember what it was like before overtime (1996, I think)?  Remember what "having stones enough to go for the win" meant? Yes, the two-point conversion to win or lose.  Those games didn't end in ties, but the addition of overtime has...
 Maybe this deserves a thread of its own, but ... Why?  Not just the PC and Foursum Golf, but why the general antipathy to any sporting event ending in a tie?  It seems to be a disease of the times.  In the history of sport, most sports have accepted ties at some point.  They may be common (soccer) or rare (dead heats in horse racing) but they've always been there.  That is, until the last generation or so, when tie-breaking has become a mania such that the playing of a...
He's got a bit over 3 years to do it.   Last chance for a comeback.   Can he be a superstar on the old guys' tour?
And all public courses will go broke.
I don't have it at hand, but in his autobiographical "Education of a Golfer" I remember him taking his shoes off for several holes during a tournament and getting chewed out by a tournament official for it.  It was considered undignified or something like that.  Not sure if he was quoted a specific rule.
Somehow I keep thinking of the old stories about how Sam Snead would have preferred to play barefoot.
It doesn't seem like it was always this way.  I heard an interview with Joe Namath recently and he sounds like he's all there (except for his knees).  Terry Bradshaw still does TV commentary.  Those guys are way older than 44. I saw this in the comment block of the linked article: 
Brett Favre is 44 years old, and having major memory lapses, almost certainly due to head-shots from his lengthy career as a quarterback:   http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9909288/brett-favre-adds-fodder-head-injury-concerns   Not that it ever was, but this just isn't funny anymore.
Why are there special point systems for choosing the Ryder Cup and President's Cup teams?   Why not use world rankings?
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