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Would Snedeker Trade FEC for Green Jacket?

Poll Results: Would Snedeker Trade the Fed Ex Cup for a Green Jacket?

 
  • 64% (18)
    Yes
  • 35% (10)
    No
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 

There was a thread posted last month discussing the importance of the Fed Ex Cup versus the majors.  Seems most felt the FEC would never equal or surpass the majors in importance.  So, here's the question, If Snedeker was asked,  "would you trade the FEC for a Green Jacket" how would he answer?

 

As a side note, I love Snedekers pace of play. 

post #2 of 47

Yes - he has plenty of money.

 

But a green jacket is priceless ... and it brings in money.

post #3 of 47

Green Jack in a heartbeat.  Winning a tournament with 30 of the best players is good but it is no where near as impressive as winning one with ~100 (after you take out amateurs, winners past primes,...).  Besides the green jacket is probably worth more money long term.

 

 

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Originally Posted by lville lefty View Post

There was a thread posted last month discussing the importance of the Fed Ex Cup versus the majors.  Seems most felt the FEC would never equal or surpass the majors in importance.  So, here's the question, If Snedeker was asked,  "would you trade the FEC for a Green Jacket" how would he answer?

 

As a side note, I love Snedekers pace of play. 

post #4 of 47

I can't imagine that any PGA Tour player would rather have the Fedex title than a Master's win. Can anyone name the Fedex winners for the last 5 years? Can you name the Master's winner's over the same time period?

post #5 of 47

I agree that a Masters is better for a variety of reasons including return invites to Augusta

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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post

I can't imagine that any PGA Tour player would rather have the Fedex title than a Master's win. Can anyone name the Fedex winners for the last 5 years? Can you name the Master's winner's over the same time period?

Off the top of my head, I think after seeing the telecast yesterday, I know all the Fed Ex, but may miss a Masters or two

 

FEC

2007 & 2009 Tiger

2008 Vijay

2010 JF

2011 Bill Haas

 

Masters

2012 Bubba

2011 C Swartzel 

2010 Phil?

2009 Angel Cabrerra

2008 Trevor Immelman?

2007 Zach Johnson?

post #6 of 47

I still reckon $11.4 million goes quite a long way.

post #7 of 47

If he was short on cash the $11+M will help but in terms of his golf legacy the win yesterday won't look much different than his other PGA Tour wins.   I'd guess initially a pro athlete wants the cash but once their established it becomes more about leaving their mark in the sport.   Maybe in the future the FEC will gain in status and if not the 5th Major, become something close to it.   


Edited by newtogolf - 9/24/12 at 1:17pm
post #8 of 47

The green jacket. C'mon.

post #9 of 47
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

I still reckon $11.4 million goes quite a long way.

 

No kidding. How could anyone say with certainty that someone would give up $10 million dollars? Do players like Snedeker and Dufner seem consumed by the majors? What does one major do for a person's legacy? Are Steve Jones or Todd Hamilton thought of more highly than Lee Westwood or Adam Scott?

post #10 of 47
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 

No kidding. How could anyone say with certainty that someone would give up $10 million dollars? Do players like Snedeker and Dufner seem consumed by the majors? What does one major do for a person's legacy? Are Steve Jones or Todd Hamilton thought of more highly than Lee Westwood or Adam Scott?

No major removes you're Hall of Fame chances, if that means anything to these guys.

 

Without his Master's win, Freddy doesn't get into Hall of Fame - barely got in anyway with 51% of vote (below the minimum % - but he was the highest guy above 50%).

 

$10 mil - Masters win nets you  $1m and exhibitions and endorsements to make a lot of that $10 mil back. Besides, Snedeker made $5 mil just this year...

 

So do you want to be Bubba or Snedeker?

post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 

No kidding. How could anyone say with certainty that someone would give up $10 million dollars? Do players like Snedeker and Dufner seem consumed by the majors? What does one major do for a person's legacy? Are Steve Jones or Todd Hamilton thought of more highly than Lee Westwood or Adam Scott?

No major removes you're Hall of Fame chances, if that means anything to these guys.

 

Without his Master's win, Freddy doesn't get into Hall of Fame - barely got in anyway with 51% of vote (below the minimum % - but he was the highest guy above 50%).

 

$10 mil - Masters win nets you  $1m and exhibitions and endorsements to make a lot of that $10 mil back. Besides, Snedeker made $5 mil just this year...

 

So do you want to be Bubba or Snedeker?

I guess it doesn't matter which I'd want, but as a person I'd lean toward Sneds. The OP was asking if Snedeker would trade a green jacket for the FedEx win. He's nowhere near HOF level yet, even though he's about to play in his first Ryder Cup and looks to be rounding into form in his career. I voted "no" because it's closer to "I don't know" which is my real answer. Until Brandt logs onto this site and says otherwise, I'll stick with "I don't know".

post #12 of 47

Id bet he would.  The FEC is a great accolade but its no major.

post #13 of 47

It's really, really hard to say no to $10,000,000.  Sneds may have made $5mil this year, but that's half a career's worth of cash for most guys that see the tour.  To turn away double that amount in a day, based on a potential for "legacy" seems pretty iffy.

 

So, how much is the green jacket worth?  Let's say that Snedeker is on par with Mike Weir:  he's had a phenomenal year, he'll have an above average year next year, and then maybe fade into 115th in the world obscurity.  (Just for argument sake--I'm not commenting on Sned's potential.)  So how much is that green jacket going to be worth to that golfer?  He'll get a spike in endorsements for a couple of years, and some appearance fees.  He'll get to play in the Grand Slam, which will be worth a few hundred thousand.  He'll get to come back to the Masters for the next 25 years, probably make the cut (in a weak field) 2/3 of the time, and cash at least one decent paycheck every year that he wouldn't have access to without the green jacket.

post #14 of 47

Well, y'a'll have made persuasive points. Golfers are independent contractors - there are no guarantees.

 

Upon further review, I think his wife would ask him to take the $10 mil, and he would do so.

 

He does have a primary responsibility towards his wife and daughter, and his family.

 

He hopes for the Masters Win.

 

 

post #15 of 47

It isn't as hard to say no to 10 million dollars if you get like a 3 million dollar bonus for the major (supposedly what Clarke got for the Open) and you think it will lead to 20 million in additional endorsements over the rest of your life.  The problem is evaluating the value of those endorsements and future opportunities. I am guessing for example that Johnny Miller has made more from broadcasting than from his golf playing career.   But figuring out the value is hard. If you win and are never heard of from again, then those endorsements are not going to last. If you win once and linger around for another 20 years, those endorsements will add up. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post

It's really, really hard to say no to $10,000,000.  Sneds may have made $5mil this year, but that's half a career's worth of cash for most guys that see the tour.  To turn away double that amount in a day, based on a potential for "legacy" seems pretty iffy.

 

So, how much is the green jacket worth?  Let's say that Snedeker is on par with Mike Weir:  he's had a phenomenal year, he'll have an above average year next year, and then maybe fade into 115th in the world obscurity.  (Just for argument sake--I'm not commenting on Sned's potential.)  So how much is that green jacket going to be worth to that golfer?  He'll get a spike in endorsements for a couple of years, and some appearance fees.  He'll get to play in the Grand Slam, which will be worth a few hundred thousand.  He'll get to come back to the Masters for the next 25 years, probably make the cut (in a weak field) 2/3 of the time, and cash at least one decent paycheck every year that he wouldn't have access to without the green jacket.

post #16 of 47

Why are we being asked what someone else would do in a situation that could never possibly eventuate?

These hypotheticals are getting more and more absurd.

Why not just be happy for Snedeker? It was only YESTERDAY that he won.

Already, people havev to start inane polls where they're are basically questioning the importance/validity of his achievement.

Just be glad it wasn't Furyk Or Watson.

post #17 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

Why are we being asked what someone else would do in a situation that could never possibly eventuate?

These hypotheticals are getting more and more absurd.

Why not just be happy for Snedeker? It was only YESTERDAY that he won.

Already, people havev to start inane polls where they're are basically questioning the importance/validity of his achievement.

Just be glad it wasn't Furyk Or Watson.


Shorty, the question is a follow-up to a previous thread posted about the importance of the FEC  which garnered quite a bit of interest and comments among the SandTrap audience.  We are all happy for Snedeker. And it was yesterday that he won.  It is still fresh in everyone's mind so the timing is perfect to ask a question about the importance of the FEC.  What you like to discuss if not the FEC?

post #18 of 47
I have absolutely no clue what Snedeker would do, but for me it would all depend on the situation (financial, majors/tournaments won, etc.).
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