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post #19 of 40

Duf Daddy just went up the list of my favorite golfers.  Classy move on his part here.  Guys doing okay, won a Major, created a major web craze, has a hot wife and despite all that, he still walks around like he's a zombie.

post #20 of 40

Voiding the check is classy?  I don't know about that...  I'd say classy is not leaning on a guy to participate in a bet that he probably can't afford in the first place.  Maybe that's not what happened though, I can't really tell from the article.

post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post
 

Voiding the check is classy?  I don't know about that...  I'd say classy is not leaning on a guy to participate in a bet that he probably can't afford in the first place.  Maybe that's not what happened though, I can't really tell from the article.

 

The guy is the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in NY. He is doing just fine in Westchester County. 

post #22 of 40

It's an interesting point.

I think had he cashed it it would have been a real douche act. 

Not cashing it was the obvious thing to do do  - probably not "classy".

It was the right thing to do - but these days, that passes for class, so good on him.

post #23 of 40

I'd like to think that anyone in the top tiers of the Tour would have voided the check. Maybe I'm naive though.

post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post
 

Voiding the check is classy?  I don't know about that...  I'd say classy is not leaning on a guy to participate in a bet that he probably can't afford in the first place.  Maybe that's not what happened though, I can't really tell from the article.

 

 

 

I'd like to think Duf doesn't take his money no matter what.

post #25 of 40

I'm cashing that all day, tough luck cowboy.  He would've cashed Dufner's.

post #26 of 40
Very classy of him.
post #27 of 40
Not cashing the check in my opinion was the right thing to do. But what makes this story cool was the handwritten note. I cant help but think what if that was Tiger instead of Duffner. I can see Tiger whipping out his cell phone, opening up his Banking App and taking a picture of the check to deposit it right there in the locker room. (For those that arent aware you can do that with a few banks these days I didnt just make that up lol)
post #28 of 40
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I'm cashing that all day, tough luck cowboy.  He would've cashed Dufner's.


 



that's what makes this weird b/c he'd def cash that check and brag about winning.

I don't bet money on sports for this reason. I'd feel bad taking the other person's money and wouldn't want to make them feel bad for taking mine. I suppose it's not a big deal if it's a regular group as you'll have the opportunity to win it back. Just tough for me in a one-off scenario.
post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by jgreen85 View Post

that's what makes this weird b/c he'd def cash that check and brag about winning.

I don't bet money on sports for this reason. I'd feel bad taking the other person's money and wouldn't want to make them feel bad for taking mine. I suppose it's not a big deal if it's a regular group as you'll have the opportunity to win it back. Just tough for me in a one-off scenario.

Pfft, betting is fun and adds excitement. Losing a bet is just paying for entertainment. If you bet more than you can afford then you have a betting problem.

post #30 of 40
Several people here have said that Tiger would have cashed that check instantly - why? On what basis do you make that prediction? Changing topics, from what I've heard, betting during practice rounds is pretty much standard for most tour players, but are there any well-known players who have a policy of not gambling?
post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

Several people here have said that Tiger would have cashed that check instantly - why? On what basis do you make that prediction? Changing topics, from what I've heard, betting during practice rounds is pretty much standard for most tour players, but are there any well-known players who have a policy of not gambling?

 

Okay I've changed my answer.  Tiger would have returned the check, but he would have only signed an autograph instead of leaving an inscription, which would have pissed the guy off.

 

:-P

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

Several people here have said that Tiger would have cashed that check instantly - why? On what basis do you make that prediction? Changing topics, from what I've heard, betting during practice rounds is pretty much standard for most tour players, but are there any well-known players who have a policy of not gambling?

 



I dont know that for a fact, just having some fun. I have read that Tiger is a bit of a tight wad. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I bet more ex-professional athletes could've benefit from Tiger's penny pinching.
post #33 of 40

duffner shuda cashed the cheque and sent a letter back sayin thanks for the 750 and the game, heres a little cut of my winnings for helpin me warm up! or something to that effect and sent him a chek for like 5k or somethin lol.... that wuda been real classy, let the man pay his bet (man code) and send him somethin nice anyway

 

i wouldnt bet with this pro anymore i think this has soiled his rep a little like he was let off the hook - makes him look weak IMO

post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by billatthebar View Post

duffner shuda cashed the cheque and sent a letter back sayin thanks for the 750 and the game, heres a little cut of my winnings for helpin me warm up! or something to that effect and sent him a chek for like 5k or somethin lol.... that wuda been real classy, let the man pay his bet (man code) and send him somethin nice anyway

i wouldnt bet with this pro anymore i think this has soiled his rep a little like he was let off the hook - makes him look weak IMO
The man made a bet, lost that bet and paid up on that bet. How exactly does Dufner deciding not to cash it make the pro look weak?
post #35 of 40
Duff Daddy is one of the reasons I love watching PGA golf. And this story only adds karma to his stash.
post #36 of 40

This is such a GREAT story!! I like this Dufner guy.

 

Joe

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