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On 12/2/2023 at 8:38 PM, StuM said:

What does them being a new tour have anything to do with shooting low scores being a problem?

As for Tiger, the reason they show him & talk about him is he draws viewers which sells commercials.  Here’s the thing, Tiger 16 behind the leaders draws more viewers than all of LIV.

With Rahm heading over they need to get a  better deal with a  major  network.  Scheffler is a legit star. Thomas and Speith are  both soft. I would  love to see  Rahm, Koepka, and Dustin Johnson finish in the top 5 at the  Masters.

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11 minutes ago, jxdama said:

With Rahm heading over they need to get a  better deal with a  major  network.  Scheffler is a legit star. Thomas and Speith are  both soft. I would  love to see  Rahm, Koepka, and Dustin Johnson finish in the top 5 at the  Masters.

And how is any of your comment related to my post that you quoted?

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48 minutes ago, StuM said:

And how is any of your comment related to my post that you quoted?

Nothing. @jxdama is a cartoon.

Spieth is more popular than Scottie (or Rahm). And Rahm to LIV is not a done deal (yet?), so his comments are at best premature.

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The move to sign the reigning Masters champion comes as the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund face a Dec. 31 deadline to join forces

You might think this means the deal is done, but it also says: "A deal for Rahm is expected to be announced this week, people familiar with the matter said, assuming talks don’t fall apart."

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57 minutes ago, iacas said:

The move to sign the reigning Masters champion comes as the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund face a Dec. 31 deadline to...

You might think this means the deal is done, but it also says: "A deal for Rahm is expected to be announced this week, people familiar with the matter said, assuming talks don’t fall apart."

IMO, if deal is done, it's a pretty big one. He's probably the best combination of popular/currently-competitive player to make the move so far.

Gives PIF more negotiating power.

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I guess I'll go ahead and say ouch.. 🤕

He was one of those who said all the right things on the right side of all this...

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4 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

I guess I'll go ahead and say ouch.. 🤕

He was one of those who said all the right things on the right side of all this...

Yep - I’m surprised and disappointed given his initial stance

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Just now, woodzie264 said:

Yep - I’m surprised and disappointed given his initial stance

I think he might be betting on the merger. Then he gets to have his cake and eat it too.

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49 minutes ago, JetFan1983 said:

Figures. 

Still not watching LIV.

Same, ^^^. Just can't get excited to see the same guys, for the most part, play every tournament.  And not seeing Patrick Reed play golf, is a plus.

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15 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

Same, ^^^. Just can't get excited to see the same guys, for the most part, play every tournament.  And not seeing Patrick Reed play golf, is a plus.

Maybe I'm officially an old fart.

I don't like the shotgun format. I also kind of feel like the announcers are "trying too hard" if that makes sense. In terms of trying too hard, I feel the same way about the teams thing. That really feels forced to me. 

Don't get me started on the flash mob. 

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1 hour ago, JetFan1983 said:

Figures. 

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Still not watching LIV.

 

56 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

Same, ^^^. Just can't get excited to see the same guys, for the most part, play every tournament.  And not seeing Patrick Reed play golf, is a plus.

Our buddy Monahan selling out our choices.

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4 hours ago, GolfLug said:

 

I think he might be betting on the merger. Then he gets to have his cake and eat it too.

I get that.  Still disappointing.

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Have to say this has been an interesting week of news tid bits....just saying.   Is this the next step toward to a new face of professional golf?  With the supsected leaving of Jon Rahm to LIV, the ball rollback that is to begin in 2028, Tiger "managing" another return (for how long) - makes me wonder if there were similiar rumblings within golf when Tiger came on the scene in the late '90's, drivers were suddenly made of metal and ballooned to 460cc, grooves were redifined....just pondering.   

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Well for $600M, I am not surprised.

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Sad. I’m disappointed in him.

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I'll now actively root against Jon Rahm.

Which, let's be honest, will be like 4x a year, because I'm not going to watch LIV crap.

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