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46 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Well, I just think our RC team is going to be ridiculously strong. Losing Stenson as a captain doesn’t do anything imo. I think the RC will happen without an worry about this LIV nonsense.

I would agree with this.  There is plenty of time before the Ryder Cup so losing Stenson truly shouldn't impact anything.  It just stands out because LIV presumably spent upwards of $10 million to add Stenson, who doesn't seem to add much to their side, but arguably takes something significant away from the other side.  End of the day, I'd agree there isn't a long term impact by this, merely an observation about their possible motivations

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1 hour ago, Friz said:

He does fit the mold, but thats kind of my point.  They're not reaching out to bring in someone who is going to move the needle a ton, it seems like they're reaching out to bring in the guy who will disrupt the other side the most.  They already have plenty of guys like Stenson, they have already replaced guys higher in the OWGR.  Unless they are completely trying to say "look how many former major winners we have" Stenson isn't adding a whole lot.

It feels like a calculated move to either force a hand in letting LIV guys into the Ryder Cup, or disrupt it as much as possible

Yeah, it really seems like they are just trying to pee in the PGA Tour's cheerios at this point. 

1 hour ago, imsys0042 said:

The Saudi Sovereign Fund's agenda is to sports wash and make themselves look good.   Norman is the one who is trying to tear things down.   His bitterness at the PGA Tour especially is probably driving him to burn down the house.

 

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3 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Yeah, it really seems like they are just trying to pee in the PGA Tour's cheerios at this point.

What’s Stenson got to do with the PGA Tour?

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5 minutes ago, iacas said:

What’s Stenson got to do with the PGA Tour?

You're right. As soon as I typed that I knew somebody would comment. 
I was all jazzed to use my peeing in cheerios gif and didn't really think about who's cheerios are actually being peed in. 🤪

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All Norman and LiV are doing now is to just trying to disrupt. Half these guys if not more will be thrown to the side in a year or 2. 

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5 hours ago, GolfLug said:

Anyone can logic away a need no matter how tone deaf (Yah I gotta Lambo and Ferrari, but I don't got thems in yellow and that killer blue). Myopia afflicts people of all kinds and wealth levels.

 

Awwww, they're just trying to put food on their family's table.

2 hours ago, imsys0042 said:

The Saudi Sovereign Fund's agenda is to sports wash and make themselves look good.   Norman is the one who is trying to tear things down.   His bitterness at the PGA Tour especially is probably driving him to burn down the house.

 

He's still ticked off that all of those majors he blew were 72 hole events, not 54 hole events.

But then again, what the hell do I know?

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2 hours ago, Friz said:

He does fit the mold, but thats kind of my point.  They're not reaching out to bring in someone who is going to move the needle a ton, it seems like they're reaching out to bring in the guy who will disrupt the other side the most.

They did offer TW almost $1billion so they wanted needle movers. 

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6 minutes ago, Friz said:

Stenson's response to losing his captaincy and joining LIV

 

Last paragraph sounds like LIV Golf PR team wrote it.

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6 minutes ago, Friz said:

Stenson's response to losing his captaincy and joining LIV

 

Okay, is Henrik Stenson stupid or a liar (it can be both)?  It seems he didn't expect to lose the Ryder Cup captaincy because he went to LIV ... and says "despite me making specific arrangements with LIV golf...".  Maybe he should have checked with other parties too?

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While LIV has pulled in a few younger players, and they will most likely get Cam Smith, the LIV rosters are a good example why you don’t put someone in their late 60’s in charge of personnel.

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26 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

The last par

Last paragraph sounds like LIV Golf PR team wrote it.

Thats how I read most of it...it was at least vetted/edited by them.  I don't think I've ever heard the term "force for good" commonly used before LIV, and now every single statement from a player leaving casually uses that language in their statement

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45 minutes ago, Friz said:

Stenson's response to losing his captaincy and joining LIV

 

Surprised no one has used this meme yet in the replies. Seems apt. 

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39 minutes ago, Shindig said:

Okay, is Henrik Stenson stupid or a liar (it can be both)?  It seems he didn't expect to lose the Ryder Cup captaincy because he went to LIV ... and says "despite me making specific arrangements with LIV golf...".  Maybe he should have checked with other parties too?

I am sure he knew it ahead of time.  My view is his comment was an attempt to say LIV is not the problem and put the "Blame" on the Euro-Ryder Cup for not cooperating.  

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In closing, clearly a part of my decision to play in LIV golf events has been commercially driven, but the format, schedule and caliber of player were also significant factors.

The only way I can interpret the bold part is that he wants to play in worse fields to make more money by placing higher on the scoreboard.

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43 minutes ago, Zeph said:

The only way I can interpret the bold part is that he wants to play in worse fields to make more money by placing higher on the scoreboard.

Classic big fish in a small pond

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4 hours ago, Friz said:

Stenson's response to losing his captaincy and joining LIV

 

"Force for good" 🙄

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