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Asterisk or not, it’s not a major and the winner get the same lump of money. I’m sure they wouldn’t care either way.

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The whole reason behind golf starting when it did (and way before other sports) was adhering to CDC/federal guidelines.  The tour and players all agreed to it.  Doesn’t matter how anyone feels.  There

How  is  he  going to infect someone  if  he  plays  by  himself? And lets  be  honest  here. 600k isnt a  legitimate  number. Died with and  of are  2 totally  different things. And again, we  have a

I’ve had two friends die from COVID in the last month. So I find your opinion disturbing. Rahm had his chance to get vaccinated and chose to delay. I have no sympathy for his WD. I’ve know quite

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He isn’t physically able to play. He has COVID-19.

You’re playing semantics. He’s not allowed to play. He isn’t physically unable. He played the third round and got a 6 stroke lead while infected, or…with Covid-19 as you said. Why was he physically able yesterday and not today? 
This is silly. Rham’s WD has a significant impact on Cantlay and others chances of winning.

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2 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

You’re playing semantics. He’s not allowed to play.

No, he was forced to withdraw. He withdrew. He’s not not being allowed.

And go figure: semantics matter in rules.

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None of that jargon matters. Rham had a six shot lead and isn’t playing in the final round. This won’t be forgotten by anyone. Asterisk is alive and well.😃

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1 minute ago, Vinsk said:

None of that jargon matters. Rham had a six shot lead and isn’t playing in the final round. This won’t be forgotten by anyone. Asterisk is alive and well.😃

*$1,674,000 ;-)

 

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Just now, iacas said:

If that was true he’d be playing.

Right. You’re straying from my original point. To say that Rham’s WD  won’t be a side note for this tournament is silly. He had a six shot lead FFS. Cantlay went from having to chase a player with a six shot lead to being in the lead. That is hardly irrelevant. 

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Just now, Vinsk said:

Right. You’re straying from my original point. To say that Rham’s WD  won’t be a side note for this tournament is silly. He had a six shot lead FFS. Cantlay went from having to chase a player with a six shot lead to being in the lead. That is hardly irrelevant. 

You will remember for a year or two. Then forgotten. Again not an asterisk.

Asterisks last.

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4 minutes ago, iacas said:

If that was true he’d be playing.

He can’t. He’s injured and incapable of playing golf today. Oh wait…he’s fine. He’s not allowed to play because the rules forbid someone to compete who’s Covid-19 positive. Oh well…it’s not like he had a chance to win anyway.

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2 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

He can’t. He’s injured and incapable of playing golf today. Oh wait…he’s fine. He’s not allowed to play because the rules forbid someone to compete who’s Covid-19 positive. Oh well…it’s not like he had a chance to win anyway.

You’re the only one using the word “injured.”

 And you’re right: he had a chance. He wasn’t DQed after actually winning.

Asterisks last. This one won’t.

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Rahm fell foul of COVID related rules, and like many millions of people world wide, it has impacted on his capacity to earn a living. It’s bad luck for sure. But he ain’t on the bread line with mouths to feed. 

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You said he isn’t physically capable of playing. You know exactly what I mean. That’s just being argumentative. And I think it’s a little silly to say ‘not allowed’ is different than ‘forced to withdraw.’ I don’t see it that way. The winner today will most likely not have won if not for this unfortunate event. Many people will see this as an asterisk win based on this event that was covered by all the sports networks and PGA radio the entire prior evening and morning today.

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Seems golf, like  most  others, has  learned  nothing. Before a vaccine many golfers tested  positive including rather fat out  of  shape senior  players. None  died and  most  had  no symptoms. I remember  in rather funereal tone someone  on tv was saying how  horrible  Tony Finau had  corona. They said  he felt  bad  for 2 weeks, was  nauseaous, weak, and  coughing. It  hit  me then. They are  perfectly describing the  common cold. There  is  zero reason Rahm couldnt  play today. He  could  play alone, He  could  play with someone vaccinated, he  could  play with me and  i would be totally  unafraid. He  is fine today, he was  fine yesterday and  he will be fine tomorrow. There was a time before  corona  when you  didnt  have a disease unless you exhibited symptoms. IMO he  is  perfectly  healthy. Maybe  its  just  me  but if  i were  in 2nd  place i would withdraw  in protest and  support Rahm. One  last  point. I heard Nantz say they were headed to another exciting  finish. Sure they are, they kicked  out the guy with a  6 shot  lead. Alot  of  people feel like  i do but they are too cowed to say anything. IMO the "winner" today finished  in 2nd.

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1 hour ago, jxdama said:

Seems golf, like  most  others, has  learned  nothing. Before a vaccine many golfers tested  positive including rather fat out  of  shape senior  players. None  died and  most  had  no symptoms. I remember  in rather funereal tone someone  on tv was saying how  horrible  Tony Finau had  corona. They said  he felt  bad  for 2 weeks, was  nauseaous, weak, and  coughing. It  hit  me then. They are  perfectly describing the  common cold. There  is  zero reason Rahm couldnt  play today. He  could  play alone, He  could  play with someone vaccinated, he  could  play with me and  i would be totally  unafraid. He  is fine today, he was  fine yesterday and  he will be fine tomorrow. There was a time before  corona  when you  didnt  have a disease unless you exhibited symptoms. IMO he  is  perfectly  healthy. Maybe  its  just  me  but if  i were  in 2nd  place i would withdraw  in protest and  support Rahm. One  last  point. I heard Nantz say they were headed to another exciting  finish. Sure they are, they kicked  out the guy with a  6 shot  lead. Alot  of  people feel like  i do but they are too cowed to say anything. IMO the "winner" today finished  in 2nd.

Thank heavens the world doesn't have folks like you in charge. How the hell can someone be so ignorant?

They didn't "kick out a guy with a 6 shot lead".

They followed protocol they all had agreed to and withdrew him. And, BTW, he had chosen not to get vaccinated for the last 6 months or so. His responsibility.

You say "IMO he is perfectly healthy". Thank goodness you don't get to judge. I'm guessing you're not a respiratory specialist or an immunologist.

As for the people in 2nd place - what a great idea. Let the people who were coming 4th and 5th fight it out for the win. Smart idea.

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4 hours ago, jxdama said:

None  died

I think the numbers disagree with you. 

 

4 hours ago, jxdama said:

saying how  horrible  Tony Finau had  corona. They said  he felt  bad  for 2 weeks, was  nauseaous, weak, and  coughing. It  hit  me then. They are  perfectly describing the  common cold.

It, unfortunately, has affected people differently. Some didn’t even know they had it, others were in bad shape for a bit, others still have lack of energy to this day, and many others lost their lives. 

 

4 hours ago, jxdama said:

He  could  play alone

I initially said this, but do you really think his playing competitors would be ok with this? You think they would give up the ability to go Mano y Mano with the leader to try to battle it out and catch him down the stretch? I wouldn’t give that up. Heck no. Why make it easier on the guy just because he got Covid? You think in other sports when a guy had an injury or is sick, that they lay off the guy? No. They go at him because he’s a potential liability. 

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5 hours ago, Vinsk said:

You said he isn’t physically capable of playing.

He’s not. It’s not mental. He’s got COVID-19. Physically has it.

1 minute ago, ncates00 said:

I initially said this, but do you really think his playing competitors would be ok with this?

Glad you came to your senses.

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4 hours ago, jxdama said:

IMO the "winner" today finished  in 2nd.

I get the impression the PGA Tour doesn’t care what your opinion is.

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And @Vinsk I know what you’re saying and I think you know what I’m saying.

Because of a physical thing he’s unable to play, and in a few years people will see that Cantlay won and not remember this Rahm thing (who wasn’t guaranteed to win).

But yeah, no sympathy for Rahm here. His choices, his mistake.

His loss.

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