Back to the original topic -
About as generalized as I can take it and not feel too dirty - Astros was a group effort to gain an advantage - not explicitly illegal, but very much out of the intent of the game. So golf isn't really a group sport (other than the cups which I can't think of anything equivalent).
"Backstopping" is about as close as I can think of....
Dude. C'mon. Are you seriously trying to compare asking a 20 hcp to play at a scratch or better level vs. someone asking you to copy and paste a link?
You honestly expect us to believe that you know how join and make over 200 posts on an online forum but don't know how to copy/paste a link?
I have more time now, so…
Disagree. There's much to talk about… But @leftybutnotPM is steering wrong on the second quote in this post - by calling for a suspension because of his opinion.
I think PReed has a propensity to breach the rules. That's worth discussing, IMO.
I agree it's "no" but it's not the same at all. There almost can't be a "cheating scandal" like the Astros because golf isn't a team sport. The equivalent would be something like the U.S. team hiring kids to step on the balls of the European players in the Ryder Cup or something.
The Astros thing was a conspiracy. It's tough to have a conspiracy in a solo sport. At most there's two people: a player and caddie, really.
But there's nowhere near enough evidence to "convict" in this instance.
I don’t really agree. Golf holds its rules to a much higher level in that its the only sport players call penalties on themselves. Breaking a rule in Football is hardly comparable with breaking a rule during a professional golf tournament. And in Football if you commit certain penalties you are in fact removed from the game and sometimes even suspended. It’s a little ambiguous that they can immediately call a penalty in football ‘ intentional’ yet we’re saying in golf there’s no way to know if it was intentional.
Football: ‘ He intended to make that hit to the head. He targeted the player.’
Golf: ‘ We don’t know if he meant to rake that sand behind the ball twice.’