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  1. If it's a public course, I think single players who get this kind of treatment should sue the course for discrimination.  As I see it, telling a single player that he can't make a reservation is no different from them telling a Black person, "sorry, you can't make a reservation."  If it's a public course, then the public should be treated equally and discrimination against a single player shouldn't be allowed.  Tee times for everyone!

  2. I do believe that some golfers "want it" more than others simply by putting more hours and effort into becoming great.  From what I've read about Hogan, I'd have to say that he wanted it more than others.  I'd say the same thing about Bryson.  And, of course, Tiger.  This is true in all fields, not just golf, and to me it's as plain as day.

  3. Another dumb rule.  Players aren't going to start assembling clubs on the course to give them an advantage -- so the rule is dumb because it addresses an issue that would never occur.  Did you see Faldo's face when it was explained to him?  He couldn't believe it.  On 17, someone had a long putt which hit the stick and went in, which otherwise would have flown by.  So they're worried that players will start assembling clubs but, yet at the same time, let them leave the flag in to give them a really good advantage when putting.  They should apologize to Varner, deduct the 2 strokes they added, and then delete that rule from the books. 

  4. Are the LPGA courses setup so that the Koreans can win all the time?  Sorry, but people come up with faulty conclusions sometimes to explain a certain outcome, which is, in this case, why European players were bunched at the top.  I, for one, don't believe the course had anything to do with it.  It's nonsense.

  5. 1 hour ago, Pretzel said:

    So let's break down what you're advocating for here:

    • Big/important tournaments (with bigger purses) are worth more for people who win than small/unimportant tournaments (with smaller purses)
    • Placing higher earns you more points
    • Missing the cut earns you zero points
    • At the end of the year the person who won the most points/earnings wins the FedEx Cup with no resets in the middle

    Congratulations! You just recreated the current FedEx Cup points system, but with bigger numbers for the points and no playoffs in the fall.

    Currently the tournaments with big purses (WGC, Majors) award more points than the tournaments with smaller purses (John Deere, Wyndham Championship, etc.), and the points are awarded with more points going to people who finish higher (just like more money going to people who finish higher). The only difference between what you suggest and how it really works is that the current playoff events also give additional points to make things more exciting at the end of the year. This also, funny enough, coincides with larger purses in the events like the Tour Championship compared to many standard tournaments. 

    If you look at the 2018 PGA Tour money list (https://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.109.2018.html) vs the 2018 FedEx Cup standings (https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/final-fedexcup-results-rose-wins-10-million) you'll notice they look remarkably similar with just a few minor changes to the order based on how players performed in the playoffs.


    Thank you.  That's great reporting!  I do believe in playoffs, which I assumed was understood.  My money list method would be used only to identify those players who would be eligible.  And it would be extremely easy to understand, as opposed to the present point system.  And I believe that you have proved here that the result would be just about the same.  

  6. 1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

    So Tiger’s the default FedEx champion? Lol. I assume you mean of that year. What do you mean by ‘winnings’? Dollar amount earned? Again, all tournaments aren’t equal in SOF nor purses. You can’t be considered equal by winning the John Deere vs The Players Championship. 

    Yes, of course for the year.  The money counts for all the tournaments they play so to pick out just two tournaments is statistically insignificant.  I would argue that the top 30 money winners on tour are the top 30 players on tour.

  7. I hope Casey Martin plays on the senior tour where carts are allowed.  As empathetic as I am to his condition, and as sorry as I felt for him having this condition, I felt he had a lot of nerve trying to play on the PGA tour with a cart.  

  8.  What did you think of Peter Jacobson's "it wasn't even close comment?"  It was just the opposite.  It was very close. The ball was very close to hitting the red line.  Jacobson's comment was relayed to the player by Bones and the player rightfully so couldn't understand how it couldn't be very close.  I wonder if this is going to become an issue and if it's going to be written about?  Your views if you saw this?

  9. On 9/19/2018 at 8:32 AM, Archie Bunker said:

    Many years ago, I played a course called Cutter Sound outside of Stuart, Florida that was designed by Gary Player. Loved the design, but the developer eventually went bankrupt and the course was abandoned for a couple of years. Another developer took over and had Chi Chi Rodriguez come in and re-design the course. Chi Chi took the back nine and reversed most of the holes. That's right - you teed off where the greens used to be and you played to a green where the tees were. No modification to the land, so it was very, very weird to play this familiar course "backwards". But a lot of fun! Imagine your home course if you had to play it "backwards". Kind of interesting!

    I loved Cutter Sound.  Is the revamped course still there.  If so, what is the name?

    This is the most depressing thread I have ever seen.  Many courses in South Florida have closed or are closing and it's very upsetting.  And to see a deserted course can bring a tear to your eye I swear.

  10. Wow Daryl, I totally agree and have said as much in other posts.  And you're so right about his annoying voice.  And he's boring.  Did you see him with Jack today?  Nothing.

    I see we're in the minority here.  Nevertheless I'm glad I'm not imagining Paul's weak style.

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