That pretty well describes who they would be looking for - and who might accept. Names with more media/fan buzz than their current playing level should warrant. Then set up the courses super easy, let them go low, to show just how good the talent level is.
KCee which makes it a Pre-Sr. Tour, IMO.
ode which makes it a Pre-Sr. Tour, IMO.
A European Pre- Senior Tour
potbunker can't say I'll miss the likes of Adam Scott and Lee Westwood. Enjoy the blood money boys!
It would be interesting if it was somewhere other than Saudi Arabia without the political context. Might change a few more guy's minds. But the US sells SA weapons, we buy their oil, not sure how anybody can judge the players for going or not. Why should they be criticized for not taking a stand when their own govt won't.
garyt1957 Why should they be criticized for not taking a stand when their own govt won't.
Maybe the "Khashoggi Memorial" might move the needle?
I still think TV coverage will either make it or kill it. If it's on Golf Channel Sunday mornings at 7AM.........bye bye.
Saudi's will just buy their own channel in the U.S. if they don't get on a major one...
sdandrea1 I still think TV coverage will either make it or kill it. If it's on Golf Channel Sunday mornings at 7AM.........bye bye.
That may be a good alternative to watching the weekend Euro golf on Sat. and Sun. morning which I don't fine appealing.
Rickochet That may be a good alternative to watching the weekend Euro golf on Sat. and Sun. morning which I don't fine appealing.
I think I'll find some trim to paint.
potbunker Go help @Typhoon, he could probably find some for you.
From Twitter: Just spoke with my GM Chip. He has confirmed he’s starting a breakaway league that will compete on Tuesday nights. Claims he has commitments from Cathy Spunt, Dan the UPS man, and two other “big names” (that he wouldn’t disclose). This is clearly war.
The Club Pro Guy is a great follow on Twitter.
The ownership of Bedminster and Doral are in talks with the Saudi's as US tournament sites.
I don't understand the drama about this and the PGA Tour looks silly for responding the way it has - this is like a job offer for the players. Leverage one employer against another and the PGA Tour acts like it is the only business in town when golf should be about how good the players are, no matter where they play. If I were on tour I'd give it a wait and see approach.
Just as the players have the right to determine when and where they play, the PGA Tour has the right to protect their own business interests.
A handshake and loyalty used to carry some weight. Not anymore. It's all about "me getting mine."
" My house, my rules "
Let's trash the vehicle that made us famous ( and wealthy ). Yeah, that the right thing to do.