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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:21 am    Post subject:

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/39063974/sources-masters-champ-jon-rahm-leaving-pga-tour-liv-golf

Jon Rahm to LIV golf.
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I thought the poaching was done when PIF agreed to buy in to the PGA Tour? I wonder if the Saudis are trying to renegotiate the deal on the fly. The negotiations never end for some people.


The merger will probably look more like one company taking over the other. One company has far more liquid capital than the other.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:53 am    Post subject:

I guess I missed this decision, originally there was a no poaching clause but the justice department requested it be removed.


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The PGA Tour and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf responded to a Justice Department inquiry by dropping a provision in their agreement that would have prohibited the poaching of players, the PGA Tour said Thursday.

The New York Times first reported the development, which stems from the Justice Department’s antitrust review that began last summer and expanded when the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s national wealth fund agreed to become business partners.

The non-solicitation clause was part of the framework agreement announced June 6 and signed by the PGA Tour, European tour and Public Investment Fund.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:44 am    Post subject:

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The PGA Tour is getting a $3 billion investment from Strategic Sports Group in a deal that would give players access to more than $1.5 billion as equity owners in the new PGA Tour Enterprises.

SSG is led by Fenway Sports Group and includes owners Marc Attanasio (Milwaukee Brewers); Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons); Steven Cohen (New York Mets); Wyc Grousbeck (Boston Celtics); Tom Werner and John Henry (Boston Red Sox); Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks). Others in the group include Alec Scheiner, former Cleveland Browns president and a partner at RedBird Capital.


The Boston Celtics now own a piece of the PGA Tour. :barf:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:20 pm    Post subject:

Was anyone watching the end of the Players? Scheffler fired a brilliant final round 64 to finish at -20 with a 1-shot lead in the clubhouse. All three of Harman, Schauffele, and Clark had a chance to tie Scheffler with a finishing birdie on 18. Harman had a chance from about 18 feet that just slid by. Schauffele didn't hit a good approach so he had a long putt from about 60 feet that missed. Clark had the last chance from nearly the same spot that Harman had putted from, it looked like it was going in...and Clark suffered what had to be the worst power lip-out I've ever seen. Total 360 where the ball ended up as if he had left the putt a foot short, in front of the hole. Here's a look:

https://twitter.com/DKSportsbook/status/1769487599775739965

Scottie is the first back-to-back Players champion and he also won last week. When he putts well, it's very difficult to beat him. He's just amazing from tee to green.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:30 pm    Post subject:

Another golf post today: I am the proud son of an 82-year-old man who just shot 71 today at Rio Hondo. Yes, you read that right. My dad shot an even-par 71 at 82 years old. He went -3 on the front, including holing out for eagle from 65 yards away on a par-5. He then went +3 on the back. Eleven shots under his age! I looked this up, and the apparent world record for most strokes under one's age was done by a man named John Powell in 2017, at a Southern California PGA section senior tournament at Indian Spring Golf Club in La Quinta. At age 86, Powell shot a 64!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:44 am    Post subject:

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Another golf post today: I am the proud son of an 82-year-old man who just shot 71 today at Rio Hondo. Yes, you read that right. My dad shot an even-par 71 at 82 years old. He went -3 on the front, including holing out for eagle from 65 yards away on a par-5. He then went +3 on the back. Eleven shots under his age! I looked this up, and the apparent world record for most strokes under one's age was done by a man named John Powell in 2017, at a Southern California PGA section senior tournament at Indian Spring Golf Club in La Quinta. At age 86, Powell shot a 64!


I love the greens at Rio Hondo.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:47 am    Post subject:

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Another golf post today: I am the proud son of an 82-year-old man who just shot 71 today at Rio Hondo. Yes, you read that right. My dad shot an even-par 71 at 82 years old. He went -3 on the front, including holing out for eagle from 65 yards away on a par-5. He then went +3 on the back. Eleven shots under his age! I looked this up, and the apparent world record for most strokes under one's age was done by a man named John Powell in 2017, at a Southern California PGA section senior tournament at Indian Spring Golf Club in La Quinta. At age 86, Powell shot a 64!


Sheffler has now shot 27 consecutive professional rounds under par. The last time he failed to shoot less than par was in August 2023 when he shot an even par 70 at the Tour Championship.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 3:48 pm    Post subject:

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Another golf post today: I am the proud son of an 82-year-old man who just shot 71 today at Rio Hondo. Yes, you read that right. My dad shot an even-par 71 at 82 years old. He went -3 on the front, including holing out for eagle from 65 yards away on a par-5. He then went +3 on the back. Eleven shots under his age! I looked this up, and the apparent world record for most strokes under one's age was done by a man named John Powell in 2017, at a Southern California PGA section senior tournament at Indian Spring Golf Club in La Quinta. At age 86, Powell shot a 64!


Sheffler has now shot 27 consecutive professional rounds under par. The last time he failed to shoot less than par was in August 2023 when he shot an even par 70 at the Tour Championship.


He's an absolute machine from tee to green. Even in a week where he putts poorly (and there are a lot of those), he still usually finds a way to contend or at least finish in the top 10. If he doesn't win a bunch of majors, where the greens tend to be very complex and fast, it will be because of his putting. But he's looked good with the flat stick over the past 2 weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:43 pm    Post subject:

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Was anyone watching the end of the Players? Scheffler fired a brilliant final round 64 to finish at -20 with a 1-shot lead in the clubhouse. All three of Harman, Schauffele, and Clark had a chance to tie Scheffler with a finishing birdie on 18. Harman had a chance from about 18 feet that just slid by. Schauffele didn't hit a good approach so he had a long putt from about 60 feet that missed. Clark had the last chance from nearly the same spot that Harman had putted from, it looked like it was going in...and Clark suffered what had to be the worst power lip-out I've ever seen. Total 360 where the ball ended up as if he had left the putt a foot short, in front of the hole. Here's a look:

https://twitter.com/DKSportsbook/status/1769487599775739965

Scottie is the first back-to-back Players champion and he also won last week. When he putts well, it's very difficult to beat him. He's just amazing from tee to green.


I watched and was pulling hard for SDSU Alum Xander Schauffele but it wasn't meant to be as he had two bogeys in a row on the back 9, then left an eagle putt an inch short on 16 and missed a 6 foot birdie putt on 17 to finish one back.

Scheffler is an animal right now, even the other players are basically admitting that if he putts it even decently they will be lucky to beat him most weeks. He just doesn't make a lot of big mistakes, so seemingly the worst thing that can happen is bogey. Meanwhile Rory was in the water 5 times during the tournament.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:16 pm    Post subject:

How about Tiger making his 24th straight Master's cut after not playing competitively in months?

Pretty impressive considering guys like Rahm, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, etc. are behind him or missed the cut entirely.

If he can make a run tomorrow to get into true contention, watch out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:47 pm    Post subject:

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How about Tiger making his 24th straight Master's cut after not playing competitively in months?

Pretty impressive considering guys like Rahm, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, etc. are behind him or missed the cut entirely.

If he can make a run tomorrow to get into true contention, watch out.


I watched today, and it was a brutal day due to gusty winds on the grounds. Thomas was at Even par standing on the 15th tee today and he finished +7, missing the cut by 1. Insane.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:58 am    Post subject:

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How about Tiger making his 24th straight Master's cut after not playing competitively in months?

Pretty impressive considering guys like Rahm, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, etc. are behind him or missed the cut entirely.

If he can make a run tomorrow to get into true contention, watch out.


And he's pretty much out of it now....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:10 pm    Post subject:

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How about Tiger making his 24th straight Master's cut after not playing competitively in months?

Pretty impressive considering guys like Rahm, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, etc. are behind him or missed the cut entirely.

If he can make a run tomorrow to get into true contention, watch out.


And he's pretty much out of it now....


His body just can't handle playing 72 holes of tournament golf anymore. Certainly not when you factor in walking the course. He moves around more deliberately than my 82-year-old father out there.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:42 pm    Post subject:

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How about Tiger making his 24th straight Master's cut after not playing competitively in months?

Pretty impressive considering guys like Rahm, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, etc. are behind him or missed the cut entirely.

If he can make a run tomorrow to get into true contention, watch out.

He's +10
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:18 pm    Post subject:

Bryson stumbled, but managed to save face by holing out his approach shot on 18 after having to just punch out from trees after his wayward tee shot. Morikawa with round of the day of those in contention.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:12 pm    Post subject:

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Bryson stumbled, but managed to save face by holing out his approach shot on 18 after having to just punch out from trees after his wayward tee shot. Morikawa with round of the day of those in contention.


Scottie is the heavy betting favorite going into tomorrow. The winner has almost always come from the final pairing in the 21st century, so it's looking like either he or Morikawa. Given that Scottie is the better player and also happens to be in much better form, you have to go with him. But I'm looking forward to watching.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:59 pm    Post subject:

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Bryson stumbled, but managed to save face by holing out his approach shot on 18 after having to just punch out from trees after his wayward tee shot. Morikawa with round of the day of those in contention.


Scottie is the heavy betting favorite going into tomorrow. The winner has almost always come from the final pairing in the 21st century, so it's looking like either he or Morikawa. Given that Scottie is the better player and also happens to be in much better form, you have to go with him. But I'm looking forward to watching.


It will be interesting. Scottie had the great first round but morikawa has been a couple strokes better both the second and third days.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:09 am    Post subject:

Sheffler wife is 9 months pregnant and Scottie says he will withdraw the moment his wife goes in to labor.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:51 am    Post subject:

Watch out for Max Homa.

The winner almost always comes out of the last group, but Homa has been fantastic tee to green, he just can't make a putt.

If he sees one go in, he could get on a roll and win his first major, I love his demeanor on the course.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:33 pm    Post subject:

I was expecting Scottie to win and he did. Morikawa just hasn't been in great form despite obviously being close to the lead through 3 rounds, and he finally cracked on 9 and 11. Scheffler is nearly unbeatable when he putts it decently, which he did at Augusta National. He actually was below-average in greens in regulation, a rarity for him, but he missed greens in the right spots and he clearly putted well.

I'll set the O/U for career majors for him at 6.5.
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I was expecting Scottie to win and he did. Morikawa just hasn't been in great form despite obviously being close to the lead through 3 rounds, and he finally cracked on 9 and 11. Scheffler is nearly unbeatable when he putts it decently, which he did at Augusta National. He actually was below-average in greens in regulation, a rarity for him, but he missed greens in the right spots and he clearly putted well.

I'll set the O/U for career majors for him at 6.5.


Yep, his consistency over time made him the absolutely the favorite going into that finally day, even when he has briefly faltered, he's still the top competitor.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 5:21 am    Post subject:

World number 1 Scottie Sheffler arrived back at Valhalla after being arrested early this morning. He is being charged with 2nd degree assault on a police officer, 3rd degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding the traffic signals of a police officer, after a misunderstanding with police outside the entrance to the club.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 7:27 am    Post subject:

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World number 1 Scottie Sheffler arrived back at Valhalla after being arrested early this morning. He is being charged with 2nd degree assault on a police officer, 3rd degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding the traffic signals of a police officer, after a misunderstanding with police outside the entrance to the club.


What a bizarre story, probably the last guy you would ever think would get arrested. Supposedly facing up to 10 years in jail, though of course he isn't going to get that.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 7:41 am    Post subject:

A shocking turn of events that the Louisville police department completely overreacted to something and then doubled down.
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