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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Amazing what some people will do for money isn't it? Just say NO to that $100,000,000 sign-on payment that enables them to tell the world to get fucked at any time of their choosing from that moment on because nobody, but especially sportsmen, care about money and they all just do it for the love of the sport
    No, it's OK to take the money, just remember to tell people you're only doing it to help starving African kids and to save the whales or some shit.

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    ^With a transfer of 100+ mill landing in your bank account you'd tell people whatever you want to tell them because at that point, you really don't need to worry about pleasing or pissing anyone off ever again. They can all go fuck themselves if they don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^With a transfer of 100+ mill landing in your bank account you'd tell people whatever you want to tell them
    If this were true, they'd all be saying "I'm doing it for the money" instead of making feeble excuses.

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    ^You guys just don't get it, I wish I could be so totally fucking naive and gullible when it comes to believing what people like sportsmen, politicians, CEO's, religious leaders, and celebrities say when they're asked where their motivation comes from

    Anyways here's a pic of Henrik Stenson thinking about what he's turned his back on by accepting the sign-on deal LIV offered him and winning $4,000,000 for 3 rounds of golf over the weekend.

    Golf-Mickelson among 17 golfers suspended by PGA Tour for playing LIV event-screenshot_20220801-075031_chrome-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    It's no surprise to me that the players I like the least jump ship to the murderous regimes attempt at "sportwashing". Blood money.

    The PGA is a non profit organization that donates roughly 200 million dollars to charity per year. The Saudis are spending more money than they will ever recoup and the LIV tour will be lucky to make it through two seasons.

    Fuck the idiots that hitched their horse to it and fuck Greg Norman.

    Tell us how you really feel!

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    Back on topic, there's a rumour doing the rounds that Cam Smith's management have approached the Australian PGA about if he could still play the few tournaments he's previously said he would at the end of this year down there, should he no longer be a PGA exclusive player. My best guesstimate on this is as he's currently 2nd on the FedEx leaderboard, he'll have a crack at winning the FedEx cup (18 mill bonus money, not that it's about the money ) before deciding either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^You guys just don't get it, I wish I could be so totally fucking naive and gullible when it comes to believing what people like sportsmen, politicians, CEO's, religious leaders, and celebrities say when they're asked where their motivation comes from
    Are you saying that you are not in it to help Shell to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. And you believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population is likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas for years to come?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    No, it's OK to take the money, just remember to tell people you're only doing it to help starving African kids and to save the whales or some shit.
    So how is it any different to any of the board expats who worked and made money in the ME? Those regimes have blood on their hands one way or another and there they are working for them, either directly or indirectly - its all the same money.

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    The expats at least admit it's for the money. The golfers don't. They make up bullshit like wanting to spend more time with their families, and then talk about legal action to be able to continue playing on the PGA tour. I think they are making up excuses to justify it for themselves more than anything. Not fooling anyone though.
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    Maybe Canada should join Nato.

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    ^ but they don't like their association with these thinly veiled terrorist supporters and human rights abusers raised. ME money is blood money one way or another.

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    ^Yeah but nobody is going to stop importing their oil (including Canada ) or stop putting money in their coffers by having anything to do with assets they have around the world are they. Do some homework on the various companies and sporting clubs and whatnot these Arab countries own or are involved with financially, you might be surprised at how wide-spread their interests are.

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    ^ I know exactly what they own and are involved in, aided as they have been by politicians and the so-called great and good for decades. These sand monkeys have taken over from the Swiss as the number one destination for money stolen by despots, drug dealers, traffickers, dictators et al across the globe. Get in power and start syphoning it off to the ME and then when you lose power off you go to where your money is to kick back and enjoy. My point is that its a bit hypocritical for some on here to be suggesting these golfers are one thing when in fact they are no different in taking money from the same pot.

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    Luke Donald has been confirmed as Henrik Stensonís replacement to captain Europeís 2023 Ryder Cup team in Italy.
    Stenson was initially appointed Ryder Cup captain in March, only to be stripped of the role last month after electing to join several of his former Ryder Cup team-mates in signing up for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

    Donald has featured in four winning Ryder Cup teams and served as a vice-captain for the last two editions of the biennial contest, with the former world No 1 now given the task of trying to regain the trophy for Europe on home soil.

    Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald named as Henrik Stenson's successor to captain Team Europe in Italy | Golf News | Sky Sports
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    So how is it any different
    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    The expats at least admit it's for the money
    Simple question, simple answer.

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    American golf chiefs have told players that Saudi-funded breakaway rebels, including England's Ian Poulter, are trying to "freeride" by taking legal action to be allowed back into PGA Tour events.
    Poulter is among 11 LIV Golf players who have taken legal action in the US to get their suspension from the North American golf tour lifted.


    LIV Golf has caused fractures across the golf world since attracting players with signing-on fees reportedly exceeding £100m in some cases, and a $25m (£20.6m) prize fund per event.
    In a memo to members obtained by Sky News, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan wrote: "With the Saudi golf league on hiatus, they're trying to use lawyers to force their way into competition alongside our members in good standing. It's an attempt to use the Tour platform to promote themselves and to freeride on your benefits and efforts.
    "To allow re-entry into our events compromises the Tour and the competition, to the detriment of our organisation, our players, our partners and our fans. The lawsuit they have filed somehow expects us to believe the opposite, which is why we intend to make our case clearly and vigorously."


    The series is being bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, sparking criticism from activists who accuse the kingdom of using the glamour of sport to enhance the kingdom's image while concerns persist about violations of human rights.



    Players signed up to start competing on the LIV Golf circuit in June despite the threat of PGA Tour disciplinary action for a year.


    A temporary restraining order has been sought by a trio of players - Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones - to compete from next week in the FedEx Cup play-offs which determine the season champion on the PGA Tour.
    Mr Monahan said: "We have been preparing to protect our membership and contest this latest attempt to disrupt our Tour, and you should be confident in the legal merits of our position. Fundamentally, these suspended players - who are now Saudi Golf League employees - have walked away from the Tour and now want back in."


    There is a month until the next LIV Golf event in Boston.
    The antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour was filed in the US District Court in San Francisco.
    LIV Golf said in a statement: "The players are right to have brought this action to challenge the PGA Tour's anti-competitive rules and to vindicate their rights as independent contractors to play where and when they choose. Despite the PGA Tour's effort to stifle competition, we think golfers should be allowed to play golf."
    Mr Monahan said he is defending the rights of members who abide by the rules and urged players to speak out against LIV Golf.
    He added: "This is your TOUR, built on the foundation that we work together for the good and growth of the organisation…and then you reap the rewards. It seems your former colleagues have forgotten one important aspect of that equation."

    Saudi-funded LIV Golf rebels 'trying to freeride' their way back into PGA Tour events | US News | Sky News

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    He added: "This is your TOUR, built on the foundation that we work together for the good and growth of the organisation…and then you reap the rewards. It seems your former colleagues have forgotten one important aspect of that equation."


    He sounds like a union official

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford
    Wonder where they're from?

    Surprising that isn't Hudson Swafford the fourth.

    *snigger *

    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    He sounds like a union official
    Encouraging players to do the right thing.

    I guess he's bound to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post


    He sounds like a union official
    Well he is talking to his "members"

    fnar fnar

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Encouraging players to do the right thing.




    good joke!

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