Will you pay to watch Tiger v Phil?

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  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    Never said that anyone is forcing me to buy tickets. Why do care so much about my opinion? My point is that why should we have to pay for this event? There have been many head to head golf events that were free on TV. The major channels already pay big bucks for golf events, no reason that money could not go to charities. Sponsors are not that hard to come by for events that interest viewers.



    No one is forcing you to comment on my comments, next time give your opinion without slamming someone else, or buy a ticket. image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf Members Posts: 3,309 ✭✭
    Guia wrote:


    Never said that anyone is forcing me to buy tickets. Why do care so much about my opinion? My point is that why should we have to pay for this event? There have been many head to head golf events that were free on TV. The major channels already pay big bucks for golf events, no reason that money could not go to charities. Sponsors are not that hard to come by for events that interest viewers.



    No one is forcing you to comment on my comments, next time give your opinion without slamming someone else, or buy a ticket. image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />




    You don't have to pay for the event, opt not to watch it.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,396 ClubWRX
    Nope.



    And that's a real "nope".



    Might have sneaked some peeks otherwise, might have, but not funding the $10m.



  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Members Posts: 5,038 ✭✭
    That would be a no pay for me.

    Why pay for it, we will get a swing for swing commentary on this very wrx board .


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  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    I believe that is what I did. Of course if you want to invite me to your home to watch, I would accept since it was free.



    The danger in this is suppose by some freak of nature that it was successful, more PPV to follow. Dangerous ground.
  • deathbymuffindeathbymuffin Members Posts: 519 ✭✭
    I might depending on the price and how much is going to charity. I think it'd be fun to watch.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,133 ✭✭
    edited Aug 23, 2018 #68

    bscinstnct wrote:

    new2g0lf wrote:


    If the price is reasonable, $25 or less I'll pay to watch it. I'm sure they will have both guys mic'd up and will follow them on the course so it's like the viewers are walking along with them.




    $25! No way.



    $12.99 $11.99 is my max. Then, I have money left over for snacks. Maybe roast beef hero and Combos. And sodas!


    Wait... Aren't you dieting?




    Yeah I dieting! M-F my menu consists of ON Gold Standard, Cheerios, Salmon, turkey, and rotisserie chicken, and yams and greens, and water.



    But weekend? Be like Ribs, Spaghetti n meatballs, sausage n rigatoni, sangwiches, chips, and sodas, everything! Oh, and a lot o vino ; )
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,610 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:


    bscinstnct wrote:

    new2g0lf wrote:


    If the price is reasonable, $25 or less I'll pay to watch it. I'm sure they will have both guys mic'd up and will follow them on the course so it's like the viewers are walking along with them.




    $25! No way.



    $12.99 $11.99 is my max. Then, I have money left over for snacks. Maybe roast beef hero and Combos. And sodas!


    Wait... Aren't you dieting?




    Yeah I dieting! M-F my menu consists of ON Gold Standard, Cheerios, Salmon, turkey, and rotisserie chicken, and yams and greens, and water.



    But weekend? Be like Ribs, Spaghetti n meatballs, sausage n rigatoni, sangwiches, chips, and sodas, everything! Oh, and a lot o vino ; )




    Why not just fast until Tiger wins a PGA Tour event again.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,133 ✭✭

    bscinstnct wrote:


    bscinstnct wrote:

    new2g0lf wrote:


    If the price is reasonable, $25 or less I'll pay to watch it. I'm sure they will have both guys mic'd up and will follow them on the course so it's like the viewers are walking along with them.




    $25! No way.



    $12.99 $11.99 is my max. Then, I have money left over for snacks. Maybe roast beef hero and Combos. And sodas!


    Wait... Aren't you dieting?




    Yeah I dieting! M-F my menu consists of ON Gold Standard, Cheerios, Salmon, turkey, and rotisserie chicken, and yams and greens, and water.



    But weekend? Be like Ribs, Spaghetti n meatballs, sausage n rigatoni, sangwiches, chips, and sodas, everything! Oh, and a lot o vino ; )




    Why not just fast until Tiger wins a PGA Tour event again.




    Tried that. Lasted 2 hours. I get a bit agitated when I dont eat. More so than usual ; )
  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,882 ✭✭
    Ok, I would pay to watch if Tiger played left handed and Phil played right handed.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,202 ✭✭
    I wouldn't be all that interested in watching it for free to be honest. I am not really sure why this is supposed to be interesting. It's an exhibition between 2 guys who don't hate each other and are not at the top of their games. I don't want to pay money to watch guys play a casual round
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  • youdamantigeryoudamantiger Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    edited Aug 23, 2018 #73
    Depends on the price and the format. If it's $20 or less and it's stroke play, yes. If it's matchplay I probably won't unless it's super cheap. There's too much risk of either Phil catching a heater and the match only lasting 15 holes or Phil hitting it all over the map and losing in 12 holes. Phil is the wild card. Tiger is predictable. He's going to go out, miss the fairways by so much that he actually winds up with a decent lie, hit it 15 feet from the hole, make 30% of those 15 footers, and shoot 67.
  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members Posts: 17,471 ✭✭
    Nah, dude. Nah.
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  • soap1984soap1984 Members Posts: 700 ✭✭
    I'm out. These things are never as good as you think they will be..
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  • ttice6ttice6 Members Posts: 102 ✭✭


    I cant wait to give them my money. It's Thanksgiving, my uncle who introduced me to the game will be over. I'm sure we're going to be hammered. Sounds like a great time to me.


    ^ I’m with you man. It’s gonna be entertaining to watch one way or another. I’m sure there’s a drinking game or several to be played watching this thing.
  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 599 ✭✭
    edited Aug 23, 2018 #77
    If it's on a channel I already pay for.
  • rmgatlrmgatl Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    Nope, not paying and probably wouldn't go to much trouble to watch if it was free. Maybe 12-15 years ago when they were both top 5 golfers. I've enjoyed watching them both, saw them plenty in their prime and hope they can stick around, but neither has a clue where their tee shots are going. Unless it's a blue moon, they'll both be all over the golf course. Maybe that's interesting, but wouldn't pay to watch.
  • Crazy About GolfCrazy About Golf Members Posts: 218
    No way. Super lame. Put BK and Tony Finau in the octagon.....I’ll pay for that.
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  • kool-aidkool-aid Members Posts: 71
    Looks like only 1 in 3 hardcore golfers will even consider it. The battle at bighorn was way better than this battle for bankruptcy. I saw Tiger/Phil/Daly/Kuehne years ago for free, and it certainly wasn't entertaining enough that I would have paid.
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,649 ✭✭
    No.
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  • Golffan67Golffan67 Members Posts: 44
    If it is 20$ or under.
  • NevinWNevinW Las VegasClubWRX Posts: 1,111 ClubWRX
    I'll definitely watch.
  • guyrestivoguyrestivo Members Posts: 2
    Definitely not......this is not like boxing(exciting) where everyone is interested....this only appeals to golfers and non-golfers think watching golf is very boring to watch..this will be a bust in spite of all the golf pundits and commentators who blow smoke in our u-know-what...it's just another money grab .......I would be interested though if they each hit 2 balls and the opponents makes them hit the worst one(though this probably would happen on their 1st shot anyway-especially Phil......
  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers Posts: 2,145 ✭✭
    PPV, only if it is cheap. I'm not paying much to watch this match. The internet has its ways...
  • Dr. BlockDr. Block Members Posts: 610 ✭✭
    edited Aug 23, 2018 #86
    This event had potential, and so far it’s been ruined from every perceivable angle. Shame
  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 958 ✭✭
    Why would I want to pay to watch 2 minutes of hitting the shots and in between, 10 minutes of either commercials or announcers trying to fill air time. image/WTF.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':WTF:' /> image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />
  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Members Posts: 1,341 ✭✭
    Sure. ...I'll pay. 20-30 bucks
  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 640 ✭✭
    I'd like to see the wager be more interesting. If Tiger loses he has to go back to **** addiction rehab and has to shave is receding hairline.. If Phil loses he has to go on a media tour where they only ask him questions about Tiger and his US Open failures.
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  • jkumpirejkumpire Members Posts: 729 ✭✭
    I might pony up some cash if two conditions are met:



    1. The players are putting up their own money, straight out of their wallet, not the money made by the event.

    2. The winner donates much of their winnings to an IRS 501(c)3 charity with a squeaky clean record of very low overhead and the money used to help people. Not their foundation or other personal charity.



    Other than that forget it, if they are not putting up their own money the pressure and excitement of the competition disappears. If they do not donate something somewhere completely out of their control, then why should I pay $$$ to help their tax liability or add to their pockets.
  • golferdrmjrgolferdrmjr Members Posts: 956 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:


    "How much would you pay for the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson pay-per-view?



    Jack Nicklaus Productions staged what is believed to be the first and perhaps only such event, in April 1988, when the Golden Bear teamed up with Lee Trevino in a match against Greg Norman and Ian Woosnam in what was dubbed the Desert Scramble. The winners took home $100,000 each while the losers got $25,000 apiece, and viewers were promised innovations such as miked-up players and, somewhat oddly, in-match golf lessons from Nicklaus himself.



    It cost $12.95 to watch (the equivalent to about $30 today) and was a complete bomb: The Los Angeles Times reported at the time that only 50,000 homes ponied up to watch it, short of the 65,000 needed to break even."



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    Good poll. I was wondering about who will pay to see this and how much. I would pay 10 bucks, not a penny more. I guess some people might get together with friends and split the cost. But I have no friends so that's not an option for me ; )



    Now, if this was back pre-2009, I'd pay to see that.
    This post was very disappointing to me. I was sure you had more friends than you could shake a stick at! :-)
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