Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour

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  • youraway2youraway2 Just Old Sticks Members Posts: 1,402 ✭✭
    edited Feb 8, 2019 9:08am #62
    Does this really mean anything? Ok, he's an honorary member, so what does that mean? I don't understand; is it that he can play on the ET, when he desires? Or are they honoring him based on something that we should understand?



    Based on his Masters victory last year? What about Speith or Phil?
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  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,684 ✭✭
    edited Feb 8, 2019 9:11am #63
    youraway2 wrote:


    Does this really mean anything? Ok, he's an honorary member, so what does that mean? I don't understand; is it that he can play on the ET, when he desires? Or are they honoring him based on something that we should understand?




    If it's like an honorary doctorate that colleges hand out like M&Ms, it pretty much doesn't mean squat. But if this means he can tee it up over there anytime he likes, for the rest of his life, well that could be of some value.



    I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.
  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,190 ✭✭
    Rangeballz wrote:


    I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.




    I reckon most will understand it's a business decision by Keith Pelley. He appears to be trying to get Reed to play more on the ET (highly likely Reed has indicated he's open to that) and with the new schedule Pelley sees an opportunity.



    I now expect to see Reed at events like the BMW @ Wentworth. Of course I have no direct insight but it feels very strategic to me.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,777 ✭✭

    Rangeballz wrote:


    I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.




    I reckon most will understand it's a business decision by Keith Pelley. He appears to be trying to get Reed to play more on the ET (highly likely Reed has indicated he's open to that) and with the new schedule Pelley sees an opportunity.



    I now expect to see Reed at events like the BMW @ Wentworth. Of course I have no direct insight but it feels very strategic to me.




    Oh it 100% is. Pelley has no real power, the players hold it all and without them, Pelley doesn't have his ridiculously overpaid job, so he will bend over backwards to keep them happy even if it is Patrick Reed.
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  • aliikanealiikane Members Posts: 1,603 ✭✭
    European tour is struggling to get the top players in the world to play. Many of the top European players have made more of an effort to play the PGA Tour schedule.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,777 ✭✭
    aliikane wrote:


    European tour is struggling to get the top players in the world to play. Many of the top European players have made more of an effort to play the PGA Tour schedule.




    I am hopeful that things will look good when September comes around and the PGA Tour season is finished.
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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members Posts: 868 ✭✭
    I would second the motion to swap Reed for McIlroy in a heartbeat.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,777 ✭✭
    DFS PFD wrote:


    I would second the motion to swap Reed for McIlroy in a heartbeat.




    Based on...
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