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Hadn’t paid much attention - as I’m not a golf watcher (other than a little during majors and Ryder cup) - but watched highlights this week. Then took a dive into scoring.

 

To me, given the smaller pool of players, guaranteed compensation, and team concept - seems more like an exhibition built for fans. Not a bad thing necessarily - but guys now don’t have to work as hard on their game, if their F/T LIV.

 

I see it as a “golf exhibition tour” if nothing else. But once a player goes that route, they have to lose their edge imo. It’s not the same when you’re getting guaranteed money like that.

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9 minutes ago, JRS1939 said:

Pretty sure I'd practice with 4+ million for the winner


That money doesn’t push a player nearly the same when they already get tens of millions per year (or whatever it is). 

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4 minutes ago, kevinmdowney said:


That money doesn’t push a player nearly the same when they already get tens of millions per year (or whatever it is). 

Not everyone has the guaranteed contract. It could be life changing for the half of LIV players. Plus, other athletes with $$$ guaranteed money still play their a** off to win anyway (of course, some are not). I'm sure pro golfers are the same. 

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Just now, sociojeje said:

Not everyone has the guaranteed contract. It could be life changing for the half of LIV players. Plus, other athletes with $$$ guaranteed money still play their a** off to win anyway (of course, some are not). I'm sure pro golfers are the same. 


I’m not saying they don’t want to win. 
 

But when you get that guaranteed $$, now it’s easier not to do the extra range or putting session, and do something else.

 

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2 minutes ago, sociojeje said:

Not everyone has the guaranteed contract. It could be life changing for the half of LIV players. Plus, other athletes with $$$ guaranteed money still play their a** off to win anyway (of course, some are not). I'm sure pro golfers are the same. 

Pretty sure every player has guaranteed $

 

Turk Petitt who just graduated from Clemson last year for $8 million from them and he’s pretty unknown compared to the rest of the players in this thing 

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9 minutes ago, Creedo77 said:

Pretty sure every player has guaranteed $

 

Turk Petitt who just graduated from Clemson last year for $8 million from them and he’s pretty unknown compared to the rest of the players in this thing 

As more "big name" players sign, some of those lesser known guys can't play. You know not everyone who played in the first event participated. I'm sure they can still "earn" it by winning or playing good. 

 

12 minutes ago, kevinmdowney said:


I’m not saying they don’t want to win. 
 

But when you get that guaranteed $$, now it’s easier not to do the extra range or putting session, and do something else.

 

Some play better with $$$. Some don't. We just don't know. Curry earns $$$ but he is still playing so hard. 

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40 minutes ago, kevinmdowney said:

Hadn’t paid much attention - as I’m not a golf watcher (other than a little during majors and Ryder cup) - but watched highlights this week. Then took a dive into scoring.

 

To me, given the smaller pool of players, guaranteed compensation, and team concept - seems more like an exhibition built for fans. Not a bad thing necessarily - but guys now don’t have to work as hard on their game, if their F/T LIV.

 

I see it as a “golf exhibition tour” if nothing else. But once a player goes that route, they have to lose their edge imo. It’s not the same when you’re getting guaranteed money like that.

Yes and discussed 10,000 times. 

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14 minutes ago, Hawkeye77 said:

Yes and discussed 10,000 times. 


So sorry - I’m late to the party.

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1 hour ago, kevinmdowney said:


That money doesn’t push a player nearly the same when they already get tens of millions per year (or whatever it is). 


Why would this be true in golf, but not all other sports?

 

 

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Again, if guaranteed money equates to lesser quality of play, then every sport that has contracts with guaranteed money is a fraud.

 

Oh, and that big fat executive with a guaranteed salary must be a slack a** as well but able to earn bonuses anyway for doing nothing. 

 

While were at it, might as well throw in the hacks down at city hall sucking off the teat of the taxpayers. 

 

Guaranteed money?  Pfff!

 

 

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