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Fore Please. 2019 Golf Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That was litigated 20 years ago and Martin's argument won. Once you give prize money, you are subject to the ADA. You think the PGA wanted to give Daly a cart? They didn't, but they had no choice.
  2. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    According to that article, Daly blamed needing medication for diabetes and high blood pressure on "old age," and liver damage on "pain killers."

    I guess Jim Beam and Coors technically are pain killers.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Now would be a good time to revise the lifetime exemption policy for past PGA champions. If you win a U.S. Open you're good for, what, the next 10 years? That's fair and the PGA should follow suit. Earn your way in after that.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    The court was wrong :)
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Tiger could afford better excuses
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Hell, even winning our State Open will only get you a 10-year exemption, at least on the amateur side. But we still have some 60-plus pros who won in the 80s trying to compete and it's pretty ugly, mostly because the local PGA section allows it.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Just end all exemptions, period. You don't qualify for the US Open from the previous year, or by the money list? Play in a qualifier. You don't finish in the top 125, or qualify for the tour from the other tours? Back to Q school.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Never happen. The presence of past champions is part of every major (for the Masters, it's close to the most important part). Golf is so collectively into history to ever take such a draconian path, and perhaps it shouldn't. Also, the exemptions for winning are part of the prize for winning. It's payment in lieu of cash.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The court had the last word. Tough.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Then people (in general, not you) shouldn't complain when some old geezer who can't break 90 still shows up and plays at the Masters.

    And I don't think people would tune out the Masters if Gary Player and Mike Weir don't show up.
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    But for exemption does Jack qualify in 86? Crenshaw in ‘93?
  12. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Did you mean 1995 for Crenshaw?
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