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Running 2020 PGA Tour thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    That's the PGA Tour. The PGA is a separate organization based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and the governing body for club and teaching professionals. It also runs the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. Try to keep up.
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Who knows what he thinks at the moment he wins. Probably that he got a lot of perks, led by the Masters. But you can bet your ass that in July, after the third round of the John Deere, he's checking to see how many points he's ahead of the No. 125 bubble.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that Fed Ex shit is so popular that the tour turned the schedule on its ass to get it all in before Lord Football starts.

    Tennis player Pete Sampras once said, "nobody cares who won Philadelphia". Regardless of how many times the Tour rams the Fed Ex down my throat, I still consider the Fed Ex playoffs as "Philadelphia".
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  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Fine. But you'd be wrong. And they turned the schedule around because the players wanted it. It would have happened with or without a playoff format. The players still run the Tour.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    And by the way, the majors are the ultimate goal but they don't always insure guys of their jobs. There's a past Masters champion (Mike Weir) who's playing on the Korn Ferry Tour because he's lost his PGA Tour status.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I swear to god this happened on sunday. One of my best friends was in town for a couple of days. We are watching the golf, and he is just a moderate golf fan. Plays a couple times a year, knows all the players, not bored watching the final round with me.

    At one point sunday afternoon, he asks me, why are they showing the guy who is in 17th place? (I don't recall the exact number)

    I had to explain to him that was his Fed Ex ranking, that the player was in 3rd place (or whatever) at Riviera. My friend just goes "what the fuck"

    Maybe I will get Hondo to explain it to him.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Did your friend ever say, "they gave a guy 3 points for making a basket. What the fuck?"
    Times change. Sports tweak their rules and conditions of competition. It's not an existential crisis.
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Hondo the progressive.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I turned it off after Adam Scott sank the putt to win.

    Did Balionis ask about his Fed Ex points?
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    If the Tour made CBS, which means the producer in the truck was in Balionis' ear about it.

    The Kostis anecdote drove that home ... and it didn't surprise me. The PGA Tour has become as bad as NASCAR ... not a good thing.
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The updated FedExCup standings get a full screen at the end of every tournament, and that's fine. But it's not unreasonable to think it's a bit ridiculous for the winner on the 18th green, all emotional immediately after a win, to be asked about the points. Especially early in the season. It makes for lousy TV, which is the basis of all this.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'll respond to your comment right after I go fill up with Sunoco fuel.
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