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These players are really getting on my nerves.Perhaps they should consider leaving their gated mansions in Florida & coming back to play in Europe. After all the tour is struggling & where would they be if they had not had that initial start on the ET, so maybe some loyalty is called for
cs attitude makes me furious. i mean hes so loyal hes played in the dessert swing events, wentworth and all of the national opens in the summer (not!). he played 2 events that were solely hosted by the et (the 2 with the biggest prize fund) & has had all year to fit r2d into his schedule. guess he's angry cause dubai & its 8million prize fund are the only reason he keeps his et card anyway
I think the underwheling response to the thread says more than anything else.I enjoy majors where everyone plays. Anything outside of that is a big bag of whatever
Can i just say that I agree the ET needs a much more coherent and ambitious strategy to compete with the PGA Tour + Fedex Cup. A lot of the money flows from TV so the current poor quality of TV coverage for ET events is one area to be addressed. It is light years behind where it needs to be to put ET on an even footing
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@54:The FedEx series next year will play all four events consecutively, so it will be interesting to see if all the main players participate in all three prior to East Lake.PM has already hinted that he may just skip the whole thing!
#55 Pros of yester-year played from April to October at most and didn't have to play in Asia, Australia, SA etc to retain their cards so not really a fair comparison. These days it's a 12 month circuit. What I can tell you (from experience) is that constant travel (regardless of class) wears you down over time and players need a rest to perform at their best each time they play.
Way to much money invloved.
O'Grady has a difficult balancing act - trying to keep the better players as tour members, which helps recruit sponsors, but also trying to please the 100+ other members, some of whom will be the starts of tomorrow. The FedEx Cup does nothing for me - handing out egregious cheques to multi-millionaires never does, but unfortunately the European Tour felt a need to respond & harsh to criticise.
@49. No player is bigger than the game. No Tour - no money - nobodies.As for no player playing 3 or weeks on the trot. You obviously don't follow the European Tour. Players seeking to retain their cards will play more than that as they try to retain their Tour card for the following year. Pros used to play 36 holes on the final day.Today's players are pampered wimps. And no better golfers.
A small point on the Fed Ex. There is now a week off between the second and third stages, all because the players wanted it that way. That is my point, did O'Grady moot his idea to the players with Fed Ex experience or just assume they would turn up? He has done right by the high - mid level Euro tour members but not the players who sell the tournaments (Els, their major card with most majors).
WOW. congratulations a matter of time. you now have one post that has remained on a board without being immediately removed. your remedial teacher will be immensely proud. no stopping you on the hoofball threads now.
#51 You? Seeing as you chose to comment on a golf thread. I imagine you struggle with a lot of things.
Who cares about golf?I struggle to even call it a sport
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