When it comes to LIV golf, it would be hard for the average golfer to avoid jumping on board for that much money. But since most don’t get a chance to jump, it’s easier to throw stones.
I feel like the other major sports attract more viewers, which equals more money to spend. Maybe in a few years the whole world will settle down and all the tours will run in peace.
I just don’t like golfers being excluded from events, and I don’t see that as a good response to this.
Given that this entire effort was designed to provide positive PR for the Saudis, but has instead highlighted their more negative characteristics (with the help of Greg Norman’s caddy), you wonder how long they’ll keep the cash flowing for a lost cause.
If it plays out over a few years, it seems destined to end up in court. Yippee.
As of now, the tournaments promoted by Saudi Arabia are not recognized by the official world golf rankings, which is the vehicle by which many golfers obtain exemptions for the main championships. Once the big talents start missing major tournaments because of this, the legalities are sure to pick up speed.
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When it comes to comparing the TV ratings for the Daytona and Indy 500s, I always thought Daytona had the upper hand since so many people across the country are stuck indoors due to winter weather.
The Indy 500 is run on a holiday weekend in much better outdoor weather in most parts of the country, with plenty of other options besides TV. When I was still living in Indiana, I knew warm weather was just around the corner when I watched the Daytona 500.
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HEY, MARK (AGAIN)!
Good point, but Daytona nearly doubled Indy’s TV number this year. I’m not sure wind chill can explain all that.
The best example of his theory, of course, was the historic 1979 Daytona 500, which was the first to be televised in its entirety. Much of the country was internally stalled due to a near-national blizzard and thus enjoyed the theatrics of that race’s final lap, which is often attributed to NASCAR’s acceleration in the 1980s.
If the Saudis cut off your hand for stealing, what would they do to Patrick Reed for illegally moving his ball?
I was recently thinking about our own local hero while enjoying a new beer at Ormond Brewing beer garden: Smokey Yunick Porter (best damn Porter in town!).
What kind of trick do you think Smokey would pull on the new IMSA prototypes for next year’s 24 hour race?
Maybe magnetos on all four wheels, for a little extra electricity. Or hamster wheels with magnets! They don’t weigh much, so at the pit stops, change the tires, change the driver, change the hamsters.
We’re still thinking about you, Smokey. Health!
Smokey would be flattered to have his name on something like the motor oil you would put in the engine on qualifying day.
I found a review and learned that Smokey’s porter also has an ABV of 8%, which tells me that it’s a “beer” for those who don’t like the beer that most foodie Americans enjoy.
Thanks but no thanks. One of the underrated reasons our ancestors freed themselves from colonial rule was our distaste for the 10w-20 porter. How our nation’s capital didn’t end up in Milwaukee is beyond me.
You also forced me to learn a few things about magnets. Oh, thank you.
Let’s cleanse the palate with the latest offering from the Great American Golf Joke Tour. . .
So we’re playing nine holes in the late afternoon and we teed up the par 3 ninth, with a lake in front of the green.
Bill hits his tee shot and turns to Jim to say, “I can’t believe this, but I don’t have any golf balls.” Jim gives Bill a new Titleist and Bill hits another tee shot. He asks Jim for another one and proceeds to throw a third ball into the pond.
Bill hates ending his day like this, so he begs for another dance and Jim says, “okay. . . Okay, just one more.”
As Jim hands Bill another Titleist, he says, “You know, Bill, this is getting a little pricey.”
Bill says, “Listen, Jim, if you can’t afford this game, find another hobby.”
I just realized that golf is the only sport that has its own catalog of jokes. I would include fishing, except I don’t need a bunch of you telling me it’s not a sport.
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