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money talks - golf now, which next?

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Zeno Marx

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Jun 26, 2010
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I don't care about golf. I played it for a couple summers around the 7th and 8th grade. Annual pass at the 9-hole course was $50, and it gave me something to do. Very difficult game. Just didn't interest me.

To the point...

What is happening in golf right now is interesting. Liv Golf, a new golf tour funded by Saudi Arabia. Purses of $25M. The PGA is suspending the golfers who are playing on that tour. It shows how fragile the establishments are in sports. Saudi Arabia, China, UAE, etc all have the money to do this. Just when people think $2M for the winner is absurd, you get this. I could see this happening to tennis very easily, as China has been banned from WTA and the ATP because of the Peng Shuai situation. Russia is clearly out of any international tennis support as well, and they sponsored several tournaments. I had to chuckle at the few moments of the press conference with the suspended PGA golfers who are now playing with Liv Golf. Of course, one of the questions was about human rights, and it was like asking pre-schoolers to explain their understanding of calculus and astrophysics. DUHR. I don't think the NBA is entirely out of the realm of possibilities for this sort of action, either. Not hoping to get political. Just that offering enough money can pull even the best of the best away from the established organizations.