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Ouch! Twitter on the PGA - LIV (Saudis) golf merger (Original Post) underpants Jun 2023 OP
If you can't beat the bonesaws... The Unmitigated Gall Jun 2023 #1
Good one..I hope we have not forgotten the Saudis' role on 9.11 Deuxcents Jun 2023 #2
So the Saudis simply bought the PGA? comradebillyboy Jun 2023 #3
Pretty much. underpants Jun 2023 #9
Money Money Money spanone Jun 2023 #4
I'm Unhappy, Too ProfessorGAC Jun 2023 #5
I agree. It's sickening. spanone Jun 2023 #7
I was absolutely shocked. underpants Jun 2023 #10
A friend texted a good point underpants Jun 2023 #17
Yep! ProfessorGAC Jun 2023 #29
PGA was pretty much "fuck those guys" at the start. Takket Jun 2023 #6
They did for moral reasons. 9/11 and Khashoggi. spanone Jun 2023 #8
I turn golf on the TV when Jerry2144 Jun 2023 #11
thoroughly corrupt and disgusting LymphocyteLover Jun 2023 #12
Saws will now be allowed on the course Disaffected Jun 2023 #13
I'd expect the golfer depicted in the lower graphic to be calimary Jun 2023 #14
Bone saw underpants Jun 2023 #15
Bone saw. Fitting. AZ8theist Jun 2023 #18
If not a bone saw, a box cutter. nt Ilsa Jun 2023 #31
PGA is about to find out that it's not just magat spunktrumpets that follow golf. They're gonna Comfortably_Numb Jun 2023 #16
I doubt that... AZ8theist Jun 2023 #19
I'm a tree hugging liberal and I used to go to the Shell Houston Open and I have to Comfortably_Numb Jun 2023 #22
"Caddy recommends the bone saw for clearing a path." nt Ilsa Jun 2023 #32
lmao Comfortably_Numb Jun 2023 #34
Expect Golfers Bird Lady Jun 2023 #20
I think LIV has tourneys at TFG properties. nt Ilsa Jun 2023 #33
Golf is used to "quiet on the green.... ooo. aaa nice putt" Tetrachloride Jun 2023 #21
Golf equals Boring to me Pas-de-Calais Jun 2023 #23
Same! PortTack Jun 2023 #26
The last time I watched a golf tournament for the golf was the first time Tiger catbyte Jun 2023 #38
Years ago. as a high schooler, I would go to Maui to surf (I lived on Oahu). Once me and my buds panader0 Jun 2023 #48
Pro terrorist Golf! SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 #24
Golf is seeing a slight resurgence after several years of no one being interested PortTack Jun 2023 #25
Tick tick tick The Bopper Jun 2023 #27
The word "disgusting" doesn't begin to cover this. BarbD Jun 2023 #28
Just discussed on Nicolle Wallace show. Claire McCaskill "It makes me want to throw up it just like GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2023 #30
Golf has been shrinking in America for some time now. Younger generations Hortensis Jun 2023 #35
Courses were closing left and right - real estate. underpants Jun 2023 #42
Umhm. But where land is relatively inexpensive, golf courses were very viable, Hortensis Jun 2023 #43
Golf's popularity is waning in America. C Moon Jun 2023 #36
I would watch less golf if I could, but I don't watch it anyway. OverBurn Jun 2023 #37
Shame on the PGA. poli-junkie Jun 2023 #39
Money. AltairIV Jun 2023 #40
is there a legal case here? antitrust? mopinko Jun 2023 #41
1 Reply: "Those holes all have bushes behind them." Ilsa Jun 2023 #44
I don't play or watch the sport. sellitman Jun 2023 #45
The LPGA Golfers Deep State Witch Jun 2023 #46
yikes! that's direct BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 2023 #47

Deuxcents

(17,269 posts)
2. Good one..I hope we have not forgotten the Saudis' role on 9.11
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 02:32 PM
Jun 2023

They still have us with gas/oil issues. Now, another institution falls for them.

ProfessorGAC

(66,659 posts)
5. I'm Unhappy, Too
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 02:45 PM
Jun 2023

They caved to a tour hardly anybody is watching.
A few weeks ago, the tour was playing the Honda Classic. Few major names were there. Coverage on Golf Channel & NBC.
LIV was playing in the US, with coverage on CW.
The Honda had an average daily viewership that 6x that LIV's aggregate for the week!
PGA should have just waited out the Saudis' desire to pour money into a sinkhole.

spanone

(136,559 posts)
7. I agree. It's sickening.
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 02:49 PM
Jun 2023

...and the players found out about it JUST TODAY.

It's all they will be asked this week.

underpants

(183,921 posts)
10. I was absolutely shocked.
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 02:59 PM
Jun 2023

I guess the Saudis have so much money they could bleed the PGA for years in court.

underpants

(183,921 posts)
17. A friend texted a good point
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 03:56 PM
Jun 2023

If I were one of the PGA loyalists I'd be pissed. I stayed loyal turning down a huge payday based on principle while others cashed in but were told they'd never be welcome. Now they're all welcomed back with open arms and fat accounts while I'm rewarded with what...

ProfessorGAC

(66,659 posts)
29. Yep!
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:04 PM
Jun 2023

They offered Tiger a half-billion. Rory got offered a hundred million more than Koepka or Johnson. They said no.
Now, this.

Jerry2144

(2,204 posts)
11. I turn golf on the TV when
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 03:06 PM
Jun 2023

I need to nap. And if I need deeper sleep, I listen to golf on the radio.

I guess I can now watch Paint Drying TV and Grass Growing Channel for equivalent excitement

Comfortably_Numb

(3,948 posts)
16. PGA is about to find out that it's not just magat spunktrumpets that follow golf. They're gonna
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 03:56 PM
Jun 2023

get an earful on the links.

AZ8theist

(5,756 posts)
19. I doubt that...
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 03:59 PM
Jun 2023

There are TONS of Fascists who attend PGA events. I've seen them first hand.

Most of them will be perfectly fine with this abomination.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,948 posts)
22. I'm a tree hugging liberal and I used to go to the Shell Houston Open and I have to
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 04:01 PM
Jun 2023

believe there’s more like me that will make bonesaw noises and shout insults.

Bird Lady

(1,848 posts)
20. Expect Golfers
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 04:00 PM
Jun 2023

To be unexpectedly falling from windows, and they have will to play through the body parts.
I used to watch golf but now I will watch anything else. I will not support murders.
Does trump have anything to do with this?

Tetrachloride

(8,097 posts)
21. Golf is used to "quiet on the green.... ooo. aaa nice putt"
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 04:01 PM
Jun 2023

buzz saws, kazoos, death metal. those might happen.

catbyte

(34,828 posts)
38. The last time I watched a golf tournament for the golf was the first time Tiger
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:18 PM
Jun 2023

Woods won The Masters back in 1997. I'd occasionally tune into a golf tournament if it was being played at Kapalua, Maui just for the scenery (that's my favorite part of the island -- I stay in Napili when I go & that's just south of Kapalua) and to see if I could catch a sighting of a whale, lol. Everything else is one big snooze.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
48. Years ago. as a high schooler, I would go to Maui to surf (I lived on Oahu). Once me and my buds
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 01:37 PM
Jun 2023

spent our nights on the greens at Kaanapali. In the early morning the groundskeeper woke us up and shooed us away.
So beautiful.

PortTack

(33,268 posts)
25. Golf is seeing a slight resurgence after several years of no one being interested
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 04:43 PM
Jun 2023

It’s an expensive sport which is the catch with the younger generations. Guess we’ll see if the current resurgence continues

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
35. Golf has been shrinking in America for some time now. Younger generations
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:10 PM
Jun 2023

Last edited Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:45 PM - Edit history (1)

just aren't into it, plus increasingly expensive land and maintenance costs, environmental issues.

We know two couples who bought homes in subdivisions whose golf courses have fairly recently been abandoned without their having any say in it by the companies that actually owned the golf courses themselves. After a messy, what-now period, they've been/being converted to common natural habitat with walking paths, ponds, wetland, etc.

People wanted to buy the homes but more and more not to pay for memberships in the golf courses and costs to maintain go up with fewer members to spread them around. Increasingly common. Our friends aren't unhappy, except one husband a bit, but he's resigned and okay with ditching the increasing annual fees. Writing on the wall.

I wouldn't be surprised if this had a measurable negative effect on the sport, increasing the trend.

underpants

(183,921 posts)
42. Courses were closing left and right - real estate.
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:45 PM
Jun 2023

You can put a lot of houses on that amount of land.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
43. Umhm. But where land is relatively inexpensive, golf courses were very viable,
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:57 PM
Jun 2023

providing upscale views and amenities to subdivision homes for middle classes. Some gates and a clubhouse and pool, and voila! "Luxury" subdivision. Very pleasant places too. A lot of them were developed while there was a healthy market for them.

C Moon

(12,304 posts)
36. Golf's popularity is waning in America.
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:11 PM
Jun 2023

It's also noted to be one of the top environmentally destructive sports.

AltairIV

(454 posts)
40. Money.
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 05:31 PM
Jun 2023

When I first saw this story on, I believe, The Daily Beast, the first thought that ran through my mind was how much money changed hands here. My second thought was it's golf, I really don't care, but god these people are whores.

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