2021 Professional Golf Thread

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Lord Tyrion

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It's the way throughout sports these days.

In this country both codes of rugby have adopted systems whereby the champions are not necessarily the team that topped the regular season.

And football has the play-offs to determine promotion spots.

It can be said that none of these are fair but they are exciting.

Would the drama last night have been as great if it was already known who was Tour Champion?
I'd also add, in years to come no one will really care who has won this tournament for any other reason than the cheque at the end of it. Majors are still the barometer with the Players Champion closely behind. The Fedex winner never gets a menttion, except in the last 2-3 weeks of the US season. People will look back and decide for themselve who was the best player this year, this tournament doesn't decide that anywhere outside of the USPGA maketing team.
 

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I'll tell you who wasnt excited, Patrick Cantlay, just won 15M from two weeks work and barely managed a fist pump....!
Thats on top of the $7,638,805 for the season. At this point its just numbers on a computer screen.

Interviews kept trying to make a big thing of the money. But the players weren't interested. They are interested in winning.

Like Cam Smith said when asked what he'd do with the $15M. He already has more money than he knows what to do with, so would probably celebrate with some new fishing equipment.
 

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Felt gutted for Rahm. Definitely the best player over the season, plus the fact he was robbed of a win which meant he would have started better in this and probably won.
 

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Thats on top of the $7,638,805 for the season. At this point its just numbers on a computer screen.

Interviews kept trying to make a big thing of the money. But the players weren't interested. They are interested in winning.

Like Cam Smith said when asked what he'd do with the $15M. He already has more money than he knows what to do with, so would probably celebrate with some new fishing equipment.
Hovland said the same, looks a very sensible lad. I love the game, but the money IMO is ridiculous. Why don't they play competitions where all winnings are donated to a charity of the players choice?
 

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Hovland said the same, looks a very sensible lad. I love the game, but the money IMO is ridiculous. Why don't they play competitions where all winnings are donated to a charity of the players choice?
If the pros were that bothered, they could donate the money themselves.
 

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Maybe just me but I used to notice when I saw someone had shot sub 65 and double take when I read about a sub 63 on the tours ... Now it seems like its a weekly occurrence to see someone shoot 8, 9 or even 10 under par (especially on a Thursday)

Wonder why::unsure:
  1. Better players
  2. Better equipment
  3. Easier courses
  4. Easy set-up
  5. They've always done it
 

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Maybe just me but I used to notice when I saw someone had shot sub 65 and double take when I read about a sub 63 on the tours ... Now it seems like its a weekly occurrence to see someone shoot 8, 9 or even 10 under par (especially on a Thursday)

Wonder why::unsure:
  1. Better players
  2. Better equipment
  3. Easier courses
  4. Easy set-up
  5. They've always done it
Generally, they have been playing the same courses on the PGA Tour for decades, but now they are longer and tighter and set up more tricky. That rules out 3 and 4.

I think the players are better: more athletic, better coaching, better analysis so they understand their swing better and how to score. Plus obviously the advances in equipment and the way it is fitted.
 

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Maybe just me but I used to notice when I saw someone had shot sub 65 and double take when I read about a sub 63 on the tours ... Now it seems like its a weekly occurrence to see someone shoot 8, 9 or even 10 under par (especially on a Thursday)

Wonder why::unsure:
  1. Better players
  2. Better equipment
  3. Easier courses
  4. Easy set-up
  5. They've always done it
lesser prestige tournaments especially on the PGA seem to be set up easier.... they seem to think birdies = viewing figures
 
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Just watching the Aramco team event on the LET. Unless I misheard, I'm sure the lady commentator compared Charley Hull (after winning) to Rory Mcilroy 🤔🤭😳
 
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