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Did you fall asleep 25 years ago and miss the ET becoming the division?

The prize for winning the Fed Ex is actually $18 million. So they could play in that against the best players in the world or some tinpot ET event against Richard Bland and other journeyman pros.

Which would you choose?
Couple of years time the option won't exist as ET will have big holes in it's schedule as it will struggle to attract sponsors while the names play US Tour.

Strangely they are keen to represent ET in Ryder Cup.

You raise a good point re money.....
See LIV thread 🤣
 

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With 10 million to the winner!
Yes it comes with a big prize for doing well - it’s the result of a great season

It’s part of being on the PGA tour

Both have their strong events - rhe ET was heavily loaded early season during the Middle East and then at the Scottish and then will be later at the PGA

These players split their time between the tours
 
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you dont think hell be there for the race to dubai final?
Oh course, it's a mega bucks event, limited field and no cut....

Point I'm actually trying to make is for a few events the ET field is strong.

The rest of the year the PGA Tour has its hooks into the players and half a dozen good Tournaments won't sustain the future of the Tour. For example there are events in October scheduled but no whereabouts, sponsor or prize fund....
 
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Oh course, it's a mega bucks event, limited field and no cut....

Point I'm actually trying to make is for a few events the ET field is strong.

The rest of the year the PGA Tour has its hooks into the players and half a dozen good Tournaments won't sustain the future of the Tour. For example there are events in October scheduled but no whereabouts, sponsor or prize fund....

So what do you expect the players like Rory to do? Only play 1 tour? Play every week? Be in 2 places at once (or 3 if they take the big juicy carrot ;) )?

People moan about there being co sanctioned events like the Scottish Open meaning lots of ET players didnt get to play and then moaning that the fields are too weak in other weeks because the top guys are in the US
 

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Oh course, it's a mega bucks event, limited field and no cut....

Point I'm actually trying to make is for a few events the ET field is strong.

The rest of the year the PGA Tour has its hooks into the players and half a dozen good Tournaments won't sustain the future of the Tour. For example there are events in October scheduled but no whereabouts, sponsor or prize fund....
what’s your answer then ?

When the Scottish open was on people complained that some ET members couldn’t play , over the last 3 weeks people have complained about the PGA events being weak ?!

The ET has over 200 members with cards that can play - these mid season events allow those outside 125 to play and gain valuable experience and money and points etc
 

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Wonder if Fowler sent a little thank you message to Fleetwood yesterday 🙂

Theegala has been a good watch this season (IMO), wouldn't be surprised if his form continues.
 

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In Northern Ireland the 2 competitions are alternating tee times
Guys first, girls 2nd
So the final putts, assuming no playoff will be by the Ladies.
Nice touch..(y)
 
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