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ColchesterFC

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But only for the first 200 people …

… who are using any of the 48 players codes.
Is that 200 people in total? Or 200 per player code - 200 x 48 = 9600 free tickets? And is that for each day or in total for the three days? What sort of attendance figures have there been for the first few LIV events?
 

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Is that 200 people in total? Or 200 per player code - 200 x 48 = 9600 free tickets? And is that for each day or in total for the three days? What sort of attendance figures have there been for the first few LIV events?
Most of the ‘fans’ are going in as the golf finishes for the free concert.
 

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Seems to be being reported in many places, but I'll wait until I see it on the OWGR website...
Not sure on the alliance or what it means for MENA Tour etc - but LIV Tour would be a development tour with MENA being the main tour

https://menatour.golf/tournaments

The event in Bangkok is now part of the Mena Tour it looks like which gets ranking points - and they have just given all the players Mena Tour membership

The Mena Tour pretty much stopped in May 2020 and then Asia Development Tour - so that’s what LIV will be - a development tour so it can stick with 54 holes etc but will be very small level of points

Players will also play on Mena Tour events - getting close to them playing every single week
 

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So......
If LIV is to be, effectively, a development tour...that is developing players with a view to them advancing to a tour further up the hierarchy........
Which Tour are the LIV players being "developed" for..?:unsure:
They still won't meet the 75 player average, Monday qualifying etc etc...
 

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Yeah I noticed mena seemed to have stopped earlier in the year.
Maybe a case of "if being awkward will just game the system then" perhaps..

https://menatour.golf/tournament/entry-list/2022/liv-golf-invitational-bangkok
Mena is a pure development Tour for aspiring Pros and also top amateurs , the ranking points are assigned for that purpose - to keep the points it needs to be that sort of Tour I believe

it’s pretty desperate move and I wonder if it’s to appease some of the players who maybe having second thoughts

OWGR still haven’t said if the tournament will have any points assigned and you could see them saying no
 

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Mena is a pure development Tour for aspiring Pros and also top amateurs , the ranking points are assigned for that purpose - to keep the points it needs to be that sort of Tour I believe

it’s pretty desperate move and I wonder if it’s to appease some of the players who maybe having second thoughts

OWGR still haven’t said if the tournament will have any points assigned and you could see them saying no
As I posted earlier, I'll wait for owgr confirmation.

However is there anything actually written down about "development tours" and restricted points?

I've only seen this..
"Major Championships will continue to award 100 First-Place Points, while THE PLAYERS Championship will award 80. All other tournaments will award Ranking Points according to the strength and depth of their fields, with a maximum of 80 First-Place Points."
 
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Mena is a pure development Tour for aspiring Pros and also top amateurs , the ranking points are assigned for that purpose - to keep the points it needs to be that sort of Tour I believe

it’s pretty desperate move and I wonder if it’s to appease some of the players who maybe having second thoughts

OWGR still haven’t said if the tournament will have any points assigned and you could see them saying no
Not sure it's a desperate move - it seems to me they've found a loophole to pick up OWGR points until the matter is resolved correctly.

It will be interesting to see how the rankings are affected after this weekends event.
 

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Not sure it's a desperate move - it seems to me they've found a loophole to pick up OWGR points until the matter is resolved correctly.

It will be interesting to see how the rankings are affected after this weekends event.
Of course it’s desperate and it might not even work

Mena is a pure development tour whose events in 2020 had a level of ranking points.

The event that Mena have added to their calendar last minute currently isn’t in the list of ranking events this weekend- so at the moment only these events will affect the rankings

https://www.owgr.com/this-week-s-events

The whole golf world can see what Norman is trying now , seeing how he hasn’t thought much through before I suspect he also hasn’t thought this through as well

Why would anyone want to see a development tour being bought like this ?
 
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