PGA Tour treats La Costa worse than Tiger Woods treated that fool Stephen Ames
The PGA Tour is showing it’s all about the money while unceremoniously throwing La Costa to the curb. This weekend’s Match Play Championship is it for the venerable San Diego area resort as host to the PGA Tour.
See ya! And oh, yeah thanks for 37 years of memories. Don’t let our spikes hit you on our way out the door.
And you thought Tiger Woods treated Stephen Ames a little roughly in that 9&8 beatdown after the moronic Ames opened up his mouth a few too many times about the greatest golfer in history?
The PGA Tour’s reason for leaving La Costa in the dust of its new schedule is simple. Tucson is paying the tour seven figure fees to get the Match Play moved to the desert according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Now Tucson deserves a more high-profile event. Did the Chrysler Championship even qualify as a tournament in recent years? Really? Look at those fields again.
But by giving up on La Costa, the Tour’s once again showing how little it cares about golf history.
I spent a long weekend at La Costa last winter, played the North and South courses in Match Play rough conditions and enjoyed almost every minute of it. To argue this place is past its prime is ludicrous. This is a top-notch, pampering resort with courses that still carry plenty of bite (especially when the rough’s high and thick as Stephen Ames’ skull).
The PGA Tour players are the ones who should be speaking out though. La Costa is the place that started many of those perks that have become standard at every tournament now (the lavish free meals, comp cars, spa treatments and shopping excursions for the wives, etc, etc …) Heck, La Costa even lets Tiger Woods use secret passageways to avoid his fawning fans.
But you don’t see Tiger or anyone else calling for La Costa to be kept on Tour. Their loyalty only goes as far as the next big check too.
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How is your baby girl Paula doing in the Fields Open?
In a couple of days, you will look like a fool. You know what I am talking about.
This is coming from a guy who lied to US immigration authorities about where he lives so that he can play in the US full time and when the lie became known, he was only allowed limited access to the US.
I don't think Tiger's ever forgotten about that article. Give Steven Ames a chance to speak and his golf shoes seem to be get lodged in his mouth every time.
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