Political Division on the PGA Tour? Say it ain't so!!
There is a salty article on Golf.Com that threatens for the first time in recent memory to reveal a political division among the Republicans of the PGA Tour. It seems that the growth of limited-field invitational events eliminates opportunity for players not on the A-List. Is this the Viper Club or what? Did Tim Finchem hire bouncers and not tell anyone?
The article hammers home the situation of Ryan Moore and his injured/recovered hand. The salacious point about the “lords of Augusta” not reserving his invitation until he regained his health is akin to the recent discovery that steroids might be tied to professional wrestling: did we expect anything less? Augusta’s doyens are insignificant; what matters is the tournament, not the men who run it.
I am tickled, however, to revisit a line from George Orwell, long a favorite of the Republicans of the PGA Tour: All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Rich Beem, Brad Faxon, and a number of others are now discovering that they are not quite as equal as they thought.
Oh, and to Rocco Mediate, Poker aficionado of the tour…if you truly authored the quote “The rank and file [of the PGA Tour] need to shut up", you are beyond repair. Yes, you and your colleagues owe Tiger a lot, but that doesn’t mean that your peers, elders and lessers should eliminate the popular voice. Where will Tiger go, to another tour?
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