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Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
These team competitions are great fun to watch but I think their importance is way over done. First, the format is such that it doesn't really measure anything. Second, it really doesn't have any effect on a players career despite the media trying to make it so. Third, events where professional athletes are intimidated into "playing for your country" for free is troubling to me. Although it will never happen in golf I admire certain NBA and MLB players that just blow these things off. What happens to all the money raised ? Tiger had a public relations problem for having the temerity to suggest the players ought to be able to make a charitable contribution with some of the proceeds.
09/16/07 @ 11:51
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Well, it's kind of like war without the weapons, injury or death. It is meant to claim a victor without harming the vanquished. I remember 1977, when Tom Weiskopf went hunting, rather than play the Ryder Cup. He caught a lot of grief, even in the pre-massive media age. I'd like to see Luke Glover or Hunter Mahan say to Jack, no thanks for the selecton, I'm going surfing. That would be a headline.
09/16/07 @ 12:03
Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
Yes, it would be a headline. But I'd rather see Tiger say that he is worn out from the grueling Fed-Ex Cup and will not be attending the President's Cup. And I would bet anyone that is exactly what he would do if he could. THAT would quickly change the economics and Finchem would have to buy some more TUMS.
09/16/07 @ 12:11

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