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How do PGA Tour events feel about the LIV Tour?

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June 9, 2022 2:52 pm

How do PGA Tour events feel about the LIV Tour?

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June 9, 2022 2:52 pm

How do PGA Tour events feel about the LIV Tour? Mark Brazil of the Windham Championship in Greensboro, NC joined to talk about the PGA Tour and how they're reacted to the LIV Tour, and what concerns he has long term about the LIV Tour.

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I don't know what we just did we just know that lawyers are going to be involved and there are. I don't believe that people have. I'm not sure the tour is taking it seriously enough to be perfectly honest, I was not sure the tours take it seriously enough because they have taken going all the way back to the players championship held going all the way back to before the players when the news really started to hit home during the ugly, the LA open Tigers tournament: Genesis invitational now.

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This has nothing to do with the FedEx cup $74 million is instability over how many years he's a 24 time winner yeah $74 million total on the PGA tour, they cut them a check for will split the difference is between 100, and 150 million they cut them a check for 125 million just to show up if he wins this week.

He makes for minimum because there's team money of as well. If he finishes dead last. He gets $120,000 PGA tour can't compete with the PGA Tour's total purse for the entire season is something in the neighborhood of 400 million digging up a play for the purses are 255 on live but that has nothing to do with the upfront money.

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The issue this is been a story in a major story and golf really for the last probably more than the last five or so months it's it's really stretch back a couple years since we started hearing rumors of this so from somebody who is so intrinsically tied to a very important regular-season event I how do you guys look at why you would create ideal think it will make go for the tort will preclude and you I went out to Memorial last week. Dual recruiting but also to no credit here. What's the latest and noted share by opinion with a tour that need to be strong and that's what they're doing and that's what they'd done today so you know II just feel like all this is unfortunate. I'm not.

I'm not upset with you the players that are over there. There's quite a few of those guys my friends. I don't like it what's going on but you not I understand I just I'm happy to see the Justin promises of the Lord. McElroy's Tiger Woods of the world stand with tour one of the quickest, what's best and you know I think that is obviously a morality part of this through that you can't you can't overlook as we start overlooking then then the sports washing has one let you know this is no big either taking millions and millions of dollars from the Saudi regime, which is not real high on human rights, no more pleasant from the Piedmont Triad charitable foundation, and they oversee the operations of the Wyndham championship is past tournament director.

There and I said this yesterday and this is no disrespect to any other regular-season tour event between now and the end of the regular-season. Yours is the most important one is the most significant one left in my opinion, and there are some other good events are not in. I'm not knocking any of but yours because this is sort of the you know that a difficult time during the regular-season of the PGA tour. Because really, everything is surrounding the majors from the PGA week we have a major event every month. Once we get through January and February and March were into the major season I and then the season ends, root it out just to be used to be years would be after the PGA, but there if that's not the case anymore and like I just don't know how the PGA tour can compete with the money that is being offered will get to the sports washing thing. The second is I think it's very significant how it's being discussed. How does the PGA tour compete with the money because we know that pricing is good as they were ready confirm that and there are rumors of Patrick Reed as a past champion at Wyndham two of the two of the six players were in your playoff last year or are in this field, and another one might be in future fields because he's talked no positively about the series has a PGA tour compete look.

They have the tort had about because I've been in. I would've been on the young determine advisory Council and an I was the chairman of it and also that through much of the policy board meetings in the in the player advisory Council meetings and for the past 10 years the tour has talked about and has been has been working on pumping a person is getting more money to the players and how can they do that it's okay now that they'd hit this is I think this is the first year audit their new television deal, they were able to do some of the things that they had been talking about in an all along.

They even almost coming in increase person like that on steroids. Our purse our purse itself is going up like 900,000 million dollars from last year.

This year Ariel was up it like for Mike 9 million to 12 million. I believe the some of the other events of the 15th out on the elevator plan for $25 million fine for you to find the crazy money and you know you can't talk about that without talking about sports washing and the got basically $1 trillion $500 billion-$1 trillion fit on the sideline yet always doing there just they're just trying to normalize their you know their regime and what they do in Saudi Arabia that through sport and probably a few other things as well but I'm not sure I want the PGA tour just to here and try to compete. I want the court to continue being in the strongest tour on the on the planet by far and just, you know, keep providing more and more incentives and and more opportunities for their members and especially you know, I would say their top 50 members if you will write not not just the other 10 in the PIP program which Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finished one into two guys who clearly didn't need any bonus money, although maybe for log again under a marketing not to get into somebody's personal finances but June 19, 2006, but it all started May 6, 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford whalers were coming to North Carolina transition of heartbreak. Figuring it out on the fly became split or look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the Company of North Carolina. Listen now my thought, you're right.

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It is important and that of the press conferences that I will that I watched from from England were egregious and how they they basically just glossed over it. You know parents´┐Ż Make that even after right there there choking for words and that no amount of government good but my good friend that I know there are struggling with written but their taken money going to work your one thing you're going to see this. I think you probably Lord spoke to it.

I think what you see this tour become your lift pole with full DJ out of it, I think you for yet and maybe a couple others, but you see a lot. I don't know 30 of the players which I'm right and and and it also could become something for the guys that are in their 40s that probably are competing like they'd like to against the 20 to 30-year-old might be a place for them to land and make some money, and so on. So, yet I would see that you're going to see some of that and asked Scott if he joins that that he would be a good lustration yet. I me Sergio Garcia Lee Westwood, Ian Coulter, Greg McDowell, these guys are all in that in that area that not quite ready for the champions tour.

What would if the PGA tour allowed appearance fees would this go in some way to solving some of the problems that there are ways around that. That I'm sure that the Lipitor is looking at, for example, in a like I don't I don't really consider this an appearance fee at all but as you know Brent Snedeker is sponsored by Wyndham yes big logo is also sponsored by workday.

Well, I think that there is nothing in his contract event was conquered, but probably not come to the window, turn it every year, every year that's one of the so there I would not say that I would call that pay to play, but I would say that you guys have the opportunity to make a lot more money through some of their corporate relationship to pay those corporations that my plane was turning so you can see where I'm going is not that different than the pain of placing so except that these guys are no they are part of the family of their sponsors and they do a lot of things for one of them probably would be to go play determine which which is why you see on the RBC guys open Canada this week except to us who are no longer RBC guys Dustin Johnson and grandma down Snedeker's wonders what sentiment twice I go back to its if I one that twice looked Davis loves a three time winner Webb Simpson threatens to win.

Basically every single year again. Patrick reads been rumored to go to live.

He want to feel identified six years ago, yet you look you have a great event and then yesterday he and Bryson yet so look so what change isn't really about two minutes left here what changes, if more players close. I think we have just started here we've got basically six or seven now it yet. Would Bryson and Patrick at like six of the top 40 players in the world. Plus, fill what changes, if five more of the top 40 go I don't really think anything. There were so deep, so loaded with talent and you know anybody can win if they get a hot powder. Anybody can beat anybody. I met Peter tour right see if you remember in your your your top 25 laughter you one last couple years, or even if you're up from coming up to the contrary, tour of school you need gutter so good a good week together and just about any discussion when and I just keep thinking about this for Mike how this can affect our current don't really feel like it's going to get.

Are we on this a couple. Many are some of our past champions we not yet going to attack your cream Sergio but our game keeps our games on wheat we keep going and it's no they decide to do that so we just gotta understand that you lose a couple of guys, but it's really good players taken their spots and and some young players. This is one of the think I'm at my JJ that right now and you know this is why we do what we do we want to know who the next best young player quite a few in this year for sponsored really counted. Players are to be some investors will also we have keep working on our our relationships with both players and I'm not too worried about this live training on the night you have to use tricky, but I thought the final thing you really have like 20 seconds for your answers doctors the PGA tour have to have support from the Masters.

I think the other majors will fall in line behind whatever the Masters does do they have to have support from Masters? I sure hope we hope we get sure that would be a big deal know know? Now I know I don't I don't know anything else about that, but it would be a big Mark razzle connected to the Wyndham championship for a long time. I can't wait to see you. I'll be out there.

I might go executive director of it, but I welcome your foundation as well so I'm still very much all you you wear a lot of hats you will want to have August 4-7. We will see that you can buy, you got it Mark razzle with the Wyndham championship PGA tour man. Hope you got good lawyers. This is the atom gold shell June 19, 2006, but it all started May 6, 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford whalers were coming to North Carolina transition of heartbreak.

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