NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! To the dismay of the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods, and the majority of the knee-jerk liberal sports media, the third LIV Golf tournament, which is being held in Bedminster, New Jersey, will conclude on Sunday. A field of 12 international teams, totaling 48 golfers, will compete for a whopping $25 million in prize money.
Numerous well-known golfers, including Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Charles Howell III, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau, have signed on to the contentious new tour in addition to renowned golf announcer David Feherty. These individuals are sellouts, according to the fervent shouts of the golf industry, who are profiting at the price of human rights and everything moral in the world.
Are you serious?
CHARLES BARKLEY FINISHES TALKING TO LIV GOLF AND CONTINUES TO BE WITH TURNER
There has never really been a serious challenge to the PGA Tour’s rule because it has long held a near monopoly on the top-tier of American golf. Golfers without the moniker Tiger or Lefty thus travel from tournament to tournament in the hopes of making the cut, earning an annual salary comparable to a respectable second liner in the National Hockey League. Additionally, up until recently, the PGA Tour, not the golfers, had the rights to NFTs and other sources of payment.
Golf monopolies hurt fans since the best players rarely compete head-to-head in most televised competitions, where there are just a few major names. The courses are generally dull, the winners are men you’ve never heard of, and the whole PGA Tour offering feels dated.
With prize money worth competing for, teams primarily organized by nationality to increase fan interest, a shotgun start so there’s lots of action the entire time, no cut so everyone plays on the weekend, 54 holes (hence the Roman numeral LIV), and no guy in the lead hanging around the clubhouse waiting to find out if he won or lost, LIV Golf has emerged. (Such a bore.)
LIV Golf, in a nutshell, is a disruptive force. To the PGA Tour’s fleet of worn-out cabs with shady drivers and broken springs, it is Uber.
You would think that LIV Golf had struck the PGA Tour in the face and told them that their baby was ugly based on the media’s fury. But the actual reason why everyone is allegedly so furious about LIV Golf is this: where does the money come from (Shh! The Saudis (don’t be so noisy!)
Let’s all take a deep breath now, okay? The NBA and its owners do more than $10 billion in business with China, which is not known for being a stronghold of civil rights, according to a recent ESPN story, but no one complains about that. NBA preseason games were taken off Chinese television and NBA Cares activities in Shanghai were postponed after Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey tweeted about Beijing’s crackdown on the Hong Kong demonstrations. Renowned civil liberties experts, starting with LeBron James, all did the same thing: they refrained from speaking. It follows that the sporting community doesn’t actually care about human rights.