Seeing those who miss the cut stoned to death in the town square might turn a few players off.so it looks like the norman-saudi league will happen...and when the top stars see the crazy amounts doled out to mediocrities for 3/4 of the work and 1/10 the stress, i am sure at least some of them will be attracted...i see this as the t-20 version of golf, significantly less effort, lower stakes as far as history and prestige in the game go but overridden by obscene amounts of money...i don't think the major tours can sustain bans against these players in the long term...i see them having to negotiate both with the players as well as with liv golf...
unfortunately the saudi league will be 54 hole events with no cuts...so they won't have a chance to administer that kind of stern discipline...Seeing those who miss the cut stoned to death in the town square might turn a few players off.
Norman seems like a pretty complicated guyI must admit when I sided with the Famously obnoxious Faldo over Norman all those years ago, I never really thought I was cheering on the Good Guy, Hey Norman even had the white hat.
Yet as we know, you have to ignore that most Top-class golfers seem to be utter ***** or you just wouldn't watch it.
what hypocrisy? i don't see the tours trying to hide the fact that they are tussling with norman and the saudis for the control of golf...they denied the release of their players not because the tournament was in saudi arabia but because it was being organized by their rival, liv golf...A ton of hypocrisy in the responses of the major tours to these tournaments when you consider that they already stage tournaments in Saudi, Qatar, China, etc
This is about control of golf not human rights
Yeah, I met Faldo once as a junior golfer when I was volunteer marshalling. He came across as a total ****wit.Norman seems like a pretty complicated guy
He’s been incredibly generous to many young players over the years but has also done many dickish things
Faldo is allegedly an all round ****
As you say, better off just watching unless they have done something completely heinous