Did Tiger and Phil receive a kickback to play in the Greenbrier Classic?
By mustang6560 on 7/11/12
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson made history last week at the Greenbrier Classic - it was the first time both players missed the cut at a PGA Tour event. But, it seems as though more people were interested in a different stat - why were Tiger and Phil playing golf in West Virginia two weeks before the Open Championship? And, naturally, people started to speculate that Jim Justice, the owner of the Greenbrier, lured both players to the Old White TPC with lucrative appearance fees.
Did Tiger and Phil receive a kickback to play in the Greenbrier Classic, which is a violation of PGA Tour policy? As Ron Sirak said, "Don't know. Don't care. Doesn't matter."
Golf is as close to a risk-free investment as you can find in sports marketing. First off, there are no strikes or lockouts in golf. If you pay, there will be play. And there are no uniforms in golf so players become walking billboards. Slap your logo here.They all sound like appearance fees to me.
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Much as I hate to align with this "Ron Sirak" I think he nails it. It may be a problem but it's not the public's problem. People have enough of their own trouble. Nathan, why you gotta burden us with these buzzkill stories? These are bigwig problems. We have a hard enough time trying to make contact.
I thought you were big-timing it, beef.
You mean pros get money/gifts/entrance/appearance fees from sponsors? Wow.
Here I was, thinking they played for the love of the game.
Hell, if I was that good, I would do the same thing.
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