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Comment from: patrick micheletti [Visitor]
oh i understand what you mean here, but the top players have a soi heavy schedule all along the year now, and not only with tournaments, but also with public relation and sponsoring.
they have to manage that, and keep care of their physical and mind balance.
even a rock like Vijay must take 2 week of holidays now, he has get the saturation point.
I work in an arline, and beleive me, jet lag is a real problem, even for young and athletic biys.
Don't worry, the fiels is slightly better than you mean, thos guys in Singapore are good too.
Please if you meet jean van de Velde on a fairway, say hello to him from two french friends and fans, Patrick Micheletti and Jean-Henri Bernard, he will understand.
Thanks, and have fun there.
03/08/06 @ 14:28
Comment from: patrick micheletti [Visitor]
and Camilo Villegas also was "second rank" last year, so...
03/08/06 @ 14:38
Comment from: david meyers [Visitor]
The European Tour is similar to that of the Boxing titles. There are too many sub tours. If they could get together and decide one one tour to draw all the great golfers over there into it, they could generate more revenue. Until then, they will have the Austra-Asian, Euro, Taiwanese, and Philo-Japanese tours. Yes, these are not the real names of tours, but who in the U.S. would know the difference? There is no real relevance.
03/08/06 @ 15:57
Comment from: David [Visitor]
The European Tour standard of play is just about as good as that of the PGA Tour (save for the fact that the very best players tend to play in the U.S. more often), and the courses are just as good (and more difficult, I guess) - but the tour itself is lacking high purses and, in fact, GLAMOUR.

Yes, some people find watching European Tour golf boring. I do, sometimes.

I think that the European Tour needs to become more associated with the PGA Tour - HEAVILY associated (in fact, I wouldn't mind if the two were linked completely!) - to add glamour, higher winnings and better players to the field.

Also, it should probably cut its connections with the Asian Tour, but keep the ties with the Australasian Tour (Australian and New Zealand golf is enjoyable during the couple of big events there) - I think this because those co-sanctioned events really do suck, and because cheating seems to occur more often in Asia.
03/08/06 @ 17:46
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Also, the European Tour (especially co-sanctioned events) seems to be lacking airtime and press coverage.
03/08/06 @ 17:49
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02/02/07 @ 23:29
Comment from: Hideo Kobe [Visitor] Email
As a writer living in Bangkok, I am covering the current Royal Trophy featuring Team Europe and Team Asia. Team Europe has only 4 players in the Official world Golf Rankings including Paul Lawrie (165) and Johan Edfors (171). So it seems the author's point is valid. Expanding the issue, we could ask, for all the top ranked players (including U. S. players) what are the obligations to support golf worldwide?
01/06/09 @ 22:59

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