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Comment from: sid [Visitor] Email
Take it easy, take it easy.

The interesting truth is, The Tour Championship is essentially
a high-stakes giveaway, hence, the likes of Tom Pernice.

"Instead of bemoaning their absence [Tiger and Phil ]
Finchem should be asking
questions of the prize funds distribution which has resulted in
numerous players becoming multi-millionaires despite rarely
being in contention let alone winning".
2006-11-03 @ 18:07
Comment from: Chris [Visitor] Email
two words:

"independent contractor"

i see no problem with tiger and phil taking the week off.
2006-11-03 @ 18:32
Comment from: Doris Pairish [Visitor] Email
I have only watched golf for about 3 years--since I discovered how Tiger
Woods plays golf! I worked almost 40 years and never got to decide when to
go to work, nor did I ever make over $100,000 a year!!!! I rather resent rich,
famous players not supporting their employers--fans and the tour. They may
see one day that their actions have hurt the game of golf. If Coca-Cola
pulls out of sponsorship, who will pick up the gap? And let's talk about
being tired--try teaching children 8 hours a day if you want to understand
tired. Even Tiger can't guarantee millions for players if sponsors and fans
think he is thumbing his nose at them!
2006-11-03 @ 19:06
Comment from: sid [Visitor] Email
Hi Doris, no problem here with teachers getting the big bucks...
but I am with Chris on this ....Two words.
2006-11-03 @ 19:24
Comment from: Sandeep Bhatia [Visitor] Email
Give these guys a break. Sport doesnt compare tp other careers, so we can throw those parallels out of the window, with golf being both physically and mentally draining. And we cant accuse Woods of not respecting the game, seriously.....and who'd pay to watch Phil play right now ? not me....
2006-11-04 @ 04:18
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
Who is Tom Pernice? And why should we listen to him? Truth be told, the PGATour wouldn't make the money it makes if it weren't for Tiger Woods! Tim Finchem wouldn't be amking the money he makes....we wouldn't even know Finchem's name if golf hadn't been elevated to public appeal. Golfers are not employees mof the Tour--it was said above...two word!!!
2006-11-04 @ 09:16
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
I just checked...Pernice played 32 events, missed 13 cuts---didn't win a freakin' tournament and made over $2MM. And he's mad at Woods? He should be on his knees regularly paying tribute.
2006-11-04 @ 09:38
Comment from: B. Cireeus [Visitor] Email
I've heard some illogical comments before but Tom Pernice's is among the best (or worst I should say). To challenge "what's inside of [Tiger Woods] as a person" is beyond ridiculous. Look what the man has done for the world, both on the course and off it. Tom owns about 75% of his earnings to Tiger since Tiger joined the tour (purses have quadrupled), and letting Woods do whatever he feels necessary to play at the highest level is in Tom's best interest financially. I understand the disappointment the tour and sponsors feel when top players withdraw, but it's the price they pay to have those top players out during other weeks. Tom Pernice and anyone else critical of Wood's absence is a simpleton at best.
2006-11-04 @ 22:08
Comment from: Eye On Golf [Visitor] Email
I'd like to see those stats that show us that the fan base has been growing since Tiger came on the scene.
2006-11-05 @ 06:57
Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
I have wondered why Tiger did this. There IS a reason and it isn't he was tired. My guess is he is PO'd about something. I think that something could be the trip to Ireland with the Ryder Cup team which I'm very sure he did not want to do. He mentioned the trip in his explanation. I believe Tiger is very sick of being intimidated into playing in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup so empty suits can make millions while the players get nada. And then when they make it an extra week for a "bonding trip" he'd had enough and is sending those empty suits a message.
2006-11-05 @ 21:52
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Listen, let's give the "tour wouldn't have the purses it does without Tigger" bit a rest. Sure, he has buttressed the tour, but it also true that Woods wouldn't be making the money HE does without the tour. Never forget that these guys are making millions for hitting a little dimpled white ball around.
2006-11-05 @ 23:34
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Anyone who makes a million dollars even once (in any profession) can foreverafter decide what their own schedule will be. That is the freedom that comes with wealth. All of us, if we earned it, would have the same choice, and might not act as high and lofty as the rhetoric of today. Tiger by virtue of moving into #2 of all time deserves respect and a little slack.

I don't know how much of a commitment there was to show up at a particular event ahead of time, but I disagree with the concept of Tiger owing something to the fans. I don't want him to play out of duty; I want him to play his best out of fun. I do want to see him try at #1, but my desire does not create an obligation for him. Did he sign something ahead of time saying he would show up, and were there any provisions for bowing out?

I find it odd that complainers complain that Tiger wins so often they don't have a chance to win, and then complain when he gives them a chance to win by not entering. You can't please everyone.
2006-11-06 @ 13:49
Comment from: Matthew [Visitor] Email
I really don't see it as a big deal. I think both players have EARNT their way to where they are, and now have the priviledge of choosing which events they want to enter.

I'm guessing a lot of people are calling them lazy and saying they are paying out on the sport, but really, I don't think you realise how much effort it really takes to be the top of your sport, let alone stay at the top. I can only see this as helping their games.

Matthew
http://www.TheGolfFiles.com
2006-11-07 @ 00:24
Comment from: Rick [Visitor]
"independent contractor"? Yeah, right. Then let's have natural concequences for the slackers. If you don't play in all 4 play-offs, you automatically give up the right to be the winner. Have you been an "independent contractor"? You can't rest and expect to get the "good life" An independent journalist or salesperson who doesn't bust their back side all the time has to live with their competitors getting more. So Woods and Phil shouldn't be able to make room in their trophy cases for this play-off unless they are there for all 4.
2007-08-23 @ 17:17
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
To "Rick [Visitor]": If your a very good to excellent contractor--journalist, salesman, developer, et al--you CAN rest and expect the good life. I.e., if you are continuously successful, and in demand, you can essentially "pick your project." To the also-rans...quit whining, and leave Phil and Eldrick alone to make their own life decisions.
2007-09-04 @ 09:08
Comment from: Landscaping Stone [Visitor] Email
*****
Anyone who makes a million dollars even once (in any profession) can foreverafter decide what their own schedule will be. That is the freedom that comes with wealth. All of us, if we earned it, would have the same choice, and might not act as high and lofty as the rhetoric of today. Tiger by virtue of moving into #2 of all time deserves respect and a little slack.

I don't know how much of a commitment there was to show up at a particular event ahead of time, but I disagree with the concept of Tiger owing something to the fans. I don't want him to play out of duty; I want him to play his best out of fun. I do want to see him try at #1, but my desire does not create an obligation for him. Did he sign something ahead of time saying he would show up, and were there any provisions for bowing out?

I find it odd that complainers complain that Tiger wins so often they don't have a chance to win, and then complain when he gives them a chance to win by not entering. You can't please everyone.
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