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Episode 2822nd March 2024 • Golf Lovers United: Discussing Golf, the Fair Way • Golf Lovers United
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In this episode, Ben and Jay discuss various topics related to golf, including the Players Championship, missing players, viewer figures, Scottie Scheffler's star status, LIV's future, and JCB's multi-year deal.

They also review LIV London and St. George's course and talk about future Ryder Cup venues. The conversation covers various topics related to golf tournaments, contracts, financial considerations, and the importance of Tiger Woods' involvement. It also touches on the meeting in the Bahamas and the frustration with PGA Tour players' resistance to change. The hosts discuss the possibilities of coexistence and a potential merger.

They call for support and questions from listeners and congratulate Matt Lloyd Travis on his achievements in golf. The conversation concludes with a reflection on talent and skill in the sport.

Takeaways

  • The absence of top players from the Players Championship affected viewer figures.
  • The PGA Tour's culture of exclusion and banning players from Live has led to a degradation of the field.
  • Scottie Scheffler is a star player but lacks star quality in terms of brand recognition and popularity outside of golf.
  • JCB has signed a multi-year deal with LIV, indicating that LIV is not going away anytime soon.
  • St. George's course was not ideal for hosting big tournaments like the Players Championship.
  • JCB's course, Adare Manor, is highly regarded and could potentially host the Ryder Cup in the future.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction and Discussion of Appearance on Colt's Show
  • 01:31 Review of The Players Championship
  • 04:32 The PGA Tour's Culture of Exclusion
  • 08:51 The Players Championship as a Major Event
  • 10:30 Debate on Scottie Scheffler's Star Status
  • 15:08 Scottie Scheffler's World Number One Status
  • 20:26 Review of LIV London and St. George's Course
  • 22:21 JCB's Multi-Year Deal and Future Ryder Cup Venues
  • 23:33 Discussion of Golf Tournaments and Contracts
  • 25:24 Financial Considerations and Revenue Generation
  • 26:19 Friendly Banter and Bahamas Meeting
  • 27:17 Meeting in the Bahamas
  • 29:16 Importance of Tiger Woods' Involvement
  • 31:50 Understanding the Plan
  • 32:38 Frustration with PGA Tour Players
  • 34:17 Coexistence and Merger Possibilities
  • 36:05 Call for Support and Questions
  • 37:26 Caddy Situation for AK
  • 40:24 Congratulations to Matt Lloyd Travis
  • 41:22 Talent and Skill in Golf

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