Lev Golf: An Unprecedented Mass Exodus

Bedminster, New Jersey | In their minds, golfers who choose to skip the PGA Tour or the DP World Tour are doing no wrong. They believe they have the freedom to play wherever they want without owing anything to the tracks. However, the rules and consequences are clear.

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Golfers who have a PGA Tour Card must abide by the rules of their contract.

At the request of the PGA Tour, Newspaper Obtain a copy of the terms and conditions document for members to follow.

However, it is clearly stated that a member cannot participate in a tournament on another circuit when the latter conflicts with one of their tournaments recorded on the calendar. This rule was established to “ensure the contractual obligations of the Board of Directors and contribute to the success of the tournament,” we can read.

If a golfer wishes to participate in another event, he must submit the application to the commissioner. But this will not give permission in North America.

This is clearly the case for the LIV golf league, which is serving five of its eight tournaments on US soil this season.

resignations

So it’s an illusion that a player gets permission to sign up for an unacknowledged event that happens at the same time as the circuit tournament. This season, three tournaments, including this one in Bedminster, are being held at the same time as the PGA Tour tournaments.

This is why the management of the PGA Tour automatically suspended the 30 deserters who joined the LIV League. Some like Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na have simply quit while others like Phil Mickelson resist the urge to retain their privileges.

According to the document, a retired golfer can join the ring after a period of six months to a year, depending on his condition. In this case, readmission must also be approved by two-thirds of the members of the PGA Tour Rules Board. This board includes five independent directors from the golf community, four directors from the Players Council, and one director from the PGA of America.

The fugitives were aware of these regulations when they made their decision. Many of them have decades of experience.

In addition, Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell were members of this season’s Players Advisory Board. They are clearly excluded.

Fines and orders

Although the PGA Tour took a hard line by suspending players leaving the Tour for the LIV, the DP World Tour imposed fines of $120,000 in addition to the loss of perks.

On Wednesday, Paul Casey voiced skepticism about the DP World Tour’s indiscriminate defense mechanisms when he was never penalized for taking part in tournaments without prior approval from the commissioner.

The battle also moved to the UK courts. At the beginning of July, Ian Poulter, Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding obtained an injunction from the British court to participate in the Scottish Open despite their suspension.

While PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan believes his strategy can withstand legal action, LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman claims his legal team has all the tools to prove that traditional circuit monopoly in the industry is in violation of competition laws.

Norman believes that golfers are self-employed. The US Department of Justice is currently investigating the PGA’s strategy to see if it violates antitrust laws.

Competitive tournaments

PGA
Canadian Open

Leaf golf
The inaugural tournament in London

PGA
Classic John Deere

Leaf golf
Portland Championship

PGA
Classic Rocket Mortgage

Leaf golf
Bedminster Championship

Pocket agencies are very big

Bedminster, New Jersey | It’s not just about golfers by subscribing to the LIV Golf Series. Agencies are also golden business.

Of the 50 players who have signed agreements with the league led by Greg Norman, ten belong to the marketing agency GSE Worldwide, including Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey. In the European sector, VIPs Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are associated with CM Management.

Although sports agencies advise their clients, they also have a financial interest in offering them LIV shows. They make most of their profits there, about 20% of the total amount. Golfers keep their winnings on the course.

With the astronomical agreements made by its key GSE officials and contractual terms, the agency would have made more than $50 million. At CM Management, the earnings would have totaled nearly $85 million, according to The Telegraph Magazine.

everyone wins”

Green ticket distribution is also very generous in the immediate environment for golfers. The military cadets, coaches, and professionals who gravitate around them also do a great job. The league bears all their expenses and scholarships are given to all participants, while there is no ax after 36 holes. A person who finishes at the age of 48e And the last place is guaranteed to receive a check for $120,000.

The hero receives 4 million dollars. Depending on the agreement with the intern (it varies on average between 6 and 10% of the scholarship), he can receive a bonus of up to $400,000.

Many golfers claim that they joined LIV Golf not only for their own good, but also for their “family”. All covered in dollars.

Golfers love money

In a report published on Fire Pit Collective, journalist Alan Shipnuck spoke with several agents involved in negotiations with LIV Golf.

One of them swung with a delicious and explosive affirmation, perfectly proportioned to the mass exodus into the Saudi-funded arena.

“What you have to understand about professional golfers is that they are all whores. This is the starting point,” said this agent, who requested anonymity.


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