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Donegal Wolf

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Just read that Mickleson and Johnson in 2 years of Saudi sports washing are going to earn as much as their previous career winnings. Sponsors losses need to be taken into account short-term, but that's some incentive to park your morals at the 1st tee.
Quite a few of the lower ranked players earned more then double their career earnings just from this tournament.
 

Del Woppio

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It'd be very, very difficult to turn down the sort of money they've been offered, even just relatively. I know one can only get so rich before it doesn't make a difference, but fuck me it's eye-watering.

And whether it's the PGA Tour, Premier League football or whatever, you don't have to follow the money back very far before it turns red with the blood of slave labour, oppression, resource theft and other atrocities
 

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There's only a handful of half decent players so far, and they just be rubbing their hands together right now given how much they'll make just for doing ok against a crap field.
 

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That’s the point. The plan is clearly that the better players then think I want some of that.
 

Donegal Wolf

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That’s the point. The plan is clearly that the better players then think I want some of that.
This is it, the first wave who are playing this week are getting all the heat and hard questions about Saudi money, 6 to 12 months time after seeing the likes of Sam Horsfield pocket £1million for 3 rounds of golf and finishing 5th, more big names will go over knowing that the attention has passed and they can get on with earning a pile more cash.
 

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Switched on the golf. Nice to see Matt Fitzpatrick right up there. Good player.

American golf fans shouting after every shot does my fucking head in though. One shout like that should result in a cull around the tee involved.
 

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Stenson removed as Ryder Cup captain so I guess he is off to the Saudi Sportswash
 

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Garcia also been behaving oddly in recent months with some strange interviews too.
 

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People with money always strive for more. Look at Sunak and his Mrs with their tax fiddles, it's a compulsion.
 
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