Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour?
Hall of Fame Golfer
Posts : 8185
Join date : 2009-06-19
|Subject: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:23 am|| |
One of those things that make you go hmmmmm!!!
I am just taken aback by this article header fm ...yes you guessed it .....fm US editor
to the golfers :
Not happy...don come
Not happy but want money...then shuddup and come
Not happy ...but don give your best, then .... be prepared for future backlash
this editor.....I think this editor is not reading the news on economics......
Posts : 10361
Join date : 2009-12-19
Age : 40
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:12 am|| |
Bro, can share with us the link yo this article or the source? Thks
Super Active Golfer
Posts : 1330
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 38
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:35 am|| |
Thats the link, however, I believe the context of the article is referring is PGA players are suited to play in Asia considering that Asia isn't exactly next door to the US...
There are also other factors like rankings system, prize money etc....
Super Active Golfer
Posts : 2094
Join date : 2009-11-30
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:05 pm|| |
Kudos to our Malaysian frens for being able to bring the PGA tour to this part of the world. Prize Money totalling USD6m is quite good too. Now the challenge is that usually during Fall, all the star players usually dun play. Barring a miracle, dun expect the likes of Tiger, Dustin Johnson or Mickelson.
Americans typically dun travel much unlike the euro tour. That's just an issue on preference, not right or wrong. Anyway I believe PGA tour signed up for 5 years to this CIMB event. Regardless of the quality of PGA tour players who make their way here, it's still a PGA tour event, no less
for those who choose to come, good for em and they have a chance for the prize money. For those who travel around the globe to thus event and miss the cut, that hurts but just part and parcel of the life of a PGA tour player
Incredibly Active Golfer
Posts : 2978
Join date : 2009-06-19
Age : 42
Location : Sinkapoh
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:00 pm|| |
In the article's context , I do agree. But, dont you think that providing such big purse and having cater to PGA is being a sign that Asian Tour isnt strong enough to be on its feet? Why Asian Tour tour made cuts only for Asian players?
Posts : 1725
Join date : 2009-06-17
Location : Laguna National Golf and Country Club
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:24 pm|| |
Tiger is playing a one day skins event in Chonburi on November 8th, total purse is $300 k USD.
Also playing is Paul Casey, Villgegus and Thongchai... it is just after the Shanghai event.
I think the PGA Tour has to look to Asia for its future. Asia is still expanding with golf...
Plus if one of the Asian stars is lucky enough to win one then their PGA Tour career is set... I dont understand why more of them dont make their way to the USA to try out....
|Subject: Re: Does Asia swing make sense for the PGA Tour? || |
Total Donation till date to
Autism Association (SG): S$46,285
|» Texas Shootout Preview, Pairings, and More|
by tonyj5 Yesterday at 2:11 pm
» jBeam TD 450 Driver = my investment for 2016
by Sean Lim Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:00 pm
» Forgiving Clubs
by Sean Lim Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:29 pm
» LPGA Player Profile: Natalie Gulbis (Photos)
by tonyj5 Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:20 am
» Rolex Rankings Movers of the Year 2017 - Part 1
by tonyj5 Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:39 am
» AimPoint Express Green Reading Classes Level 1-2 & Level 3 Advanced @ Marina Bay Golf Course April 22nd 2017
by SGGolfCoaching Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:53 pm
» Lotte Championship Preview, Pairings, and More.
by tonyj5 Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:08 pm
» Hello my fellow golfers
by willytan Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:35 am
» 30 IN 30
by Titleist Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:01 am
» Tanah Merah or Seletar membership?
by chien Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:19 pm
» Pulai Springs
by Sandypar Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:34 pm
» The Masters 2017
by Daztasiumz Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:05 pm
» OCC term member
by dayveed Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:04 am
» Deemples - golf app to find golfers to play golf!
by dayveed Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:56 am
» LPGA Player Profile: Hee Young Park
by tonyj5 Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:44 am
» Beginners' game for high handicappers...
by A.A.A.A.A.A. Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:15 pm
» my golf kaki - Whatsapp group chat
by AidenLim Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 pm
» 2016 TM M1 or 2017 Cobra F7?
by One4ram Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:52 am
» Sembawang weekend golfer
by dayveed Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:48 pm
» Lexi Thompson Assessed 4 Stroke Penalty, Loses Championship in Playoff!
by dimpledgolfball Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:07 pm
» Swing Caddie SC-100 Portable Launch Monitor Review (SAT collection 1205pm delay 20 mins)
by One4ram Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:56 pm
» Surprises and Disappointments 2017 - Part 1
by tonyj5 Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:23 am
» ANA Inspiration Preview, Pairings, and More
by pocketace Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:04 pm
» EVNROLL Putter
by Kaii Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:50 pm
» Looking for good golf coach
by corncrop Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:14 pm
» Golf in Dong Mo, Vietnam
by golftour365 Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:05 pm
» YouTube Golf Channel (by Yaozza)
by yaozza07 Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:32 pm
» Hello everyone :)
by Bernie Tan Golf Coach Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:01 pm
» Kia Classic Preview, Pairings, and Much More!
by tonyj5 Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:15 am
» Golf in Cebu
by freedrop Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:43 am
» Titleist Trial Days & Titleist Thursdays
by Titleist Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:57 pm
» Bank of Hope Founders Cup Preview, Pairings, and More
by tonyj5 Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 am
» Restoration of Scotty putters
by vivavic Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:25 pm
» Golf sunscreen is a part of your equipment. Why are you not using the best?
by golfersskinsingapore Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:57 pm
» LPGA Player Profile: Belen Mozo (Photos)
by tonyj5 Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:48 am
» JDM clubs - Worth it?
by willytan Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm
» Driving range to play on grass
by danielleecm Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:08 am
» Golf Bag Custom Embroidery
by montageme Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:38 am
» Stats & Facts Vol 32 - Fast Starts (and much more)
by tonyj5 Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:56 am
» HSBC Women's Champions Preview, Pairings, and Much More
by tonyj5 Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:33 pm
» Paula Creamer Parts Ways With Longtime Caddie!
by tonyj5 Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:10 am
» NSRCC ordinary membership...pls advise
by equin0x Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:49 pm
» How much is Ping Crossover?
by billcoke Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:41 pm
» Kranji weekday voucher
by coe16arg Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:20 pm
» Honda LPGA Thailand Preview, Pairings, and Much More.
by tonyj5 Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:14 am