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McIlroy and the European Tour


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#151 BNGL

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

View PostJonnyW, on 21 November 2018 - 09:35 AM, said:

Maybe it's as simple as he has...and this is pure speculation...a pregnant wife.

He doesn't want to tell the world as it's early days but he knows for the next 8 months he wants to stay near home...as a relatively newly wed couple this would make sense, well as much as all the other theories anyway!

Hmmmmmm


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:01 PM

View PostBNGL, on 02 January 2019 - 06:51 PM, said:

View PostJonnyW, on 21 November 2018 - 09:35 AM, said:

Maybe it's as simple as he has...and this is pure speculation...a pregnant wife.

He doesn't want to tell the world as it's early days but he knows for the next 8 months he wants to stay near home...as a relatively newly wed couple this would make sense, well as much as all the other theories anyway!

Hmmmmmm

And whose wife are we talking about? Pray tell!

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:02 PM

View PostBNGL, on 02 January 2019 - 06:51 PM, said:

View PostJonnyW, on 21 November 2018 - 09:35 AM, said:

Maybe it's as simple as he has...and this is pure speculation...a pregnant wife.

He doesn't want to tell the world as it's early days but he knows for the next 8 months he wants to stay near home...as a relatively newly wed couple this would make sense, well as much as all the other theories anyway!

Hmmmmmm

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:52 PM

View Postbscinstnct, on 02 January 2019 - 11:03 AM, said:

"My life's here. I have an American wife. I live in America," said McIlroy.

"Honestly, I enjoy it here more. The way of life is easier. The weather. The convenience," he added.



Lol, how can he play for the Euros in the RC? Isn't it a sham to do that? I think you need to have gained US citizenship before you're 18 to be on the US team. It would be great to change that rule and poach Rory over.

We trade Patrick Reed for Rory McIlroy straight up.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:54 PM

View Postjmck, on 02 January 2019 - 11:11 AM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 02 January 2019 - 11:03 AM, said:

"My life's here. I have an American wife. I live in America," said McIlroy.

"Honestly, I enjoy it here more. The way of life is easier. The weather. The convenience," he added.



Lol, how can he play for the Euros in the RC? Isn't it a sham to do that? I think you need to have gained US citizenship before you're 18 to be on the US team. It would be great to change that rule and poach Rory over.

You better sit down.  I'm afraid I have some bad news about the Sabbitini version of Rory.

Hasn't played a shot yet and he's already the greatest Slovak golfer of all time.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:00 AM

View PostDave230, on 02 January 2019 - 01:50 PM, said:

European Tour can't fix it because Fed Ex is putting $15m into their cup and no sponsor in the world exists that will put more money into another golf Tour.
Actually Fed Ex is doubling the FEC prize pool to $70 million dollars next year. $15 million to the winner.

https://www.si.com/g...nner-15-million

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

View Postcdnglf, on 02 January 2019 - 06:34 PM, said:

Remember when Rory gave up PGA Tour membership and skipped the Players?

yep

https://www.pga.com/...ip-focus-europe



Of course, with the way the PGA Tour and European Tour have set their schedules it should be easier for players to play in the US January-June plus the playoffs in August and get their minimum tournaments to play in Europe.


I think the real issue is that Rory saw what the Saudis were willing to pay Tiger to show up for their event (roughly the same amount as the entire purse of the British Masters) and he wants that rate.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:20 AM

View PostDarth Putter, on 03 January 2019 - 12:01 AM, said:

I think the real issue is that Rory saw what the Saudis were willing to pay Tiger to show up for their event (roughly the same amount as the entire purse of the British Masters) and he wants that rate.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:50 AM

When McIlroy skipped the Players, he won a major, in fact he's won more majors with more of a European focus than he has in recent years with more of a PGA focus. It's money speaking rather than what is 'good for his game'.

Just feel like as soon as Rory's put in a corner, he kind of lashes out and says something rashly. Was the same with the Olympics, Ryder Cup and now the European Tour. Six months later he'll say 'oh I regret that'...then he does it again.

I mean if it comes to September and he's feeling fresh and decides to play on the European Tour, he'll look silly for bringing all this doubt on himself. This is the year where The Open is at Royal Portrush as well, I would have thought he would have wanted to keep his home people happy, but obviously not.

What Rory could have said:

"I've had a great time starting on the European Tour in recent years but I've decided to go down a different path at the start of this one. The way the schedule is set with the PGA in May and 3 majors here, I've decided to focus on the US for the first half of the year, I'm sure you'll understand that's best for my game.

After that, I haven't made my schedule yet but I look forward to the Open coming to Northern Ireland greatly and intend to come home for a few weeks to prepare. Once the Fed Ex Cup season is finished I will finalise my schedule for the end of the year."

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:33 PM

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

If he ends up sounding like McDowell them I am 100% out, you guys can keep him!

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

 MattyO1984, on 05 January 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

If he ends up sounding like McDowell them I am 100% out, you guys can keep him!

Not his fault. Many gradually lose native accent if they constantly talk to/hear other accents.

Whenever I hang out with/speak to southerners, Ill start to catch myself doing it.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

 bscinstnct, on 05 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

 MattyO1984, on 05 January 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

If he ends up sounding like McDowell them I am 100% out, you guys can keep him!

Not his fault. Many gradually lose native accent if they constantly talk to/hear other accents.

Whenever I hang out with/speak to southerners, Ill start to catch myself doing it.

In order to win at Augusta, you must also sound like you're from there.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

Sadly the link to home is fading with every passing year.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:05 PM

 bscinstnct, on 05 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

 MattyO1984, on 05 January 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

If he ends up sounding like McDowell them I am 100% out, you guys can keep him!

Not his fault. Many gradually lose native accent if they constantly talk to/hear other accents.

Whenever I hang out with/speak to southerners, Ill start to catch myself doing it.

Ah reckon you got something there. But Ian Poulter's accent hasn't changed a bit.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

 bscinstnct, on 05 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

 MattyO1984, on 05 January 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 NoodleSalad, on 05 January 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

Watching him interviewed yesterday, he's seemingly lost about 80% of his Irish accent.

If he ends up sounding like McDowell them I am 100% out, you guys can keep him!

Not his fault. Many gradually lose native accent if they constantly talk to/hear other accents.

Whenever I hang out with/speak to southerners, Ill start to catch myself doing it.

Ah reckon you got something there. But Ian Poulter's accent hasn't changed a bit.

That's why Poulter beats his chest so much, beats out any new twang which might change his accent.
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