Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour


68 replies to this topic

#61 sappytop

sappytop

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 291 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 378034
  • Joined: 05/28/2015
  • Location:Carolinas
  • Handicap:9.4
GolfWRX Likes : 198

Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:00 PM

i feel like P-Reed just got trolled and he doesn't even realize it


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#62 youraway2

youraway2

    Just Old Sticks

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,372 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 25945
  • Joined: 02/24/2007
  • Location:Niceville Florida
  • Handicap:7
  • Ebay ID:youraway
GolfWRX Likes : 398

Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:05 AM

Does this really mean anything?  Ok, he's an honorary member, so what does that mean?  I don't understand; is it that he can play on the ET, when he desires? Or are they honoring him based on something that we should understand?

Based on his Masters victory last year?  What about Speith or Phil?

Edited by youraway2, 08 February 2019 - 09:08 AM.

Ping G-400 Max, 10.5, Xtorsion
PXG, 15-degree, ACCRA
PXG, 19-degree hybrid, ACCRA
Cobra DWS Utility 19-degree
CF-16, 4-PW, UST Recoil
0311 PXG, 5-AW, i70 Areotech Steel-fiber
SW, 56 PXG
Ping Nickel Anser II

2

#63 Rangeballz

Rangeballz

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,538 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 328401
  • Joined: 07/21/2014
GolfWRX Likes : 1004

Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

View Postyouraway2, on 08 February 2019 - 09:05 AM, said:

Does this really mean anything?  Ok, he's an honorary member, so what does that mean?  I don't understand; is it that he can play on the ET, when he desires? Or are they honoring him based on something that we should understand?

If it's like an honorary doctorate that colleges hand out like M&Ms, it pretty much doesn't mean squat. But if this means he can tee it up over there anytime he likes, for the rest of his life, well that could be of some value.

I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.

Edited by Rangeballz, 08 February 2019 - 09:11 AM.


3

#64 OldTomMorris

OldTomMorris

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,840 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 129568
  • Joined: 05/26/2011
  • Location:Edinburgh, Scotland
GolfWRX Likes : 611

Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:10 AM

View PostRangeballz, on 08 February 2019 - 09:10 AM, said:

I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.

I reckon most will understand it's a business decision by Keith Pelley. He appears to be trying to get Reed to play more on the ET (highly likely Reed has indicated he's open to that) and with the new schedule Pelley sees an opportunity.

I now expect to see Reed at events like the BMW @ Wentworth. Of course I have no direct insight but it feels very strategic to me.
Titleist 910D3 8.5°
TaylorMade M3 15°
Titleist CB (710) 3-PW
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Chrome 54° S Grind & 58° C Grind
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

Titleist Pro V 1x

4

#65 MattyO1984

MattyO1984

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,549 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59978
  • Joined: 07/08/2008
  • Location:Scotland
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 3549

Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:07 PM

View PostOldTomMorris, on 08 February 2019 - 10:10 AM, said:

View PostRangeballz, on 08 February 2019 - 09:10 AM, said:

I'm still struggling to understand why this was given. How do the ET players feel? On the surface it doesn't make sense.

I reckon most will understand it's a business decision by Keith Pelley. He appears to be trying to get Reed to play more on the ET (highly likely Reed has indicated he's open to that) and with the new schedule Pelley sees an opportunity.

I now expect to see Reed at events like the BMW @ Wentworth. Of course I have no direct insight but it feels very strategic to me.

Oh it 100% is. Pelley has no real power, the players hold it all and without them, Pelley doesn't have his ridiculously overpaid job, so he will bend over backwards to keep them happy even if it is Patrick Reed.

Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow White T1100
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x

5

#66 aliikane

aliikane

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,578 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 113801
  • Joined: 08/29/2010
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 333

Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:46 PM

European tour is struggling to get the top players in the world to play. Many of the top European players have made more of an effort to play the PGA Tour schedule.

6

#67 MattyO1984

MattyO1984

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,549 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59978
  • Joined: 07/08/2008
  • Location:Scotland
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 3549

Posted 08 February 2019 - 01:03 PM

View Postaliikane, on 08 February 2019 - 12:46 PM, said:

European tour is struggling to get the top players in the world to play. Many of the top European players have made more of an effort to play the PGA Tour schedule.

I am hopeful that things will look good when September comes around and the PGA Tour season is finished.
Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow White T1100
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x

7

#68 DFS PFD

DFS PFD

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 741 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 485676
  • Joined: 10/30/2017
  • Handicap:1.8
GolfWRX Likes : 544

Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:05 PM

I would second the motion to swap Reed for McIlroy in a heartbeat.
Rogue SZ 9* T1100 75g 6.5
M2 Tour 15* Kuro Kage DC 70TX
790 UDI Tensei Pro White 100TX
4-PW Nike VR Pro Blades X7's
50* MD4 Raw Tour issue S400
55* MD4 Raw Tour issue S400
60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
009

8

#69 MattyO1984

MattyO1984

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,549 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59978
  • Joined: 07/08/2008
  • Location:Scotland
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 3549

Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:58 PM

View PostDFS PFD, on 08 February 2019 - 04:05 PM, said:

I would second the motion to swap Reed for McIlroy in a heartbeat.

Based on...
Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow White T1100
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x

9



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors