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Tour issues memo to players after TV coverage was pulled due to ‘excessive swearing’

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Recently, a tournament broadcast had to be pulled off the air due to “excessive swearing.”

Sky Sports was forced to cancel the airing of the EuroPro Tour event as their “compliance team” kept picking up foul language from the players and they were unable to edit it out in time to air the broadcast.

A memo was sent to players and was shared by The Action Network’s Jason Sobel on Twitter.

The messaging to the players was harsh and the offenders were threatened with potential fines.

“By saying the “f” word when you are being watched is unforgivable. You are no longer just a golfer, you are an entertainer, an ambassador for your sport and industry.

“What you portray matters to the development and future of the sport.

“The swearing… may have caused us a fine. To put it in perspective, that fine would have been in the thousands. If it put in jeopardy our relationship with Sky, it would have been in the tens if not hundreds of thousands and in fact may have threatened the tour itself.”

Executives also claimed the tour pays out 110% of the entry fees it receives on top of other costs and described it as “hard work making this tour viable”.

It’s safe to say players on the EuroPro Tour will be more mindful of their language after receiving the strongly worded memo.

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  1. larrybud

    Sep 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    If it’s that much of a problem, don’t have on-course mics.

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  3. Gunter Eisenberg

    Aug 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

    F*ck You

  4. Hardyhar

    Aug 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Oh for F U C K s sake.

  5. Raymond

    Aug 24, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Now we’re trying to control people with Toutettes?? That’s weak sauce sh**,bulls***, Fkn, douchebaggery, f**k that sh**, a** munchers.. definitely a blue book, and Kmart sucks

  6. Mike

    Aug 24, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I used to have a bit of a potty mouth on the course. But at some point I realized that it doesn’t help your play, & you look like complete idiot out there swearing when you can’t break 90. Or 100.

    Just as bad to me is watching a guy who can’t legitimately break 90 complain about every shot that isn’t “perfect”. I’m so glad I walk so I can tune people out!

  7. Was fun while it lasted

    Aug 24, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    And this friends is how pro golf dies. Because fragile ears think words are violence or whatever the catch phrase is now. Pitiful.

    • Will

      Aug 25, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should…

  8. Art

    Aug 24, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Really?
    Tiger threw out F bombs and God Dang all the time from tourneys all over the world!
    Sure didn’t pull those broadcasts.

  9. VC

    Aug 24, 2022 at 11:03 am

    I hear that quite a bit when playing golf.

  10. WorldIs2Soft

    Aug 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

    F*ck that

  11. Logan White

    Aug 24, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Unforgivable?? Understandably you don’t want a broadcast of “f” words, but c’mon. These guys are working and remember “they are competitive.” You’d think the entire audience is 5yr olds riveted to their tv.

  12. Bob Jones

    Aug 24, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Publish their names. Hold them accountable.

    • Frank the Tank

      Aug 25, 2022 at 10:30 am

      Go @#$%^% yourself how bout dat?? Snoflake

  13. Jon

    Aug 24, 2022 at 10:08 am

    $h!t happens.

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Patrick Reed hits out at ‘insulting’ Rory McIlroy

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After his impressive showing at the BMW PGA Championship, where he finished in a share of 5th place, Patrick Reed added his name to the ever-growing list of players who are involved in the war of words surrounding the PGA vs. LIV Golf saga.

Prior to the event, a handful of golfers including Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Billy Horschel had some harsh words for the LIV golfers who were in the field at Wentworth.

McIlroy’s comments referenced the fact that LIV golfers only play 54 holes in their events and claimed that they “shouldn’t be” at Wentworth and said that their inclusion in the event would be “hard to stomach”.

“They shouldn’t be here, but again that’s just my opinion. But we are all going to tee it up on the 1st tee [Thursday] and we are all going to go play 72 holes, which is a novelty for them at this point, and then we’ll go from there”.

Billy Horschel, who’s been perhaps one of the most outspoken PGA TOUR player in opposition to LIV Golf, didn’t mince words either.

“My stance on this is that when those guys were trying to figure out whether they were going to go to the LIV Tour or stay with PGA Tour, DP World Tour, they had to factor in that they knew that world ranking points were going to maybe not come right away or not come in at all.

Reed, who is no stranger to controversy, took exception to the dig made by his former Ryder Cup opponent, in a recent interview with The Times.

“I feel like [Rory] making those types of comments is insulting. Let’s be honest, I’ve [played the DP World Tour] more consistently than some of the Europeans on the PGA Tour, so for them to take shots at other guys, especially Billy and Rory taking shots at the LIV guys saying they shouldn’t be here.”

Reed has certainly made an effort to play fairly consistently on the DP World Tour throughout his career.

“I’ve done more for this Tour than Billy has, and I’ve played almost as much as Rory has for the past five years.”

Reed also said he hopes that both the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour do “the right thing” and allow them to play on multiple tours in addition to LIV.

“At the end of the day, I hope all the tours work something out and get together. There’s no point in all this going back and forth and people smearing other people because it does nothing for us, does nothing for the brand and does nothing for golf. We need to allow the guys to play, be competitive and do what we do best. That’s play golf and allow us to take care of ourselves.”

“I’ve played on two tours my whole life, my whole career,” he insisted. “I’ve played on the PGA Tour and European Tour at the same time. I don’t see any difference between me playing the PGA Tour and here and playing on LIV and here. LIV only have 14 events next year, which means I’ll be over here more. Guys are like, oh, you joined LIV to play a lesser schedule. Well, I’m a guy that’s played 31 to 34 events a year. So if I played 14 on LIV and I play six here, that’s 20 and 11 to 14 extra weeks I can spend time with my family. As a player, I hope the tours do the right thing and allow us to play but at the end of the day that’s not our decision.”

As it stands, LIV Golf members are not allowed to play on the PGA TOUR, but can play on the DP World Tour temporarily due to a court injunction.

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PGA Tour pro rips Sergio Garcia over trip to Texas college game following Wentworth WD

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Having made it abundantly clear that he was ready to fight for the chance to play DP World Tour events, Sergio Garcia withdrew from the tour’s flagship event at Wentworth without giving a reason.

After shooting a round of 76 on Thursday, Garcia wasn’t sticking around for the remainder of the event, and when the tournament restarted on Saturday, the Spaniard had already made his way to Texas.

On Saturday, Garcia and his wife were spotted alongside Longhorns alum Scottie Scheffler and his wife at the Texas-Alabama football game.

Unsurprisingly, the 42-year-old’s decision to withdraw after one round without citing a reason only to be then spotted relaxing at a college football game didn’t sit well with everyone. Sky Sports Journalist James Weir tweeted:

“Jon Rahm told me on Tuesday it was particularly personal for him that certain players were in the field this week as his good friend Alfredo García-Heredia was first reserve. Had Sergio García withdrawn before his opening round rather than after it, AGH would have played.”

While responding to a Tweet from No Laying Up, who were summarising the performance of LIV pros at Wentworth, Ben An did not hold back with his thoughts on the withdrawal from Sergio.

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Tiger Woods 2005 tournament-used and signed Nike golf bag sells for record price

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Folk love a bit of sporting memorabilia.

To some, used articles may be surplus to use, but to many they are a part of history, never to be repeated.

Just five days ago, GolfWRX reported on a golf ball auction closing on 17th September, a series of bids on historic and unique golf balls from the likes of Tom Morris and Allan Robertson.

Such is the demand for notable artefacts that the amazing prices bid for the top three lots have increased yet again, with Lot #1, a Tom Morris Gutty ball, now attracting bids of over $6100, nearly $2500 more than showing last Wednesday.

However, nothing beats the Tiger Woods provenance, and probably never will, so imagine the interest in a signed Nike golf bag used at all four majors since 2005.

Leading trader site Goldin.co recently tweeted the final winning bid for the unique piece of golfing history – a mouth-watering $391,800.00!

Okay, the amount contains a buyer’s premium, but it still costs one avid collector over $326,000.

Expensive? maybe, but if Goldin.co is right and we can see the bag during this iconic clip, perhaps it’s a relative bargain.

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