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Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. gipper

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    What's next? Cheating at fishing events? Oh wait!
     
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    If you look at the finely tuned athletes who compete at cornhole at these high levels you can't help but be disappointed that they would resort to using bogus bags. I mean, look at those Bush Baked Beans unis they are wearing !
     
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    These two guys have won some big purses and even boats in previous tournaments. Years ago here in a billfish tournament at the Jersey Shore, a guy weighed a fish that wa still partially frozen. When they hoisted it up the ice crystals glistened in the sun. That caused them to open the fish up and it was frozen solid inside. That guy and his crew had to leave in a local police cruiser for their own safety.
     
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  4. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I see that Bernhard Langer won another Champions Tour event at age 65.

    Langer now has 44 career victories on the 50-and-older circuit, one away from matching the record Hale Irwin set from 1995 to 2007. Irwin won his last title at age 61.

    He shot a 63 in Round 3, that's 2 years under his age. He's pretty darn amazing.
     
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    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Honda Classic is no more, or at least after 2023. They are the longest tenured sponsor of a PGA Tour event, over 40 years.

    Why? Well the change in the PGA schedule has devalued the tourney and I guess Honda doesn't feel it's worth the money.

    The decision that went into effect in 2019 to compress the primary schedule into nine months and wrap up the FedEx Cup ahead of the college football and NFL seasons hindered Honda's ability to attract a world-class field. When the Players Championship moved back to March in 2019 and Tiger Woods became the tournament host in Los Angeles as the status of the Genesis Invitational was elevated, the Honda was saddled with a challenging date. The 2021 tournament had just five top 50 players and two in the top 20. (This year's edition improved to 12 of the top 50, but four of the top eight who live in northern Palm Beach County chose not to play.)

    With the changes to the schedule beginning in January, the Honda will have two elevated events before it - the WM Phoenix Open and the Genesis Invitational - and two following it - Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players Championship. It makes for a challenging recruiting process - the top players are committed to the elevated events where purses will be $20 million compared to the $8 million for the Honda Classic. It's ironic that the lower prize money of the event is part of its demise as the original winner's share of $52,000 in 1972 made it one of the richest stops on Tour, greater than for any of the four majors, and more than double that of the Masters, which has a first prize of $25,000.

    Honda Classic title sponsor pulling out after 2023
     
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