This post is not about Those Damn Kids, I’ll get back to that soon enough. Snotty Scotty has been a terror – more on that next time.
This is about the loss in my life of one of the great passions of my life – watching professional golf.
When the Saudis started a rival league to compete directly with the PGA and a few name golfers decided to join up, shunning the organization that gave them everything they have in their life (the PGA), I said good riddance.
The those idiots in the middle east want to give a 55-year-old Phil Mickelson $100 million dollars to shoot 75 round-after-round – fine. Have a great life, Phil.
You’re the one that has to live with the fact that you’re taking money from a government who harbored terrorists that flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and has no problem chopping up a journalist (Jamal Khashoggi, let’s not forget his name) in their own Embassy (and were not penalized, but rewarded, – but I digress).
So… that, for me, was already a lot to take in. But, seriously, who gives a fuck about Phil Mickelson and the greatest choker in major golf history – Greg Norman.
But then a couple of weeks ago, Brooks Koepka, smug asshole that he is, (another one who took the $100 million from the Saudis – just to play – not even to win!) was allowed to play in the PGA Tournament. That alone felt like treason. But then, he actually won the damned thing!
Shit, man, I was livid.
I actually threw my walker at the television after that final putt.
My wife wasn’t around so I had to crawl out of my chair to retrieve my walker. I’ve said it before – it sucks to get old. Something I can’t wait for Those Damn Kids to experience in about sixty years or so.
And now… the ultimate Judas kiss.
The PGA – and it nearly kills me just to write it – and the LIV “Terrorist” League are going to MERGE!
All those golfers like Tiger and Rory, who could have a much higher payday from the Saudis, but decided that they couldn’t be bought and stayed loyal to the PGA, essentially, got screwed.
Phil Mickelson gets $100 million to shoot 75, Tiger and Rory, get bupkis.
So, I’m done with professional golf. If there is a college tournament on TV, something that is still untainted (don’t laugh at my naivete) – then maybe I’ll watch.
The PGA has broken a lot of Americans hearts today.
Everything is not about money.
Just because someone is paying you a billion dollars to look the other way doesn’t mean you have to take it.
Lester Aldrich, Those Damn Kids