Honda, Golf, PGA discussed on GOLF.com Podcast

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This tournament used to have Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and now you can not get these guys who live 12 minutes away to come play this tournament. They will go practice at another golf course in the same county instead of coming to play this tournament. So I get it, someone else will come in, I would assume and take over this tournament. You're right. If every tournament is special, none of them are not all the tournaments can be elevated, not everyone can be above average. Honda is justified to take their sponsorship money and bring it elsewhere, but the PGA Tour is not doing the wrong thing by letting this exist in its current form. What is tricky is the extraneous ways that this could go for PGA Tour sponsors. If this entire schedule alteration leads to fewer sponsorships, that just means that there are gonna be a couple brands like Honda that bow out. But that doesn't mean that Honda is disinterested in golf. That means that they're disinterested in sponsoring an event on PGA Tour, which comes at a very interesting time for Japanese automaker, an Asian brand that, hey, you know what? There's a lot of sponsorship opportunities that live golf. There's a lot of sponsorship opportunities elsewhere. It just is a very intriguing time that completely outlandish that Honda would be one of the first brands to get interested in sponsoring, I don't know. Live Thailand's event. I don't know if that's crazy or not. But it's an intriguing time to do it. Sean related related madness here. A nice dispatch from, well, our occasional golf dot com writer reporter art Strickland coming from the Houston open. Last week. Interviewed Stuart sink and Ryan Palmer among some other players and tournament organizers about the Houston opens future and they were mad about the changes to the tour schedule, specifically how that would affect the Houston open, how that would affect their own schedule. Ryan Palmer said the change to the fall. He said, I don't think it's going to go well for the Houston open. Vegas is worried about the fall, Mexico is worried about the fall of Houston should be worried.

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