27 Burst results for "Greg Norman"
Tiger Woods doesn't 'have much left in this leg' to compete
"Woods withdrew from playing at the tournament he's hosting in Bermuda this weekend. I don't have much left in his leg. The injury is plantar fasciitis in his right foot. I can take golf balls. It's the walking that just hurts. The plantar fasciitis is related to injuries would suffered in a car crash in 2021, which ended any hope of him playing on a regular basis. Geralt for the biggest ones and hopefully lightning catches in a bottle and I'm up there in contention with a chance to win and I hope that I remember how to do that. Tiger Woods also doesn't have much hope for the PGA Tour and Greg Norman Saudi funded rival league live getting along. Not with Greg there and his animosity towards the tour itself. I don't see that happening. As Rory said, and I said it as well. I think Greg has got to leave. Lawsuits and counter lawsuits have been filed. I'm Ed Donahue
Rory McIlroy Is Golf's No. 1—but Should It Be Dustin Johnson?
"Rory McIlroy is number one in the world. Yes, he deserves to be. He definitely deserves to be. I think golf's in a better spot, but Roy's number one, even though he's kind of been a clown. In the last 6 months with a lot of what he said, he's going back and forth and back and forth and he won't, you know, one day he hates to live, a Canadian open and his dog and Greg Norman, and then three weeks later, he's like, oh, I think we need to have a conversation with him. Figure something out. So we don't really know what he thinks about it. But I do believe that Rory McIlroy is definitely without a doubt, the number one player in the world. I think that's right. Dustin, you can make a case for Dustin Johnson, too. You really could. Yeah. If they had ranking points for the live shit the dude to do is just dominate it to live tour this year. So I mean, he'd be right there with Rory. As far as if Rory McIlroy called DJ at home in Jupiter on a random Tuesday when they're both in town and was like, hey bro, you want to go play for a million at the bear's club? I would probably bet DJ. Probably bet DJ on that one. Just as far as form goes right now, he's been the more consistent player. I've always taken I think DJ is the most talented player flight of the game and a long, long time. So yeah, I have to live at world ranking point so that DJ would probably be right there,
Joel Dahmen's Stance on LIV
"Did you get a live offer? Not a direct money offer. Was there something on the road there, certainly? Could I have pursued something out? Do I think it was enough for really me to go? I don't think I've ever been enough for me to hang my hat on it and just like, hey, if this thing falls in here, I'm see ya, and I'm probably all the way to my grill in my beer and hanging out in the backyard. I don't think enough of that. But what was that number? What was it? What was it? I gotta know. We gotta know. But what should it have been? Obviously it wasn't enough. It wasn't enough, obviously. If we never even got to negotiations, obviously I have a pretty funny story. So when it was coming out, we got an email for Greg Norman. The generic one that said sign up for this first one and I wrote back is this spam. And he wrote back no, he said, no Joel. And I was like, okay, so then, I kind of left it. Something more, but I basically just asked if it was spam. But I didn't think that they had ever interested, and I think I liken the life I have enough. And I don't know if I totally agree with the law. I mean, I agree zero with any of the human rights issue as Saudi Arabia. And I'm not going to pretend like this huge moral high ground, but I don't think I could lay in bed at night with $25 million being happy with who I was when I was like 50 per se. I'd like to blue collar background. My family worked hard. They gave me everything they had. And I kind of want to see where this one goes. I have an opportunity with the PJ tour to do great things. And you can agree to disagree whatever with all of that and what that looks like, but I'm going to give it a hell of a shot these next ten years I can hang my hat on that, I think.
For Sports Agents LIV Golf Is a 'No Brainer'
"I think I got to take the perspective of an agent right now. Because if you think about this, the age of right, when you're a player, a lot of these high profile guys, they literally are on a leash by their agent. They don't do anything that their agent says not to do. A robot and the best sense of the word, and then when their agent tells them to show up where this, eat that, talk to him, get this phone number, play golf with him, they do it, right? They do it. So a lot of these dudes, especially these younger guys, can get swayed by the agents. So much and if I'm taking the agent's perspective here on Cameron Smith and he's got a $100 million fishing line out in front of him, guess what the agent fee on the PGA Tour is the normal one is. 20%. It's 20 percent. So 20 million dollars of that 100 million would go to this agent. That, that's generational money for the agent. Not just Cameron Smith, so what do you think that agents pushing for? What do you think bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson, all their agents were pushing for? All Greg Norman has to do is get a bunch of agents on his side. That's it. And he's going to have a full roster period. But so that's kind of my perspective on it. I've got kind of an aged point of view at this point with the live because the agents want these guys to take it more than anything. It's the biggest cut in professional sports. There's not another pro sport that pays 20%. To their agents.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Hank Haney Podcast
"But they think they got something there. And other people have had the same idea. You know, that premier golf league was around, and this and that. And there's something there. I don't know what it is. You know, I mean, they got all the logo merchandise now and once they get those teams get some name recognition and the teams have players on and then the players can be traded and whatever dropped off a team, bring on a new guy. It's going to add some intrigue to golf. I mean, think about it. You know, people will be talking about this team versus that team. Head to head match ups, you know, gambling. This team play in that team. This team just traded this guy, gives you something to talk about. You know, other than a rules violation, which is pretty much, you know, you used to sit around all week when I was with PGA Tour radio hoping for a rules violation, so I give you something to talk about all week. There's just going to be more talking points. They've got something there. They're going to get they're going to get bigger names. They're going to get better names and the guys that don't go, I think they're going to rule the day they didn't take the money. I've heard I've heard names of guys that just got offered 25 million or whatever and didn't do it. And I'm like, I'm like, what in the world was that guy thinking? Seriously. Pat Perez reportedly got $10 million. And you know what he said? I feel like I won the lottery. That's what he felt like. They offered Colin Morikawa, I'm sure over a $100 million. He's 23rd on the FedExCup list. Got offered a $100 million. Great player, great young player, two time major champion. Great future ahead of a $100 million. Or more. This LI V is not going away. Give it a few more weeks. And they're going to, I mean, they just signed verity. They're going to sign Gary mccord. They're looking to sign Charles Barkley. They're going to get a lot of. Press off that and they're going to, you know, they're going to make something that's entertaining. What's David feherty? He's entertaining. He's been stifled that where he is, but he's been he's entertaining. Gary mccord, extremely entertaining. Charles Barkley, an unbelievably entertaining. They get those guys signed, who knows what's going to happen, but they have, this assumption that they have no plan is a stupid assumption. They have some kind of plan. They have some kind of a business plan. I don't know what it is. But it's not just to lose money every year. And when people say that, I think that's ignorant. Greg Norman said he looked at the plan, thought about it for months, tried to shoot holes in it. Ended up not being able to and just love the plan. And they say they're a year ahead of plan. You're ahead of schedule. So we'll see what happens from here. the podcast. Hit the follow button on the iHeartRadio app where we get your podcasts. I'm sure we'll have more to talk about. LI V place plays next week, so we'll be talking about that. And I'll be watching that. I loved watching the last tournament. I will. Can't wait. Can't wait to see who's going to win. Can't wait to see
"greg norman" Discussed on The Hank Haney Podcast
"All right, here's what's coming next on this, the players signing on. At first they were saying, you know, they're going to be three players this last week. Okay, they signed up stents in the Koch crack and Charles help for people, people poo pooed that. Although those are good. I don't know, I'm not sure why they picked those players. Like I said, I have no idea. But I think it's kind of get on board and we'll sign you or you'll end up coming later for nothing. I think that's what they're thinking. To be honest with you, I mean, at the end of the day, would you rather play for a $5 million $25 million purse or a $6 million purse? What would you rather play for? You'd rather play for a $6 million purse with a 150 players, or would you rather play for a $25 million purse with 48 players? Which one would you rather play for? Because it's about money. That's what it's about. And I think they think we're going to get players anyways. Donald Trump, you know, the 45th president. He told those guys, he said, you better go get that money now. It's not going to be there. And then you're going to end up getting nothing but thanks for staying with us from the PGA Tour. People can think all they want about Trump they can hate them. I don't like his tweets. I don't like this. Whatever. Your idea is on Trump. But once again, his business sense it's pretty darn good. And when I saw he made that comment, I thought it's exact same thing. I have been thinking for months. I'm thinking to myself, what in the world are these guys waiting for? Take the money when you have the chance, go get get it. If you just can't do it, it's Saudi money. I can't do it. Okay, that's fine. I totally understand that. I get it. I'm sympathetic with that. A 100%. But if that's not your hang up, what are you doing? What are you waiting for? Well, here's what some of the guys are waiting for now. They're waiting for the FedExCup playoffs to be able to really get two more terms to get rocket mortgage and they got Windham. And then they got the three FedEx couple events. So you got 5 weeks. And after those 5 weeks are up, you will see bigger names and more names leaving. They've already got them all lined up. Got them all lined up. I don't know who they are. You know, speculation is rampant that matsuyama is one of them, it keeps on saying, that's a big name.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Hank Haney Podcast
"Of those three players were playing at any of those events I just named. They would all be on every one of those players would be on featured group coverage. So when I hear this BS about the fact that although they're not signed in top players, well, they didn't get Roy McIlroy and Scottie scheffler and John rom, no, they don't have them. They didn't get Jordan Spieth yet, not yet. You know, they didn't get Patrick canley yet. They didn't get head Hideki matsuyama yet. They didn't get Cameron Smith yet. But I'll tell you what, any of those players that people, the media likes to point out, although, you know, that wasn't much of a signing stints and Koch rack and Charles hall with third. Those three players would all be in featured group coverage of their plan on the PGA Tour and half their events. That's how bad the PGA Tour events are. You know, I mean, that's just the fat Matthew wolf. So young player they got, you know? James piet number one ranked damage or the Oklahoma state golf for that day. So guys, number two ranked amateur world. They're not void of talent on this live tour. And they're getting more. They're going to get more. I don't know what they're looking at. Obviously they wanted the top players. But then they just started taking players. Greg Norman gets a lot of criticism. But Greg Norman is not an idiot. Craig Dorman is a very, very successful businessman. I mean, you know, people criticize Greg Norman. They criticize the fact that he'd lost the masters on the last round or they can criticize him for whatever. He posts pictures of himself standing in the shower. Whatever they want to, they laugh at them, they criticize them. They make fun of them. You know, he's got a vendetta out against the PGA Tour. They talk about that. But I haven't heard anybody that was stupid enough to criticize Greg Norman's business sense. Now, Greg Norman is not sharing, and I don't think he's certainly had something to do with it, but he's not the one that came up with this whole L IV business plan. See, people are people are saying like the LA VO they're just throwing all this money in there, they're never going to get it back. They don't care if they get it back. I don't think that's true. I don't think that's true at all. They have a big, big capital investment in this thing. Funded by
Greg Norman Banned From the British Open Champions Dinner
"Greg Norman has been banned. From the British open champions dinner. What do you make of this? 150th one. So it's not like it's just the 149th or something not very meaningful, but they were making a big ass deal out of this. It's out saint Andrews because of the year or whatever, trying to make it awesome. And I don't know, I think it's, I think it's bullshit because the dude is a two time champion. You kind of like earn your right at that dinner. I mean, he's taken shots at multiple organizations. I know, you know, from other things, but the British open is very independent from as all the majors are. From the DP world tour from the PGA Tour. And Norman was the guy, man, like people have different opinions. They can say what they want, but I mean, I'm older than you, but when I was Tiger came around in 97, whatever, I was already 16 years old. Like when I was a kid, it was Norman and Fred Couples. Those were the two guys. Right? So when you were probably that age, it was Tiger by that point. Right. But it was a really small moment. Norman and Fred Couples, right? I think 92 couples was number one in the world, but before they knew it was always Norman, every single major. Like he only ended up, I think, just win in the two British opens, but it was insane. Every single major he was in the last group on Sunday, like absolutely crazy stuff. And choked a few away one of you, blah, blah, blah. So I mean, he was very especially a two time winner. He was like a very much part of that whole journey. And you earn your right to that situation right there, that dinner. So I think it's kind of BS, really. And by BSM in bullshit, that's basically what it
Column: Tiger has big voice, just not as much visibility
"Tiger Woods is sounding off about the new Saudi backed breakaway golf series fronted by Greg Norman as he prepares for the British open Woods a 15 time major winner says he could not understand why the likes of Phil Mickelson Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka have signed up for the lib series What they've done is they've turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position For those golfers jumping from the PGA Woods wonders what these players are doing for guaranteed money what is then incentive to practice What is incentives to go out there and earn it in the dirt Greg Norman is the CEO of Liv golf He is not invited to the British open I know Greg tried to do this you know back in the early 90s It didn't work then And he was trying to make it work now And I still don't see how that's in the best interest of the game The PGA Tour has suspended players who have signed up for the rebel league I'm Ed
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"In one thing. Well, Dylan, if you were paid three X to be a writer for, you know, fake golf dot com or something like that. Why wouldn't you take it? Yeah. And it's like, it's not as easy as something as three X a salary. It can not be storming a break down the checklist of why it's not. We can. But it can not be explained away as simple as competition or per sizes or finding their market value. It can't be. And if anyone that listens to this podcast wants to slide into my mentions, I won't be paying attention. There won't be paying attention to you. Yeah, I mean, I think that there's $40 million and there's $40 million in their there are complications to different sources of money. And even taking the morality argument out of this, there is a certain hassle and awkwardness that comes to taking this money. That comes to being involved in the new league. And it's a strange thing to think that when you ask guys how they would like to improve the PGA Tour, a lot of the time, they didn't really have a great answer for a while because the PGA Tour was what they wanted to play. That was the dream. It existed, it was the highest level of professional golf. So you're sort of improving on something that guys didn't really consciously know how they wanted to be improved. Except that they wanted to make more money. Now there's more money to be had. It's all come full circle and you can toot your own horn if you want to. What about what's that? Well, the work that you did this week from a lot of oh, I wrote about the pretty much further away. Man, if you're not sick of reading about the premier golf league, I chatted with our pal Andy Gardner at the PGO. I don't know if he's our pal, but he's a nice British bloke with his very don't know. I'm clever idea for improving professional golf. I mean, where I have continued to stand on this thing is that if there's an improved version of the PGA Tour.
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"Money, it only matters to the people who are receiving it. Yeah, that's still a TBD in my mind. But yeah. I don't think it matters. The lifespan of the whole thing certainly is expanded beyond any reasonable comparison. But anyway, Mike WAN is going to have a press conference on Wednesday. He's going to have seen Phil Mickelson show up on Monday and say probably a whole lot of nothing. And he will Mike WAN will also be asked, what are you going to do in the future about this? Because you are one of the stakeholders and the PGA Tour clearly can only do so much. The majors matter, you're the first one to discuss it. What are you going to do? That's honestly more of an interesting presser to me this week than Phil Mickelson's. Interesting. I just want to see, I want to see the proxy wars here, Sean. We've got Jay and Greg sure, but they're never going to meet up. We're going to see Rory and Phil in the same locker room. We could see them in the same tea time. Who knows? Holy. There's no way. They put grace and Murray next to Kevin na in the locker room already. The USGA would not put Bryson with Brooks last year, even when they had an out because of the last three U.S. open champions. They had a chance to do it and they didn't do it. There's no way they would do that. Here's what's weird. Rory McIlroy went to Dustin Johnson's wedding. You know? Yeah? Now these dudes are on a very different side of a growing divide. And I know Justin Thomas got a lot of well deserved praise for what he said about how, you know, he's not writing off people because they took the money. He's not saying that they're bad dudes. Whatever. But at a certain point, this is going to change the dynamic a whole lot. And I guess a certain point is maybe right. DJ's DJ has made Rory's life a lot harder. In the temporary, Rory's Rory's not making DJs any harder. It's kind of a one way street where the friendship there has to change slightly because the work relationship changed greatly. Yeah. Well, I mean, I think in the dream scenario, and maybe this is how DJ is in all his relationships. You know, it's that Don Draper line from mad men where DJs don't even think about you. Think about you at all. Yeah. And that's the best case scenario. But there's got to be some twinge of jealousy when you see fans ringing the 18th green like they did for Rory. So I don't know if that changes anything in any meaningful way for the PGA Tour. It doesn't change the dollar values on the table for guys that are going to keep signing with Liv golf, but it sure did more for the PGA Tour's image than anything, including Jay monahan's appearance on the CBS broadcast, which I thought was okay, I guess, and didn't necessarily. What did Jay say?.
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"He was asked how much this win means, right? That's kind of the classic win. Post victory question. And he said, you know, 21st career tour win, one more than someone that someone, of course, is Greg Norman, Rory did not say his name, he would not invoke he who should not be named, you know? PGA Tour is Voldemort is basically Greg Norman at this point. And he said that was extra incentive when he was alerted to that that he could pull that off today and he really wanted to make it happen as a result. So yeah, it wasn't enough that Rory won in front of more fans that Rory won period. It was that it needed to be said. It needed to be said by the PGA Tour's actual leading voice. Like we might think Rory is the leading voice, but Jim Nance is the voice. Jim Nance went on the broadcast Saturday and said that these guys had been, you know, they've betrayed the tour. But betrayal, actual words with weight, Jim Nance, and then Rory's play had a lot of weight to it and then he dunked on Norman and that felt a lot like a much bigger slap in the face than what Jay monahan put in the letter suspending players. So I wrote Dylan oddly enough like in one of the final paragraphs of my recap that this whole week, the last few months is all been about actions and reactions and there's they haven't been equal. They have not been equal and it felt like Liv golf was taking all the action through yesterday. And then this kind of felt like an actual reaction. Of some sort of weight. There was weight to it. Yeah. And there will be more actions and reactions this week. I'm curious to see if the USGA will say anything. We had Mike watt on this podcast. One week ago. Mike won. Yeah, Mike won a week ago. And he could not have been more in support of Jay monahan, the PGA Tour commissioner. If you haven't heard that interview, just scroll down on your podcast feed and check it out because that was the answer that stood out to me. He said, for one, he kind of brought up Liv golf and then decried it by saying I've seen a hundred power points like this. That was a little over dismissive, I would say, calling Libby golf a PowerPoint presentation. Pretty clearly a little more than that at this point. Yes. And I also think that Mike WAN was absolutely wrong when he said that they need to make money off of this eventually..
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"He was basically, you know what he kind of reminded me of. He kind of reminded me of Phil at Kiawah. It's interesting. I was going to say that because he was pretty weird at kiowa when he was winning. He was where he was and he was talking about how he needed to be so focused. And he was like, he was so cautious. He spoke so slowly. He took as few questions as he possibly could. Yeah. Yeah. He was on a strange edge the whole week. But it really worked out well for him that week. Not as well this week. He was very much on an edge and shot ten over par this week. But the moments where he showed the absolute most energy are when this guy majed all saroor showed up on the T it happened in the first T, those dudes. Thursday. Love each other. It happened on the third T on Friday. That's the guy that Phil has been giving really, really big hugs too. And that guy is the head of the Saudi golf foundation. He is managing director of live golf. He is an adviser to the public investment fund. He is, in a way, Saudi golf embodied and do you have anything to do with it? You know what? Newcastle or no. Yeah, he's a new director of Newcastle. United football club. Do you think there's a chance Phil's going to get on the pitch? You just angling for a second for sure. For sure. Well, not like actually competing. But I would be, you know what, that's a great. I would put it even odds that at some point in the next 12 months or the next premiere season. Phil makes an appearance in the box Newcastle United game. The weirdness of that is just that, you know, this entire thing is about money. For the players, it is about nothing more than that. I feel extremely confident in saying that. They will tell you that it is about this invigorating format is about, you know what? It's about the money and the schedule. It's both of those things. It's not just the money. And that is all a creation of this guy majid ulcer and Greg Norman and these other Saudi live connective tissues, so maybe that's why Phil Mickelson is bear hugging this guy. It was something I didn't quite understand the connective tissue of because Phil's gone dark for four months. But it was on display more than anything, particularly for Phil all week. What else should people know about your experience on the grounds? Just sort of sights and sounds type stuff. How were the fans? Because I saw a really conflicting reports about that. I know you mentioned that the number of them, but were they there was some enthusiasm for Phil and DJ, but then there were definitely reports of kind of a sleepy vibe. Yes. Where the fans moved and groups, they were very into it. And I think if they opened this thing up to more fans, more probably would have come. And so I would expect more fans at the state events in the states for Liv golf. Did it like on the opposite end of the property? Was anyone going out to the 14th hole as play started? Hell no. 14th hole was extremely low as basically as far away from the first hole as you can get. There's a reason they drove players out there because you ain't getting there on your two feet. I didn't even make it out to that corner of the property of. All week long. So.
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"All right, well I want to start with a big picture question then get to a whole bunch of specifics. So big picture was this a successful launch for Liv golf. For sure. No doubt. Undoubtedly a successful launch in Picard in part because I'm trying to think of like a moment where they did something like really wrong where they did something incorrectly. Now there was a couple moments where there were some tenuous situations with media. You know, rob Harris from the AP Allen ship from the fire pit collective. Both had run ins with security, both that were I think like frankly handled if there's going to be a run in there probably handled as well as a running it could have been. But I'm looking at the other stuff and what happened on the Liv gulf tour that live golf series, whatever, that was a mistake for them. That was bad for them. They happened to put on a good, I'm not going to use that word. They happened to put on a successful event in their eyes with a ton of money being funneled into it, and all they did was get more players to join their series. So, for sure, successful. I mean, Greg Norman was last night like verbally beating his chest up on the platform, basically saying like, a lot of people tried to shut us down, they couldn't. Well, yeah, I mean, so you're exactly right. It was a successful week. You think about where we were a week ago. I mean, the names that have dropped since then, well, I guess we knew Dustin Johnson a little more than a week ago. But you know, you get Phil Mickelson, you get Bryson DeChambeau. You get Patrick Reed. The fact that Charles schwartzel won $4.75 million on Saturday is not even I don't think that that's necessarily a strike for or against the league because you are going to have guys saying, are you serious that guy? The guy who hasn't been relevant on forever. He is winning the equivalent of three of whatever Rory just won. Yeah, that's why I would consider it in terms of who matters here. Who matters in this world? Are the best golfers in the world. It's a strike for live because a dude who hasn't won in 6 years one. And a guy who finished in second place took home 2.8 million. Like, there are, I don't know what the actual number is, but there's about a thousand golfers in the world who are really, really, really good. And who could play their way, conceivably onto the PGA Tour. Which just means that there was 952 who thought holy cow, Charles schwartzel did it. He's the one. If Dustin Johnson went on one, if you were like one by three this week and DJ took home the fourth 1 million 4 and a half million, everyone would have been like, oh, well, that's expected. But the fact that an unexpected dude takes home more money than a lot of people are gonna make all year long. That's what that's what they wanted to show, right? That's what their value is. We got all the money. Come get some of it. Let's do a little FAQ. And buzz through your week. First, Sean, how is the draft? You got a little bit of exclusive sneaky reporter inside access to this draft. Was it cool, weird, exciting? Anticlimactic? Yeah..
"greg norman" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"Drop your golf ball. Sure speeds up play when you have those route barriers. Fowler has dropped the ball twice. The shambo is going to get a free drop. Something bad has happened if we end up here. This is the drop zone. All right, folks, happy Sunday evening. You're too drop zone co hosts coming to you one from his flat in saint Andrews. The other in his childhood living room. That's right. Dylan did share here. Coming to you from williamstown, Massachusetts, on the road to the U.S. open and Sean back home after exhausting, busy, groundbreaking, revolutionary, maybe underwhelming. We'll see. Unsettling. Unsettling. Invitational, the inaugural breakaway event of the new Saudi backed series. Sean, how are you? I'm good, man. I've been laughing for the last half hour because Rory McIlroy dunked on Greg Norman when all, not all hope, but when a lot of hope was lost for the PGA Tour like a couple days ago, Rory won today and decided to use his post round interview with Amanda renner and just decided, you know, I don't know, Amanda tossed him the alley oop, and he slammed it home. Or maybe he tossed himself the ALU. All I know is that I've been laughing about it because for all the reasons that people talk about the NBA and say this league, we have that now. Yeah. This tour. These tours, this pro golf world is a drama. And that's the best way to put it. It really is. All right, well, I want to dive into your week and your impressions. Because you wrote a terrific wrap up piece at the conclusion of play yesterday, you were, you're kind of firing this week. I mean, the kid was doing some real life reporting, some observing, some chatting with insiders. So a lot of good stuff on golf dot com. But first, I do want to tell the good people at home, the listeners about radmore golf, look, if.
PGA Tour denies releases for players in Saudi-funded event
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"greg norman" Discussed on No Laying Up
"Tour has an official credit card, that's one less sponsor that Jack could work with directly. So selfishly, he feels like well, I have this business engine of my own, the PGA Tour is going to sign up sponsors that are going to benefit all the other members and not me. He hates the OMP. He hates the official marketing partners. Which I think like a lot of what we'll hear here. Both sides, you know, pretty strong case, right? I totally understand where Jack's coming from. But I think on dean beam inside, his much like it is today with Jay monahan. I mean, his job is to make his 200 members happy not to make Jack Nicklaus happy. And so that also what 20 years later is a little at odds with the statements from his letter of negotiating on behalf of the guys that elected me here. And now he's like, fuck those guys. I got mine. I want to keep getting mine. Pretty much. Yeah. Taking the Billy horschel route. So a name we're going to hear here is EM de went, who is the chairman of the policy board and also chairman of the Eaton corporation? Yum. Eaton corporate. EM is his name. Two letters. Yeah. He had noted in 1979, the beam and assessed some brutal facts, professional tournament golf experienced a period of relatively flat growth and uncertain prospects for several years in the 1970s. Television ratings declined and research indicated a shrinking demographic for the game. Many felt that golf had not kept pace with other professional sports in terms of marketing promotion or spectator innovations nor had the tour developed any significant revenue sources besides television rights fees, which in 1980 accounted for nearly 80% of tour cash receipts. So this is what beamen is saying. Here's our issues, right? And so beamon has these initiatives that he takes to address these issues. But going back to what we're saying, the Tor had then signed deals for official credit card airline and cruise line and Nicholas complained that the growth of such initiatives represented unwanted competition for his and Palmer's own branding opportunities. So he and Palmer at this time, that's in quote, he and Palmer at this time are not best Friends. We know them in our generation as being too great traveling sportsmen who are they they were ever best friends though, right? That was just kind of a well, they initially are. I don't want to say office competing, I think it was a lot. I think it was a lot like when Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush were tour in the world after they were president. Powering around. But very well-being. Back in the day, they weren't Friends, right? I don't know if that makes our Palmer. Actually, I don't want to Bill Clinton. That kind of thing. Gotta work. A little couple different levels. So Palmer and Nicholas are agreeing. It's noted in the book to say they're agreeing to put their differences aside to discuss this. To meet about this. He expressed other concerns, he believed this is Nicholas that the torch should limit its role in negotiating packaging television rights Nicholas and Palmer operated their own tour events and wanted to sell the TV rights individually rather than have them group with the tour's other tournaments. That's like, that seems wildly staggering. On the whole, if you're Jack and you're the memorial and you think you can get a better deal, I guess I get it, but what a wildly selfish decision. Wouldn't you just look right through this guy if you were anybody on tour and be like, fuck this guy? He doesn't have our best interest in mind. He's got his own interest in mind. And that's just what pretty much how Jack viewed it was like dude, give us the tournaments. Give us the money, play the tournaments, let us take care of our marketing individually. All of this is benefiting other people a lot more than me. We play for the prize money and we got to compete for that. I'm fine with that, but this stuff we've got going on here could greatly exceed what we're able to make on the course. Stop disrupting that for us. That's my palmar already. I just have such a tough time like grasping Palmer saying, you know what? Like I've got this deal with Cooper Tires and this deal with Gulfstream and this deal with Pennzoil and like the tour sign in these marketing partners and all this stuff is going to evaporate. I don't see that happening. Right, that's how Nicholas solid and was persuasive based on how it's described in the book. And Nicholas concluded I was the vibe of the other players outside of Nicholas. So we'll get to that. Nicholas concluded, I'll do everything in my power to stop that man. He said of dean beeman. Mama, there goes that man. So again, he besieged Wallace. Nicolas besiege Palmer to put their business interests before any lingering animosity for each other. It was time to orchestrate a palace coup. Now, another great part in here is the meeting takes place at Arnie's office at bay hill, and Nicholas refused to believe that this was Arnie's real office. He thought it was like a power play of sometimes such a good such a good. The office was just kind of a mess or shot. I don't know exactly what it was, but kind of like, is this really your office already? And then Arnie left the room and was like, no, no, seriously, this is office. And apparently Arnie was so perturbed by that. He ended up spending millions of dollars in renovating his office because of how hard Jack it ripped on it. So this leads to beam and saying it was not a power struggle. It was a total revolution. Again, we talked about how they were they only had 400,000 in the bank when he became the commissioner they were playing for $8.2 million in total prize money. They had rented office space in New York and its largest owned capital asset was an IBM selectric type rated. But again, if you don't really have a TV contract, which that's what I understand is like what happened between 68 when ruin our leg is talking about that ten tournament.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"And so i do think that a lot of americans it will continue to be in their news feeds because of how important it is to the greater national landscape. The group around here knows a great deal of my history with the skipper asked me to go to cuba with obama. My father was ready to go. My mother would not return. Skippers phone calls and my family didn't go over there because all of this stuff is hugely complicated and what you know about our last bit of time at espn. I think i've told you before. I was going to moderate a panel of cuban-americans a couple of days before that election with joe biden. And i wanted to ask some of these questions. Kornheiser told me this one time that something. My mom wrote on facebook that she asked me to rewrite for her that he gave it to obama and i heard some echoes of it in what obama was saying when he was speaking over there and it felt like something hopeful from there. And what. I'm telling you is what i'm seeing. Here is the most hopeful set of ingredients. I've seen in my lifetime that can actually instigate a change. That as we're talking about it here. I find near impossible to instigate without military force that get super complicated when everybody starts arguing. About what right does america have to be. Moral authority are enforcing our opinions. Our viewpoint principles our freedoms are democracies on another country when our government is plenty capable of all sorts of atrocities without imp you know without sort of exporting our needs to ninety miles off the shore but i do think more people are seeing and listening now and there's more hope now through that desperation that people are hearing the idea of that ocean is a graveyard. It is the greatest of the graveyards for haiti and for cuba because of people trying to leave desperation. We're sending billionaires off into space. We can help with humanitarian. Needs to help human beings who are no different than us just born ninety miles off shore and i feel more hopeful than i have been just because of the set of ingredients. It doesn't mean though. I'm imagining them. All of you. That feeling like more hope doesn't necessarily feel like total hope because generations have died waiting for this hope to materialize. I want to address exactly why that is because there's just a silence secret among asylum understanding among all of us that we understand like okay. Well you can't do the military exercises there. You can't change things that way well through election. I'm sure there are people screaming at their device. Right now do it through an election. The helplessness is that you can't because they fix the election you can empower the people you can give them resources but the government will always find a way to stay in power. They will cheat to stay in power. We should articulate that and beyond that you're in a place where our government for the last four years run by griff after. That is stirring all of these things criminal liar. Who doesn't care about any of this stuff. This is supposed to represent a new age of politics with a new leader in charge trying to bring back america. That was not actually made great again. Who has an opportunity within right here. The opportunity right here to lead however it is. You arrive at leading. It's not easy to do these things. I don't know i don't know how to solve their. We've been arguing across generations and with parents and grandparents who are now dead. I don't know how to solve this but all we can do is sort of scream at our leadership. Please find a way to solve some of this and then understand. That haiti is going to be over there and be like what about us. What about all these other countries that also need freedom and humanitarian aid. Just to kind of push back on that a little bit and even you know the idea of midterm elections and his won't go away because politicians keep it a thing. I mean if we're going to be honest. A lot of that's just grandstanding. Right because if you win a congressional seat in florida you win. A seat in congress representing florida. You don't have any actual impact and changing things in cuba and what is the. Us going to do to change things there. And what should they do. Are they going to implement more sanctions. Because that hasn't worked for not going to get involved militarily. So i mean it's nice and dandy for all of these politicians to come out in front of the cameras and say with we demand change and we do this and we do that but not actually doing it. That's why i also worry about kind of the fact that it's the hashtag tag is a social media thing. Do you guys remember back blackfish. Because like that was the thing that everybody cared about for a long time and they stop giving a shit about it and things are exactly same. So how much has changed. They're not know diminish what they're going through but these things happen people get really passionate about things on social media and the internet and then something else comes along and they just keep moving along and then things go back to how they were. But to your point it's fortified through generations and conversations like this. I'll say that blackfish actually brought about a massive change. Seaworld business was directly impacted by that. The way you experienced that amusement park has four ever been changed. They don't do the same things over there. It's not the big sweeping changes that you would hope for from immediately watching. That documentary were several years removed but the seeds for total elimination have already been planted..
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Explanation for just what you believe. Ci- is the charge. they bring up defiance. I told the story on the southeast sessions about my first time coming back american fourteen years in the airport and the passport control guys are talking to one another and they're saying hey what are you gonna do with your Your tax refund. I didn't get one this year. Uncle billy held onto it for me for safekeeping and it clicked in my head. They're talking about bill clinton and i literally thought that the secret police we're gonna come out and grab them and drag them away. Because that's that's a reality in countries like yeah and like what do you think the listening sorta understand the idea that a sentence can end up with you. Losing what is already not freedom because it's just outside because it's already not freedom. You assume neighbors are watching you. You're on rations. You're desperate in every way you don't have anything. Are you asking if they understand. Because naturally i think people can understand that or you asking if they care. I'm asking if there's in our audience listening to this so much take it for granted because you don't come from this or you don't have people in your family who have been thrown in prison for no reason or killed for no reason who understand what amina saying there which is living with the fear that a sentence. It's what black people are telling you. This is how we feel about the military arm. That is the police in the united states. Living with the fear that one sentence one thought can be misinterpreted and there doesn't have to be a jury of your peers or an explanation or anything else. My uncle spent ten years in prison for no good reason. My mother was chased through the streets with police officers dragging chains because she was trying to get to a church. We understand their suffering and other parts. But also i. I do think that we are providing some sort of service. The same way that. I wasn't educated on what's happening in sudan until a mean came into my life a took people protesting in the streets. Like i always thought. I was supportive of black. Lives matter in the cause but having people actually explained in their own words after george floyd the country changed and i had a better understanding of it and this is so deeply personal for us. I don't want to discount the suffering of other countries or other plights. I hope that our message here can help. It's where i pushed back a little on. Billy's point last Last week when he says celebrities like what change. Can you really help not the worst celebrities but were in people's ears every day and i feel like we can explain this in terms that maybe you haven't necessarily heard before the concept of awareness like at some point get it awareness doesn't do much you need action but for many of these conditions in these conversations. People aren't aware i mean. Think about how many people it took. George floyd being murdered on camera for bill. Oh that's what black people are talking about. After after rodney king thirty years earlier had already taught us whatever those videos were supposed to teach man as one thing i know. Is that the attention span of the american public is extremely short so you need to keep reminding them you say that and it's what. It's the specifics of what i'm worried about as i see these people in the streets and i'm like their consequences to this in ten days and we ain't gonna see them. It's going to be people thrown in vans I've really learned a lot from my conversations with tony because he's a little bit younger so he asked me. Is this a closest said. It's fell to like okay. This is unsettled ground right here can change brought about. I was explaining to them. Old-timers used to tell me about the bay of pigs that's certainly in the russian missile crisis had certainly the closest it got but there were a couple mile markers along the way there were. Riots was the the the kumasi herald. No some of the early nineties or his brothers to the rescue mortars eliane turned everything on its head. This is the first mile marker in us cuban relations where there isn't a castro name attached to that regime. So you hope against hope that maybe because you don't have the fear and legacy the terrifying legacy the cash family over there when you don't have that last name attached to it that can fall now. Hopefully and i do also find interesting because i think this show kind of prides itself in some respects and being progressive and it's probably one of the areas where people who are progressive. Probably most disagree with us. You go back to the primary bernie. Sanders had some comments about cuba. The made him immensely unpopular here in which he said. It's unfair to simply say that. Everything is bad about the cuban government Karen bass was nominee for the Vice president and she basically was not given that position because it came out that she not only is she. I think worked with an organization that worked with the castro government. The progressive end of the democratic party is not necessarily on board with a lot of these things that we're talking about and it's probably one of the areas in which i've lived like you talked about listening and the sharing of experiences. You guys communicating. Your experiences has kind of hard in my view of very anti view of of cuba. It's government and the way in which it works. Think the thing that i struggle with the most and we talked about this off air yesterday and he kind of goes to some of what scott says said It's somewhat. Dan has said is i don't know just got his point. How much people actually care you know like trying to make them aware and it's fine that it's kinda like the social media thing the hash tags of the moment but what you're saying ten days from now something else will come along. That people might care about four a day and there will be consequences and i'm just kind of skeptical as i am. Sometimes to the idea that the people themselves are going to cause change in cuba and they're going to overthrow the government with what is right now kind of social media movement. Because everyone's kind of kind of disappear just like all the trips to cuba all the cameras. They go away after week or whatever the amount of time that trip is and then things are just kind of back to normal in cuba. And i worry about almost cuba fatigue sometimes with how much trying to tell people because i do question how much people care the the reason why i think particularly politicians care and why this will remain in. The news is because how important to cuban voting block is in south florida immensely important swing state in national elections. Were heading towards a congressional election and you look at for example. The former miami dade mayor carlos jimenez who won a house seat. This'll be a big issue. In the twenty twenty two midterms and miami cubans have been an immensely powerful boating voting block because of their location in florida..
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Do you know because while there is this embargo that has hurt the people more than it's hurt the government because the government still is going to get theirs before the people get the people's stuff You lifted and the and the government would benefit from that But also and this is not speaking as a cuban american. This is speaking as just kind of trying to separate myself from that. What is the. Us is actual responsibility in cuba. You know because everybody wants the us to kind of intervene and resolve things but is it the us's role to have some sort of military strike to overthrow the government in cuba. Just because it's right there and then is the. Us going to put their own interest in charge of cuba. Like is that the us's role in all of this and should it be i just while we want change as cuban americans. I don't know that as bad as it sounds the. Us even as responsible to care about this you know. I think an interesting point too is at least for me and obviously i'm a little younger than you guys are. So you have a little bit more experience and seeing things that have happened in cuba but this not only is it deeply personal for me but actually seeing the videos that are making it out of the country are are kind of shocking. And kind of it. They tugged on my heart last night. And i and. I sent out a couple of videos that i was getting from somebody who has family in cuba. My brother-in-law and just like seeing their desperation and seeing what they're doing to a government. That's basically had them in submission. I sixty years is kind of scary. It's like it really. Brings it home to show you like. Oh wow this is really happening. Always you the stories of it. But now we're seeing in actuality and i'm reading a piece in the miami herald about what activists are calling for and they're basically saying what they're saying is they don't want tomorrow with the communist party in charge they want. An protesters are calling for the resignation of the cuban president. And that's a major political tactic. And you know. They're calling for the united states to intervene. While the president of cuba is blaming the current situation the shortages of supplies on the american blockade or the the american embargo. and so the. It's that's a real political landmine there. Because you're saying we are asking for government support the american government support to overthrow a regime. And that's a tough one for the americans to get involve when billy said they're protesting conditions while in this country. We were also protesting conditions in this country that were directly affecting or brothers in this country right or others and sisters in this country. Weren't well at least some work actively rooting to overthrow the government. There delineations between but one thing that i do understand and it actually reaffirms like the american dream for me is through grainy crappy cellphone footage. I don't necessarily know what they're protesting about specifically but occasionally. I'll see a mask with an american flag on it. I'll see someone bringing american flag through the streets and waving in and i know exactly what that means. I don't need words attached to it. I think billy's right though when he says what they're protesting is it is a cry for help on. This has gotten so desperate that look at what we're willing to do and please understand the symbolism of what we're doing here we're going against our government in public and we're doing it through a show of many people and we are afraid assuming so much risk but we're that desperate. It's what we were saying. Yesterday this use to climbing vessels and try to get over here. There are so many people here who are not willing to do that on the risks that they might get over here. Mike because i remind you with jose fernandez one of the times. He failed at fourteen years old and ended up back in jail. He could see the coast the lights. But you gotta get on the land. It wasn't enough to see the coast. He was close enough to miami. After i think it was his third attempt and he got sent back he got sent back and ended up in jail. And you do not know what happens in those. Jails you do not know what the recrimination for. You don't know what the what the punishments are for your family. If you make it over here i i. I always assume the worst when we were watching outside the lines live. When major league baseball had an exhibition game there and president obama was there with raul castro. We saw someone protesting behind a live shot and he was thrown into a van in your only led to believe an assume the worst because you heard nightmares from family members when when my father would remarried and later divorced but he married into a family was directly affected by political assassinations. Because they tried to work with the us government in the bay of pigs invasion and my stepmother's father was assassinated. And i've heard all these nightmare story so any time. I see someone thrown into the back of a police car because they're out in the streets protesting. I only assume the work you think our audience understands the people listening to this. Do you think that they understand because we talked yesterday about the idea of freedom means one thing to you if you have to flee to find it than it does if you're just sort of born into it do you think the people listening to what we're saying right now have a grasp understanding not even emotionally just simply logically that in cuba. This is not myth. It's not something that's just whispered about in not true that you can be jailed for your religious beliefs or your political beliefs without.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Just saying and i think we all came to the agreement and talking it out here in line keeping Influence a lot of miami influence in its obviously coated in what was very for a very large part of our adolescents and teenagers and adulthood very one way story and i kind of have a good idea of how indoctrination works even this country as people who didn't give a shit about protests even in this own country now all of a sudden really care a lot about a protests in in another country and i feel it within myself to because i'm not gonna call someone else's by some like. Oh you just feel this way because that's how your your political affiliation feels about this way and has because florida's perpetually swing state. I feel myself bumping up against the cuba thing as a cuban-american as the son of a father that fled that country and parents left the same tropes that everyone says. That's a cuban exile. I find myself using talking points at the left. Us is like well. We can't really get involved in that. There's a line right now. We've got problems in our own country. We're out of the world policing business. We have we have our own protests. Here that no one wants to pay attention to. But i wanna break free from that. Even though if i don't like my allies i know mazda did a video and suarez and rubio or hidden all the hits and they're just amplifying the same soft that biden said really just with harsher language and with a common understanding that whatever biden says. It's not going to be strong enough here and that's politics right. I wanna try to get away from all that and take the opportunity to say. We can all agree that what's going on. There is bad for the people of cuba that is that is consistent with left and the real thing that we can all agree on is. You don't want people to suffer. You don't want people to suffer and that is universal. Well i mean we. We can get into the weeds on that matt. Let's that that actually gets away from the point that i'm trying actually roy. Roy is right when he says. Are you sure you don't want people to suffer. Given the institutional racism in history of this country fair enough in this instance. I think both political parties are looking at this and saying the cuban people shouldn't suffer right. No nobody really has a solution at least not yet. We just know that what biden says is not going to be strong enough for one side but even that's not saying well let's go in there and get them isn't there are a few exit ramps between those two things between talk and military action. Don't you think that a partial solution is not just humanitarian efforts that you would then have to extend to cuba and haiti not just humanitarian efforts. But then after that. Hey the embargo. Pretty clear league doesn't work. And it's been our government choking out the cuban government on the embargo for a long time and it hasn't worked in any way and now that the tourism dollars can no longer be there in cuba and they've got all the problems that they have because there are. No there are no dollars going in through tourism. I think those are stops before military action but then you have to ensure that whatever it is. You're doing with the loosening of the embargo that that money is going to the cuban people who are suffering in the cuban government. Why i mean anytime you change over a government. Say we'll we'll do whatever we can put the power in the hands of people learn lessons from the bay of pigs will foot will fund you. We'll give you resources. Maybe even internet and smartphones. That can help. Get your message out there. There are some things that can be done. But the american history in latin american get involved with elections. Ain't inc rape the rest of the world America's history where they try to play team. America world police. It doesn't it doesn't work out. We're still trying to get out of afghanistan. we're still feeling the reverberations of what happened in iraq. It's messy but we're still trading with vietnam as well We still have this embargo on be fair. You said the embargo didn't work. It worked doing what it set out to achieve which was crippled. The the the economics of cuban hasn't worked in actually bringing about any chain. But like you're talking about things to do like the loosening of an embargo in theory is the opposite of a punishment for the cuban government for this right. The embargo was a political punishment to the government of cuba for things that they were doing. When you know. Joe biden and our government talk about sanctions towards vladimir putin and russia. It's about you trying to cripple them financially. When we talk about similar things with iran it's about trying to cripple financially and kind of denying their access to the american market. You're kind of talking about the opposite. Which is kind of a reward for their behavior. Can't do that though you simply. Cannot those two things can't exist where you punish the government for previous behavior and don't make its people suffer if the government is in charge and oppressive those no matter what your politics there. Those two things can't coexist. That's the problem. Would he is that. You put an embargo to punish the government. but ultimately it's trickled down the only people who actually suffer like the the leaders of the communist party in in cuba. Art suffering selig. Like oh my god. How am i going to get my my. You know my luxuries. It's the people who you know you see the skyrocketing prices for rice in all types of staples the people suffer in those instances in the same thing is true neuron and i know the same thing was sudan the all types of sanctions and stuff but the people who are in charge the the ruling party they were fine. The people who actually felt the brunt of embargo and sanctions and all that are the people who are suffering the most but a nine but allowing economic access. Doesn't i don't necessarily think would help those people unless they're kind of its enforced right. How do you enforce the economic access to major government leaders to major business leaders that have profited off the system. You're basically saying allow them access to more money rather than less. It can't be trust them. It always has to be through force when you say how do you enforce it. It almost all. That's that's the conundrum of where we are. And when you talk about force. I imagine i imagine that mike and billy and tony are seeing some of these visual images and i imagine you're feeling what i'm feeling which is what happens in ten days when all of a sudden we don't care about the protests because there. Aren't those visuals anymore. What is the government going to do to those people once this once. This uprising is punished. As you know it will be like what we can't sit that out with. Just a press. Release from joe biden. It's got to be more leadership than that when cuba has never been this vulnerable and both political parties are in agreement that those people who are protesting in the streets don't need to suffer anymore. I want to hear billy on it. Because i listen back to the show. Yesterday i thought billy was spectacular because he has a direct line into that country right now in terms of i'm not even one hundred percent sure of what it is. They're protesting just yet because the state of technology in that country is so bad and the government has such a monopoly over. What actually does get out of there then. I'm so confused by the story. And i just feel for the people billy i mean. They're they're protesting the conditions right like there's been outbreaks of corona virus there. They don't have the medical supplies to give the vaccine which they allegedly have. They don't have the syringes to give the vaccines. They have food shortages. It's just really bad condition. And they're fed up the. I mean the. Us intervention thing is kind of interesting. I guess are complicated..
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"She got. It's wild to me that. When i was a little kid occasionally watching golf on tv. That greg. Norman was essentially my age because he's looked like a fifty four year old man his entire life. It's the secret aging prematurely age and then as time goes on everyone's like wow you look great. Now he looks great because of a myriad of factor takes care of his body but he doesn't look much different than when you were watching on television trying to win a masters right has made little scared that man. I'm like the sharks aid right now but he he has it figured out in terms of quality of life and i'm sure that's why he looked so spectacular. Well yeah he looks. He looks amazing but you would agree. It's an odd strategy all this stuff. He's doing if he wants to live to one hundred and fifty and with the is he doing my. Maybe the under maybe the adrenaline rush helps them with Longer i've i've often considered like There's something to midlife crisis right you you start having mortality creep up on you and you want to do something desperately fended off some people chase adrenaline right now. The midlife crisis did two years ago. Really yeah okay that makes sense mortality is creeping up on you. So you do something. That accelerates your your possibly dying yeah. It seems counterintuitive on the surface when we talk it out a little bit but i think there is absolutely something to picking up new hobbies and trying desperately change something. I still got something left in the tank for some. It's hobbies for people like my dad. It's you know signing up for silver singles and getting botox in his forehead.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Much. Is there like a normal thing. You won't do like. I don't want to go on a motorcycle. That seems too dangerous for me. I've got a fairly common weird fear. I'm pretty cool with everything. i do. Air force them. I mean i one thing. I had never really boston. This type owning so They go but only the younger generation. Nowadays you bomb your your failure norman and a coward greg. What's the death defying stunt that. You haven't had the opportunity to try it. That's on the bucket list. The blinds i would say mount everest would be it. I would love to. I love to ascend mount everest because even a lot of people have done a lot of people have invaded to pursue graveyard of people who've attempted up there but just the thought is to see what the i can't remember the individual's name to go. Who just with. No legs climb kilimanjaro. You admire the tenacity. The belief that the want of individuals like that she just did. I think in the last week i believe of the in. You go okay what what pushes people to this to do. Something that's Out of the that really not Because we are all stuck in a fox in its allow own metal box of rebuil- sabin and we have the blankets pulled up around out necks and shoulders to feel secure. You want to live that. Y great in life is good. The america's break-up you deliver astray is a great country in and if you feel secure in their advice worn feel stay in the box. You know i'm not in the box type guy i liked to understanding the nuances of the well whether they were on the edge or whether there's something not having experienced i mean i could. I should write a book one day about over things that i have seen. Bits breweries from who being the outback. Australia attacked by around that big brown snakes like that being tans of the air with my friends on the safari and Yeah you can do the lines literally on the other side of the. I mean probably point thirty feet per majors nor away on some kakabadse thing like that there right now and i just mentioned that That was probably one of the moments that i actually felt a little uncomfortable. Because i was kind of a you know had no exit strategy I didn't know what to be on a drive to play things out of my mind if they get the sniff of us or they feel threatened with their prey So that was one situation that i actually thought. Oh boy this could.
"greg norman" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Right trust the trust the builders. I trust the pilots. i trust. I just trusted people in that. It wasn't the doing anything sitting in the back of the aircraft just experience and by the way when we got up there with an amazing feeling right. So you get up to the max. Lsu baldo coupling could feel the plane slipping through the ad that because obviously that the density the air is very very thin out there and you could actually feel it because the play was assigned. Do this all the time. Doubt if not. We are just along for a ride likes. Richard branson dodger has denver. We'll get some golfing a second. Do you fear death greg. Now and it's inevitable you know whether it's a natural causes a weather as other causes it's inevitable now you gotta live live every day and you day you to experience the election and yo- the older you get the more people you see who are not as fortunate you are to experience things of life So you you appreciate things a lot so now i'm not fear of it I i wanna die. I wanna live through about one. Hundred fifteen is my go. One hundred fifteen hundred sixteen is my goal in life Because there's so much to experience every seemed like every three years four years as a whole new role gets exposed and hell dies local. We've just been exposed to. In las twenty months with covid out the world has changed and how come out to be a different place As we look forward to the next three four year. We're going to understand what we're gonna do elliot with a position ourselves. Never let a pandemic like this ever happened again. Made people accountable for it so You know only send you on live for because you learned so.
Saturday at the 2020 Masters
"Saturday at the masters in dustin. Johnson is running away. He carries a four shot lead into the final round sunday. Following a seven under sixty five saturday he was masterful tying jordan speiss fifty four hole record chasing johnson on the leaderboard are sung j. M abraham answer and cameron smith all four shots back while justin thomas and dylan 'fratelli sit five shots back following his round saturday. I called up with dustin johnson. Seven hundred sixty five news. Dustin johnson to sixteen under through three rounds. What did you do well saturday. And what if anything would you like to do. Better sunday I did everything while today. Adrover very nicely head. A bunch of fairways Hit a lot of greens and felt like i. I gave myself good chances on your on almost every hole. and so. that's kind of what you gotta do here. In the conditions. Not a lot of wind you know. Courses is fairly soft so you can be aggressive and Strike in a very nicely today And so you know tomorrow. We'll have to go out and do a lot of the same if i to win. Tied jordan speeds fifty four hole record. What's the balance between staying aggressive and not being dumb Well for me. It all depends on you know. Flag positions numbers Forgot a good number. And and i like the flag is a play aggressive but Like i said the course right now is is very receptive so you know i know the guys behind me are going to be trying to chase down south. You know you can't play you know there's a there's definitely a fine line of being too conservative and too aggressive but you just have to pick and choose my spots second last year. How did that impact your motivation. This time around. I mean yeah it was. I've played well last year. I played while the last couple years so obviously this one tournament that that i definitely want to win and you know. It means a lot to me. A- grew up so close to here and so it is something that i really look forward to until tomorrow is going to be a. It's gonna be a lot of funding. I'm gonna try to enjoy myself as much as i can and Hopefully hopefully outcomes good tomorrow afternoon. You heard dustin johnson say right there how badly he wants to win the masters. It's the dream of every player in the field in this eighty. Four th edition for more analysis on the third round and what to expect sunday. Let's bring in the voice of masters digital jimmy roberts. Dustin carries a four shot lead into sunday following a seven hundred sixty five saturday. He was masterful. Tying jordan speiss fifty four hole record assess his performance on saturday. A great it was basically as good as you could get You know you said it. He tied the fifty four hole scoring record. It is a different time of year. But i don't think it really matters. I mean the thing that sticks out to me is that you know through fifty four holes. He's got two bogeys which is unimaginable. On this golf course and they were in consecutive holes. Fourteen and fifteen in the second round. And when you stop to think about it he bogeyed the second easiest hole on the course which means that by all rights. He should probably expect to birdie the fifteen th hole. You give him two more strokes and he's just farther ahead of the pack. But i will just say this. I was here in nineteen ninety six and i covered that masters where greg norman had six stroke lead and nick faldo came back to win it so i mean this course can do things to you i mean. I think that there were extenuating circumstances that year. Norman had some physical difficulties. That didn't manifest until the final day and faldo played effortlessly. I think he shot sixty seven It's gonna take that for somebody to beat him tomorrow Somebody's going to have to play really really well. And he's going to have to stumble. What is it about this golf. Course that suits his game so well. Well i mean at this point really. He's the number one player in the world and he's as they like to say in europe he's on form so you know. He's a finely tuned engine right now and He's not even close to the red line. So i mean he is just got it all going on right now. I mean he's you know. I always say that you know. These are the best golfers in the world on on a week to week basis. You know you shouldn't be surprised if somebody you've never heard of comes up and wins a tournament because they are all remarkably talented. But he's the best of all of them right now and he is playing really well You know we've talked about this over the last couple of days. He you know he's long and straight which is tough to beat and then a couple of years ago. He decided that in order to get better you had to work on his wedge game so he went and did that he's become a terrific putter and he's completely unflappable. He i think. And i think that's the most important thing i think he's a guy who just does not get undone by much. I just asked him a few moments ago. what's the balance between maintaining the aggression. That got you here without going too far. Yeah i'd i'd be curious to know what he said but in all honesty. I've never seen him loses. Temper made him. I've never seen him hot. I've never seen him running hot. I'd seen him disappointed disappointed. And you're not going to be able to see this on the podcasts. But you know it's just kind of an shucks wish i hadn't tripled that whole crazy when i do. Something you know like that He's really he's a talented man. Who's in stride right now and You know he's done a lot He's one everything but tons of majors. I mean he's tiger tiger woods. He's one in to start his career. He's won thirteen consecutive seasons to start his career. Only tiger woods is done that and he tied him tiger actually one in his first fourteen seasons. But i mean he just consistently wins you know and it's hard to beat talent you know and worth work ethic when you match those two things together. It's very difficult. Let's look at the leaderboard. That is chasing dustin johnson song j. m. abraham answer cameron smith all four shots back. Justin thomas and dylan for tally. Five shots back if you were going to pick one to catch him. I don't think there's any question. The person who watches is Is justin thomas. But the way sunday m is playing and things are different now than they used to be. You know it's been forty one years since a first timer has one here that was fuzzy zeller nineteen seventy-nine. You know i was with the jack nicklaus this morning doing something and He talks. Jack came here and he didn't win for the first five times that he played here. But this is a course more than any other course were experiences necessary. But look you've got answer and in two players who were here for the first time in their you know right nipping at his heels Sebastian munoz too. So i i do think that must not be worth as much as it has been in the past given the level of talent and work of these guys but you know you give me a guy who has the experience and a guy who doesn't of equal talent and at the same spot in their game. I'm gonna take the guy with experience at this place every single time. Rory mcilroy and brooks koepka. Both superstars both at eight. Under after three rounds. How plausible is it that they might contend on sunday. I think it's entirely plausible. I mean i think that you know mcelroy's trending in the right direction after that seventy five in the first round which was disastrous for him. Just can't seem to get out of his own way sometimes but he's got a game. That's ideally suited for this place. He hits it high far and straight. His natural shot is right to left You know he's been number one in the world he's not undone by these big situations. Generally i think he's going to be a very interesting guy to watch tomorrow. But in all honesty there's so much daylight between dustin johnson and the rest of the field at this point and it's not the daylight of four strokes. It's the daylight of four strokes with the number one player on the one side of that daylight. Who's playing well. And i mean. I think it's gonna take dustin johnson shooting seventy two or three tomorrow. I mean i suppose it could happen. You know greg. Norman shot seventy six. Nick faldo shot sixty seven That lead had evaporated by the tenth. Tentpole the eleventh hole So you never know. But i would be. I would be shocked. But i remember being augusta national in in One thousand nine hundred ninety six and remember all the stories that we were doing. And i did a story for. Espn that night. And i said you know it would be shocking if greg norman didn't win but if he doesn't it will be one of the biggest stories and we won't soon forget it and here. We are all these years later. Talking about it at augusta national right now.
As Melbourne Recovers, Regional Victoria Is Struggling
"So it's really great to see that the numbers in Melvina starting to level off a little bit which is Greg. Norman but what we're now seeing in Victoria is that country areas seem to be. The case of seem to be increasing the are on average. That's right. So they're the interesting figures from yesterday are looks even Steven. So my precipitous decline is not happening and unfortunately for Torian. So let's hope it happens soon but sitting underneath or some some figures where regional Victoria is pretty stubbornly persistent there the numbers are up and down, and if you take the average, the trend is. Still although maybe it's just turning the corner with Stage three Geelong. Bendigo is a problem and so there is fire circulating in regional. Victoria and that's holding up. That's underpinning some of the numbers that you're seeing out to Victoria and it's a real policy issue here because they're going to stage three, they don't necessarily believe they have to because a lot of country areas don't have any covered. Had No experience of it. But you could envisage a scenario which would be terrible scenario, which is that the solve the problem in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, but regional Victoria takes off big time and it doesn't take much to take off. So the question is, do they go to stage four in some parts of regional, Victoria Ledge and Bendigo? Right it wouldn't have to be the whole rest of the state but in those other other places that seem to be emerging hotspots, perhaps they do need stronger restrictions there your and ring-fencing them and so so that you're trying to do what the actually didn't do properly in the thirty six suburbs in. Melbourne. All those weeks ago. Is. Do that in those in those regional centres and then quite a few healthcare workers perhaps about one hundred in the figures that came out your as well. So healthcare workers are really turning out to be a major issue and a major problem I. Mean we did talk about this a little bit yesterday but just to recap what what are the main ways that we can stop transmission among healthcare workers? Well, it's multi faceted. It's people coming from areas where there is cover nineteen and bringing it in with them, but it's almost certainly mostly caught in the healthcare environment. In fact, that's what Brett sunset a few days ago. And it means that they've got to really get tough about case definition recognizing where there's risk is probably risk all over the place and that P probably needs to be much more widely warn and they've just got to be risk averse one of the people who one of our listeners has written in saying that we should be talking about the fact that is airborne when it comes to protecting healthcare workers did I need to have more negative pressure rooms in hospitals and those sorts of things very difficult to engineer negative. Pressure rooms the so it's fine to say that, but you've got to it's a big deal to have a negative pressure room. So for people who don't know what we're talking about, this is where you suck air in from outside your essentially removing the air from the environment and fresh air is coming in but the problem sometimes with negative pressure is that the arrogance recirculated internally as well so that you're not Nisus you might be actually spreading infection of try to look at this some the happy indications where some single rooms. which are not negative pressure. And we our people are awake not on a ventilator. So if you're on a ventilator. In an intensive care unit, there are viral filters on the ventilator. But if you're in oxygen with covid nineteen in a single room, it's possible that that virus is being circulated through the rest of the intensive care unit and I've heard stories and yet to actually have them confirm. That this is a common problem internationally with intensive care units and in Canada, they've punched holes in windows and Putin, extractor fans into the windows to solve this problem and I know that some intensive care directors are concerned about this but I've tried to pin down and I think there is some variation around the place. So you see you've got to be really careful with ventilation and lots of fresh air coming in in internal environments in hospitals, and it's not entirely clear how people catching it, but we almost certainly don't have full blown. E where we need
Mueller probe zeroes in on potential back channel between Trump campaign
"Apparently has connections to one of these small arab kingdoms in the middle east called the u a e the united arab emirates and it turns out that george nader is now a cooperating cooperating witness with robert muller the special counsel and from what i can tell it looks like george nader has evidence that the united arab emirates was themselves trying to funnel money to donald trump's presidential campaign to help him get elected now i trust you know it is illegal under american law for foreign governments for foreigners to pay money into our elections so we avenue and say we avenue hashtag not just russia it turns out the donald trump is owned by the united arab emirates really so robert muller i believe is getting to the heart of these matters one triple eight three two one six thousand in one at you and me next which justice is served if the norm angle mantra i had said all along what is it that the russians have on president trump politically financially and personally let's find out the american people have a right to know the truth because this is about our national security this is the norman goldman show i wanted to bed last they thinking were outnumbered i will get bed last night they can we've lost the country greg norman i'm.