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Sandy Lyle retired hurt after 1 hole of his second round.

Daniel Kay the only Scot in with a chance of qualifying for the open, but looks like he'll be in a playoff at St. Anne's Old Links.

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https://www.skysports.com/golf/news/12176/12642117/pga-tour-dp-world-tour-expand-and-strengthen-strategic-alliance-partnership-extended-to-2035

Top 10 players in the DP Tour rankings not already exempt gain PGA Tour cards. Similar access for the likes of the sunshine tour to the DP Tour. 

Also increased prize money and some talk of a more global outlook for the PGA Tour. 

All of this runs until 2035. 

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https://www.skysports.com/golf/news/12176/12642117/pga-tour-dp-world-tour-expand-and-strengthen-strategic-alliance-partnership-extended-to-2035
Top 10 players in the DP Tour rankings not already exempt gain PGA Tour cards. Similar access for the likes of the sunshine tour to the DP Tour. 
Also increased prize money and some talk of a more global outlook for the PGA Tour. 
All of this runs until 2035. 
See a few journos up in the arms at the DP Tour admitting it's now a feeder for the PGA Tour. I don't see the fuss tbh as it's been that for years imo. In terms of cold hard cash, ranking points and prestige, then the PGA tour is way ahead. It's a huge carrot for players like Bob MacIntyre.
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The field for the John Deere this week is going to be very weak, with a lot of players either heading to the Irish Open or having a week off. Daniel Berger at 25 on the OWGR was the highest ranked player in the field, but he withdrew injured today.

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18 minutes ago, peasy23 said:
1 hour ago, Ro Sham Bo said:
https://www.skysports.com/golf/news/12176/12642117/pga-tour-dp-world-tour-expand-and-strengthen-strategic-alliance-partnership-extended-to-2035
Top 10 players in the DP Tour rankings not already exempt gain PGA Tour cards. Similar access for the likes of the sunshine tour to the DP Tour. 
Also increased prize money and some talk of a more global outlook for the PGA Tour. 
All of this runs until 2035. 

See a few journos up in the arms at the DP Tour admitting it's now a feeder for the PGA Tour. I don't see the fuss tbh as it's been that for years imo. In terms of cold hard cash, ranking points and prestige, then the PGA tour is way ahead. It's a huge carrot for players like Bob MacIntyre.

Agree with this. I think the DP Tour have come out of this pretty nicely and you'd hope that there will also be more PGA tour players coming to play in the bigger European events also. 

The likes of MacIntyre can now focus on a DP Tour playing schedule rather than juggle a schedule on both sides on the pond like he's being doing unsuccessfully for the past year or so. 

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Agree with this. I think the DP Tour have come out of this pretty nicely and you'd hope that there will also be more PGA tour players coming to play in the bigger European events also. 
The likes of MacIntyre can now focus on a DP Tour playing schedule rather than juggle a schedule on both sides on the pond like he's being doing unsuccessfully for the past year or so. 
The PGA are also bringing back Q school, a decade after they scrapped it.
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On 27/06/2022 at 21:08, DigOutYourSoul said:

Panmure is brilliant, well 4-15 are brilliant - 1-3 and 16-18 are on different land that I don't like quite as much, but 4-15 is as good a stretch of golf as you'll find. It's in amazing condition just now after the regional qualifiers. Usual green fees are £145 and they basically never do discount for normal, non-tour guide, tee times. 

I'd say £200 for the rounds and B&B in the Ferry is a really good deal. 

 

+1 on Panmure.  Played it in April for the first time and it's a stunning course with some really memorable holes. Even in early Spring the fairways and greens were excellent so I can imagine it'd be top-notch now. It also has one of the best clubhouses in Scotland and everyone we encountered was really friendly.

Scotscraig isn't quite at the same level but it's still a very good course and experience.  Years since I played it but remember it as more heathland than links.

£200 for both and B&B is a genuinely great deal.

 

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One thing I didn't realise until some of the recent LIV pressers is how horrible life is for a PGA Tour player. Yesterday with Reed, Perez and Koepka all moaning about travel and the schedule etc. Koepka's last 4 tourneys were a WGC and 3 majors, he's hardly overworked as it is. Perez was at least honest to say it's like a lottery win for him, but he was slating the Saudis just months ago.

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2 minutes ago, Distant Doonhamer said:

From what I can make out the only Scots in the Open will be Paul Lawrie and Bob MacIntyre. Still a couple of DP and PGA events where a good finish can get in but looking like a piss poor home representation as things stand.

Yeah disappointing considering some of the results on Tour over the last year or two. It would have been worse if this wasn't the 150th Open as I'm not sure Lawrie would have entered otherwise.

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1 hour ago, peasy23 said:

One thing I didn't realise until some of the recent LIV pressers is how horrible life is for a PGA Tour player. Yesterday with Reed, Perez and Koepka all moaning about travel and the schedule etc. Koepka's last 4 tourneys were a WGC and 3 majors, he's hardly overworked as it is. Perez was at least honest to say it's like a lottery win for him, but he was slating the Saudis just months ago.

Some of these guys must be incredulous that most people actually play golf for fun.

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On 27/06/2022 at 09:03, Slacker said:

It was Sergio Garcia.

 

On 27/06/2022 at 10:48, Slacker said:

Yeah he was ranting in the locker room apparently, I don't know who to or exactly what was said but along the lines of "this is a shit tour".

Golf Monthly reporting this now (you heard it here first 😎):

And, at the BMW International Open in Germany last week, the Spaniard is alleged to have launched into an anti-DP World Tour rant in the locker room, saying how bad the circuit was and that players were making a mistake by sticking with it. Those present are said to have been taken aback by the comments, with one player apparently revealing how he’d lost all respect for Garcia. 

“They all think they are untouchable and they all think the tours can’t do anything. I think they’re all about to realise they’re wrong,” said one DP World Tour player of the LIV defectors. “It is short sighted to think regulations can’t change and that there isn’t a lot of ill feeling towards them. I think they’ve miscalculated quite dramatically.” 

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