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The Memorial Tournament will be staged for the 35th time this week - and presented on television for possibly the last time by Morgan Stanley, the principal sponsor for the past seven years.
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All these sponsors should be concerned. They continue to sponsor PGA events that Tiger enters. Some day, people will learn that Tiger Woods is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the PGA and all their sponsors. The fans of the Memorial in Dublin should all be embarrassed and disgraced that Tiger is playing in your field next week. This is a total EMBARRASSMENT to all of golf !!!!!!!!!!
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These tournaments may show millions brought into a community but what they don't show is where the money went. All to often it funds a non-profit organization that will have 6 figure CEO's and high paid staff. These are the people being given preferential treatment at golf and other sporting venues. You don't see the "Average Joe" in the sky boxes. A small portion of the monies raised ever makes it to the "street" where it is needed. The people on top will all to often feel entitled to the high pay and not be concerned with the original focus of the agency. Once again, greed is destroying our culture, but try explaining that to someone with an out of control ego.
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Tiger Woods has NOTHING to do with Morgan Stanley's contract ending and the PGA having to look or seek a new top dollar sponsor. To PGA Fan, keep it real and just say you don't like the fact that Tiger has decided to play. That's your real truth.
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May 30, 2010
 
Yawn. Look, some people are widly successful, other are not. Quit yer whinin'
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These tournaments may show millions brought into a community but what they don't show is where the money went. All to often it funds a non-profit organization that will have 6 figure CEO's and high paid staff. These are the people being given preferential treatment at golf and other sporting venues. You don't see the "Average Joe" in the sky boxes. A small portion of the monies raised ever makes it to the "street" where it is needed. The people on top will all to often feel entitled to the high pay and not be concerned with the original focus of the agency. Once again, greed is destroying our culture, but try explaining that to someone with an out of control ego.
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May 30, 2010
 
Meh, pro sports is, for the most part, a loser's bet for sponsors. Has anyone really bought Nationwide Insurance because their name is on the arena? All it does is allow athletes to be grossly overpaid - a fool and their money, so to speak.

I stopped paying attention to the Memorial when Jack stopped playing. I wouldn't go even if I got free tickets (unless it included access to a hospitality house with food and beverage, of course)
Enzyte Bob

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May 30, 2010
 
It seems to me that sports get outsized attention in comparison to their actual level of interest. I think you have your core people of sports nuts out there, but most people can take them or leave them. Look at the ratings of most sports on TV. Except for big events, what are they 10 % or 20 % of TV sets, max? That means 80% of people don't care.

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