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Old 01-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Founders Cup?

Morgan has her say.
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Here’s Pressel’s complete statement on why she’s considering not playing:

“I am certain that all LPGA members are deeply appreciative of the pioneering work done by our founders, and I am all for honoring them in a special tournament. Likewise, like all our members, I have a strong commitment to charitable endeavors, including my own personal fundraising efforts. The LPGA contributes to charitable causes, as far as I know, through virtually every Tour event, in an amount similar to that provided by the proposed Founders Cup.

“That being said, I feel that the event belittles all other events that donate similar numbers to charity and still provide a full purse. They are attempting to hold an event with a short budget. If the event donated closer to 2 million dollars to the charity, that would really be something substantial, considering there is no purse. Unfortunately, with the vast amount of resources that are being used, it does not match the charitable contribution. I feel we have better ways to honor our founders, donate to charity, not alienate any sponsors and increase the value of our brand.

"Futhermore, with a shortened schedule and a lack of full-field domestic events, I feel this is the wrong time to have an event with a mock purse, when so many of our players are having a hard time getting into tournaments and making a reasonable living. I am leaning towards not playing the event, but am very unhappy that myself and others have been placed in the uncomfortable position of looking uncharitable and unappreciative if we choose not to play. In summary, the Founders Cup is not a bad idea, but the ramifications of this format should have been given more thought and planning before moving forward so quickly.”

Pressel frustrated by Founders Cup setup - Shag Bag Golf Blog | Golf Channel
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Buy that girl a drink.

Is Morgan Pressel the first player to explicitly state that playing for free is a bad idea ?

Suzann Pettersen gave the middle finger to the whole concept,but without getting into specifics.

The momentum against this tournament is picking up nicely...

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Buy that girl a drink.

Is Morgan Pressel the first player to explicitly state that playing for free is a bad idea ?

Suzann Pettersen gave the middle finger to the whole concept,but without getting into specifics.

The momentum against this tournament is picking up nicely...

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Natalie Gulbis is playing.
Natalie Gulbis commits to LPGA Tour?s Founders Cup; Sorenstam would hesitate - Waggle Room
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Well,nobody ever confused Natalie Gulbis with a deep thinker,did they ?...

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #5
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Thumbs down

Morgan busts her a$$ every year playing in tournaments that donate to breast cancer.....why?.....cause it killed her mother.
And I will support Morgan 100%.....why?.....because one of my daughters was diognosed with this dreaded malady just last week.

If the suits at the LPGA decided to give the proceeds of this farce to fight breast cancer (or cancer in general) I probably would support it. But to have the money go to grow a game predominently played by (mostly) country club bred young ladies....no way.

Whan can go suck worms as far as I'm concerned.

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Morgan busts her a$$ every year playing in tournaments that donate to breast cancer.....why?.....cause it killed her mother.
And I will support Morgan 100%.....why?.....because one of my daughters was diognosed with this dreaded malady just last week.

If the suits at the LPGA decided to give the proceeds of this farce to fight breast cancer (or cancer in general) I probably would support it. But to have the money go to grow a game predominently played by (mostly) country club bred young ladies....no way.

Whan can go suck worms as far as I'm concerned.

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Buzzer,

Sorry to hear about your daughter and without discussing personal details, I do know what you are going through. Good luck.
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Best of luck to your daughter,Buzz.

Morgan Pressel shouldn't worry about criticism if she decides to opt out of this nonsense.

I'd wager that her charitable endeavours far exceed those of any misinformed arsehole with a column in a newspaper to fill...

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Buzzer, I'll keep your daughter in my prayers.

Hats off to Morgan. It's good to see a player with enough guts to say what many others are probably thinking.
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Buzzer I to have a daughter with health problems.
Not that one thank God. I do understand your hurt and keep you
in mind all the time.
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Buzz....best to you and your family, and your daughter.

I think Morgan has expressed what others have hedged about...and she expressed it quite well.

Still, I'm sure there will be some who will call her names and rant on that she's an entitled brat, who is stupid with her "barely high school education."
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