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  • whodat2

    When: June 3-6

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    Last Year’s Winner: John Rahm at -9

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  • whodat2

    @Sleazy 1st off I lean right, don’t care to admit it. Not a fan of working long hours my whole life while others, who are able to work, game the system for handouts instead, and IMO the left makes that more possible, but I digress. Covid, like most things in these times, became a political issue instead of a humanitarian issue. I might have got caught up in it a little bit my self. I have a sister who is a doctor(who also leans right). I called her and asked here: Vaccine… yes or no? Her response: “ABSOLUTELY”. Being here in the south, I have many good friends who are good people, and will not take the vaccine. That is their right imo, and I will not try to influence them otherwise. I will have to say that COVID is real though.
    A friend of mine…. his 49 year old wife died of Covid about 4 months ago. No pre-existing conditions. A buddy I golf with…..His cousin and wife (both mid 50s, no pre-exisiting), both died of covid about 6 months ago. It’s real IMO.

  • BIF

    Andy Levinson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of tournament administration said that the PGA Tour membership is slightly above 50% fully vaccinated.

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    That is about 30% lower than I expected – he also said that had Rahm been fully vaccinated, he would not have had to go through the Contact Tracing nor be subject to the daily Covid testing that he did after being deemed a close contact; so this was 100% avoidable by Rahm and I have less sympathy for him now.

  • timusbr

    @BIF said...

    Andy Levinson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of tournament administration said that the PGA Tour membership is slightly above 50% fully vaccinated.

    ask your buddy about the caddies. I would think they are more vaccinated but i could be wrong.

    If this doesnt hit home to the 50% not vaccinated. I dont know what can do it. Its green, not red or blue but $$$‘s. I read that if Rahm had been vaccinated, even if he caught covid, they never would have tested him. He still plays cha ching. I dont care about the medical benefits or anything, His secretary, agent, handler should have taken care of it. Its all about the dollars. Those idiots not fully vaccinated….damn I lost respect for their intelligence and would like a list.

  • BIF

    Rahm’s caddie just lost something close to a $150K paycheck – that’s brutal and on top of that he probably has to quarantine and/or at least get tested daily now

  • Steverino01

    I’m half drunk, okay fully drunk, but anyways a friend of mine at the bar told me he knows a witch doctor who said business will be picking up in a year or so when all those vaccinated with the drugs that haven’t been fully tested, end up having aliens coming out their bodies. Arm yourselves against the alien invasion coming soon. My buddy was fully drunk too, but still, you can never be too careful.

  • lfn1992

    @BIF said...

    Andy Levinson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of tournament administration said that the PGA Tour membership is slightly above 50% fully vaccinated.

    ~~

    That is about 30% lower than I expected – he also said that had Rahm been fully vaccinated, he would not have had to go through the Contact Tracing nor be subject to the daily Covid testing that he did after being deemed a close contact; so this was 100% avoidable by Rahm and I have less sympathy for him now.

    This is called “the PGA Tour trying to throw Rahm under the bus after they let him play after he TOLD THEM he had contact with a COVID 19 positive person.”. I agree with those that aren’t happy with Rahm not being vaccinated beforehand, but that’s missing the point. The point is this shit show could have been prevented had the PGA Tour simply applied the same basic COVID exposure rule that literally the entire sporting world has been adhering to for THE PAST YEAR OR MORE. You’re possibly exposed and you’re not vaccinated yet, you enter quarantine. End discussion. That blame is 100% on the PGA.

  • SpudCrowley

    • 2018 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

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    @Baseballshark2019 said...

    The other fact that many miss in the vac numbers is a good 20-25% of people got covid and have immunity. Having it and recovered is far superior to just the vaccine. Recovering from a actual infection hives you blood antibodies, saliva antibodies, t helper immunity and the big one they are finding bone marrow antibodies which get produced for life. I dont recommend people actually get sick and recover but for those who have they have layers of immunity vs the vaccinated just have blood antibodies and t helper support

    I agree. I got COVID in early January, had the chills, body aches, and fever for a day or so. Then lost taste/smell a few days later. It wasn’t fun, but wasn’t horrible either.
    I donate platelets every few weeks, and I still show positive for the antibodies. There is no way in hell I’m going to get the vaccine when my immune system did its job. People can call me whatever they want.
    I’m not anti-vax, but I don’t just get injected with whatever the gov’t tells me I should. I’ve never had the flu shot, and never have had the flu. I’ll let my immune system do what it is supposed to do.
    Now if it gets to the point where my immunity to it has wained, then I might consider getting it in the future. But even then, I’m not going to change my FB profile pic to the “ I received the COVID-19 vaccine” nonsense to show everyone what a great person I am.

    As for golf, I have no Rahm this week. But it’s ridiculous he has to withdraw. He shot a freaking 64 for crying out loud!

  • BIF

    @lfn1992 said...

    That blame is 100% on the PGA.

    So it is the PGA Tour’s fault that Rahm had extended contact with someone who tested positive ? And it is the PGA Tour’s fault that Rahm was not vaccinated ?

    Sorry but that’s all Rahm

    Yea the Tour in hindsight has egg on their face that Rahm ended up testing positive today and played the last 3 days (and was leading by 6) but he had tested negative all week until today’s result – the Tour told him he could play as long as he followed their protocols: limited access indoors in clubhouse, get tested daily and most importantly test negative which he did until today. I don’t see how this is the Tour’s fault – if you wanted them to tell Rahm to pull out earlier in the week then fine but why would they with business back to normal in Ohio with significantly lower transmission rates (compared to before) and allowing unmasked fans in attendance, they chose to manage the risk instead.

  • lfn1992

    @BIF said...

    So it is the PGA Tour’s fault that Rahm had extended contact with someone who tested positive ? And it is the PGA Tour’s fault that Rahm was not vaccinated ?

    Sorry but that’s all Rahm

    It is not the PGA’s fault Rahm had contact with a COVID positive person nor is it their fault that he wasn’t vaccinated. But it is their fault that they let him onto the course after knowing both of these things together.

  • lfn1992

    It’s literally as if the PGA Tour has learned nothing since last year

  • lfn1992

    Incidentally – DK Sportsbook paid out all Rahm tickets as winners

  • whodat2

    @lfn1992 said...

    Incidentally – DK Sportsbook paid out all Rahm tickets as winners

    WOW

  • BIF

    @lfn1992 said...

    It is not the PGA’s fault Rahm had contact with a COVID positive person nor is it their fault that he wasn’t vaccinated. But it is their fault that they let him onto the course after knowing both of these things together.

    It’s all hindsight now and you can certainly question the Tour’s handling of the situation but any blame is solely on Rahm for being in the situation.

    To me it just sounds like you want to blame someone (I’m guessing for Rahm DFS ownership or bets) – in my mind the Tour managed the situation appropriately (and I also had Rahm on half my 6/6s) and I don’t hold them at fault, again yes it looks crappy in hindsight but they followed their current protocols and unfortunately Rahm popped a negative today.

    In reality, if Rahm just passed one more test and got his negative result on Sunday afternoon, we would not be talking about this in the same way nor would we know any/much of the backstory – all the public would know is that Rahm likely wins tourney, was a close contact, failed a test on Sunday and is now quarantining for 10 days.

  • BIF

    @lfn1992 said...

    It’s literally as if the PGA Tour has learned nothing since last year

    Every sports league has changed their protocols multiple times in the last year – fluid situation, more information, etc…

    Remember initially it was droplets then it was airborne – it was 5 minutes of contact then it was 15 minutes, etc…

  • Straightfire118

    @BIF said...

    Every sports league has changed their protocols multiple times in the last year – fluid situation, more information, etc…

    Remember initially it was droplets then it was airborne – it was 5 minutes of contact then it was 15 minutes, etc…

    Complete bs how the pgatour handled Jon Rahm and his massive lead. COVID is not even a threat anymore as every state is loosening restrictions. Oh and not to mention the recovery rate is over 99%. Yeah you’re right we got more information and Fauci was wrong about every single thing.

  • mookie336

    Scientists have been working on mRNA based vaccines since the beginning of the 90s without it being authorized until now and now they obtained a emergency use authorization. Personally I would get the vaccine when my turn comes(Germany) but I sure don’t blame/judge anyone who doesn’t. I think it’s okay for the PGA to have the rules that they have and it’s okay if golfers to refuse to get vaccinated(not saying that Rahm refused).

  • miggs6876

    @Straightfire118 said...

    Complete bs how the pgatour handled Jon Rahm and his massive lead. COVID is not even a threat anymore as every state is loosening restrictions. Oh and not to mention the recovery rate is over 99%. Yeah you’re right we got more information and Fauci was wrong about every single thing.

    You are incorrect when you say Fauci was wrong 99% of the time. I’ll just leave it at that because this is a golf thread.

  • MrSnuffleupagus

    I had a 50k line up all miss the cut, anyone else pull that off ?

  • miggs6876

    @Straightfire118 said...

    Complete bs how the pgatour handled Jon Rahm and his massive lead. COVID is not even a threat anymore as every state is loosening restrictions. Oh and not to mention the recovery rate is over 99%. Yeah you’re right we got more information and Fauci was wrong about every single thing.

    I lost a co worker to covid and he was only 57 years old. He was diabetic. Also, almost lost another co worker who is in his 40s and in very good shape. The 99% rate means nothing to their loved ones.

  • MrSnuffleupagus

    Is it possible that the vaccine he took cause a positive test ?

  • miggs6876

    @MrSnuffleupagus said...

    Is it possible that the vaccine he took cause a positive test ?

    Not really sure. Good question and I’m sure there is a logical explanation. Surely he has built up covid antibodies in his system due to the vaccine. Don’t know about the time frame and if it’s enough to trigger a positive test. I suspect Rahm didn’t get vaccinated. If so, I respect his personal decision but I don’t feel sorry for the consequences. I don’t blame the PGA one bit.

  • MrSnuffleupagus

    He got the vaccine there after finding out he was close, took the test and failed. Since the vaccine is the virus, why wouldn’t it set it off?

  • JimKronlund

    @MrSnuffleupagus said...

    Is it possible that the vaccine he took cause a positive test ?

    No the vaccine is just a protein that is on the outside of the virus and is only part of the make up of the virus but it is not the actual virus and you 100% cannot get the virus from a vaccine.

  • Gtzerphy

    You beat me to it!

  • titanhawks

    so is Billy Ho going to shoot -10 today to make up for yesterday’s fiasco?

    I can see that he was probably spent after just squeaking into the cut but geez

    I’ll watch him awhile only because he will be first out but no SD soup for you Billy

    Also; he ranks 183rd in fourth round scoring sooo…

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