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Thursday
Nov142013

State Of The Game Podcast 31: David Eger

A lot about David Eger was learned in his recent Golf Digest My Shot, but we decided to have the Champions Tour player and former USGA/PGA Tour executive on to talk about a variety of subjects. Yes, the Tiger drop at the Masters is revisited, as are the usual State of The Game issues. Eger is one of the more interesting figures in the game and certainly a player who has the experience and knowlege to back up his opinions. I think you'll enjoy hearing from him.

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how is focusing 5 million rules officials on the 3% of the field on camera "protecting the field"?
11.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterd
You guys let David Egar off lightly! I am not talking about the Tiger affair. The reason why golf is not growing is because it takes too long and it is too expensive. Shorter balls and shorter golf courses is the answer. The idea of one pro out driving another by 70-yards is a farce. That all pros should pass a '3-iron test' is bang on the nose. No hybrids on Tour, please! Bifurcate!
11.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
I hope all the folks who have made pro-bifurcation comments in other threads take heed of Eger's comments regarding why the PGA TOUR would not want to write its own rules -- they benefit greatly from being able to tell an aggrieved player that the USGA, as an independent arbiter, said that 'X is the ruling.'
11.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
I'm pretty sure the Ginty was 'Stan Thompson' -- his brand of irons was my 2nd complete set (circa 1980, IIRC).
11.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
The Ginty was Stan Thompson - they were even big down here in Australia.
11.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Clayton
@MikeClayton, I hope you guys have David Eger back again - he was a great guest. His career(s) as player/administrator/player give him an interesting perspective.
11.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Carl,

Agreed - and hopefully we can keep getting interesting people to come on the show.
11.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Clayton
Very interesting interview,,thanks
11.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJCM
Keep asking for Huggie to be invited back on - good podcast would be a great podcast with the Dunbar man stirring the pot in his inimitable fashion. Aye, bring the Scotsman back please.
11.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJock S Trap
I loved this podcast - thanks guys.
The guest was fascinating and yet I think he kind of shot down his own argument at one stage. David said he is not in favour of different rules for pros. Fair enough. He then went on to give the example of Quail Hollow (?) where there are massive par 4s and 240 yard par 3s and so on. But he does not play those, he said (neither would I want to). So at that course at least there is already bifurcation: a crazy, long monster for the pros hitting it 350 yds and a normal course for the rest.

Dial back the equipment and we call all play together :)
12.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Mansford

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