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Wednesday
Nov152017

Grayson Murray Now Respects The Guys Who "Paved My Way" To Play Pro Golf For Money

Now, let's revel in the immediate apology from HOF Point Misser and undoubtedly-freshly-fined PGA Tour player Grayson Murray first, then quibble later.

For those unaware or simply distracted by things that actually matter, Grayson Murray comes from a world where those who make money are good and those who cause the PGA Tour's stil-robust bottom line to show a few red numbers, apparently are not so good. That was the basis for his post-Schwab Cup controversy thoughts, since deleted.

He was scolded by, among others, Curtis Strange, who has won more U.S. Opens that the rounds Mr. Murray has played in the U.S. Open. Given that Mr. Murray also failed to break 80 in either of those rounds, it's clearly he saw some sort of light from Strange's rebuttal Tweet that cited the way-pavers.

However, I must quibble that the current players on the PGA Tour Champions paved a way for Mr. Murray to ply his trade. That honor would actually go to Willie Park Sr./Jr., Allan Robertson and Old Tom/Young Tom Morris, folks I'm willing to bet he's never heard about.

Their fine efforts for professionals were continued, with major injections of freshened paving from Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, J.H. Taylor, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and should Mr. Murray leave these United States, the likes of Gary Player, Peter Thomson and Seve Ballesteros, among others.

Today's PGA Tour Champions are riding the remnants of a wave initially fueled by some of the aforementioned. They still warrant respect for having devoted their lives to professional golf and doing their best to create a place for the likes of Grayson Murray to make a living, and presumably play a sport he loves, after he turns 50. God helps us all should he ever think of himself as a path-paver.

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It may be more accurately stated Robert Allenby paved the way for Grayson.
11.15.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBouje
It may be more accurately stated Robert Allenby paved the way for Greyson.
11.15.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBouje
And don't forget Tom Watson!

Grayson's handlers should probably pre screen his tweets or maybe just ban him altogether. His thumbs are moving faster than his brain.

DM
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
Very true to remember the guys who could not enter the member's entrance. The idea of playing golf for money was something you did because a) you couldn't feed your family or b) no good club would hire you as their pro.

Now, these guys cannot even take their damn hats off in a club and prance around like they own it. At least, Grayson is open for his disdain. The rest of the walking NASCAR cars have no clue how easy they have it, and think pretty much the same.
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMJR
I like what Shipnuck wrote the other day -- Murray's such a heel, he should just own it. Screw the apologies.
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
I've never heard of Grayson Murray, but I suspect Trump would like to hire him to take over his Twitter account....
11.16.2017 | Unregistered Commenterd
Murray is truly an idiot. Why keep giving him attention? It only serves him and keeps him in some way relevant. .
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
Get used to this behavior, and not just in the golf world. Saying you're sorry for many in the younger generation has become a very normal way of life. It doesn't bother them and it's really kind of a quick and easy fix for everyday blunders and mistakes, no matter how major or offensive. Ask the UCLA players.
11.16.2017 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Geoff, I like your list. I would only add James Braid, who won 5 Opens and also did a great job at Gleneagles, among others.
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHardy Greaves
Strange has 2 wins and Murray has 2 rounds sounds like a draw.
11.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterToo
Strange paved Murray's path to treat the media boorishly.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterWorthington
I'm so tired of this guy already.

He's the same one who teed off on Bryson Dechambeau for taking a sponsors exemption and then withdrawing. Saying in effect, if you're given something for free you owe it to everyone to stick it out. Meanwhile, Grayson accepted a 4 year scholarship to Wake Forest - the Arnold Palmer Scholorship no less - and dropped out after one semester, saying school wasn't for him.

This guy isn't a heel, he's just a tool. There are great heels out on tour already, we don't need him.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMC
Pontificating on Grayson Murray is picking low hanging fruit. Not to defend his comments but the guy does have a diagnosed emotional disorder for which he receives medication. There is way too much virtue signaling going on everywhere else. No need to prove your righteousness by dissing Murray.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterLong Knocker
I wasn't aware that stupidity was a diagnosable "emotional disorder" for which there is medication. There is hope for all...
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPops
@ Pops, it has to be a disorder...no one is simply stupid anymore, that would require personal responsibility.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBDF
@ BDF +100
11.17.2017 | Unregistered Commenterchico
@BDF... sad but true!
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
Man, he flipped like a seal. What a goober.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC
Maybe not for you Pops.
11.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterLong Knocker

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