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Race to Dubai in Danger of Fizzling Out

money is a touchy subject at present particularly for those running the european tour. With the race to dubai entering the final stretch players are looking towards the mega-bucks on offer at the dubai world championship in November and wondering if the amount they had been promised at the start of the year is going to be there after all. the deal – originally with leisurecorp but now with nakheel its parent company – was to provide a stash of $20 million in each of the next five years. Half of it would make up the prize fund for the season-ending tournament open to the leading 60 players in what was once known as the order of merit with the other $10 million being shared out as bonuses between the top 15 players in the overall standings. the figures are eye-watering. But with the property crash in dubai nakheel a government-owned development company is suddenly strapped for cash. There has been speculation that the amount on offer this year is to be reduced by anything up to 25 per cent something that george ogrady the tours chief executive does not deny. More important though will be keeping the show on the road even if prize funds have to be reduced. the tour has massively rebranded itself this year and will be working hard to keep hold of its partners in dubai. In jest people within the game are asking if there will even be a race to dubai after this year? It would seem that urgent meetings are being held between the tour and nakheel right now suggesting that things are afoot. Expect an announcement some time soon. Www.golfonlinesale.com

Tiger vs Stricker for Player of the Year

Strickers win today gave him three for the year. If he wins the bmw and the tour championship would he be player of the year? Let me rephrase that. He *would* win poy because voters whether for poy or oscars or president seem to have trouble remembering anything over a month or two ago and many are tired of tiger winning it almost every year. Rosaforte on tgc just said it would be a no-brainer. But would he deserve it? Www.golfonlinesale.com

Does the Golf Channel Have Any Editors

Am I the only person that notices the daily stat errors that are reported on the golf channel? Ive seen real-time reporting errors almost every week even just after something has occurred right on their own channel! The latest of this consistent incompentence was on tonights golf central. Did you know that the us women won 8 of the solheim singles matches europe won 4 and none of the matches were halved? It must be true because I saw it on the golf channel. The only problem here is that 4 of the singles matches were halved. 4! Not none. Who is in charge? Www.golfonlinesale.com