Colin Cowherd: “You ever notice that the only people who have ‘morals’ in the world are those who have never been offered really cool stuff? When you spend time lecturing others on ‘morals’, ‘values’, and why they do things for money, be very, very careful— somebody once in your life, although I doubt it, may offer YOU cool stuff, big money, opportunity. I backed Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka… I don’t feel great about Saudi money but our government has been in bed with them forever. In this country I vote for political candidates that I disagree with on many policies— it’s the best option. It’s the reality that Saudi money has been involved with sports and golf forever. You go live in your prudential world. You lecture everybody else on your idealism. The media continues to be preachy, and lecture. Shame on the PGA Tour who lectured Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and all those golfers about their personal ‘values’, and their morals, and then somebody offered the PGA deal – a deal that would keep their stars in their pockets. What are you going to do, it’s a global sport. I can be disgusted with elements of a political candidate, of who’s backing my leagues, and understand— it’s about the money. It’s ALWAYS about the money. Once Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship, translation: the PGA said ‘we gotta get our stars back, translation: we gotta get our top draws back, translation: we gotta get our money back. I said from the very beginning, I would struggle to take the money from the LIV golf tour. But if it became $200 and $300 million, you don’t think I’m going to sit down with my wife and discuss it? Oh, give me a break. I was offered six figures to do some reads for the LIV golf tour. I didn’t accept it. BUT, but, I didn’t badmouth other hosts that did. That’s the difference. Stop lecturing us. When people get great opportunities I’m not in your shoes, I don’t know what it means to your family, maybe it gets your kids to college.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd react to Tuesday’s breaking news of the PGA Tour merging with LIV Golf, as Colin mocks the PGA Tour for ‘lecturing’ defecting golfers like Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson on their ‘values’ and ‘morals’ and then months later accepting a deal to merge with the controversial LIV tour.
Check out the segment above as Colin details the real reason why the PGA Tour finally caved on their previous stances.