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Hunter Mahan: “The players are winning in the golf war”

Hunter Mahan has a question for the PGA Tour Twenty years on the PGA Tour where he pocketed more than $30 million thanks to six “heavyweight” victories (2 WGC and a FedEx playoff, among others). But today, the landscape of professional golf has changed, with the arrival of unprecedented sums of money.

And Mahan talks about him.

Hunter Mahan, statements

“The players win in this situation” “How is it possible to sit here and tell them that they have no right to do this? “. In reality, the real problem comes from the fact that on average, the debate stops at the surface: “Is LIV Golf benefiting golf or is it plundering it? “. But no one delves into evaluating more important effects: The relationship between players.

The relationship between the fans who by now are starting to be divided. The relationship between the PGA Tour and the Saudi Sovereign Fund, the two “adversaries” Mahan firmly believes in the value of golf based on “free agency” (a term dear to Greg Norman).

“I’m happy for the young people playing on the LIV Tour” “They made their choice, and being able to choose is always a good thing. But participation in LIV Golf competitions has, so far, led to various kinds of sanctions (including heavy ones) against the “rebels”…

And that’s Hunter Mahan’s question. “Is this all legal? “You can’t forbid someone to do something for which they have earned the right to choose. And Mahan isn’t the only one to think so.

The site gave news of a lawsuit, a kind of class action, brought against the PGA Tour for anti-competitive behavior by a group of fans. Fans are also starting to worry. How can those who decide the fate of professional golf not be? Hunter Myles Mahan (May 17, 1982, Orange, California, USA) is an American golfer who has won six PGA Tour victories, including the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2012 WGC Match Play and 2014 Barclays.

In the majors, he finished fourth at the 2013 US Open, sixth at the 2007 British Open, eighth at the 2010 Augusta Masters, and 16th at the 2009 PGA Championship. Mahan was fourth on the World Golfers List. for a week, and spent 19 weeks in the top 10 and 110 in the top 20.

On the other hand, Mahan played three editions of the Ryder Cup with the American team, obtaining four wins, four losses and four draws. Mahan spent his childhood in Orange, and at age 13 he moved to McKinney, Texas. In high school, he won the United States Junior Amateur Championship in 1999.

In college, he competed at the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State University, and was a two-time All-American. In 2002, he finished second in the United States Amateur Championship. Mahan won the 2003 Haskins Award for top college golfer, as well as a 28th-place finish at the Augusta Masters.

He immediately turned professional. That year he played in a few PGA Tour events, where he finished 20th at the Milwaukee Open and 17th at the Texas Open. He then finished 16th in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, earning a card to compete in the 2004 season.

In his first full season, Mahan made 16 cuts in 30 tournaments played. He finished second at Reno-Tahoe, fourth at the Canadian Open and fifth at the Texas Open, finishing 100th in the earnings rankings. In 2005, the golfer finished seventh at the Quad Cities and ninth at the Phoenix, in addition to posting five top 25s and 18 missed cuts in 34 tournaments.

He had to play the qualifying tournament to keep his card, which he did by finishing ninth. Mahan made 21 cuts and posted six top 25 finishes in 2006, with a second-place finish at Hartford and a ninth-place finish at Farmington as his best results.

He finished 83rd in the earnings table with $1.1 million, securing his permanence on the circuit. The golfer earned his first win as a professional at Hartford in 2007, which was followed by eighth at the AT&T National, sixth at the British Open and fifth at the Canadian Open .

This allowed him to enter the top 100 of the world golfers list, and he ended the year in 34th position. He also finished fifth at the Texas and Tour Championships, posting 12 top 25s and 18 cuts made. Thus, Mahan finished 15th in the playoffs and 16th in the PGA Tour money table.

His performances earned him an invitation to play in the Presidents Cup for Team USA. In 2008, Mahan earned a second-place finish at Hartford, five top-10 finishes, 13 top-25 finishes and 18 cuts made. Thus, he was 18th in the cuts and 30th in the PGA Money Table.

That year, he made his Ryder Cup debut for Team USA. Mahan earned six top-10 finishes and 16 top-25 finishes in 2009, including a second-place finish at the AT&T National, sixth-place finish at the US Open, and tenth-place finish at the Augusta Masters. He was 16th in the earnings table but failed to shine in the playoffs and finished 27th in the FedEx Cup.

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