Letters to Sporting activities: Split choice on Saudi-backed golfing tour

I wonder if Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau, et al., would participate in in the LIV Golf League if it was sponsored by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un working with a pair of billion bucks taken absent from furnishing foods to his starving people today. Sadly, I suspect so, given the Saudis’ involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the murder of a journalist inside of the Saudi Consulate in Turkey, and an abysmal human rights record did not discourage them.

Leonard Venger


Those people PGA golfers who defected to LIV golf need to be allowed to return to the Tour as caddies.

David Marshall
Santa Monica


If I show up at an LIV Golfing celebration as a spectator, will the PGA suspend me from attending their occasions?

Joe Marando


Not long ago, the PGA suspended a several of their gamers simply because the players would not give up their prospect to make added funds taking part in golf for a 2nd tour. The factors supplied by PGA commissioner Jay Monahan produced the PGA glance petty and bitter. Mainly, Mr. Monahan reported the players were being greedy and lacked loyalty to the PGA. Mr. Monahan even threw in a imprecise reference to 9/11 and Saudi Arabia as he experimented with advantage signaling to justify his suspension of these gamers. In the meantime, President Biden does not feel to have a challenge with Saudi Arabia as Biden will shortly be flying to there to negotiate with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, for oil. So, I guess Mr. Monahan must have mystery info about Saudi Arabia that the president of the United States does not have.

Russell D. Beecher
Canyon Lake


I have a person matter to say to Phil Mickelson (and many others defecting from the PGA to join the Saudi tour): “Can you say greed?”

He received $200 million just for becoming a member of. That’s obscene.

Susan Stann


Pro golfers by definition engage in the game for (optimum) profits/profit. Doesn’t appear to me any different than U.S. businesses maximizing their gain opportunity in Saudi Arabia, besides there is small splash back on executives and shareholders of these businesses.

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So why is the PGA threatening to ban the LIV golfers? Oh, possibly mainly because the PGA feels their earnings prospective slipping away.

Michael Rubino
San Pedro


So happy that $200 million in blood cash from MBS and the Saudis will enable Phil Mickelson “to do matters that are off the golf course I have generally wanted to do.”

I guess that does not include things like gambling, since it’s properly documented that he’s now finished a good deal of that. The Saudi hard cash will certainly permit him to spend off his money owed, even though, and then some. It just won’t purchase his way again to the PGA Tour, and I hope that ban is forever.

Mike McNiff
Costa Mesa

Koufax problem

As aspect of a small minority that’s a segment of a smaller minority, I’m an Orthodox Jew that grew up in Los Angeles. My mates and I had 1 hero and 1 only — Sandy Koufax

I know I’m remaining a bit picky in my criticism of the Dodgers, but giving Sandy Koufax a statue on a Saturday, when just about every Orthodox Jew worth his salt (or lox and bagel) can’t attend the match or the ceremony sort of hurts. We hoped for a very little far more thing to consider for us and for the Yom Kippur Skipper, but we’ll have to settle for the replay.

Allan Kandel
Los Angeles

Dodgers system

Speaking to The Instances soon after Sunday’s reduction to the Giants, Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts claimed, “Collectively, I thought there was a ton of contend. But all over again, when you have that scenario [with runners on base], you have to discover a way to press those people fellas throughout.”

He need to glance in the mirror. How about contemplating the double steal, hit-and-operate, sacrifice bunt, bunt-and-operate, suicide squeeze or protection squeeze? The Dodgers rarely utilize any of these to try to shift up runners. They have been time-tested for many years. The supervisor is the strategist, not the players.

Lewis Chief
Carmel Valley


I would like to thank Dodgers management for devaluing my DirectTV subscription by airing Dodger games on some third-tier streaming company that I do not get.

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Somebody owes me a refund.

Bob Rufer
Joshua Tree

Abysmal Angels

As of June 16, the Angels are 2-18 over the final 20 games. They have been experiencing playoff stage pitching in most of individuals games. Very simple as that.

David Waldowski
Laguna Woods

Charging forward

Dependent on Dylan Hernández’s interview with Brandon Staley, it seems the Chargers mentor has acquired very little from his reckless management of the group final period. The playoffs should under no circumstances have occur down to the Raiders sport. It did simply because he threw before game titles away with idiotic fourth-down calls and other gaffes. Then he justifies his steps by declaring he required to instill a “fearless” angle in his players. In the conclude, he sabotaged the team’s possibilities.

Mario Valvo

All hail the champs

Let us look at the Warriors and Lakers rosters. Stephen Curry does not find gamers on the Golden Condition Warriors. Common manager Bob Myers does. The Lakers, on the other hand, enable LeBron James to select gamers. The final result is uncomplicated. The Warriors have endless championships in their upcoming. The Lakers’ rapid long term has zero chance to be competitive.

Gil Moe
Palm Desert

NIL endgame

Why not just bypass all this BS with names, image and likeness and get to the end activity, i.e., the faculties are serving as the small leagues for the pros, and fork out the gamers outright for what they definitely are. This would rid the schools of getting to deal with all this nonsense that is muddying the waters. It would also allow us to fall the pretense of “student-athletes.” Just imagine of the ink media would help you save by dropping “student-“ from print.

John Snyder
Newbury Park


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