Originally posted by roma45
never said they got paid for ryder cup, said they were overpaid sportsmen. as to write wrong again without proof just shows you know nothing about how sport works. by the way i hope the yanks win. eagerly wait your reply.
au, i missed out the 'future' part of your message. thought you meant they earned more from sponsorship deals during this ryder cup than they do for playing in other tournaments.
well, they're in the ryder cup because they're the best golfers in the world, they usually get a lot of sponsorship deals regardless of whether they're in the ryder cup or not. not as well known players like flower might earn more from it but i doubt the rest of them will earn a huge amount more from sponsorship deals for playing in the ryder cup than they would normally. so, no i still don't agree with you.
do you really think the 24 players care about any money they might or might not earn from playing in the ryder cup? i doubt it, they're all multi-millionaires and this is imo the only golf tournament were no one is worrying about money, only winning. that's what makes it the best golf tournament in the world and i honestly don't care what you think about it - don't like it, don't watch it.