Monday, November 13, 2017

Murray leads with his chin: 'Does anyone really care about the Seniors Tour,' he asks

By Golf Channel Digital
As the outcome of the Charles Schwab Cup turned into a social media debate Sunday night, US PGA Tour pro Grayson Murray chimed in to question the relevance of the over-50s' circuit.

Kevin Sutherland captured the season-long Schwab Cup by winning the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, his first career tournament victory on the PGA Tour Champions. In so doing, he denied Bernhard Langer the title despite the German's season that included seven wins and three over-50s majors.

Murray, who earned his first career US PGA Tour win this summer at the Barbasol Championship, took to Twitter to share his view of the situation in a tweet that has since been deleted.

"Does anyone really care is the real question," Murray wrote. "Those guys were relevant 10 plus years ago."

The 24-year-old Murray added another reply that was also subsequently deleted in which he claimed "you will never see" Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods or Jim Furyk tee it up on the over-50 circuit.

"The (PGA) Tour subsidises it every year," he wrote. "Loses a lot of money."

Murray's stance received some blowback in the short window before he deleted the missives, including responses from three-time PGA Tour winner Ryan Palmer and current PGA Tour Champions player John Daly, who finished 14th in the final Schwab Cup standings:

This is not the first time Murray has toed the line on social media. Already in 2017 he has deactivated (and subsequently reactivated) his Twitter account, and also changed his settings to private. He told earlier this year that he even tried having his agent change his password to prevent him from accessing his own account.

After more than three months of inactivity, Murray returned to tweeting on Nov. 2 with a simple message: "I'm back, twitter!" He also added an emoji of a face with a zipper across the mouth.

Looks like his big mouth has let him down again.

Par 213 (3x71) Players from USA unless stated
198 Kevin Sutherland 69 63 66
199 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 64 72 63, Lee Janzen 64 67 65.
200 John Daly 69 66 65, David Frost (S Africa) 68 65 67, David Toms 66 67 67.
201 Brandt Jobe 67 67 67, Billy Mayfair 67 65 69
202 Wes Short jun 73 65 64, Scott McCarron 68 66 68, Paul Goydos 64 66 72
203 Fred Couples 69 72 62, Scott Parel 69 70 64, Bernhard Laager (Germany) 71 68 64, Scott Dunlap 68 70 65, Kenny Perry 72 66 65.

205 Paul Broadhurst (England) 67 70 68 (T19).
208 Colin Montgomerie (Scotland) 69 74 65 (T32).
210 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 74 69 67 (T34)/



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