Betting Against The Smart Money

I got a good chuckle about this one.  (For those of you who don’t care about professional golf or golf in general, what follows isn’t about golf, despite the circumstances.)

It’s been announced that the breakaway LIV golf circuit (funded by the Saudis) is going to merge with the established PGA circuit, which means that all the Sturm und Drang sobbing about “rebels”, “traitors”, “mercenaries” and so on is just meaningless piffle (as it was at the time anyway).

Here’s what got me chuckling:

Former President Donald Trump is nothing if not prescient on some of the biggest cultural and business issues of the day.

The latest example of his Nostradamus-like ability to see into the future can be found in his 2022 prediction that the upstart league LIV Golf would merge with its rival the PGA. That pronouncement came to fruition on Tuesday.

“All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing but a big ‘thank you’ from PGA officials who are making Millions of Dollars a year,” he shared on his social media app Truth Social in July 2022.

Of course, some people had a problem with this because Trump:

“To be clear, only Trump is talking about possibly merging the organizations,” author Michael D’Antonio wrote in July 2022.

And as for the announcement itself:

In response to the news, CBS Sports reporter Kyle Porter tweeted, “Truly gobsmacked today. Of the 10,000 different outcomes, this was never talked about, never discussed, never even floated. Everyone who would have known was at the PGA two weeks ago, and nobody even came close to hinting at it!”

…except Donald Trump, a year ago.


  1. Who’d have thought that a guy who’s been in business for 50 years, owns his own golf courses, and hob-nobs with executives while hosting golf tournaments knows more about the sport than some broadcaster with a journalism degree from Columbia?

  2. Unless you’re one of “those” people who spends more money annually on golf balls and greens fees than you do on brown liquor, the next time you break the tax seal on a bottle of your favorite scotch or bourbon, ask yourself “Who the f*ck gives a sweet d*mn about the LIV/PGA merger?”

    Pour yourself three fingers in your favorite glass with three more in reserve while you contemplate this new potential destroyer of the universe.

  3. the left loathes Trump as much as rational people loathe the Clintons. They’ll never admit that Trump was right about golf mergers or anything else. They simply do not have the intellectual honesty.

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