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).
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.