Spent the morning learning about the legal and other ways to get around the competitive requirements in contracting law and all the ways your ever-vigilant gubmint looks out for you and me to make sure no palms are greased and pockets lined without due process.
We learned just this week that the honchos in one major political party appeared to favor one candidate over another through the primary election process. I’m thinking just maybe they leaned, unofficially, toward the one with the best chance of beating the bozo in the other party.
On the Web.com Tour, there are no questions of anti-competitive rules and regs to favor anybody over any other body — low score wins, every time. The only due process on the Web tour is when they add up the prize money at the end of the regular season. The top 25 get to move up and compete on the PGA Tour where, last I checked, low score wins, too.
A bunch of press hacks gathered this week at Oregon’s Pumpkin Ridge complex to play the Witch Hollow course and learn about the Winco Foods Kraft Heinz etc. Portland Open, the last regular-season stop on the Web.com Tour (Aug. 25-28), after which they give out PGA Tour cards to The 25.
My scramble team engaged in anti-competitive practices that were, I assure you, all strictly legal, and still the golf course won.
The Web.com Tour is the third party this weekend in a two-way race for the hearts and minds of the sporting public and exposure on our television sets. The Web would lose out big if it were up against just one major. This weekend, there are two: the PGA Championship and the Women’s British Open, and that head-to-head, in my mind, is purely anti-competitive — nobody wins if the other one loses.