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Accountability? ‘Where is his?’ Brandel Chamblee scorches Charley Hoffman

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Accountability? ‘Where is his?’ Brandel Chamblee scorches Charley Hoffman

Brandel Chamblee during Saturday’s Golf Central Pregame exhibit on Golfing Channel.

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Charley Hoffman, Brandel Chamblee explained, wrote about accountability. To which the longtime Golfing Channel analyst questioned: “Where is his?” Hoffman, Chamblee said, wrote that there had been no protections for players. To which Chamblee also mentioned: “Lord, there are so a lot of protections.” Hoffman, Chamblee said, wrote that there is no transparency. 

And then Chamblee became even more pointed.  

“Does he think, and by insinuating that this is why players are leaving, does he feel that the Saudi Golf League is likely to be a lot more transparent than the PGA Tour?” Chamblee claimed. “I rarely imagine that that is the situation.” 

On Saturday, over five minutes on Golfing Channel’s Golf Central Pregame demonstrate, Chamblee picked aside almost all of the 280 terms from Hoffman’s Friday night time Instagram article, in which the longtime pro blasted the PGA Tour, its rules officials and the USGA, then blamed every single for “guys are wanting to jump ship and go enjoy on another tour.” Hoffman experienced been upset in excess of an incident throughout the second round of the WM Phoenix Open where he misinterpreted the procedures and was pressured to choose two penalty strokes immediately after a travel into the h2o on the 13th gap at TPC Scottsdale.

“Did every little thing by the book,” Hoffman wrote. “It’s still brain blowing that a team of amateurs rule the skilled game of golfing. I also blame the @pgatour principles officials for placing out a horrible penalty space line in which this could even occur. No accountability at any stage here. No protection for the gamers at all. You speculate why fellas are seeking to bounce ship and go play on a further tour. Gamers need to have transparency, safety and regularity.” 

To Hoffman’s principles misunderstanding, Chamblee was explicit. 

“I would definitely challenge Charley Hoffman [that] this is not a authentic grievance,” claimed Chamblee, himself a former player. “This is trivial. And it is all on him. Where by is his accountability? He stated there is not accountability. Exactly where is his accountability? This only occurred because he was not knowledgeable of a rule. He is a specialist golfer with millions of pounds at stake, FedEx Cup points all over the place that identify your route to wherever you want to go. You require to know the rules, specially when you are out there producing drops that have severe repercussions if you really don’t. 

“John Wooden, who realized a issue or two about integrity and character, experienced a wonderful line. He said, you are not a failure till you start out blaming some others for your mistakes. This was his oversight. He was plainly blaming other folks.” 

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The “no protections” assertion was next. Two times Chamblee mentioned: “Lord, there are so numerous protections for the Tour participant.”

“Let’s just start off with sponsor’s exemptions,” he explained. “Sahith Theegala is in this event for sponor’s exemptions that is making it possible for him to have a opportunity. But they also exist for gamers who have been on the PGA Tour for a although who are having difficulties, who have type of shed their exemption, and they obtained sponsor exemptions. 

“They also have a major 50 and a best 25 career income listing to give to players as type of a safety net. They also have the Korn Ferry Tour exactly where you go on to play golf when you’ve dropped your card and still pay your charges. They have an unmatched pension fund on the PGA Tour that will take care of skilled golfers as they age. And, of class, then there is the Champions Tour that allows players to sort of play this match at an older age and nonetheless be relevant.”

Hoffman’s “jump ship” remark was no question a reference to different proposed rival leagues, amongst them a single that is backed by the Saudi Arabia-based mostly LIV Golfing Investments group and headed by Greg Norman. For the duration of last week’s Saudi Global, also backed LIV Golfing, stories commenced to circulate of multi-million dollar offers for Tour gamers to be part of, and they seem to have arrived at the ears of Hoffman, who is also one particular of four player directors on the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council.

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Chamblee has been a single of the most vocal critics of players potentially leaving, and Saturday he was much more crucial. 

“And then he went on to say that there is no transparency,” Chamblee stated. “Does he feel, and by insinuating that this is why players are leaving, does he think that the Saudi Golf League is heading to be additional clear than the PGA Tour. I hardly feel that that’s the situation. 

“And let us be genuine here. The motive players are contemplating about wanting to leap ship is not due to the fact he did not know the regulations and got penalized and created a double bogey and built a mess of points and built a mess of matters previous night on social media. It is purely for greed. It is purely for revenue. Since the league and the money that are sponsoring the tour want to status-clean, sports-wash, that’s it. They don’t prepare to make revenue. 

“And by the way, this is a extremely unforgiving — if they depart below and go engage in for a different tour, they’re heading to go from getting unbiased contractors to employees. And they are going to have the most unforgiving employer in the record of companies. Compared to the most philanthropic corporation. But by the way that runs six tours all around the globe. So if you want to talk about escalating the video game, how about Latin America, Canada, China, all over the earth they have these respective excursions, the PGA Tour does, offering billions of dollars to charity and doing every thing they can to shield the player from the time they arrive out of college or university until they come to a decision to stop participating in on the Champions Tour?” 

After a remark from his co-host, Wealthy Lerner, Chamblee fired just one previous shot. 

“Look, I’d have additional respect for them, while not substantially, if they just arrived out and explained, glance, it’s a boatload of dollars and I’m conflicted. But the thought of seeking to denigrate the enterprise model that has allowed them to reside lavish life — Charley Hoffman has created about $32 million, $32 million with just four wins about the course of his occupation. To allow them to are living lavish life, to degenerate the PGA Tour, which, as I mentioned, 6 excursions around the globe, all of their revenue is both earmarked for charity, purses or the betterment of the tour, billions of bucks, and they are hoping to denigrate the PGA Tour and say that the Saudi League has their again, now nothing is additional preposterous, and it boggles the brain that they would even check out to make this argument. 

“Just stand up and say what it is. It is currently being provided a large amount of cash and we’re imagining about heading.” 

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golfing Journal. In his job, he is accountable for enhancing, composing and producing tales throughout the golfing house. And when he’s not composing about techniques to strike the golfing ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native is likely playing the match, hitting the ball remaining, ideal and limited, and drinking a cold beer to clean away his rating. You can access out to him about any of these matters — his stories, his sport or his beers — at [email protected].

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