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Golf is far richer than tennis..what are your thoughts?

Who else is somewhat annoyed?

I cannot really imagine how golf can be so as to command much more money than even tennis. And i think it is rather a boring sports, if it is even a sport. It is certainly less popular than tennis, and no doubt less played.

Posted by sajor
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If your talking about sponsorship money and TV ratings in the USA then the PGA is ahead, but not necessarily around the world. As tennis decide to not put all their eggs in 1 country like the PGA did and promote its self as an international sport. So the gap isn't a big as you may think.

In fact the prize money for the WTA has increased 23% since 2008 and the Australian Open increased their purse by 12%. It's much better for women tennis players on the WTA then LPGA.

Roger Federer does very well in endorsements around the world despite not really being promoted that much in America. ATP is increasing prize money as well for 2009 and signed 2 major sponsors.South American Airways for $20 million and Barclays is the sponsor for the end of year tournament ,ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS, 5 years for $30 million.

Besides I never understood why every one worries so much about whats popular. After all if you enjoy Tennis then that's all that matters.

Is it fair to label Roger Federer as the "Tiger Woods" of tennis?

Considering Federer's track record of the past couple of years, I think it would be more appropriate to say that "Tiger Woods" might be the Roger Federer of Golf. Tiger does not dominate Golf like Roger does tennis.

Posted by conservativeguyfromnc
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TIGER WOODS

YEAR
Masters
U.S. Open
British Open
PGA Champ.

2004
22nd
17th
9th
24th

2005
Won
2nd
Won
4th

2006
3rd
82nd
Won
Won

ROGER FEDERER

YEAR
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
U.S. Open

2004
Won
Round of 32
Won
Won

2005
Semifinal
Semifinal
Won
Won

2006
Won
Runner-up
Won
?

Federer: the Woods of tennis? Maybe Woods is the Federer of golf.

I've returned from 1968. What happened in sports that year?

Posted by Time Traveler
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Welcome back time traveler to the world of 2004!

Here are things that happened in 1968:

Marathon
December 8 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
Men's Winner: Bill Adcocks (ENG) 2:10:48

Auto Racing
Stock car racing:
Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500
NASCAR Championship – David Pearson
Indianapolis 500 – Bobby Unser
USAC Racing – Bobby Unser won the season championship
Formula One Champion: Graham Hill of Great Britain
24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Pedro Rodriguez / Lucien Bianchi won driving a Ford GT-40
Rally racing – Vic Elford / David Stone won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Porsche 911T
Drag racing – Don Garlits won the NHRA, "Top Fuel" Championship

Baseball
January 23: Joe Medwick is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Medwick won the Triple Crown in 1937 and batted .300 in 14 of 17 seasons.
January 28: Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler are admitted to the Hall of Fame by unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee. Goslin was a career .316 hitter who played in four World Series. Cuyler was a .321 career hitter with four stolen base crowns.
Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to win 30 or more games since Dizzy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934. Since McLain, no pitcher has accomplished that feat.
World Series: Detroit Tigers won 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Series MVP was Mickey Lolich, Detroit.

Basketball
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship:
UCLA wins 78-55 over North Carolina
NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers

Boxing
May 24 – Bob Foster knocked out Dick Tiger in the fourth round to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Cycling
Giro d'Italia won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
Tour de France – Jan Janssen of the Netherlands
World Cycling Championship: Vittorio Adorni of Italy

Field Hockey
Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Mexico City, Mexico
Gold Medal: Pakistan
Silver Medal: Australia
Bronze Medal: India
March 9 – In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium, England. England beat the Netherlands 1-0.

Figure skating
World Figure Skating Championships:
Men's champion: Emmerich Dänzer, Austria
Ladies' champion: Peggy Fleming, United States
Pair skating champions: Ludmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov, Soviet Union
Ice dancing champions: Diane Towler & Bernard Ford, Great Britain

Football (American)
January 14 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers won 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders
November 17: The Oakland Raiders score two consecutive touchdowns in the last minute of the fourth quarter to beat the New York Jets 43-32, in the infamous "Heidi Game".
Baltimore Colts 34-0 Cleveland Browns in 1968 NFL championship game.
New York Jets 27-23 Oakland Raiders in the 1968 AFL championship game.

Football (Australian rules football)
Victorian Football League
Carlton wins the 72nd VFL Premiership (Carlton 7.14 (56) d Essendon 8.5 (53))
Brownlow Medal awarded to Bob Skilton (South Melbourne)

Football (Canadian)
Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders won 24-21 over the Calgary Stampeders
Vanier Cup: Queen's Golden Gaels won 42-14 over the Waterloo Lutheran Golden Hawks

Football (Soccer)
England – First Division Champions: Manchester City F.C.
England – FA Cup: WBA (defeated Everton 1-0)
Scotland – First Division Champions: Celtic F.C.
Scotland – Cup Winners: Dunfermline Athletic F.C. (defeated Heart of Midlothian 3-1)
European Championship – Italy beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay. The original final ended 1-1.

Men's Golf
Grand Slam of golf results:
May – The Masters – Bob Goalby
June – US Open – Lee Trevino
July – British Open – Gary Player
August – PGA Championship – Julius Boros
PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Billy Casper – $205,169

Women's Golf
Canadian rookie Sandra Post became the youngest golfer, male or female, to ever win a PGA TOUR major tournament by capturing the LPGA Championship.
US Women's Open – Susie Berning
LPGA Championship: Sandra Post
Kathy Whitworth: leading money winner on the LPGA tour, earning $48,379

Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Australia – Melbourne Cup – Royal Parma
Canada – Queen's Plate – Merger
France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Vaguely Noble
Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes – Ribero
English Triple Crown Races:
Two Thousand Guineas Stakes – Sir Ivor
Epsom Derby – Sir Ivor
St. Leger Stakes – Ribero
United States Triple Crown Races:
Kentucky Derby – Forward Pass
Preakness Stakes – Forward Pass
Belmont Stakes – Stage Door Johnny

Harness Racing
Rum Customer won the United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
Cane Pace – Rum Customer
Little Brown Jug – Rum Customer
Messenger Stakes – Rum Customer
Nevele Pride won the United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
Hambletonian – Nevele Pride
Yonkers Trot – Nevele Pride
Kentucky Futurity – Nevele Pride
Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
Pacers: First Lee
Trotters: Stylish Major

Ice Hockey
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks
Hart Memorial Trophy: for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 0 over the St. Louis Blues
World Hockey Championship
Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia
NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship: University of Denver Pioneers defeat University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4-0 in Duluth, MN

Alpine Skiing
The men's overall season champion: Jean-Claude Killy, France
The women's overall season champion: Nancy Greene, Canada

Snooker
World Snooker Championship challenge match: John Pulman beats Eddie Charlton 39-34

Tennis
The Open Era in tennis begins, as all the Grand Slam events open to professionals for the first time.
Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
Australian Open – Bill Bowrey
French Open – Ken Rosewall
Wimbledon championships – Rod Laver
US Open – Arthur Ashe
Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
Australian Open – Billie Jean King
French Open – Nancy Richey
Wimbledon championships – Billie Jean King
US Open – Virginia Wade
Davis Cup of world tennis: United States defeated Australia 4-1

General sporting events
1968 Summer Olympics takes place in Mexico City, Mexico
United States wins the most medals (107), and the most gold medals (45)
1968 Winter Olympics takes place in Grenoble, France
Norway wins the most medals (14), and the most gold medals (6)
Fifth Winter Universiade held in Innsbruck, Austria
National Christian College Athletic Association formed.

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