Watched over the weekend the professional golfers at the U.S. Open shaking their heads, shrugging and sheepishly grinning to express that they don’t really understand the economics or structure of the PGA’s deal with the Saudis two weeks after the news came out—don’t know how it will affect their future, and feel powerless and foolish as a result.
“I love finding out morning news on Twitter,” Colin Morikawa said. “Yeah, I don’t know anything … I mean, it is what it is. I can’t control what’s going to happen. None of us can …”
“It’s a state of uncertainty that we don’t love, but at the end of the day, I’m not a business expert,” said Jon Rahm. “I think it gets to a point where you want to have faith in management, and I want to have faith that this is going to be the best thing for all of us, but it’s clear that that’s not the consensus. I’d like to think they’re going to make a better decision than I would, but I don’t know.”
I’m reminded of the cartoon my dad had on his refrigerator for a long time, of two workers pushing handles to turn a pole that disappeared into a hole in the ceiling.
One guy’s saying to the other: “I think they got a merry-go-round up there.”