Due to inclement weather, the PGA Tour suspended the Players Championship yesterday afternoon and then sent out an ill-advised tweet that – to sum it up – basically said, “We’re closed. Get out. No refunds.”
The initial tweet, sent at 4:32 pm (EST), was as generic as can be and should have sufficed: “Play has been suspended for the day.”
All venues, grandstands, concession stands and Fan Shop are closed. For guests in hospitality tents, all services – including food and beverage – are now closed, and you are advised to exit the premises as well.
Tickets and parking are non-refundable. Please see PGA TOUR’s… https://t.co/i7jVHlVCCq
— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) March 10, 2023
A follow up tweet, published about five minutes later, is where things went off the rails: “All venues, grandstands, concession stands and Fan Shop are closed. For guests in hospitality tents, all services – including food and beverage – are now closed, and you are advised to exit the premises as well.
“Tickets and parking are non-refundable. Please see PGA TOUR’s ticket terms and conditions with respect to our refund policy.”
Here’s a sampling of the responses from fans:
*We're closed… gtfo*
— Craig R (@chippy9372) March 10, 2023
Kind of appalled. Also kind of don’t care. Why wouldn’t they treat fans like shit? They’ll always come back. The players this year is absolute trash.
— EstebanGolf (@EstebanTheBold) March 11, 2023
Wow, that’s a fairly abysmal message to paying patrons. Shocking really.
— Andy Myers 🎧 (@djandymyers) March 10, 2023
Wow! Love the way the fans are treated! LIV would never have handled it this way.
— 🇮🇱 Bobbie Evans 🗡🛡 (@BobbieE20238239) March 10, 2023
Hahah what a joke! “Meanwhile we will show the replay of the guy who it in ‘19 to distract you from him missing the cut but part owns the network” fan friendly tho!!!
— Lee Richardson (@WilliamLeeRich) March 10, 2023
This is sad man…
— Trent Land (@TrentLand5) March 11, 2023
I thought this was satire but would expect less from the pga tour
— Matt (@msuhajda) March 11, 2023
Wow how much more rude can you be.
— Jeffrey tbone (@JeffreyThousand) March 11, 2023
There’s poors in the comments triggered. Don’t pay them any mind. We’ll be back tomorrow bright & early.
— Scottie Steezler (@steezguy) March 10, 2023
Should be embarrassed by this tweet handing out millions to pga pros and won’t give back to one’s that make it fucking possible. Never watchin this event again
— Cal (@radke89) March 10, 2023
Biggest event on the PGA Tour and this is how you treat fans and patrons.
Imagine going to a football or baseball game and not being able to enjoy the facilities even though the game may have finished or been washed out.
— NTP Golf (@NTPGolf66) March 10, 2023
— Z. Taylor (@PresidentZT) March 10, 2023
No wonder the LIV tournament is taking over.
— John James (@jpjelec) March 10, 2023
Translation: get out of here and get struck by lightning and we hate your guts. Oh and dont forget to get your tickets for next year. Cant wait for the day the players looks like last weeks Honda. It is coming.
— liv2golf (@liv2golfone) March 10, 2023
No more food or drink or even a t-shirt, get out of here. Pay your parking pass tomorrow & don't even think about walking in here with a bottle of water.
— LIV Golf Enthusiast (@MaddenMonopoly) March 10, 2023
Stupidity, at least allow the patrons to buy merchandise.
— Rocky (@Rocky59096971) March 10, 2023
Hopefully all of you PGA tour dick riders are reading this and realizing the PGA TOUR doesn’t give a fuck about you. Continuing to stan their ass on this app makes you look like a fucking clown. Like all businesses, the PGA tour is all about the money, and only the money.
— Carl L (@Carllovitz) March 10, 2023