Last weekend, during the PGA Tour’s Hero World Challenge, promos for the 2023 PLAYERS championship ran on NBC. It featured PGA Tour propagandist Justin Thomas talking about his big win at Sawgrass.
In case you didn’t realize it, Thomas won in 2021. The reigning PLAYERS champion is Cam Smith, who’s apparently been memory-holed by the vindictive PGA Tour regime. Not only won’t the Aussie get to defend his title, but he’s also been unpersoned – not even appearing in highlights or mentions.
Further, the 2023 season kicks off in a few weeks from Kapalua. Cam Smith won that event too. And he won it by beating world No.1 Jon Rahm with an all-time record low score of 34-under par (not a typo)! Want to bet this record-setting performance is not shown or featured in any kind of tournament highlights.
And it’s not just Smith: the email promos for this week’s QBE Shootout arrived from the tour communications team and the name Greg Norman (who ran and hosted the tournament for decades, i.e. The Shark Shootout) has been wiped clean, while the photo included 2021 winner Matt Kuchar and Harris English posing with the trophy. The 2022 winners were Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na, who now play on LIV.
Hence, delete and unperson.