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News // MLB’s Wil Myers sued for $64,000 by North Carolina golf course (golfweek.usatoday.com)

Prior to the 2017 Major League Baseball season, all-star first baseman/outfielder Wil Myers signed a six-year contract with the San Diego Padres worth a guaranteed $83 million. So, why is there such a stir over $64,000?

In the off-season, Myers and his wife, Margaret, spend their time in Charlotte, North Carolina. After problems with his previous golf club, which included issues with booking tee times due to too much demand, Myers set out to find a new course. He turned to Carmel Country Club and joined the membership in April of 2020; keep in mind this was during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when the sport of golf grew tremendously.

According to the Charlotte Observer, after paying $16,000 upfront, the rest of his $80,000 initiation fee was to be paid over Myers’ next four membership anniversary dates. But when golf boomed, so did the desire for tee times.

Carmel saw an increase in demand, resulting in Myers again having trouble booking tee times. After much…

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