Sneak Peek: This article will appear in the Feb. 3 issue of Global Golf Post.
A shiny new object in the professional game has generated all kinds of conversation over the past two weeks. The Premier Golf League, an idea that has been kicking about for six or more years, emerged publicly following its organizers’ wooing of players and agents over the past several months. With promise of a king’s ransom for the top 48 players in the world, no-cut, 54-hole competitions around the world, and a new team format starting in 2022 or 2023, “The League,” as it wants to be called, has stirred the pot of the global game.
Let’s be clear: it is DOA. Dead on arrival.
The league’s organizers released a statement during the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, proudly stating that they intend “to work with, rather than challenge, existing tours.” In fact, this is a full frontal attack on the status quo. And you can expect it to be treated as such by PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and European Tour CEO Keith Pelley.
If there was any doubt ...
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