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The details of the relatively recent strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour still seem more conceptual than concrete, but Tuesday’s announcement that three events on the new PGA Tour schedule will be co-sanctioned by both tours is a step in the right direction for both organizations.
What European Tour chief executive officer Keith Pelley rightly called “an important first step” may not be sending them down the Yellow Brick Road but it seems better than each going their own ways.
At a time when there are rumored threats from more than one money-stuffed group intent on crashing the men’s professional golf party, building bridges may prove as valuable as building a wall to keep the others out.
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“As I said back in November, I have felt that golf has been fractured for the almost six years that I have been here,” Pelley said Tuesday via videoconference from Ireland.
“It wasn’t about fending off any competitors. What it was about...
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