CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Premier Golf League is nonetheless in play.
According to a report Tuesday in The Telegraph, the aspiring breakaway tour has made multi-million greenback provides to a number of of the sport’s largest names and finest gamers, together with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose.
Offers reaching within the neighborhood of $30-$50 million.
The proposed league would characteristic 40-48 gamers taking part in an 18-event schedule in tournaments all over the world with profitable purses, with a season-ending workforce championship. The league would have a number of assured cash and embrace a workforce idea that might dole out possession stakes for 10-12 gamers who would captain four-man groups.
The purpose is for the league to begin in 2022.
“The money is there,” one agent advised Golfweek on situation of anonymity. “I heard $1 billion. This is real.”
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The proposed league that might be in direct competitors with the PGA Tour and European Tour was thought to have flatlined months in the past when the 2 established circuits shaped a strategic alliance, with the PGA Tour shopping for an estimated $90 million stake on the European Tour’s media operations.
Then Golfweek broke the news that the PGA Tour established a $40 million Player Impact Program that might reward 10 gamers not for his or her outcomes contained in the ropes however their work to promote the sport exterior the ropes. In different phrases, it could financially compensate a number of the sport’s finest and hottest gamers.
But in accordance to The Telegraph, the Premier Golf League, bankrolled by a bunch of Saudi Arabia traders, is not going away. However, a workforce of negotiators for the Saudis now not consists of The Raine Group, in accordance to The Telegraph. A bunch of negotiators have spent months in Jupiter, Florida, in accordance to the report. The south Florida space is dwelling to lots of the sport’s largest names.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is scheduled to fly to Charlotte on Tuesday to converse at a gamers assembly. The Tour is taking part in the Wells Fargo Championship this week at Quail Hollow within the Queen City.
Likely to be among the many matters could be participant eligibility; how would the PGA Tour and European Tour react to gamers signing up with the rival league? As nicely, how would the game’s 4 majors – Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship – reply if the Premier Golf League tees off in 2022?
So many questions, so many solutions to come. But there is little question the Premier Golf League is nonetheless very a lot a priority for each the PGA Tour and European Tour.