25.1 C
New York
Saturday, July 2, 2022

The PGA Tour is forced to make rapid changes – because of LIV

The new LIV tour, backed by a huge amount of money from Saudi Arabia, has forced the American PGA Tour to bring forward its changes, which will be partially introduced as early as next year. With the help of more money from media agreements, the prize money will increase to the equivalent of 210 million kronor in seven competitions (and one with just over 150 million), a smaller starting field in the playoffs and provide space for three new major competitions for the very best.

– I’m not naive. If this is an upgrade and the only weapon is money, the PGA Tour cannot keep up. The PGA Tour, a US institution, can not compete with a foreign monarchy that spends billions of dollars in an attempt to buy golf, said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan at a press conference, according to the AP.

– We welcome healthy competition, but what the Saudi LIV tour does is not. It is an irrational threat, someone who does not care about investing in investment or a real growth of the sport.

As a comparison, the LIV tour corresponding to SEK 250 million in prize money in their competitions. In addition, stars who join the new tour can get hundreds of millions just to line up. The PGA Tour shuts down players who join the LIV Tour.

The LIV tour welcomes the PGA Tour’s changes.

– We welcome this announcement, which shows that competition can make golf grow. Instead of shutting down players, the tour should now work to coexist with us. After all, we have only just started, says the LIV tour’s representative to the site bunkered.co.uk.

They (the PGA Tour) have underpaid players for years, failed to develop and now confirm that LIV’s approach is better.

According to the PGA Tour’s new format the season should be from January to August (from 2024), instead of starting already in the autumn of the year before. After that, the top 70 go to the playoffs, compared to 125 as it is right now. The playoff changes will be introduced next year.

During the autumn, the players will continue to fight for the top 50 places, places for the tour next year and for the places for the money-tight competitions. The three major competitions, where only the top 50 on the PGA Tour qualify, are also scheduled to be played in the fall.

Source link

Related Articles

QS in the opening on semi-automatic offside: “Here is the robot saves referees”

"Here is the robot save referees" he writes QS opening today, talking about the big news: the semi-automatic offside. Fifa presented it as...

Venus Williams pairs with Jamie Murray for mixed doubles win after ‘last minute’ Wimbledon entry

LONDON -- Venus Williams arrived at Wimbledon last week with no intentions of competing. But then she had a change of heart."I had...

Il Secolo XIX: “Semi-automatic offside: the new frontier of the connected ball”

"Semi-automatic offside: the new frontier of the connected ball" he writes The XIX century. FIFA presented the technology with scanned players and sensor...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

QS in the opening on semi-automatic offside: “Here is the robot saves referees”

"Here is the robot save referees" he writes QS opening today, talking about the big news: the semi-automatic offside. Fifa presented it as...

Venus Williams pairs with Jamie Murray for mixed doubles win after ‘last minute’ Wimbledon entry

LONDON -- Venus Williams arrived at Wimbledon last week with no intentions of competing. But then she had a change of heart."I had...

Il Secolo XIX: “Semi-automatic offside: the new frontier of the connected ball”

"Semi-automatic offside: the new frontier of the connected ball" he writes The XIX century. FIFA presented the technology with scanned players and sensor...

Panhellenic 2022: How the bases will move

A "base drop" is expected in this year's games National examsaccording to the caregiver-educator, Giorgos Chatzitegas. In the 1st Scientific Field (EP) of Humanities,...

Inside Prince Andrew’s tell-all BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein, sex abuse claims

We were sitting face to face around a small table in Buckingham Palace — three of us from BBC Newsnight, plus Prince Andrew,...