Premier Golf League Sends a Cryptic Message to the PGA Tour Amid Recent Announcement

Published 11/12/2021, 2:02 PM EST
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 6, 2021 Dustin Johnson of the U.S. walks down the 14th hole during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


The Premier Golf League and the PGA Tour have been at odds since the beginning. The Saudi-backed PGL could be a direct competitor for the PGA Tour, which will look to sign players with the promise of huge money rewards. As the new league comes up with new plans, the PGA Tour is looking to tackle their competition with their own ideas and proposals.

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The PGA Tour’s latest move was the introduction of a series of international events, which guarantees money to top players. This also includes team tournaments or events, meant to make the PGA Tour schedule more important for fans. However, nothing has been finalized yet.

Fans seemed a little confused over the idea, unhappy with PGA Tour’s decision. Many seemed unimpressed, wondering why the organizers will not partner up with other organizations. The PGL has seen this as an opportunity to share their opinion, taking a not-so-subtle dig at the PGA Tour.

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PGL responds to PGA Tour starting new events

In a recent report, Golfweek spoke about PGA Tour’s new plan to make events with ‘guaranteed’ money. These tournaments will also be held outside the USA, and will also have team events. While there is no confirmation yet, it can be a possibility over the next few years. Additionally, the field might be limited, with only a few players being allowed to play.

However, the aim is for everyone to go home with a cash prize.

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Really neat of the PGA Tour to basically rip an idea that @premgolfleague and others have tried to get off the ground with them,” wrote a user on Twitter, adding that this was PGA Tour’s way to monopolize golf instead of partnering. “Way to grow the game guys”. 

PGL replied to this tweet, letting everyone in on their opinion.

“Don’t worry Anya, we planted some dummy ideas in our documents. Next week they’re announcing a move to airflow balls,” the PGL wrote in their quote tweet. They added that their door remains open, and the best minds in the game will work together for their love of golf.

Has the PGL sent other messages before?

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This seems to be one of many messages the PGL has sent the PGA Tour. They have previously tweeted about the evolution of the game, which could be them asking the PGA Tour to evolve with time. It goes without saying that if golfers join the PGL, the Tours will, in turn, be affected. PGL has approached players like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and more.

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One can also say that the PGA Tour’s Netflix documentary was a way to boost their popularity.

That being said, the changes PGA Tour wants might not be here till 2024. What do you think you think of the new possible alterations?

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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