Golf World Reacts to the PGA Tour’s Retaliation Against Saudi Backed Super League

Published 11/12/2021, 11:04 AM EST
Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Dustin Johnson looks on from the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Greg Norman is trying to set up a rival league along with Asian Tour. In response, the PGA Tour is trying its best to cut down the hype and refrain the top players from joining the rival league. This rival league has the backing of Saudi’s PIF fund and has incredible prize money to attract top players. 

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The Saudi-backed rival league is trying its best to get in the top players by showing them the monetary benefits. However, PGA Tour recently announced a tremendous bonus for players and has lured them to compete more often on Tour. So let us see what exactly has the PGA Tour announced.

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PGA Tour makes a huge announcement 

According to Golfweek, the PGA Tour is planning to create a series of international tournaments which will offer guaranteed money to the top players. The Tour is thinking of organizing around four to six events each season outside the United States. These will most probably begin in the 2024 season. 

Moreover, they are even thinking of getting more events with a team format to make it exciting for the fans as well. However, there is no official confirmation of this decision. Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the PGA Tour declined to confirm anything about this new series. 

“We’re absolutely always looking at our future product and schedule, with all options on the table as to fields, formats, and tournament locations,” said the spokesperson. Furthermore, he said there are no details or decisions made about this as of now.  

But according to the sources, there is an internal discussion for four to six events with fields limited to 50 or 60. This series will only be for the elite players. However, they haven’t finalized the total cash as the focus is entirely on the guaranteed money rather than the traditional prize fund. So elite players will get cash regardless of their performance. 

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Golf World reacts to PGA Tour’s new lucrative series proposal

Fans on social media have reacted to this all-new proposal from the PGA Tour. Let’s see what exactly does the golfing world thinks. 

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While there were a few positive reactions, most of the fans didn’t seem convinced by this new series. But what do you think about the PGA Tour’s announcement? Do let us know.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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