Well well well, what are we to make of the "World Golf Series", a new Tour financed by British-based World Golf Group which is threatening to blow the PGA and European Tours out of the water?

The group are proposing to host 18 events per year worldwide each with a prize pot of $20 million, $9 million more than the current richest event on the PGA Tour.

Could the European Tour Be Willing To Work With The World Golf Series


Such a figure would dwarf the prize money currently on offer on the game’s richest circuit, the U.S. PGA Tour, whose biggest purse this season is $11 million.

The Chief Commercial Officer of World Golf Group is Richard Marsh but as of yesterday he would not comment on the proposal, adding fuel to the notion that news of this Tour was leaked before the full plan could be unveiled.

But if this new Tour takes place how will the PGA and European Tour's react? One weapon they will have is likely to be that the World Golf Tour will not be eligible to award world ranking points. And as we know ranking points are how eligibility for the four major championships are decided.

The PGA Tour look highly unlikely to welcome any threat to the status quo.  The European Tour on the other hand, which struggles outside of the crutch the Rolex Series provides, might just be willing to sit down and talk with these guys.

And what about securing a big name like Tiger Woods to play this new Tour if it kicks off in 2020? He's in his forties, has a stature far beyond world ranking points with little need for them, and would bring others with him?

It'll be interesting to see what happens.

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