Stephen Gallacher: Strengthened alliance between golf excursions is important within the wake of LIV Golf
The gamers had heard so many myths about what would occur. There have been rumours of something from £700million to £1billion being invested.
There has clearly been a big sum invested by the PGA Tour because it has elevated its stake within the DP World Tour from 15% to 40%.
The collaborative efforts of the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour to stave off the specter of LIV Golf exhibits no signal of slowing after the 2 excursions strengthened their strategic alliance on Tuesday.
However it’s the 10 spots which can develop into obtainable on the PGA Tour for the DP World Tour’s high 10 which has bought everybody speaking.
The cynics say this growth will flip my tour right into a feeder tour for the PGA.
I don’t agree with that in any respect.
In america, should you play on the Korn Ferry Tour you might have one aim – to win a card on the PGA Tour.
Equally, should you play on the Problem Tour in Europe your aim is to win a DP World Tour card.
I don’t consider incomes a PGA Tour card would be the sole focus of anybody on the DP World Tour.
When you end within the high 10 and earn a card then nice however should you end twelfth you’ve had an ideal 12 months regardless and I’d think about you might have earned entry to all the massive occasions the next season consequently.
What I’m barely involved about is the potential for a expertise drain from Europe to the US.
Clearly there’s a lot to be thrashed out as to how this may all work. For instance, should you go to the US and lose your card do you come again to the DP World Tour?
However I nonetheless consider that is in the end a optimistic transfer for all involved.
Two excursions are decided to not solely work collectively however keep robust within the face of a concerted effort from a rival tour to poach our main gamers.
It’s an alliance in each sense of the phrase and one which is important within the present local weather.