SAN DIEGO – At least one top player is “intrigued” by the idea of a potential alternative tour that appears to be gaining momentum.
According to a report this week on GeoffShackelford.com, the Premier Golf League would feature 18 events and 48-player fields playing for $10 million purses. The league’s first season could begin in 2022 or ’23.
“I’m curious, but I don’t know enough to talk about it,” Phil Mickelson told several reporters after missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. “I’m listening to it. I think it’s intriguing, but I just don’t know enough about it to comment publicly. I hope to learn more.”
The new league was a topic at this week’s player meeting at Torrey Pines according to various sources, and it remains to be seen how the PGA Tour and European Tour would react to the potential challenge. Under Tour rules, players would be limited in how many “competing” events they are allowed to play and it seems unlikely they would change those rules to accommodate a new league.
According to a statement from the PGA Tour: “We have not met with [the Premier Golf League], and as a matter…
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