Nov 27th, 2020
Did the European Tour need PGA cash?
The strategic alliance might be driven by necessity
It is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the European and PGA Tours but the Americans seem better placed to weather the storm. Despite both tours losing a big chunk of their 2020 schedule, it is generally considered that the PGA Tour had more significant resources.
One element of the partnership is that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan will take a seat on the Board of the European Tour. However, there is no mention of European representation on the PGA Tour. Hardly a partnership of equals!
“This partnership is a historic moment for the game of golf and is a fantastic opportunity for both the European Tour and the PGA TOUR to explore ways to come together at the very pinnacle of our sport and work in unison for the benefit of the men’s professional game.”
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour
“We are thrilled to announce this further strengthening of our partnership with the European Tour, and we look forward to working together for the benefit of the men’s professional game and for golf fans around the world.”
Jay Monahan, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR