Contracts worth 30-50 million dollars to convince some of the best players in the world – from Dustin Johnson, number 1, to Justin Thomas to Brooks Koepka – to ‘marry’ the new golf league. The Premier Golf League (PGL), with the support of a Saudi fund, returns to undermine the safety of the most important men’s green circuits.
Premier Golf League, the Pga Tour
Immediate reaction of the PGA Tour which, as has already happened in football with FIFA and Uefa, imposes a hard line. “Anyone who decides to enter this circuit will be suspended immediately and will risk the definitive expulsion from the top American tour”.
This is the position expressed by Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
The Premier Golf League would have put $ 1 billion on the table to convince 40-50 players to embark on a new adventure. Which covers 18 events around the world with mind-boggling “bags”. The goal is to take the stage as early as 2022.
In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf.
After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited.
Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Sport.
After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.
With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence.
For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.
A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it’s up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.