A brand new 18-tournament, 48 player World Tour was proposed in January and the whole concept seems to change the whole perspective and looks of the professional golf as we know of currently.
The schedule is to be up and running by late 2022 or early 2023 but one thing that will determine its success, and that is the level of players it manages to pull.
The ultimate player on its radar is ‘El Tigre’ or Tiger Woods, the needle of the modern game who has the power and following to turn the Premier Golf League from a concept into a market-leading entertainment product.
Woods is scheduled to play at this week’s Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club, a place where Tiger played his first professional event, way back in 1992.
The 5-time Masters champion was asked about the new Premier Golf League and confirmed that he has been approached. Tiger added – “Have I been personally approached? Yes, and my team’s been aware of it and we’ve delved into the details of it and trying to figure it out just like everyone else.”
“We’ve been down this road before with World Golf Championships and other events being started, or other tours want to evolve and started.
“There’s a lot of information that we’re still looking at and whether it’s reality or not, but just like everybody else, we’re looking into it.
“I think that just like all events, you’re trying to get the top players to play more collectively.
“It’s one of the reasons why we instituted the World Golf Championships because we were only getting together five times a year, the four majors and The Players, and we wanted to showcase the top players on more than just those occasions.
“We came up with the World Golf Championships and we’re meeting more often.
“And so this is a natural evolution, whether or not things like this are going to happen, but ideas like this are going to happen going forward, whether it’s now or any other time in the future.”