The PGA is under threat as top players such as former world number one Tiger Woods is beginning to be approached by the Premier Golf League (PGL).
The PGL, which has been described by Tiger Woods as the ‘evolution‘ of golf, is hoping to debut in 2022.
It is hoping to feature 48 players who will compete in 18 events around the world with the total prize pot reaching as much as $240 million.
The Premier Golf League is the brainchild of British-based World Golf Group who announced the idea for the new golfing tournament last month.
During his press conference before the Genisis Invitational, the former world number one Tiger Woods said the following when asked about his interest in the Premier Golf League.
“My team’s aware of it and have delved into the details of it,” said the 15-time major winner.
“There’s a lot of information that we’re still looking at and whether it’s a reality or not.”
“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 about five times a year – the four majors and the Players [Championship] – and we wanted to showcase the top players on more than just those occasions.”
“This is a natural evolution, whether 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.”
The PGA Tour and European Tour have both issued warnings to golfers interested in taking part in the PGL that they would have to choose between the tournaments as they would not be allowed to take part in both as the new series now threatens the dominance the two series have held in the golfing world.