Is there a new golf league on the horizon that could take over the PGA tour?

As I was doing my casual Tuesday night golf reading, I came along some interesting articles about a new league that is in the works called the Premier Golf league, which has reached out to the games biggest stars. Long story short is that several of the top players in golf still feel grossly underpaid in comparison to what stars from other sports are being paid. 

The premier golf league will consistently have purses that are in the ball park of 10 million dollars per event and and end of the year prizes that will be around 250 million dollars. The league will have the top 48 players play in 18 different 54 hole tournaments as opposed to the current 72 that the PGA Plays. There will be team events as well as individual events. aIt really could be quite the league if this plays out as all the articles I have read indicates it might. 

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Here is the SI.Com article about how the PGL (Premier Golf League) has reached out to Tiger.

 

On the brink of PGA Tour history, Tiger Woods confirmed on Tuesday that he has heard from representatives from the new Premier Golf League. 

The PGL, which could rival the PGA Tour, has been approaching high profile players over the past few weeks. As Woods prepares to try and break the PGA Tour’s all-time wins mark this week at The Genesis Invitational, he was asked if he’s been approached by the startup golf league.

“Have I been personally approached? Yes,” said Woods at The Riviera Country Club.

“My team’s been aware of it and we’ve delved into the details of it and are 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. 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.”

Tiger has, of course, built his legacy on the PGA Tour, and will tee it up this week at Riviera in the event that not only benefits his TGR Foundation, but also is the site of his first career Tour event. Woods took part in the Nissan Los Angeles Open back in 1992 at the age of 16.

He says what the Premier Golf League is selling, is basically what all tour events want … the strongest fields possible.

“It’s one of the reasons why we instituted the World Golf Championships,” says Woods.

 

Along with Woods, Rory Mcilroy has also been contacted by representatives from the PGL and last month Phil Mickelson played a round of golf with backers from the league in Saudi Arabia.

The new Premier Golf League is proposing an 18-event schedule for the top 48 players in the world. Purses for PGL events are expected to be in the vicinity of $10 million.

If this song about Tony Finau not winning doesn’t win a Grammy, I would be shocked.

This is a really well done song, and the message is incredibly powerful. When exactly will Tony Finau win again?? Just for reference, his last win was Marxh 26th of 2016 at the Puerto Rico open, in a playoff over Steve Marino. 

When doing a little research, I learned that Tony has a brother named Gipper….and that knowledge makes it impossible to not have to say “Win one for the Gipper”

 

 

We got John Smoltz who I used to respect as a golfer using the stand alone putter

Just Smoltzy not caring what anyone thinks about this move and playing his own game. Hes just out to win a celebrity event on the LPGA and let it be known he loves his stand alone putter. 

Breaking News, LFG to attend 2020 National Golf Expo

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In a move we decided to make to continue the growth of our league LFG Has decided to acquire a booth at the 2020 National Golf Expo to be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston Feb 29th-March 1st. We are incredibly excited to be able to promote what we do to thousands of attendees throughout the weekend. As far as Golf leagues go, LFG offers something that is very unique and we want to be able to spread the word to as many as we can and know this is the perfect opportunity for us to do so. I know that we have several people who are planning on attending but for any of you who may have a friend who is on the fence about our league this is a great chance for them to come out and learn more about what we do. There will be tons of other golf companies, indoor driving range to test new clubs, a putting area, plenty of beer and many other golf related activities. Booth 642 will be where all the magic is though. We hope to see many of your faces throughout that weekend. For more information on the Expo you can check out their site at https://www.golfexpoboston.com/

 

 

Patrick Reeds Lawyer sends Brandel Chamblee a cease and desist letter

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An attorney for Reed sent Chamblee a cease-and-desist letter on Dec. 13, which Golfweek obtained, to demand he stop calling the golfer a “cheater.” The letter would have arrived on day two of the Presidents Cup. 

“The purpose of this letter is to obtain assurance that you will refrain from any further dissemination, publication or republication of false and defamatory statements concerning Mr. Reed, including any allegations that he ‘cheated’ at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas,” wrote lawyer Peter Ginsberg, per Golfweek.

 

Is this real life, Patrick Reed is being called a cheater because…you know he blatently cheated and then becomes a little bitch when Chamby Wamby calls him out on it. Deal with it man and do your best to earn some respect back, this is not the way to win back any fans though. 

Pete Dye Passes away at age 94

Pete-Dye-at-Pete-Dye-Golf-Club-early-90s“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Dye, a true friend of the PGA TOUR and one of the most important course architects of this or any generation.

“A 2008 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Pete’s influence is far-reaching, leaving a global imprint on both the amateur and professional games. He designed some of the best known golf courses in the world, though none more recognizable than THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. It was here that Pete masterfully brought Commissioner Deane Beman’s revolutionary stadium golf concept to life, melding Deane’s vision with a brilliantly designed course that is celebrated annually as one of the game’s great strategic courses during THE PLAYERS Championship.   

“Pete, though, was always quick to credit his beloved wife, Alice, with his success, including the concept for his most famous hole, the 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass. Together, Pete and Alice made a formidable team in golf and life, and with sons Perry and P.B., themselves successful course architects, they are recognized as one of the most accomplished families in golf.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dye family.”

Sad day in the golf world, Thoughts and prayers to the Dye family. Thanks Pete for all you did for the game of golf. 

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