Potential World Tour Takes Aim At PGA Tour With Lucrative Individual And Team Concept
Found this to be a very interesting Piece by GS. Seems like he's very plugged into whats going on. I am interested in seeing how this plays out. A formula 1 style circuit over the world could certainly allow for a more compelling product. personally i hope this lights a fire under the PGA tour to improve and innovate to adapt to the modern player and viewership. would be great if they clap back with a revamp of the WGCs which have been a disappointment the last 10+ years IMO
How I would do it:
10 WGS events where 48 players scores count, but 60 players are in the field, 12 teams of 4, with 1 alternate (which is a tie breaker score). if you have more guys you bench them
54 hole stroke play events where an individual winner gets paid, and low team gets paid - this would improve the product top to bottom, players at the bottom of the field still can make an impact that week on their team.
the Teams would be sponsored - I would think by Big OEM, and other Golf Brands - this is a ballpark of your 12 sponsors and roughly your top 60 names in golf. some stables are deeper than others, and I'm sure there will be a shift in teams based off needs.
for example UA can poach a from FJ/Ping/Nike/Callaway for guys that will be sure to fit into a "starting lineup"
few points to note: Adidas/UA/Nike/Titleist/Callaway are all publicly traded companies - I'd expect them to have biggest budget
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