Now, on the Sunday when the PGA Tour should have been bringing the curtain down on its showpiece event, the Players, there was some welcome good news.
"I am out of the PGL". I think the PGA Tour is very good. I mean, it's just golf.
The news implies the leading 3 golf players worldwide have actually transformed down the brand-new league, as globe No 2 Jon Rahm additionally declined to think about a brand-new future.
Golfweek said it spoke to Rahm on Thursday and quoted him saying, "I think what I'm going to do is focus on just the PGA Tour". At the end of the day I am a competitor.
Likewise two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson who wants "to play on this Tour for the rest of my career" - which nobody is too sure how long that will be given how he often talks of retiring.
World No. 3 Brooks Koepka told the Associated Press that he has decided against joining the PGL, which made waves earlier this year when it proposed a lucrative new team-based, 18-event system created to lure golf's best players away from the PGA Tour.
"I understand that the stars are what people come to see", said Koepka. "It would be hard to watch the guys and fire them".
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We saw rain that delayed the start of our season by a day previous year . "I'm sure we'll have (simulated) games", Boone said.
"I don't forget where I've come from", Koepka said.
It is thought to be greatly funded by Saudi financiers and prepares to transform golf by creating 12 four-man groups that would certainly be called for to play 18 occasions, with 10 in the United States of America.
"Golf is not a team sport", he said. I don't care if it's 25 degrees and nobody is there, I'm going to go play it with a chance to win the Masters. "There are guys from that top 125 who could be the next star".
Monahan and the tour staff have been making rounds for the past month, meeting with top players to get an idea of their position and to promote what's going on on the tour. "Some people today made the selection to not involve Mexico [for the WGC-Mexico Championship], however if you go and play this various other golf league, you're not mosting likely to have that selection".
"Money is not going to change my life", he said.
Monahan, in a press conference at last week's The Players Championship, sounded more confident than ever in his product as he announced a media rights deal said to be worth a little more than $7 billion over the next nine years. I get to choose. I'm happy with how things are. "What do you guys want to do?' He wanted to poll every player and see if they felt comfortable continuing on".
The proposed Premier Golf League drew headlines for several weeks, apparently threatening the dominance of the PGA Tour with elite breakaway tournaments boasting lavish prize funds, but tide quickly turned against this controversial circuit following dismissive comments by Rory McIlroy.