PGA Tour gauging curiosity in potential substitute feeder tour
May the PGA Tour be creating a short lived feeder tour?
That’s the plan, in accordance with an e mail that was despatched by the Tour to members of its worldwide excursions – the Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour China – gauging curiosity in a possible U.S.-based substitute tour that might assist make up for enjoying alternatives misplaced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The proposed thought, per the e-mail, which was obtained by GolfChannel.com, requires roughly six 54-hole tournaments, every with 36-hole cuts, to be performed from August to mid-October. The aim is for 2 to 3 consecutive tournaments to be performed in the identical area. Members of these three aforementioned excursions would have first precedence to enter.
The e-mail additionally states that the “hope” is to have $100,000 purses for every occasion.
“This concept could be very a lot within the exploratory section, however we try to evaluate participant curiosity earlier than additional creating a plan, contacting potential venues and making an attempt to safe the suitable sponsorship monies to assist run the occasions,” the e-mail learn.
BY Carson Williams
— Could 29, 2020 at 5:54 PM
The Mackenzie Tour introduced Friday the cancelation of the rest of its 2020 season amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
Gamers have been requested to fill out an nameless survey by June eight that included questions on most well-liked match areas and variety of occasions they’d play.
The Mackenzie Tour canceled its complete season final week whereas PGA Tour Latinoamerica, which bought one occasion in earlier than the pandemic shuttered skilled sports activities around the globe, and PGA Tour China have but to introduced restart dates. The Tour mentioned within the e mail that it “will proceed to watch the conditions in China and Latin America as we attempt to begin/restart our seasons later this 12 months.”