Saudi Golf League ‘all about money’: Paul McGinley on ‘tone-deaf’ suggestions from PGA Tour players | Golf Data

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Paul McGinley, speaking on the Sky Sports activities actions Golf podcast regarding the proposed Saudi Golf League: “As quite a bit as they discuss rising the game and all of that, it’s all about money – everyone knows that. I don’t assume it’s a good seek for the game”

Remaining Updated: 16/02/22 2:13pm


Rich Beem reacts to Charley Hoffman's Instagram post calling for changes on the PGA Tour

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Rich Beem reacts to Charley Hoffman’s Instagram submit calling for modifications on the PGA Tour

Rich Beem reacts to Charley Hoffman’s Instagram submit calling for modifications on the PGA Tour

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has criticised “tone-deaf” suggestions from players regarding the potential Saudi Golf League and has described the enterprise as “all about money”.

Charley Hoffman hit out on the PGA Tour on social media after a tips scenario value him a penalty stroke on a drop all through closing week’s WM Phoenix Open, suggesting that the Tour equipped “no accountability” and “no security for the players”.

Hoffman talked about throughout the submit about players “desirous to leap ship and go play on one different tour”, referencing the proposed Saudi Golf League, with Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson – every linked with the SGL – commenting on the undergo level out their help.

Hoffman took to Instagram to call out the USGA and the PGA Tour after a rules issue resulted in a double bogey during the second round of the WM Phoenix Open

Hoffman took to Instagram to call out the USGA and the PGA Tour after a tips scenario resulted in a double bogey all through the second spherical of the WM Phoenix Open

The American later deleted the submit, insisting that along with Saudi Golf in his genuine submit was to attract media curiosity regarding the scenario and that he had “nothing nevertheless respect for the PGA Tour”.

“It’s pretty clear the Saudis and Greg Norman want to start a model new tour they normally have to take as many players from the DP World Tour and PGA Tour as they’re going to,” McGinley instructed the Sky Sports activities actions Golf podcast. “That’s precise, that’s dwell, and it’ll be fascinating to see the place it’s going.

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“That’s undoubtedly a menace, a very sturdy menace, as a result of massive portions of money that everybody is aware of the Saudis have to attract players on every the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.

“Charley Hoffman’s suggestions closing week had been truly disappointing for a person who sits on the PGA Tour’s PAC committee, as there’s primarily solely 4 people on that they normally sit very intently with Jay Monahan and the PGA Tour board.

Jamie Weir explains why Hoffman took aim at the PGA Tour on Instagram after having a frustrating round and why Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson are supporting him.

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Jamie Weir explains why Hoffman took intention on the PGA Tour on Instagram after having a irritating spherical and why Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson are supporting him.

Jamie Weir explains why Hoffman took intention on the PGA Tour on Instagram after having a irritating spherical and why Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson are supporting him.

“It was pretty clear from the response afterwards how tone deaf they’re to what’s occurring on the planet in the intervening time. The dialog so far spherical Saudi has solely revolved spherical money. As quite a bit as they discuss rising the game and all of that, it’s all about money – everyone knows that.

“I don’t assume it’s a good seek for the game. I don’t assume these massive hundreds and hundreds of {{dollars}}, talk about of prize funds and signing-on prices is an efficient seek for what’s already a very, very wealthy sport”.

Should the DP World Tour be troubled?

Many DP World Tour members skipped the Ras Al Khaimah Championship earlier this month to tee it up on the Saudi Worldwide, whereas the Asian Tour’s new Worldwide Assortment might have a UK-based event the an identical week the Scandinavian Mixed event is held on the DP World Tour.

Rob Lee and Jamie Spence give their verdict on the Saudi government’s big financial investment into the Asian Tour and the possible threat it posts to the structure of the global game

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Rob Lee and Jamie Spence give their verdict on the Saudi authorities’s huge financial funding into the Asian Tour and the potential menace it posts to the development of the worldwide sport

Rob Lee and Jamie Spence give their verdict on the Saudi authorities’s huge financial funding into the Asian Tour and the potential menace it posts to the development of the worldwide sport

“I might say they [DP World Tour] are concerned moderately than anxious,” McGinley added. “From being on the board, I can let now that the DP World Tour – beforehand the European Tour – have certainly not been in a stronger financial place than we’re in the intervening time.

“We now have a model new umbrella affiliate in DP World, who’ve devoted for an prolonged time interval and with massive portions of money. We now have all our sponsors in place and have new ones approaching this yr – like Horizon for the Irish Open.

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“The strategic alliance means we’re not now opponents with the PGA Tour anymore and we’re engaged on a blended schedule, a world schedule for the years to return, presumably even starting subsequent yr.

“Whenever you’re part of the DP World Tour, points have certainly not been greater and points will get even greater throughout the subsequent few years, with each factor occurring behind the scenes. Prize money this yr is the largest ever on the DP World Tour and it’s a good time to be an professional golfer.”

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