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We’ve Struck A Nice Balance’ – PGA Tour Commissioner On New Schedule

We've Struck A Nice Balance' - PGA Tour Commissioner On New Schedule

Speaking in an exclusive with Sky Sports (opens in new tab), PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan, believes that “We’ve (the PGA Tour) struck a nice balance of keeping the same number of designated events, strengthening our entire season, and raising the competitive bar out here for every single player on the PGA Tour.”

At the beginning of March, the Designated Event Model was introduced with select designated events offering reduced fields of between 70 to 80 players with no cut. This has caused a huge stir with fellow professionals and even caused one pro to state “our opinion didn’t matter.”

Monahan answers questions in a press conference next to the Players Championship trophy

Monahan at The Players Championship

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It’s not just fans who are confused by the changes but, according to Monahan, “the fans have responded very favourably to it and our sponsors are certainly excited by it. Any time you make changes you’re certainly going to have critics, and we understand that.”


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