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A PGA Tour-LPGA Tour tournament is on the horizon…but what should the format be?

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Speaking after the two-man competition at the Zurich Classic, commissioner Jay Monahan told reporters we could soon see PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players competing in the same event.

“We’re very interested in getting the men and women together inside the ropes in the same week and in the same competition,” Monahan said. “I think that’s something you’ll see in the future. It’s just a matter of time. That’s really exciting and interesting.”

LPGA Tour commissioner, Mike Whan, is of the same mind. He told Golf Channel earlier in the week.

“We still have significant interest in developing joint events,” Whan said. “We have a team made up of representatives from both organizations who are vetting different approaches. Personally, I don’t care if it’s a full-field official event, some kind of mixed team, or a limited-number, made-for-TV event – as any/all would create significant fan, media, and player interest/excitement.”

As we’ve discussed recently, the 2018-2019 PGA Tour calendar is yet to be finalized. Despite the increased will from both tours, no concrete proposal has emerged for a PGA-LPGA Tour event next year.

In light of this fact, and Mike Whan’s indication that the door is wide open with respect to format, we’d like to know what you’d like to see, GolfWRX members. What format would work best? Any thought to where the tournament should fall in the calendar?

Let us know!

 

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  1. m c organ

    Apr 30, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    i think the old j c penny format was pretty good…….would love to see a mixed team event

  2. jmvargas

    Apr 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    alternate men’s and ladies tees every day–ie–#1 is men’s tees #2 is ladies tees etc…..

    same format as Zurich 2018…

    choose top 72 players each based on world rankings and pair #1 men with #72 ladies,#1 ladies with #72 men etc…down the line..

    total prize money at least $5M…1st prize $1m/2…

    schedule between Masters and US Open..

  3. BillyBogey

    Apr 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Make it same format as the Zurich. Keep it simple.
    Ask some of the Player’s for their input.
    Play 1st. or 2nd. w/e of Dec. Theme it a Fun Event.
    Even have their own Walk Up Music. Cool!!
    Let’s Do It!!

  4. DougE

    Apr 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Stroke play. Same purse for all. Offer respective FedEx and CME Globe points. Mixed 3-somes based on luck of the draw. So there’s potential for some unique groupings. Like maybe Michele Wie, Lexi Thompson and Zack Johnson all in the same group. Men from 7400 yards, Women from 6400. I love Zack, but my money’s on Lexi in that pairing. Not that Tiger would ever play in something corny, but it would be cool to see him in a group with Cheyenne Woods, going head to head with his niece. (He’d eat her lunch.) I would not be surprised to see a woman win the event. In fact, I think it would be pretty cool to watch a tight Sunday finish…and maybe even a playoff, with a top level guy and a top level girl fighting it out, her only advantage being the 1000 yd shorter course. I’d watch, for sure.

    • M Smith

      May 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Because of the physiological differences between men’s and women’s bodies, specifically the type and location of upper body muscles, women have the potential to hit the ball about 85% of the distance of men. So a 7400 yard course for men and a 6300 yard course for women would present an equal challenge. A woman would not have an advantage. It would be equal.

  5. joro

    Apr 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    DUH, are they really this stupid? They had one a few years ago sponsored by J C Penny Co. where LPGA and PGA players teamed up. It was canceled eventually for lack of interest, which is where the LPGA is going under Whan if they don’t start enforcing the new slow play and dress code rules. The last Tourney if it had not been for the Korean fans would have had nobody watching.

  6. Ryan

    Apr 30, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Stroke play. Men and woman different tee box.

  7. youknow

    Apr 29, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Top 100 men play Augusta and Top 100 women watch.

  8. Tommy

    Apr 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I’d love to see alternate shot with mixed pairs. We’d get to see the guys hitting long irons into greens on every other hole for a change. It could be interesting, or very boring seeing them miss greens like the rest of us.

  9. dj

    Apr 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Day 1 foursome, day 2 four ball. It would make an interesting tournament.

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