argaet, on 18 May 2018 - 06:06 AM, said:
Bingo1976, on 18 May 2018 - 04:08 AM, said:
heavy_hitter, on 17 May 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:
I don't even like watching the WGC events that are in other countries. Already have the Ryder, President's Cup, and the Olympics for international events. A World tour would be pretty boring.
Amazingly, for the 6 billion others of us that don't live in the US, seeing the same american players play the same courses with the same fans also gets pretty stale, especially when for most of us, you play at night..
Wait for big Asian money to get invested into tournaments outside of the US and everyone will be jumping a Netjets to come play golf. I suspect it may take another generation to get going (and maybe an Asian OWGR#1) but I can see it happening in my lifetime.
Hopefully with that big Asian money and shift towards a global focus we also see a major moves out of the US too. The PGA is the obvious one to go.
The "PGA" is run by the PGA of America
. So...I dont really see this moving anytime soon. Nor would I want it to.
99% or more of the PGA Tour lives in America full time. PGA players already play in events in Europe, the Middle East, China, Australia and probably other countries I'm missing. Not sure the PGA Tour really needs any sort of concentrated "swing" outside the US.
As far as just "hoping a Netjets" to get there - thats great for the Top 20 or the guys rich enough to afford the travel. But thats about all you'd get. Guys outside the Top 50 or 100 arent spending the money to go over there, to risk missing a cut and go home in two days. Guys who are getting fat appearence fees are already going to those events.