The Premier Golf League – a direct competitor to the PGA Tour – has just submitted an offer of at least $ 30 million to buy a star player from the US league system.

Sheet Telegraph On May 4, it was revealed that Premier Golf League (PGL) has “offered” from 30-50 million USD for each golfer who is a member of PGA Tour and European Tour. The target list includes 11 stars, including Phil Mickelson, world number one Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler.

The targets revealed yesterday will assume the position of captain when PGL is active. Mickelson alone is offered up to $ 100 million due to being expected to play a trump role.

Phil Mickelson (right) is the most coveted PGL name.  Photo: USA Today

Phil Mickelson (right) is the most coveted PGL name. Image: USA Today

PGL is financially backed from Saudi Arabia, announced the establishment in 2020 with a multi-national operating model, like F1 racing. The whole arena consists of 48 golfers divided into 12 teams. The first season is scheduled to start in September 2022 with 18 team events.

When joining PGL, golfers have to leave the two existing arenas and sign a new binding contract. In return, they are committed to competitive remuneration instead of income dependent on performance on the course like PGA Tour or other professional golf arenas.

Last fall, PGL met with Keith Pelley, CEO of European Tour. They promise to take the European golf arena to new heights but in a different direction. Not long after that, the PGA Tour under the leadership of special envoy Jay Monahan countered with a “strategic alliance” with the European Tour in the form of buying a stake worth about $ 90 million in the partner’s media unit. Europe.

Previously, Monahan also stated that a member golfer would have to leave the PGA Tour if he joined PGL.

From the moment PGL appeared, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka shook their heads. McIlroy says he is uncomfortable with Saudi money. And more importantly, Northern Ireland golfer wants to take the initiative in individual match schedules, instead of depending on the predetermined program at the PGL.

The competitor born in 1989 has four major in 18 PGA Tour championships and 14 European Tour Cup. For nearly two years, McIlroy focused on PGA Tour paintings and is currently the Chairman of the golfer advisory board members of this arena.

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