Analysis of the first year and looking forward to 2023

“They can coexist in the sense that competitors coexist, but not generously. They are at great odds at the moment, literally working through litigation against each other that will continue to dominate the headlines in both 2023 and 2024. But I don’t think that’s what Golf lovers absolutely want it. Golf lovers play an important role here with their eyeballs.” – zach


“PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has made it clear that he does not plan to work with LIV Golf to coexist in the current golf ecosystem, and I cannot see his position changing, unless a federal judge orders him to do so. LIV Golf is an existential threat to PGA Tour, not because of the product but because of the cash fund The PGA Tour has made some good changes, but there are lingering questions about what happens to non-high events and non-star players. The bigger questions for me are what golf rankings and majors do in terms of LIV players. I think for the future Perspective, we’ll just see all the best players in the world compete in the four disciplines.” – Schlbach


“I don’t think so. Not so much because of the rhetoric, people said much worse, and got together at work. But the schedule of 14 events, the gun started, the 54-hole events … it would take a lot of concessions for LIV to form And the Alliance and I’m not sure if they’d be willing, especially if they poached a few big names.” – D’Angelo


“I think so, but I think a compromise is needed. I don’t think you want that friction between them. Compromise can come in two forms. The first is that there is no merger of any kind, which is most likely. So in this case, you need to Allowing global ranking points and you need to allow these people to have a reasonable chance of playing in the majors, which I assure if they get global ranking points under the current system will not be easy.. it will be drastically reduced. Go ahead and give it to them And let it run. Then maybe LIV needs to do something and tone down the rhetoric. You’ve got what you want, you’ve got your world ranking points, you’ve got your league, you’re making all that money, let’s see where it all falls.

“The other way is an agreement between the two of them. For that to happen, there has to be some significant compromise on every side. If LIV players want to be able to compete on the PGA Tour, they will need to follow some kind of rule set out on the PGA Tour, and it will not be It’s easy to do in their current configuration. I don’t think they can play 14 events, I think they’ll have to cut back. Same for the Tour. If they want LIV guys back to their events, maybe they need to reduce the minimum number. If they do that and team up with LIV , the tour could reap some of the benefits of the TV deal The tour could extract subsidies to wallets that are not LIV events LIV players might be penalized by not earning FedEx Points at LIV events, but this would give them an incentive to play PGA Tour events so they can To qualify for that, and they’ll need to collaborate on their schedule so that the LIV’s aren’t disabled for the Tour’s events. They’ll have to choose the places the Tour wants to let them play in. Could all of this happen? It doesn’t seem likely at the moment, but that’s one way that they can through which to cooperate. I think at this point, what we know now, requires a lot.”— bumblebee


“In a technical sense, they can coexist almost the way they are now. LIV has few players, the PGA Tour has few players, the PGA Tour becomes weaker, the DP World Tour becomes weaker, and the LIV gradually gathers more and more players. It can This kind of goes on for a while and that’s kind of a symbiosis.But when people talk about some kind of official collaboration between PGA and DP World Tours and LIV, I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

LIV has players under contract to play 14 events annually, and presumably senior players will want to play in top teams on top of that. That’s 18 events. This approximates the number of events most of the best players in the world want to play in a given year, and I’m talking about the top 20 and top 30 players here. They don’t play events any more. They play somewhere between this type of 18 to 25 events. There are outside players like Patrick Reed and Songjay M, who might play a little more, but that’s what they’re looking for. They are looking to settle about 20, 21, 22 events per year. So if LIV is going to include players required to play 14 events per year, I don’t see how there can be any kind of official collaboration between LIV, PGA and DP World Tours, because what does that look like? A LIV player plays 14 events and then plays four major tournaments and then plays three PGA Tour events or three DP World Tour events and that’s the entire schedule? This is not a collaboration at all, or at least not a collaboration between equals. I think people just need to think about this a little bit when they talk about the LIV and the PGA Tour making a deal, because obviously players can’t play in both leagues. This cannot happen. Both rounds, both sides want most of the best players in the world, because that’s how they’re going to make money. They cannot be profitable unless they have most of the best players in the world. This is true in the case of the PGA Tour. This is true in the case of LIV, and players cannot play on both. So when people keep getting along, again, I feel like I’m taking a crazy pill. How does that actually look? ” – Morrison

Majid Al Sorour and Greg Norman honor the crowd during the awards ceremony after LIV Golf Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on July 2, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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