Members of several media attended a private meeting in New York on the initiative of the new circuit that an organization funded by funds from Saudi Arabia wants to set up.
Several people have revealed the information which was to be kept secret until next week. A new series of tournaments should soon be unveiled and the big boss of “circuit” would be other than the double Australian major winner Greg Norman.
At 66 years old, the white shark campaigned for a long time for a world circuit, especially when he was world No. 1 in the 80s and 90s for 331 weeks!
Several Super Golf League or Premiere Golf League projects have emerged in recent months leading to a strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour in order to stand together in the face of this threat.
Details in a few days
According to the Golfweek site, whose journalists were not among the guest media, the details of this new organization supported by Saudi Arabia and therefore led by Norman, will be fully announced next week.
What will the stars of the little white ball do in the face of this influx of millions of dollars? Bryson DeChambeau, Lee Westwood in particular declared not to be opposed to proposals of this kind. Others like Rory McIlroy have clearly taken a stand against the proposed dissident circuit.
After the spectacular takeover of the football club Newcastle United Football Club by the powerful Middle Eastern country and the demand made by some players to play Saudi International next February, the reaction of the PGA Tour and the European Tour is eagerly awaited.
Earlier this season, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan made it clear that any player wishing to participate in the Saudi-backed Premier Golf League would be banned from the US tour for life.