• Home
  • /
  • Golf
  • /
  • Paul McGinley Raises Concerns Over Scheduling After PGA/LIV Merger

Paul McGinley Raises Concerns Over Scheduling After PGA/LIV Merger

Paul McGinley Raises Concerns Over Scheduling After PGA/LIV Merger
By Colman Stanley Updated
Share this article

One of golf's most level headed and reasonable voices, Paul McGinley, has weighed in on the PGA Tour/LIV Golf merger.

The former Ryder Cup captain, and now analyst/commentator, covered all the bases in an extensive interview with Sky Sports on the events that have shook and captivated the golfing world in the last number of days.

The main questions that have asked revolve around the hypocrisy from the PGA Tour, compensation for players, and the treatment of LIV players that will be back in the PGA fold.

Another question, with an answer much harder to predict, is how the schedule of the new tour will look, and how many current tournaments will be kept on.


McGinley, in an attempt to answer as best he could, shared his fears that the merger could cause huge problems for the length of the schedule.

Is it going to involve international play? It's going to involve some LIV events? What's going to happen to all the historic legacy events we have in Europe and America? How's that going to sit with TV companies?

The current sponsors on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour [will want to know] what's in it for them. This is only the start of what is going to be a very complex situation.

Paul McGinley Has His Say On The PGA/LIV Merger

7 July 2019; Jon Rahm of Spain and tournament host Paul McGinley, right, with the trophy following his victory on day four of the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club in Lahinch, Clare. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

READ HERE: Rory McIlroy And LIV Is A Cautionary Tale For Sport Stars Taking A Moral Stand


"You've got to remember professional golfers are not like professional soccer players who play 40 weeks a year. They play 22 to 23 events a year - that's all they do - and even if the money is huge, I can't see them playing more than 26 or 27.

"If you're looking at 14 LIV events, 14 events from the PGA Tour, four or five from Europe, the Ryder Cup and the four majors, you start adding all that up and you get to a number of about 35 or 36 weeks.

"I'd be really surprised if players, even if the money is huge, would buy into that and if you are going to have that many, at what stage does it become diluted again? I think golf and sport is at its best when all of the top players are competing with each other."


SEE ALSO: LIV Golf Executive Aims Outrageous Insult At Rory McIlroy Ahead Of Rumoured Recruitment Drive


Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Share this article

Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com