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Paul McGinley Wants To See Huge Change To One Of Golf's Biggest Team Events

Paul McGinley Wants To See Huge Change To One Of Golf's Biggest Team Events
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Top level golf is changing, whether some people like it or not.

The addition of LIV Golf to the men's game has altered the traditional structures that were in place, leading to some big changes on the PGA Tour and elsewhere.

That may be no bad thing. While there is plenty to love about the longstanding traditions within the sport, adding some now elements to the game could help bring it into the 21st century.

The growth of women's golf certainly has a part to play in that, with that side of the game growing exponentially in recent years. Could it be time for the two to join forces in certain events?

Paul McGinley makes intriguing Presidents Cup suggestion

Team events are commonplace in golf, with the Ryder Cup the undoubted crown jewel amongst them. The women's game has the Solheim Cup as an equivalent, but they are not the only examples.

The DP World Tour are looking to introduce a new tournament to replace the old Seve Trophy next year, while the President's Cup is also taking place in North Carolina this week.

That latter event sees an American team take on a 'rest of the world' side, featuring golfers from every continent apart from Europe.

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However, when looking at the two teams, it is clear that the one from the United States has a massive advantage in terms of individual quality. This lessens the spectacle, but could including female golfers be a possible solution?

Many of the world's top players in the women's game come from outside the USA or Europe, meaning it would certainly balance the competition between the two.

Speaking on the Golf Channel, Paul McGinley said that making the Presidents Cup a mixed event was the way forward.

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Make it a mixed event. I know it's a radical change. Men and women, six of each on each team.

I just think with the strength and quality you have in the ladies game now on the international side, I think that would really equate the teams. I think that would be a lot of fun.

You look at the rankings, you only go down to no.8 in the world to find the six ladies that would join the six international players.

We talk about growing the game and all of the ideas that would come with it. I saw Geoff Shackelford (golf writer) writing about it as well. A couple of people out there think it's a good idea.

I've been saying it for a year or two. I think the President's Cup is a great opportunity for it.

This would certainly be an intriguing change, one that could well become more common moving forward as the profile of women's golf continues to grow.

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It's certainly one to keep an eye on.

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