Scottish Daily Mail

New era as Europe and US link up

- By DEREK LAWREN­SON Sports · Golf · United States of America · PGA Tour

EURO­PEAN Tour chief ex­ec­u­tive Keith Pel­ley hailed a ‘new era for global golf’ af­ter an­nounc­ing a part­ner­ship with the US-based PGA Tour yes­ter­day that surely paves the way for a World Tour. The al­liance has been years in the mak­ing but came to­gether in the space of 72 hours as both Tours look to kill off the up­start Saudi-backed Pre­mier Golf League. Pel­ley ad­mit­ted the Tour had re­ceived a ‘com­pelling of­fer’ from the PGL but opted to link arms in­stead with the or­gan­i­sa­tion once con­sid­ered its deadly ri­val. As he con­ceded: ‘This is a mo­men­tous day where the PGA Tour has gone from be­ing a com­peti­tor to be­com­ing a part­ner.’

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