DP World Tour: According to PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, the strategic cooperation between the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour benefits golf fans all around the world and advances the sport. The two organisations announced an expansion of their collaboration in June, ensuring an increase in prize money on the DP World Tour and providing its participants with a direct route to PGA Tour membership.
“Our alliance is going to continue to take shape and serve to the benefit of golf fans throughout Europe and throughout the world,” Monahan told Sky Sports. “The DP World Tour and Keith Pelley are going to be a huge part of that.
“We’re going to continue to talk about ways we can continue to add value and strength to the DP World Tour.
“Coming off BMW [PGA Championship], coming off Italy, looking at the weeks ahead, looking at the strength of ticket sales, there is tremendous momentum behind the work that we’re doing.
“If you’re a fan of professional golf at the highest level, having these two tours coming together is going to continue to benefit you. That’s who we’re serving, and we’ll continue to do that.”
The PGA Tour will transition back to a calendar-year schedule in 2024 and has received commitments from the best players in the world to participate in prestigious tournaments. Monahan is certain that golf fans will profit from the change.
“We’re going to know where the best players on the PGA Tour, the best players of the world, are playing over the course of the season,” Monahan added. “We also know that they’re going to be announcing additional events to their schedule in what is an already truncated schedule.
“You’re going to have more heat, more intensity in the heart of the competitive framework of our schedule – around the big championships.
“This comes on the heels of what fans have continued to see and experience on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour – this excitement that continues to build and support the growth of this game.”