The lead-up the DP World Tour The Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last year was no different from what it is now. Here’s one: the tour itself is saying — and not saying — about the Start-up but well-financed LIV Golf league.
Last year, the interest rate in one of the Sign up for signature events the DP World TourIt was then known as the European TourFor all, it was very high the Right reasons the battle for the The Race to Dubai season-long competition is an honor that was once known as the An American was to win the Order of Merit the first time.
Billy Horschel was the winner the W.G.C.-Dell Technologies Matchplay champion and the BMW PGA Championship and Collin Morikawa the reigning British Open champion, came in at the Top of the Standings the Jon Rahm was third in the rankings, but he wasn’t playing in. the tournament. Or both, it seemed that an American was set to win. the tour’s top honor.
“Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel are great players and great ambassadors of the game, and we are grateful for them,” Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European TourIn an interview at the time.
His comments were however temperate. The European Tour Had recently entered into a Partnership with the PGA Tour To create a European players who want to compete the PGA TourIt also helped European players by elevating some events.
“Before the PGA Tour became our partner, as opposed to a competitor, it would have meant a lot more for an American to be in contention in the Race to Dubai,” He stated. “The importance of an American winning would have been much greater in the past.”
Morikawa won the Tournament the Race to Dubai in 2011 It was a A lot of hardware for one player.
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This seems like old history just one year later. This is because, as with many other things, it’s not impossible to understand why. the LIV Golf is the sport. the Saudi-backed league that promised multimillion-dollar payments to professional golfers. It has changed the The golfing landscape has created conflict among players who were once friends.
On the DP World Tour, it’s added another wrinkle, because under certain rules members who have played LIV events can also qualify for DP World Tour Events are ranked by their world ranking, which is akin to double-dipping. the Minds of top players like Horschel
This conflict was starkly highlighted at the BMW PGA Championship, another great event the DP World Tour. The loyalty of players this year was exemplary the Tour spoke out against competitors who had been to LIV.
“They decided to go play on that tour, and they should go play there,” Horschel said before the BMW Championship.
Players who had never played before were the ones that got the real rage the DP World TourThey were not eligible to play, however. the BMW will continue to be eligible to compete in major championships by earning world ranking points. The world ranking points for LIV events are not available.
What does the year bring?
Jay Monahan and Pelley are PGA pros. Tour Commissioner, had a An extremely difficult year. Pelley in an interview however, said a Positive outlook and review the DP World Tour. He pointed out that attendance increased by 32 percent in four areas. the tour’s more significant tournaments, including the Scottish Open the BMW PGA. (That was a significant increase. a (Depressed base at the time Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
“It looks like Dubai is going to continue that trend, and the fans are going to have another terrific finale to enjoy,” He stated.
Dubai is not home to Horschel or Morikawa. Morikawa has just got married. Horschel will not be playing this year. Lee Westwood is also not playing this year. a Ian Poulter was a former champion a Fan favorite, who went to LIV.
The most prominent players in the Strong performances are expected for the entire season. Rory McIlroy the No. No. the the world is in front. Ryan Fox, who is a skilled player in the field of the The top 25 are in second and the Matt Fitzpatrick, champion of the United States Open is third
McIlroy could be an additional contributor the DP World Tour’s season-long title to this year’s FedEx Cup Championship, its equivalent on the PGA Tour.
Given McIlroy’s taunting of Greg NormanA former world No. 1 golfer the LIV Golf’s chief executive officer, wins the A season-long title would be especially sweet. Henrik Stenson the Only one other player could have both the FedEx Cup the He won the Race to Dubai the Titles from two years. Stenson plays now on LIV a He was stripped of his captaincy the Ryder Cup’s European squad for next year.
It all comes down to the However, Pelley has announced tournaments and prize money for a larger year ahead than usual. the past.
“We’ve traditionally used the DP World Tour Championship to announce our full schedule for the following season, but we brought that forward this year because there were a number of really positive enhancements we wanted to tell the players about,” He stated.
This year’s focus was on raising money for prizes that reflect what the PGA Tour It has done to its members to keep them safe from leaping to LIV. The DP World Tour’s overall prize fund is $144.2 million — a Increase of $50 million from 2021
There’s a Bonus pool the The top eight players the First four Rolex Series events are worth $9 million. You can also get guaranteed money for struggling or younger players. Earnings Assurance is a program that guarantees money. a Base of $150,000 for players who play in 15 events the tour.
Pelley seemed to put a LIV was referring to the minimum payment when he spoke. “also recognize and reward the achievement of simply making it on to the DP World Tour whilst maintaining the meritocracy and purity of a performance-based structure on our tour.”
LIV has its downsides. the League out-and-out purchased players This may be true. the LIV offered enormous guaranteed money in the creation of a 48-player league has been pushed the DP World Tour To make positive changes. They will also benefit the players who do not win this week.