Great news for Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira. The new organization, whose name is not yet known, will lead the way in world golf, but for the foreseeable future the Chilean will be able to compete in PGA tournaments again.
he PGA Tour , DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund (PIF ), circuit owner live golf announced this Tuesday. historic agreement To unify the golf game around the world.
Thus, the Saudi-funded Parallel Circuit, which included Chileans Joaquin Niemann and Guillermo “Mito” Pereira, merge Along with the traditional PGA Tour.
“The parties have entered into an agreement combining the golf-related business and commercial rights of PIF (including LIV Golf) with the business and commercial rights of the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour. new entity To be jointly owned for commercial purposes and to allow all stakeholders to benefit from the model offered. maximum emotion and competition One of the best players in the game,” the three said in a statement.
This unexpected move led to several months of open confrontation and head-on conflict It took place between the PGA Tour and the controversial LIV Golf. LIV Golf is a Saudi-backed effort aimed at organizing a circuit that rivals the US-based Tour in quality and prestige.
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“After two years of turmoil and confusion, today is a historic day For the sport we all know and love,” said the PGA Tour Commissioner. Jay Monaghan .
“This innovative partnership recognizes the history, heritage and immense strength of professional competition on the PGA TOUR and combines it with the PGA TOUR and LIV, including the concept of team golf, to bring golfers, commercial partners and Creating a philanthropic partner and organization that benefits golfers.”Fans,” he added.
Monahan said the deal showed everyone was “committed” to securing golf’s future.
PIF Governor Yasir Al Rumayyan asserts:very exciting day ” to the golf world.
“We are committed to uniting, promoting and growing golf around the world by reaching new audiences while providing the highest quality products to millions of long-time fans. There is no question that the LIV model has changed golf in a positive way, and we believe the sport has the opportunity to evolve while preserving its traditions and history.”
The first and immediate effect of this agreement will be litigation settlement A slope that existed between the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and the DP World Tour. The agreement will create a new organization that will lead world golf, but whose name is not yet known.
“The new organization will work to ensure a consistent calendar of exciting events for fans, sponsors and all involved,” they said.
They also noted that some players are leaving the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to go to LIV Golf. they can go back to those circuits.
“All parties will work to finalize the terms of the agreement in the coming months and details will be announced in due course,” they said.
In May 2022, the PGA Tour took an important step in its battle against LIV Golf. deny permission This is to ensure that the players on his tour qualify for the first Saudi-led event.
This has resulted in such outstanding players as Spain’s Sergio Garcia, USA’s Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Great Britain’s Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood being sanctioned against LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. decided to withdraw from Chilean Joaquin Niemann And Abraham Unser of Mexico, etc.
Since then, disputes and rivalries between LIV Golf supporters and PGA Tour defenders such as Spain’s Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods didn’t stop growing until the deal was signed. new stage For world golf.
The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and PIF announce a landmark agreement to unite professional men’s golf.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 6, 2023
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