The Scottish Open is to be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour subsequent season, and two of the 4 World Golf Championships are to be scrapped as a part of host of main modifications introduced by the PGA Tour and the European Tour for the 2021/22 event schedule.
Korean carmakers Genesis have been confirmed as the brand new title sponsor for the Scottish Open for the following three years, with the 2022 renewal being performed the week earlier than The one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St Andrews in July, whereas the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship may also rely in the direction of each the FedExCup and the Race to Dubai from subsequent season.
There can be 50 locations on supply for European Tour gamers at each the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship, which coincide with the Genesis Scottish Open and The one hundred and fiftieth Open subsequent 12 months.
As a part of the brand new strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour, the Irish Open may have its prize fund doubled to $6m, beginning with subsequent 12 months’s event, the venue for which has but to be introduced.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas is at present the one confirmed World Golf Championship occasion scheduled for the 2021-22 season. The WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, which takes place this week, is being renamed the FedEx St Jude Championship for subsequent season and can substitute Northern Trust because the title sponsor for the beginning of the FedEx Cup collection in August. The WGC-Workday Championship has been faraway from the schedule, whereas the WGC-HSBC Champions occasion in China is ready affirmation.
Europe Tour chief government Keith Pelley mentioned: “When we introduced the Strategic Alliance on the finish of final 12 months, we mentioned it was a landmark second for international golf’s ecosystem that might profit all members of each Tours. Today’s announcement underlines that promise, with additional enhancements to the Genesis Scottish Open, a strengthening of the Irish Open for our members, and direct entry for European Tour members to 2 PGA Tour occasions.
“There has been considerable collaboration behind the scenes between our two Tours since November’s Alliance was unveiled, and we are delighted to share these initial developments, which demonstrate our commitment to working together for the betterment of our sport globally. We will have more to announce in the coming months – this is most definitely just the beginning.”
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan added: “Adding an existing, strong title sponsor in Genesis to our Strategic Alliance in the form of the Genesis Scottish Open – to be sanctioned by both Tours – is a significant step for the global game. With today’s news, I am pleased to say that the PGA Tour and the European Tour are both stronger than at any time in our history, as we are positioned to grow – together – over the next 10 years faster than we have at any point in our existence. We are committed to continuing to evolve and adapt, and with our ever-strengthening partnership with the European Tour, to take the global game to the heights we all know it is capable of.”
The 2021/22 PGA Tour season begins on September 16 with the Fortinet Championship in California, the week earlier than the Ryder Cup. The European Tour has but to announce its full schedule for the 2021/22 season.