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The ‘Super’ League

Over the last few weeks, a lot has been in the news about the Saudi backed ‘super league’ but it seems that it could now be dead in the water. The so-called poster boy, Bryson, has committed to the PGA tour along with Dustin Johnson this weekend. The only big name that has publicly announced that he is joining the super league is Phil Mickelson. His words have pretty much alienated him from the PGA Tour.


Although the super league is offering a lot of money to the world’s best players the fact of the matter is they don’t really need it. The PGA and DP World Tour has something that the super league doesn’t have….. History!


All those years of Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods playing in these events competing in majors and contesting the Ryder Cup has had more sway than the money being offered by the super league. They do claim to have 17 players signed up but with the world biggest names not taking part how will it gain the support it needs?


Let’s be honest, change is inevitable. It doesn’t look like it will happen this time but it is likely to happen. If you look what happened in football, it’s been months but yet still 2 or 3 clubs are still signed up to their super league. What needs to happen is that the game grows and the fans get to see the best players perform. All these tours share all this money it could be used for far better things than making some of the richest sports people richer.



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