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 match schedule.
Korean carmakers Genesis have been confirmed as the brand new title sponsor for the Scottish Open for the subsequent 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 even depend in direction of each the FedExCup and the Race to Dubai from subsequent season.
There shall be 50 locations on provide 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 yr.
As a part of the brand new strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour, the Irish Open can have its prize fund doubled to $6m, beginning with subsequent yr’s match, the venue for which has but to be introduced.
The WGC-Dell Applied sciences 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 Belief 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 stated: “Once we introduced the Strategic Alliance on the finish of final yr, we stated it was a landmark second for world golf’s ecosystem that may profit all members of each Excursions. At the moment’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 was appreciable collaboration behind the scenes between our two Excursions since November’s Alliance was unveiled, and we’re delighted to share these preliminary developments, which display our dedication to working collectively for the betterment of our sport globally. We can have extra to announce within the coming months – that is most positively only the start.”
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan added: “Including an current, sturdy title sponsor in Genesis to our Strategic Alliance within the type of the Genesis Scottish Open – to be sanctioned by each Excursions – is a major step for the worldwide recreation. With immediately’s information, I’m happy to say that the PGA Tour and the European Tour are each stronger than at any time in our historical past, as we’re positioned to develop – collectively – over the subsequent 10 years quicker than now we have at any level in our existence. We’re dedicated to persevering with to evolve and adapt, and with our ever-strengthening partnership with the European Tour, to take the worldwide recreation to the heights everyone knows it’s able to.”
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.