REPORT: Fowler, Mickelson, Koepka & Others Receive Offers from Premier Golf League
The Premier Golf League (PGL) is resuming its push to deliver an alternate option to the PGA Tour.
According to The Guardian, the PGL has sent formal offer letters to some of the top players in the world including Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, and Paul Casey.
The Guardian reports that the guaranteed money is expected to be hundreds of millions of dollars.
About the PGL
Backed by the New York-based Raine Group, the Premier Golf League, once it is officially launched, is expected to consist of 48 players, 18 events, 12 teams, one individual world champion and one team world champion.
“Elevating everything we love about traditional tournament golf, culminating in a team event that delivers the passion and excitement of team sports,” writes the PGL on Twitter.
Both the PGA and European Tours have had strong resistance to the idea of the PGL.
Back in February, Rory McIlroy shot down the PGL, and the idea of him leaving the PGA Tour.
“I value that I have autonomy of freedom over everything that I do. But if you go and play this other golf league you’re not going to have that choice,” said McIlroy.
According to The Guardian, McIlroy was not among the players offered.