PGA Tour gauging interest in potential replacement feeder tour
Could the PGA Tour be creating a temporary feeder tour?
That’s the plan, according to an email, obtained by GolfChannel.com, that was sent by the Tour to members of the Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour China gauging interest in a potential U.S.-based replacement tour.
The proposed idea, per the email, is approximately six 54-hole tournaments, each with 36-hole cuts, to be played from August to mid-October. The goal is for two to three consecutive tournaments to be played in the same region. Members of those three aforementioned tours would have priority.
The email also states that the “hope” is to have $100,000 purses for each event.
“This idea is very much in the exploratory phase, but we are trying to assess player interest before further developing a plan, contacting potential venues and trying to secure the appropriate sponsorship monies to help run the events,” the email read.
Players were asked to fill out a survey by June 8 that included questions about preferred tournament locations, number of events a player would play and more.
The Mackenzie Tour canceled its entire season last week while PGA Tour Latinoamerica, which got one event in before the coronavirus pandemic, and PGA Tour China have yet to announced restart dates.