The Scottish Open will be agreed by the PGA Tour next season, and two of the four World Golf Championships will be scrapped as part of the major changes announced by the PGA Tour and the European Tour for the 2021/22 tournament. schedule.
Korean carmaker Genesis has been confirmed as the new title sponsor for the Scottish Open for the next three years, with the renewal of 2022 the week before the 150th Open Championship in St Andrews in July, while the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda – championship will also take part in both the FedExCup and the race to Dubai from next season.
50 places for European tour players will be offered during the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship, which coincide with the Genesis Scottish Open and the 150th Open next year.
As part of the new strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour, the Irish Open prize fund is doubled to $ 6 million, starting with next year’s tournament, the venue of which has yet to be announced.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas is currently the only confirmed World Golf Championship scheduled for the 2021-22 season. The WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, which takes place this week, is renamed the FedEx St Jude Championship for next season and replaces Northern Trust as the title sponsor for the start of the FedEx Cup series in August. The WGC Workday Championship has been removed from the schedule, while the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China awaits confirmation.
Keith Pelley, CEO of Europe Tour, said: ‘When we announced the Strategic Alliance late last year, we said it’s an important moment for the golf ecosystem that will benefit all members of both Tours. Today’s announcement underscores the promise, with further improvements to the Genesis Scottish Open, a strengthening of the Irish Open for our members and direct access for members of the European Tour to two PGA tournaments.
‘Since November’s Alliance was unveiled, there has been considerable behind – the – scenes collaboration between our two Tours, and we are delighted to share these initial developments, demonstrating our commitment to working together to improve our sport worldwide. We will be announcing more in the coming months – this is definitely just the beginning. ”
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan added: ‘Adding an existing, strong Genesis title sponsor to our Strategic Alliance in the form of the Genesis Scottish Open – which is approved by both Tours – is an important step for the global game. With today’s news, I’m happy to say that the PGA Tour and the European Tour are both stronger than at any time in our history, as we can grow faster in the next ten years than we ever have on our own. We are committed to continuing to develop 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 kicks off on September 16 with the Fortinet Championship in California, the week before the Ryder Cup. The European tour has yet to announce its full schedule for the 2021/22 season.