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Golf News // Premier Golf League hopes to partner with PGA Tour on alternative plan for pro golf (www.espn.com)

Golf News // Premier Golf League hopes to partner with PGA Tour on alternative plan for pro golf

The head of the Premier Golf League said his group is not swayed by Hall of Famer Greg Norman joining another entity seeking to start a different circuit that would attract top players in small-field events for large monetary guarantees.

But Andy Gardiner told ESPN that his original plan of 48-player, 12-team, 54-hole events is still in play, with a twist: coming under the umbrella of the PGA Tour.

Gardiner, the CEO of the Premier Golf League based in London, said in an interview the idea would potentially enhance all players, not just those who play as part of the PGL, because of the financial backing the PGL can provide.

“It’s not destructive,” Gardiner said. “It’s just a division created under them. We call it co-sanctioning. And the…

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