Breakaway golf tour
A chara, – Kevin McLoughlin (Letters, May 7th) is right to laud Rory McIlroy for rejecting the Saudi Arabia-backed Premier Golf League.
He would be naive, however, to believe that this was done for purely altruistic reasons. Having last year concluded a new nine-year TV deal worth $7 billion, Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour commissioner, was able to offer a $40 million “incentive” to the top players to ensure their loyalty to the PGA tour.
Top-level sport is big business and everything comes with a price-tag attached.– Is mise,