I’ve already shared my thoughts and beliefs on this.
A lot of personal bias for certain and my dealings with the tour at upper levels was professionally not something I view as positive.
But, when I played and dealing with stuff with students both in the USA and abroad, as good as the pga tour is, they did plenty to Piss off players and tournaments.
Right now Honda has announced they’re leaving a long term event. Not being chosen as an elevated event is one reason.
I talked with people at a number of events that felt the tour turned their back on their events leaving long time communities to chase bigger purses. Makes sense business and purse wise, but it also burned bridges.
Again, I’m not saying LIV is right (or wrong), I have my opinion. But the tour has pissed of more than Greg Norman over the years, and some of their dealings have opened the door to rivals wanting to do something like this.
Personally, my belief is that players will start chafing at the number of mandatory elevated events, non-elevated events will start to look at the value of not having the top players, and the have/have not on the players sides will create a lot of griping.
Other tours outside the tour will likely struggle with the US tour fighting for their own dominance in professional