Unification between PGA and LIV Golf ‘inevitable’, claims DP World Tour chief

Outgoing DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says unification between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is “inevitable,” even if it takes a decade.

The Gulf civil war has raged on for two years since LIV, the big-money Saudi company, began luring a host of top names with generous paydays.

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“Whether it’s six months, a year, two years or 10 years from now, I think people are coming to the realization that a collective product is in the best interests of global golf,” Pelley told the Sunday Times. “It is the only way that growth and prize money can continue at this level. It’s inevitable.”

Rory McIlroy recently said he fears golf will remain “forever broken” unless the opportunity to create a more global game is embraced.

The four-time major winner, initially an outspoken critic of LIV, has proposed a world tour that will involve ‘corporate America’ and Saudi Arabian investment, but will also take historic national Opens in Australia and South Africa, for example, to the next level.

“I’m very aligned with Rory,” Pelley added. “Rory is the player I have leaned on the most, going back to the beginning. You need people who are not afraid to say what they really think.”