Last week we thought the possibility of the European Tour adding various "Cups" to the number of appearances counting toward membership would open up the possibility of Tiger taking membership and perhaps shifting a few of his coveted appearances overseas.
However, for every couple of Tiger appearances, Alistair Tait thinks it's a disaster for the European Tour and its sponsors.
European Tour sponsors have a hard enough time attracting star players without this development.
With the four majors and WGC events counting toward European Tour status, it means the elite only need to pick another six events to fulfill membership. They don’t even have to set foot on European soil to do so. They can opt for events in Asia or the Middle East that pay appearance fees.