It's opt-out day!
That's right, the September 1 deadline has arrived and we'll find out if the PGA Tour is going to continue with its current CBS/NBC network deal until 2021 or exercise an option to get out of the contract to renegotiate different terms.
In the meantime, Bill Doyle explains the issues facing the PGA Tour's Boston stop, currently sponsored by Dell Technologies through 2018, and it sounds like it may be transitioning to a spot in someone's tournament rota. Who what someone is, we're not sure.
Jordan Spieth said he’s been involved in discussions about revamping the PGA Tour schedule.
“There’s still a chance,” he said Thursday after playing in the pro-am at TPC Boston, “that we would still move up here every other year or something. So there’s still a lot of options available. There’s not much set in stone right now.”
Spieth went on to say that the PGA Tour might even come to TPC Boston only every third year.
There were also these two interesting quotes...
“I don’t blame them for watching football,” Dustin Johnson said, “because I probably would be too.”
“If we can make it,” Rickie Fowler said, “to where we’re ‘the’ thing to watch on TV at the end of our season, I think that’s the main goal.”