SIGOLF+ CONVENED A FIVESOME OF VETERAN PGA TOUR PLAYERS—BEN CRANE, STEVE FLESCH, J.J. HENRY, DAVIS LOVE III AND TED PURDY—PLUS SI SENIOR WRITER GARY VAN SICKLE TO ANSWER THOSE AND OTHER QUESTIONS
State of The Tour
Van Sickle: The PGA Tour has turned up some new sponsors in a tough economy. Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the Tour's future?
Flesch: It's more than just the PGA Tour. In the grand scheme of things commissioner Tim Finchem has done well to maintain 95 sponsors—45 on the PGA Tour and 25 or so each on the Champions and Nationwide tours. That's pretty darn good.
Crane: Considering the economy, I couldn't be happier.