The European Tour has hired former Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore to help boost revenue from the Ryder Cup, the governing body announced on Thursday.
Four of the world’s five best golfers will compete in Saudi Arabia.
Cameron Smith edged Marc Leishman by two strokes in a see-saw final round to defend his Australian PGA Championship title.
Bjorn will run the rule over a heavyweight European team when he skippers them against Asia in this week’s EurAsia Cup.
Golf’s Asian Tour will sanction its first tournament in China for nine years in Xiamen next month.
Rory McIlroy is “excited” at the prospect of a break to focus on his health and his game, even if it means missing the European Tour.