The PGA Championship is not just the final major of the year. It’s the final major before the American football season begins. The ratings wouldn’t be quite as high. The revenue would not be as great. Then again, it’s not as if the PGA of America would go broke by taking less money to elevate its major championship. One only has to look at the clothing budget for the Ryder Cup, or the party it throws in October at Bermuda called the Grand Slam of Golf.
“That’s true. They don’t look like they need (money) that week,” Harrington said. “But it’s all part of making a tournament prestigious. If they move it to October, could they make it a bigger tournament? Who knows? But it wouldn’t be a bad thing for us.”
It wouldn’t be a bad thing for anyone who loves golf.