Legends Tour: New format is & # 039; groundbreaking & # 039; shift, says Paul McGinley

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Paul McGinley in action during the 2019 Staysure Tour

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says the new Legends Tour name will be a terrain is “breaking shift” for golf.

The over 50s event is expected to restart in 2021 after replacement of The Staysure Tour, which had to cancel the entire 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Staysure founder and group leader Ryan Howsam has taken a majority share in the tour.

McGinley is one of the eight former players acting as tour ambassadors.

"Being an ambassador for the Legends Tour is a unique opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking shift in the golf tour model," said McGinley, whose fellow ambassadors Darren Clarke, Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Paul Lawrie, Michael Campbell, Mark James and Tom Lehman.

"There is a real emphasis on putting players at the forefront of the brand as the amateurs get involved through the alliance format and Legends Club and I'm excited to see the tour grow and continues to develop. "

Under the alliance formula, amateurs play in the actual tournament together with two professionals.

The & # 39; Legends Club & # 39; will feature an amateur Order of Merit, where amateurs can compete for a place in the final of the Tour at the end of the season.

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