With 36 holes to play in the final European Tour season before the circuit is rebranded to the DP World Tour, Collin Morikawa is comfortably on track for a place in history that forever traverse whatever name, shape or form the tour takes.
Asian Tour CEO Cho Minn Thant has described Rory McIlroy’s thinly-veiled character assignation of Greg Norman as “strange” and is likewise perplexed by the European Tour’s decision to sever all ties with his suddenly financially flush circuit.
As anyone who has followed the recent fortunes of Martin Kaymer must surely know by now, more than seven years have passed since the now 36-year old German has won a golf tournament anywhere in the world.
Currently an affiliate member of the European Tour, Zalatoris has until Sunday evening to decide if he wishes to take up full membership for the 2021-22 season that will begin in South Africa later this month.
Looking further ahead, and for all his enthusiasm for the Old World circuit, Horschel was careful enough to qualify his desire to compete more outside the United States. All will depend on his form on the PGA Tour. So he could make no firm promises.
The uncomfortable truth is, even before Hansen had wrapped up his final round 68 to edge Bernd Wiesberger and Francesco Laporta by a stroke, the golfing world had moved on, intrigued by an even more significant story.