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PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem grants the players releases to play events that conflict with PGA Tour-sanctioned events.
There is just one minor hurdle to jump. The PGA Tour has to grant a release for a PGA Tour member to compete in a non-sanctioned PGA Tour golf tournament.
PGA Tour members can receive up to three such releases per year.
Play in the Middle East, the BMW PGA in London, Turkish Open and Dubai World Championship would require four exemptions by the PGA Tour.
With the new wrap around scheduling for the PGA Tour beginning in the Fall of 2013, the 2014 PGA Tour season will begin in October and November.
Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour could require that Tiger add one of these Fall Series events to his schedule to be granted a release to play in the European Tour events.
Other parts of the world are demanding world class golf tournaments in their regions and have sufficient money to lure the best players.
Should the PGA Tour worry?
The European Tour may be like the little brother that is growing up and challenging the PGA Tour for players and media coverage.
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