GEORGE O'GRADY: I think John Daly is definitely American in that sense, but I hear what you're saying.
I think, no, our 11 events and we know that makes it difficult for players if they are not in the Top 50 in the world because if you're in the Top 50 in the world you're in seven ranking events on both sides of the Atlantic, you've only got to find four, exactly the same as Sergio Garcia. Sergio, who has kept his European Tour membership because of that 11 tournament rule wants to play more in Europe if we can find the right openings, tournaments, dates to suit his diary. We know he has a choice.
I think that you have to show a commitment to The European Tour. There has been talk from some players that you must support more of the Tour on the mainland, continental Europe or Britain, as opposed to co sanctioned events in other parts of the world. The rules have worked pretty well so far, we have kept Ernie Els; his conversation is a direct conversation between Ernie Els and myself. And the same with Retief Goosen, the same with Padraig Harrington, all have had personal conversations. I'm not saying we are jumping around changing the whole Tour for one particular player. But if we know how they are thinking and how it will actually move their schedules, we have a better chance of, one, having them on the side, and two, getting their commitment.
GORDON SIMPSON: Thank you.
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