New pact raises hope for Kenyan golf pros to play in PGA Tour

Simon Ngige follows the progress of his tee shot from the 7th tee on Day One of the Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship on March 14, 2019 at Karen Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Open Golf Limited’s Tournament Director Patrick Obath said: “I believe that the combined distribution channels that the European Tour and the PGA Tour will have (the TV rights) will benefit the country.”
  • He said as far as golf is concerned, it will open up Kenya and that it will hopefully raise the ambition of the members of the Safari Tour - those in Kenya and beyond - because winning the Kenya Open will be a stepping stone to a bigger pond.

Kenyan professional golfers playing in the Magical Kenya Open or in any other European Tour sanctioned tournament in Africa stand a chance of a lifetime of playing in the lucrative PGA Tour.

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