In addition to LIV and the presence of opposing players in the current armature tournament, Keith Pelley and the European Tour will face a new round of criticism. This time they follow the announcement of the creation of the Hero’s Cup, which is none other than an exact replica of the “Fire” Seven Cups.
Son of Severiano Ballesteros, statements
Professional player, Javier Ballesteros is the son of Seve. He has played a few tournaments on the DP World Tour, but today his wish is above all for his father’s memory to be honored as it deserves.
After announcing the creation of the Hero’s Cup, a group match between players from continental Europe and selected players from the British Isles, Javier Ballesteros published a press release on Twitter expressing his opposition. Sister Carmen.
.. Of course, this January group game in Abu Dhabi will pit Great Britain and Ireland against their continental European counterparts in a play-off format designed to serve as a warm-up for Raiders in September. 2023 Cup.
This is an exact replica of the format of the Savi Trophy – named after Severiano Ballesteros, five-time major winner, pillar of the European circuit and the great architect of the first European victories in the Ryder Cup.
Many have wondered why the DP World Tour chose not to include Seve’s name in the race’s name, with the last editions held in France bearing the name of the Spanish legend (Vvendi Seve Trophy).
And Javier was touched by it. He wrote: “Last October a player from the DP World Tour came to tell me that the European Tour was thinking of restarting the Sev Cup (I was very happy to hear that). I didn’t hear anything more about it until the day before the announcement.
The European Tour contacted me to let me know that there was a “new” match play tournament – an exact replica of the Save Cup – and they wanted my dad’s name to be included in some way.
or else. “We said no. We want the Sev Cup back, not a replica. We believe that the unconditional support our father always gave to the district and the legacy he left behind deserves better than a European tour. This is a new issue that the European tour would have done well.