The PGA Tour, she's a patient temptress. Oh, you may make all kinds of noises about how you don't need her, you don't want her, you'll be just fine without her ... but eventually, you'll be looking for her approval. Count Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood among the number of European players who have made noises about remaining on the far side of the pond but succumbing to temptation
Martin Kaymer has already announced that he won't be pursuing PGA Tour membership. And over the weekend at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, he raised an eyebrow at the actions of his fellow worldbeaters.
"I just don't know why Rory and Lee go back and forth, and that to me seems a little strange," Kaymer said. "One year they are on the PGA Tour and next they're not. But it's their decisions and they can make up their own minds."
For his part, Kaymer noted that the travel and minimum-play requirements for both tours -- 12 for Europe and 15 for the PGA Tour -- are just too prohibitive. Of course, Westwood said the same thing too ... once.
So, sit tight there, Mr. 2010-PGA-Championship champ. When you're ready, the PGA Tour will be waiting for you.
[Via Waggle Room]