KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — European Tour chief Keith Pelley believes the eight-tournament Rolex Series was a “monumental step” in his goal to make the tour a viable alternative. One indicator was that Europe had nine weeks when its tournament offered more world ranking points than the PGA Tour, the most since 2013.
Europe also made a tiny dent — or didn’t lose any ground — in the PGA Tour’s substantial gap when it comes to strength of field.
The average PGA Tour event in 2017 offered 56.27 points to the winner, compared with 41.17 po…
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