CRANS SUR SIENNE – Rory McIlroy is not a fan of golf's new compacted major schedule and fears it might make the sport irrelevant to fans for much of the year, the world number two said on Wednesday.
The majors came thick and fast this year, played in a 101-day window from April to July, starting with the Masters and ending with the British Open.
The PGA Championship's move from August to May meant that players barely had a chance to catch their breath between one major and the next.
“I'd like to see them spaced out the way tennis does it,” McIlroy told the BBC on the eve of the European Masters in the Swiss Alps. “(Tennis) have the Australian Open in January and the U.S. Open is going on now.
“They have a nine-month window of relevancy. You want to stay relevant for as long as possible throughout the year and I don't know by spacing the (golf) majors so close together that that's the right thing to do.”