The future looks brighter. Early doubts that the evolution of the European Tour’s strategic alliance with the PGA Tour would be more likely to enhance the stature of the latter at the expense of the former have been appeased.
Perhaps you’ve heard of The Butterfly Effect? It’s the chaos theory where a small change in one place (something as small as the flap of a butterfly’s wings) can lead to a larger unpredictable change somewhere else. Well, Padraig Harrington saw a variation of that theory seemingly play out (somewhat literally) on Friday at the European Tour’s Portugal Masters.