From BBC Sport golf Correspondent-Iain Carter
A significantly changed world with potentially a men's global tour awaits professional golf when it fully returns, according to a leading sports lawyer.
As well as a potential merger between the PGA and European Tours, the sport is facing immediate challenges over player status, world ranking points and Ryder Cup qualification.
These are the views of Oliver Hunt, founding partner of London based Onside Law. His company works across all sports and represents and helps manage some of the biggest names in European golf.
Hunt believes the environment for the professional game will be substantially altered by the time the current emergency passes. "Sadly it is inevitable," he told BBC Sport.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic that has halted sport worldwide there was already turbulence in the golf market because of the emergence of Premier Golf League's plans for a 48-player breakaway circuit.
"The PGL was challenging the incumbents anyway. Whether or not this will give them an opportunity or a knockout blow remains to be seen," Hunt said.
"But I think, probably, this crisis may well hit the European Tour harder and therefore I think it will accelerate a notion of a global tour at some point."
There will be no tournaments on the European Tour until the British Masters in the last week of July at the very earliest. Players have been warned that September is a more realistic month for resumption.