I voted option #3, because there is good evidence on both sides. Part of me says yes, because I personally enjoy watching the Tour, or at least keeping up with the players via an online leaderboard. There have been great duels in majors in the past, for example, the Duel in the Sun at the 1977 Open Championship. However, part of me says no. As several others have mentioned, and what I’ve read online, pace of play is drastically slowing down. Y’all have probably heard about DeChambeau’s slow play. He once took several minutes to hit a shot, when he could’ve done it in 30-40 seconds. So I’m basically on the fence with this situation.
I voted no simply for a PoP concerns. When you can't get around a 6000-6500 yard course in under 4 hours because everyone else is emulating the pros and taking far to long on each stroke, I think it is detrimental to the game. If the tour ends up taking PoP more seriously, I will edit my vote.
As I understand it, the PGA Tour is basically the property of the players themselves. It was set up to differentiate the guys who played golf for a living from the rest of the members of the PGA of America. It was the considered opinion of the Tour Players that the PGA of America was taking too much of the income from the tournaments.. So now we have a separate organization called the PGA Tour, which is only for players who are Tour Players. The players, in conjunction with the various managers they have hired, decide on what level of commitment any individual has to demonstrate to be a member of their "club".