PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan speaks throughout an interview prior to the trip Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The PGA Tour on Wednesday revealed reward boosts, broadened advantages and involvement dedications from leading gamers as it deals with competitors from the upstart LIV Golf league.
The Tour stated it is including 4 raised occasions that will each have handbags of a minimum of $20 million, doubling its overall bonus offer swimming pool cash and raising its ensured minimum revenues for complete members. Top gamers are devoting to complete in a minimum of 20 occasions a year, it stated.
The modifications followed the Tour suspended gamers consisting of Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson for taking part in the Saudi- backed LIV Golf, which has actually been enticing gamers with generous rewards and ensured cash. Earlier this month, LIV individuals consisting of Mickelson submitted an antitrust claim versus the PGA Tour, declaring that the association is restricting LIV’s capability to relatively take on the trip.
“Our top players are firmly behind the TOUR, helping us deliver an unmatched product to our fans, who will be all but guaranteed to see the best players competing against each other in 20 events or more throughout the season,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan stated in revealing the modifications.
The Tour stated its leading gamers will take part in 12 overall raised occasions, 4 significant competitions, the Players Championship and 3 trip occasions of their picking. The 4 brand-new raised occasions have actually not yet been revealed.
“Sometimes what’s happened on the PGA TOUR is we all act independently and we sort of have our own schedules, and that means that we never really get together all that often” two-time FedEx champ Rory McIlroy stated a statement. “I think what came out of the meeting last week and what Jay just was up here announcing is the fact that we’ve all made a commitment to get together more often to make the product more compelling.”
As part of the modifications, all gamers who finish from the developmental Korn Ferry Tour and above are ensured a $500,000 league minimum. The overall bonus offer swimming pool for its reward fund will double to $100 million.
Qualification into the PGA Championship will now lead to a two-season PGA Tour exemption, permitting gamers to ensure their trip card for the future.