Ace fights the PGA at LIV: 6 million for Rahm and 15 for Tiger for his positive impact

LFighting against LIV Golf financially is not easy, since the sustainability and profitability that the PGA Tour tries to achieve year after year is not compatible with the large contracts and prizes distributed by the new circuit financed by Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, As far as prize pools are concerned, the American Tour has had no choice but to make an impressive rise of the same in certain events.

Since last year, the PGA Tour implemented a new incentive that rewards according to the impact of the players (Player Impact Program) in various areas, which in a way is like a bonus for the most mediatic golfers on the circuit. The novelty is that the so-called PIP reports in 2022 to its top 20 classifieds (10 in 2021) twice as much as in its first year. Now ‘give away’ 100 million in total.

Tiger Woodswho in 2022 only played three tournaments, has once again been the winner of this program, although this year instead of the 8 million of the past, he has pocketed 15. Rory McIlroywinner of the FedEx Cup for the third time and again number 1 in the world, finished second (12 million). Jordan Spieth (9 million), Justin Thomas (7.5 million), Jon Rahm (6 millions), Scottie Scheffler (5.5 million), Xander Schauffele (5 million), Matt Fitzpatrick (5 million), Will Zalatoris (5 million) and Tony Finau (5 million) completed the ‘top 10’.

The PIP essentially takes into account parameters such as Internet searches, the time it appears on the screen in a tournament or its appearance in the media.



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