August 18, 2022

Because the PGA Tour faces its greatest aggressive problem ever, the world’s hottest {golfing} sequence has upped the ante on the money prizes it can hand out.

PGA Tour officers introduced a schedule of 44 tournaments – together with the 4 golf majors – for its upcoming 2022-23 golf season. 

The overall prize cash handed out for the non-majors is ready to be a document $428.6million, with an extra $61.5m given out on the Masters, the PGA Championship, the US Open, and the Open Championship.

In whole, excluding two Problem sequence occasions, the purses for subsequent season will fetch $490.1m in a season working from September 2022 to August 2023. It’s a rise of $63.5m on 2022.

The 44 occasions on the PGA Tour calendar all construct as much as the FedEx Cup playoffs

Along with the 44 tournaments, there will probably be three FedEx Cup occasions, with the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis and the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, IL carrying extra $20m purses every.

Outdoors the almost $500m in prize cash being given out, the tour is ready to distribute $145m in bonus pool money.

That features the $75m prize given to the winner of the FedEx Cup.

The FedEx Cup has additionally gotten extra aggressive, with the Tour saying new adjustments to the playoff format.

Solely the highest 70 gamers within the cup standings will make the St. Jude Championship, with the highest 50 reaching the BMW Championship, earlier than the ultimate 30 make the Tour Championship in Atlanta. 

In a press release, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stated these adjustments had been made with the patrons in thoughts. 

‘We’ve heard from our followers and the overwhelming sentiment was that they needed extra penalties for each the FedEx Cup common season and the playoffs, and to additional strengthen occasions that historically characteristic prime gamers competing head-to-head,’ Monahan stated. 

‘We really feel strongly we’ve completed all of those aims and extra, making a cadence of compelling drama for each event all through the season.’ 

These strikes might be seen as a option to maintain the most effective gamers within the PGA’s paddock, as increasingly more previous main champions defect to LIV Golf. 

The Saudi-backed tour just lately introduced plans to develop its sequence to 14 tournaments for subsequent season, increasing rosters to 48 golfers with $405m in prize cash up for grabs. 

Main champions taking part in for LIV embody People Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, and Patrick Reed, with Bubba Watson set to hitch later this 12 months.

Among the many record of these not in LIV’s subject is Tiger Woods, who rejected a contract rumored to be valued within the excessive 9 digits in response to LIV CEO Greg Norman.

Tiger Woods rejected a 'high nine digit' offer to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series

Tiger Woods rejected a ‘excessive 9 digit’ supply to play within the Saudi-backed LIV Golf sequence

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is facing intense competition from LIV Golf

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is dealing with intense competitors from LIV Golf