The PGA wanted to do one thing artistic so as to cease their greatest golfers from leaving to the LIV competitors. Because of this, they created a $15 million bonus annual award in 2021 that is called the ‘Participant Impression Program‘. Because it’s creation, this program began sharing a complete of $100 million amongst 20 golf stars who’re thought-about to have essentially the most vital impression over the course of all the season. In 2023, the winner was Rory McIlroy, who bagged $15 million from the pot however the last outcomes haven’t been revealed simply but. This is able to be the primary time that Rory beats Tiger Woods on this particular award, he completed second on the listing simply behind the Northern Irishman. However ending second meant Tiger nonetheless gained a cool $12 million.
How a lot did the opposite 8 PGA golfers make this 12 months?
Other than Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, there have been one other 8 golfers who break up the remainder of the $100 million pot and right here is how they completed. In third place, Jon Rahm completed with $9.1. Fourth place was for Jordan Spieth, who gained $7.5 million. Scottie Scheffler ranked fifth with $6 million. The final 5 golfers from the Prime 10 had been Rickie Fowler, Viktor Hovland, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, and Max Homa. All of them completed the 12 months with $5 million. The remainder of the $100 million was distributed in one other amongst one other 10 golfers. However that is thought-about nearly an insult for lots of the different PGA members, who’re between 150 and 200 proper now.
Former PGA Tour winner Nate Lashley isn’t proud of the best way the establishment has divided this cash, a complete of $100 million on 20 gamers. Here’s what he mentioned: “What number of golf followers truly know what the PIP on the PGA Tour is? Would love to listen to from golf/PGA followers in the event that they suppose that is $100m properly spent? There’s 150-200 members of the PGA Tour they usually simply spent $100m on 20 gamers. Appears a bit of ridiculous. Time for brand new management on the PGA Tour. That is an absolute kick within the face to the remainder of the PGA Tour gamers.”