Lately, the PGA Tour has incentivized members to play at the least 15 occasions, with international gamers required to play the minimal to retain membership and all gamers required to play the minimal to qualify as voting members.
In keeping with a memo just lately despatched to gamers, the circuit is about to sweeten the 15-event pot much more beginning this season. The memo introduced a brand new bonus program known as “Play 15 Bonus,” with $50,000 going to any participant who participates in at the least 15 occasions in a season. Though the memo mentioned the brand new program is “topic to overview,” the plan is about to proceed every season.
Whereas begins on the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Champions and throughout the Tour’s “Problem Season” of exhibition occasions don’t depend towards a participant’s 15-event minimal, the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Olympics will depend towards eligibility.
The Tour additionally introduced purse will increase for The Gamers Championship and Sentry Event of Champions. Beginning subsequent 12 months, the purse for The Gamers might be $20 million, making it the biggest purse on Tour for a conventional stroke-play occasion.
The purse for the winners-only Event of Champions will leap to $8 million with $1.44 million going to the winner.