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PGA Tour to create $40 million bonus pool for stars like Tiger Woods

The PGA Tour has created a lucrative bonus structure that will reward golf’s biggest stars regardless of how they perform on the course, Golfweek has learned. The new system is designed to compensate players who are judged to drive fan and sponsor engagement, like Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler.

Known as the Player Impact Program, the concept is seen as a direct response to Premier Golf League, a proposed splinter tour funded by the Saudi Arabian regime that has tried to lure golf’s biggest names with the promise of a massive guaranteed pay day. PGL has spent years

PGA Tour Champ Tom Weiskopf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020.

Tom and Laurie Weiskopf

“We’re not people who sit very much,” said Laurie Weiskopf, wife of PGA Tour Champion Tom Weiskopf. “I make decisions quickly when I have to, but everybody has to deal with it in their own way. But with this disease, you can’t just sit there and not take action.”

When Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year, take action is exactly what they did. In November, Tom felt a sharp pain in his stomach, which led to a CT scan at a Montana hospital showing a lesion on his pancreas. On Thanksgiving Day,

PGA Tour Championship 2020 tee times, TV coverage, live stream & more to watch Monday’s Round 4

The 2019-20 PGA Tour season all comes down to this.

Only 30 golfers have a chance at winning the FedEx Cup championship with a victory at the Tour Championship this weekend. What began as a 125-man field was cut down to 70 after The Northern Trust and then trimmed again to 30 following the BMW Championship.

The leader of those elite 30 coming in was Dustin Johnson. The No. 1 golfer atop the FedEx Cup standings earned his position with a win at The Northern Trust and a second-place finish at the BMW Championship in a thrilling playoff. Following Johnson

Inside the PGA Tour’s shutdown at the 2020 Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – What they recall now, a year later, is the dizzying speed.

How the novel coronavirus mushroomed from an international issue into a global pandemic.

How in the span of a day, they retreated from 40,000 maskless fans to no spectators to zero tournaments – period – for the next few months.

How commissioner Jay Monahan crashed from the high of the PGA Tour’s flagship event to driving home 24 hours later, his head spinning, wondering what the hell had just happened.

It was a professional crisis no one could have adequately prepared for, and it

2020-21 PGA Tour Genesis Invitational purse and prize money breakdown

Serious amount of money is on the line this week at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, which has a total purse of $9.3 million. That’s the biggest sum in a tournament so far this year on the PGA Tour. Last week, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am had a total prize of $7.8 million, with Daniel Berger pocketing a share of $1.404 million for his victory at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For the Genesis Invitational, the winner will be walking straight into the bank after all is said and done at the Riviera Country Club to encash a cheque worth $1.674