The ‘new-look’ PGA kicks off this week with the Fortinet Championship opening the 2022-23 season, on the Silverado Resort and Spa North in Napa, California.
Commissioner Jay Monahan introduced in August that the highest gamers will decide to participating in a minimum of 20 occasions, together with 12 that will likely be given “elevated” standing instantly with 4 occasions later to succeed in that stage. A median purse of $20 million will likely be obtainable at every.
“Our high gamers are firmly behind the Tour, serving to us ship an unmatched product to our followers, who will likely be all however assured to see the very best gamers competing in opposition to one another in 20 occasions or extra all through the season,” Monahan mentioned at a information convention forward of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Membership in Atlanta.
“That is a unprecedented and unprecedented dedication, a testomony to who these guys are and what they consider in.”
The brand new PGA Tour construction will start within the coming months with the beginning of the 2022-23 season. Beforehand, the highest gamers, who will likely be designated by the revised Participant Influence Program (PIP), had been required to play in solely 15 tournaments.
The highest gamers now will likely be dedicated to enjoying, supplied they qualify, to the 4 main tournaments, the three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, The Gamers, the Genesis Invitational, the Memorial Event, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Dell Match Play and Sentry Event of Champions. As well as, they are going to play in 4 extra elevated occasions, nonetheless to be introduced, in addition to three tournaments of their selecting.
Monahan additionally introduced a bonus pool to the 20 high gamers within the PIP will double to $100 million in addition to an incomes assurance program for fully-exempt gamers on the rookie stage on up. They are going to earn a minimum of $500 000, with the PGA Tour making up the distinction between that determine and what the gamers earned on the course.
Rookies will likely be paid up entrance to assist them financially.
“It is a exceptional time for the Tour,” Monahan mentioned. “We now have and all the time would be the final platform for a participant who desires to compete for the trophies and the titles that matter most. To now have our high gamers rally round this organisation and decide to a portfolio of tournaments like by no means earlier than, I believe our followers, our companions, our gamers are going to find it irresistible. I promise you, there’s extra to return.