Tiger Woods is making a larger impact off the path than inside the ropes, and he changed into rewarded with a $15 million bonus from the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program.
Woods gained the award for the second one straight year at the same time as playing barely more often.
He become convalescing from a automobile crash in 2021 and performed only rounds of the PNC Championship along with his son, Charlie. This 12 months, he performed in 3 majors, making it to the weekend in two of them, completing seventy two holes only inside the Masters.
Woods still ranked No. 1 in 4 of the 5 PIP categories. The exception turned into “TV Sponsor Exposure,” which is the duration of time a player’s sponsor logos seem on the display screen throughout weekend rounds. He performed best 3 of these.
Rory McIlroy finished second, as stated through The Associated Press weeks in the past, and received a $12 million bonus. Jordan Spieth narrowly beat out Justin Thomas for 1/3 place — Spieth got $9 million, Thomas $7.5 million — with Jon Rahm ($6 million) in 5th.Masters champion Scottie Scheffler become sixth ($5.Five million). The subsequent four every acquired $5 million — Xander Schauffele, U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, Will Zalatoris and Tony Finau.
Collin Morikawa gained the British Open and a World Golf Championship final yr and completed out of the cash at No. Eleven while the program rewarded only 10 players. Now the bonus pool has doubled to $a hundred million and improved to 20 players.He didn’t win this yr and nonetheless finished eleventh.
The pool become $106 million this yr due to the fact the PGA Tour used two units of criteria — the one used closing 12 months, and the new one going ahead that makes use of “wellknown population awareness” and “golfing fan focus” to replace Q-score and social media.
Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Young and Sam Burns could had been in the top 20 the use of the brand new version and had been awarded $2 million. In all, 23 gamers obtained bonuses.
According to a excursion memo to players received by the AP, those who gained PIP cash have to play in a designated match agreed upon with the aid of the excursion, take part in a PIP provider occasion and play 15 instances, 12 of them in multiplied events.
Woods is an exception as he performs a limited time table due to his horrific legs. The commissioner has discretion to waive gambling necessities for every body dealing with a severe injury or own family emergency.The 2023 PIP application started in October and could run through August whilst the season ends. Woods is gambling next week in his Hero World Challenge within the Bahamas.
Players who signed with Saudi-funded LIV Golf were no longer eligible for the award because they have been suspended through the PGA Tour in the event that they didn’t resign their club. That consists of Phil Mickelson, who finished 2d to Woods remaining 12 months after sending out a tweet that he had won.
After Morikawa at No. 11, the subsequent 4 players who additionally receive $three million are Shane Lowry, Kevin Kisner, Max Homa and Billy Horschel. Rounding out the top 20, well worth $2 million, are Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay and Viktor Hovland.
The memo suggests that 25% of the PIP bonus will be paid with something gamers make on the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, and the relaxation of it will be paid whilst gamers complete their 3 duties.
It changed into now not clear whilst Lowry, Kisner, Fowler and Day may be paid the first installment; they did now not qualify for Kapalua.