The PGA Tour issued its response to LIV Golf tempting professional golfers through the use of enormous paychecks as bait.
This week, the Tour introduced it should add occasions to its 2023 schedule, together with about three occasions for the highest 50 golfers within the FedEx Cup standings, with the purse for these occasions being upward of $20 million.
There are completely different studies as as to whether all of these occasions will happen within the fall or be unfold all through the 2023 season.
Golfweek additional defined that “solely the highest 70 gamers in FedEx Cup factors will qualify for the primary playoff event, the FedEx St. Jude Championship.” The highest 50 from that occasion will transfer on to the BMW Championship, and the highest 30 from there’ll play within the Tour Championship. The three occasions are anticipated to be performed throughout Europe, Asia and the Center East.
This pivot by the PGA Tour comes because it continues to battle with gamers eager to check out the brand new LIV Golf. The breakaway league — which has brought on a ton of controversy for being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund — incorporates a smaller subject and does not have cuts, however it pays contributors enormous sums of cash.
Up to now, the PGA Tour has suspended 17 golfers who’ve chosen to play within the breakaway league, which has occasion dates that battle with Tour occasions. A number of big-name golfers won’t take part on this week’s Vacationers Championship as a result of they’ve chosen to affix LIV Golf.