PGA Tour unveils MASSIVE increase in financial incentives for players

Pga Tour

It continues to be an exceptionally good time to hold a PGA Tour card.

The world's most lucrative professional golf circuit has announced significant increases in the financial incentives that it will be making available to its member players in 2022. 

They include:

• An increase to the FedEx Cup bonus pool, up from $60m in 2021 to $75m in 2022;

• Doubling the Comcast Business Tour Top 10 from $10m to $20m

• Upping the Player Impact Program fund from $40m to $50m.

• The introduction of the Play15 Bonus Program, which will have a $10m value. 


• An increase in official prize money from $367m in 2021 to $427m.

In addition to all of this, the tour has confirmed that the average purses on tour will increase from $8m to $9.1m, with THE PLAYERS Championship set to benefit from an extra $5m cash injection, jumping from $15m to $20m.

The three player-hosted tournaments on the schedule - the Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament - will become $12m events in 2022, up from $9.3m in 2021. 

World Golf Championships will also jump in value - up from $10.5m to $12m - with the FedEx Cup Playoffs now being worth $15m, an increase of $5.5m from this year. 

In a memo sent to all member players, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said: "Over the past 20 months, as we have managed through the pandemic and restored our operating reserves, we have prioritised purse and comprehensive earnings growth across all FedEx Cup positions. 

"We are proud of the pace at which we are growing your comprehensive player earnings and bullish on the forecast for the near- and long-term."

• Frustrated Rory rips shirt after Dubai collapse

• Tiger back hitting balls following car crash

Adding that these benefits are "years in the making" and that "financial rewards and other benefits... are growing at an extraordinary pace", Monahan added: "Our success is not due to a single intervention or initiative but rather from the accumulation of wins that stack up and create unstoppable momentum over time."

Monahan also noted that the PGA Tour is "positioned to grow faster in the next ten years than we have at any point in our existence" and that they remain "laser-focused on strengthening our core product and investing in our members".

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Pro leaps to defence of DP World Tour over LIV Golf
Reports: LIV golfers in Scottish Open court battle
Caddie tweets criticism of DP World Tour
Patrick Reed “withdrawn” from Scottish Open field
"You're all f***ed!" - Sergio Garcia rants at DP World Tour players

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing your arms more freely
play button
Don’t change your swing, change your address position
play button
Maintaining a strong dynamic loft at impact
play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
See all videos right arrow