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The billionaire owner of golf equipment and apparel brand PXG is pledging $1,000 to any employee who gets the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bob Parsons, 70, is offering the bonus to all 1,150 people employed through his YAM Worldwide business.

That includes those who work for PXG, which he founded in 2014.

“We are lucky to have amazing employees throughout our companies, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help keep them healthy and happy,” said Parsons.

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“While vaccinations are by no means mandatory, they certainly are encouraged. And we could think of no better encouragement than a nice bonus for getting both.”

To be eligible for the bonus, Parsons’ staff need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and also get a flu shot.

The man behind dot-com behemoth GoDaddy, Parsons is currently the CEO and founder of 15 companies –under the YAM Worldwide umbrella – including PXG, Scottsdale National Golf Club, Harley-Davison of Scottsdale, SNEAKY BIG, YAM Properties and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

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Making the announcement, Parsons added that he also plans to have the vaccine by November.


Bob Parsons was a guest on the award-winning bunkered Podcast in earlier this year. 

Click here to listen now.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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