Report: PGA Tour creates yet ANOTHER incentive scheme for pros

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It really does pay to be good at golf.

Or rather, good enough to earn a PGA Tour card.

Mere months on from confirmation of the Player Impact Program – a $40m initiative designed to reward players who add value to the tour based on a number of different metrics – it is being claimed that players now stand to earn yet more money just by showing up to play.

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The Golf Channel is reporting that the world’s most lucrative golf tour recently advised its players of a new program called “Play 15 Bonus”, which will see any player who plays in at least 15 events in a season receiving a $50,000 reward.

According to a memo sent to members, the new program will be “subject to review” but is expected to continue each season.

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Korn Ferry, Champions Tour and exhibition events will not count towards a player’s total but it is understood that the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Olympics will.

It is also understood that the prize fund for the PLAYERS Championship will increase by $5million to $20million, making it the richest 72-hole strokeplay event in the game, whilst the Tournament of Champions is also expected to be worth $8m from January, the winner of the limited field event taking home $1.44m.

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