PGA Tour announces major increases in premiums and cash bonuses in record FedExCup schedule | Golf news

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All three FedExCup Playoffs, along with The Players, Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Memorial, are among the tournaments that will benefit from increased prizes

Last updated: 23/11/21 12:00

Patrick Cantlay is the reigning FedExCup champion

Patrick Cantlay is the reigning FedExCup champion

The PGA Tour has announced significant increases in premiums and cash bonuses as part of a record-breaking 2021-22 FedExCup schedule.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan outlined the changes in a note to players on Monday in which the average tournament prize pool jumped from $ 8m to $ 9.1m after several significant increases.

The first two FedExCup Playoffs – FedEx St. Jude Championship and BMW Championship – will see their wallets rise by more than $ 5 million. to $ 15 million, while the top 30 players competing at the season-end Tour Championship will now play for a $ 18 million first prize.

Jay Monahan outlined the PGA Tours vision and expanded financial benefits for members

Jay Monahan outlined the PGA Tours vision and expanded financial benefits for members

The Players Championship has increased its prize fund to $ 20 million, making it the richest tournament in world golf, with the Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament all having $ 12 million to play for.

“The PGA Tour is stronger than at any time in our history, and the game of golf has unprecedented momentum,” Monahan said. “We are positioned to grow faster in the next 10 years than we have at any point in our existence, and we remain laser-focused on strengthening our core product and investing in our members.”

Rory McIlroy will be among the players to benefit from the prize increases

Rory McIlroy will be among the players to benefit from the prize increases

Other increases include a $ 15 million bump. in the $ 75 million FedExCup bonus. along with a doubling of the Comcast Business Tour Top 10 to $ 20 million. The PGA Tour has also introduced an additional Play15 bonus that guarantees money to each player competing in 15 events in a season.

The Player Impact program – which compensates the top 10 needle movers with the best “Impact Score” – will pay out $ 50 million. this year, an increase of $ 10 million. compared to its first year.

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