Contribution to the media coverage of golf | Tiger Woods awarded again by the PGA

(Miami) Tiger Woods, who has yet played only nine tournaments this year, arrived for the second consecutive year at the top of a program of the PGA which rewards the player having earned the most media coverage in golf.

He will receive a bonus of 15 million dollars, the association announced on Tuesday.

Tiger Woods, whose 82 PGA wins put him level with historic record holder Sam Snead, came out on top ahead of world number one Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and American Jordan Spieth, holder of three major titles , came third. These two players will respectively receive 12 and 9 million dollars in bonuses.

This program, for which it is the second year of existence, rewards this year 23 players whose contribution for a greater impact of golf in the media is calculated according to various criteria: searches on the internet, articles purchased from them, on social networks, among others.

Tiger Woods, winner of 15 Majors, and who turns 47 next month, continues to recover from a very serious leg injury after his car accident in February 2021.

He will play competitively in early December at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, his first tournament since the British Open in July in St Andrews, Scotland.

Tiger Woods is also made the youngest at the beginning of November for his son Charlie, who is very gifted in golf. He also recently indicated that he intends to participate in “The Match”, a 12-hole exhibition, with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, scheduled for December 10.

Thomas came fourth in the PGA bonus program with $7.5 million, followed by Spaniard Jon Rahm (6 million), Americans Scottie Scheffler (5.5 million), Xander Schauffele (5 million), Briton Matt Fitzpatrick (5 million), Americans Will Zalatoris (5 million) and Tony Finau (5 million).

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