Golf: the US PGA breaks the bank to try to compete with the LIV League – rts.ch

Faced with the challenge posed by the dissident golf league LIV, the American PGA Tour will increase its allocations for its main tournaments during the 2022/2023 season.

The US PGA will increase the winnings granted for 8 of its main invitational tournaments with in particular 25 million dollars, instead of 20 this year, and 145 million in additional bonuses.

The move comes as the LIV, backed by Saudi funds, has offered the largest prize money in history to attract the best PGA Tour players in a season that is expected to grow from 8 tournaments in 2022 to 14 in 2023. Players like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey and Patrick Reed have already joined this championship which started in June.

In total, the 2022-2023 PGA season will feature 47 tournaments. After the end of the official season, tournaments will be organized for players who are not part of the top 70 to try to qualify for the following season among the latter. The 2022-23 season will begin with the Fortinet Championship from September 15-18 in Napa, California.

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