Rory McIlroy will allegedly be penalized $3m from his PIP bonus after he missed his second PGA Tour scheduled tournament of 2023.
McIlroy, 33, opted not to compete in this week’s RBC Heritage after a disappointing effort at The Masters assured his hunt for the career grand slam continues.
No explanation was offered for McIlroy’s withdrawal thus the presumption has been formed that the Northern Irishman simply wasn’t feeling it.
McIlroy has talked at length on the future of the PGA Tour over the previous 12 months with the establishment of the rival LIV Golf League, which comes to Adelaide next.
The specified events were created to basically have the greatest players fighting against one other in tournaments more regularly. And for huge money.
He was even participated in an eyebrow-raising debate regarding the selected events in the Netflix documentary.
In Full Swing, the four-time major winner stated if he was ready to commit to these tournaments other players should too.
“We’ve all just gotten a little soft,” McIlroy was caught saying after the modifications to the PIP were disclosed.
Those revisions indicated that for participants to claim their bonus monies they would be needed to participate in all bar one of the scheduled events.
McIlroy elected not to play the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, but traditionally that is not a trip he usually fits into his calendar.
A story from SI’s Bob Harig indicates, per a source, that McIlroy will be fined $3m from his $12m 2022 PIP award.
That equals to one-fourth of his compensation.
they were allegedly paid 25 per cent of their incentives in January with the remainder being handed out when they met conditions this year.
One of the players who won that payoff in January was Tiger Woods, who claimed the top prize of $15m.
Woods, 47, who won The Masters 26 years ago on this day, also won the first PIP for $8m.
The 15-time major winner currently has a very limited schedule considering the status of his right leg which is kept together by metal.
Such is his position with the tour, commissioner Jay Monahan indicated he had discrection over Woods’ bonus pay.
Spoiler: Woods isn’t being docked as the game’s needle mover.
Some high-profile athletes have talked about weariness over the schedule.
Jordan Spieth says he arrived into The Masters mentally weary. Scottie Scheffler also claimed he was feeling sluggish.
Before coming to Harbour Town Golf Links, Jon Rahm claimed he wasn’t going to withdraw.
“It did cross my mind, but I made a pledge earlier in the year and I want to follow that commitment… I placed myself in the shoes of not just the onlookers, but the youngsters. If I was one of the youngsters, I would want to watch the recent Masters winner play.”
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