Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022
MIAMI: Tiger Woods, who played just nine competitive rounds in 2022 The PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program The Tour has claimed $15 million in bonuses for the second year in a row, the Tour announced on Tuesday.
Sharing an all-time record with Sam Snead of 82 PGA victories, Woods led the analysis of global media exposure with top-ranked FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy second and Jordan Spieth third.
McIlroy, a four-time major winner, took home $12 million, while Spieth, a three-time major champion, earned $9 million.
The second-year impact program paid 23 players, to the top 20 as planned, plus three additional players to be listed under the finely tuned 2023 criteria — Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Americans Cameron Young and Sam Burns. They will each be paid $2 million.
Designed to reward those who take greater interest in the PGA, the program uses data measurement for internet searches, news article mentions, weekend television sponsor exposure, popularity measurement, and social media reach and engagement.
Woods, who will turn 47 next month and is a 15-time big winner, has continued to recover this year after suffering serious leg injuries in a car crash in February 2021.
On his return to the competition, Woods finished the Masters in 47th place and tackled the 72-hole walk through the rugged Augusta National.
He was cut from the PGA Championship in Southern Hills in May but withdrew after three rounds due to leg pain. Woods in July at St. He missed the cut at the British Open held in St Andrews.
Woods announced that he will play in the Hero World Challenge, an invitational he is hosting next week in the Bahamas.
He will also be partnering with McIlroy against this year’s PGA Championship winners Spieth and Justin Thomas of the USA at “The Match,” a 12-hole illuminated display at Pelican next month. Golf Club in Belleaire, Florida.
Woods also has the chance to play for the third consecutive year with his son, Charlie, at the father-son PNC Championship in Orlando, December 15-18.
Thomas was fourth on the jackpot list with $7.5 million, followed by Jon Rahm of Spain ($6 million), Masters champion Scottie Scheffler ($5.5 million), Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele ($5 million), US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick ($5 million) followed. and Americans Will Zalatoris ($5 million) and Tony Finau ($5 million).