Tiger Woods Will Make $8 Million From The PGA Despite Playing In Zero Tournaments This Year

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In February of this yr, Tiger Woods was in a horrible single-car crash in Southern California. His SUV went off the street after he was touring greater than 45 miles per hour above the posted velocity restrict. Woods sustained extreme accidents to his leg and responders say he was fortunate to flee the crash alive.

In consequence, Woods hasn’t performed a single spherical {of professional} golf in 2021. But he’ll nonetheless make almost $8 million this calendar yr from the PGA.

It is all due to a brand new program from the PGA Tour. The affiliation launched the Participant Influence Program to reward golfers with sturdy social media presences. At one time the very best golfer on the planet, Woods nonetheless has legions of followers and attracts loads of curiosity from the game.

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Woods is by far the primary most-searched-for golfer, and he is due a payout of about $7.97 million if that holds true by way of the top of the yr. Different extremely ranked golfers, together with Jordan Speith, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Jon Rahm are all projected to obtain cash from the Participant Influence Program, as nicely.

Woods hasn’t performed in a golf match because the 2020 Masters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal springtime match passed off in November. Woods was looking for to defend his 2019 title; finally, Johnson received after taking pictures a file 268 over 4 rounds.

The 45-year-old Woods had been battling an damage ever since, although the automotive crash added new harm to the record. He suffered open fractures of the higher and decrease tibia and fibula bones. His {golfing} has been sparse in 2021, solely making an look on a course earlier this month to assist his son Charlie competing in a junior occasion. 

It nonetheless could also be some time earlier than we see Woods again in motion at a PGA occasion. However so long as Google and social media stick round, he’ll proceed to see alternatives for achievement.


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