McIlroy: Player Impact Program is a ‘great initiative’

Rory McIlroy has come out in defence of the PGA Tour’s new Player Impact Program, saying it is a way to “reward the top players for engaging with the tour”.

McIlroy, 32, has sided with the PGA Tour over the new bonus scheme which will see $40million distributed amongst ten players each year in recognition of the “value they add to the overall product”. The player who leads the standings - determined by a multitude of factors such as their position on the season-ending FedEx Cup points list as well as their popularity in Google Search - will receive an eye-watering $8million bonus. Justin Rose said that the move from the PGA Tour was “a good thing for everybody”, while Justin Thomas said that he wouldn’t be paying the program any notice. “The Player Impact Program is a way to reward the top players for engaging with the PGA Tour,” said McIlroy. “But, it’s not as if it’s the top-10 players in the game get this money as a thank you for your loyalty. There’s a bit more to it. “I think that Justin Rose made a good point, saying that a rising tide lifts all ships. I think with the top players being more engaged in the tour and the goings on, it will help the rest of the membership. That’s how I feel about it.”  

MORE TOUR NEWS


LATEST EQUIPMENT RELEASES

OTHER KEY WEBSITES

post big-plus
arrow Read More
Scottish Golf Courses View Courses Scottish Golf Courses

If you want to know where to play golf in Scotland, or find the best golfer-friendly accommodation to suit your tastes and budget, then scottishgolfcourses.com is the site for you.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
English Golf Courses View Courses English Golf Courses

If you are planning a game of golf in anywhere in England then you need look no further than English Golf Courses as we have a comprehensive listing of every single golf course and the very best in golfing accommodation.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
Welsh Golf Courses View Courses Welsh Golf Courses

Welshgolfcourses.com contains full details of EVERY golf course in Wales, from the most prestigious championship venues to the unheralded nine-hole ‘hidden gems’ that fly under the radar.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
Irish Golf Courses View Courses Irish Golf Courses

Irish Golf Courses, the internet home of Irish golf and the only website completely dedicated to providing all the information you need on playing golf on the Emerald Isle.