FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2016; Springfield, NJ, USA; A sign at the clubhouse entrance during a practice round for the 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol GC – Lower Course. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The PGA Tour is stepping in to assist golfers and caddies who are financially struggling as a result of the suspension of play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Golf Channel reported Saturday that the tour can advance compensation to golfers based on their performance to date, among other programs.
“Playing opportunities equate to financial opportunities, and we are concerned about the toll that canceled tournaments are having on some of our members,” wrote Tyler Dennis, a senior vice president and the tour’s chief of operations, according to Golf Channel.
By law, the tour can’t pay golfers money they haven’t earned. But the PGA Tour can advance up to $100,000 in bonus earnings per player, based on where he stands on the FedExCup list. Any monies…
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