RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – Cameron Percy has long lived with unfashionable frugality almost unbecoming of a golfer on the world’s most lucrative circuit, but his decision to eschew a lifestyle of the rich and famous is suddenly looking wiser.
FILE PHOTO: PGA Tour player Cameron Percy practices at his home course, the Country Club at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Both/File Photo
Percy has earned $3.5 million in prize money in nearly a decade on the PGA Tour, small change compared with the sport’s biggest names.
His decisions not to splash cash on luxury cars and private jet flights reflect a prudence borne of a modest Australian upbringing and an acknowledgement of the precarious nature of his profession even at the best of times.
“Every pro I’ve ever known has had a year where they’ve played like crap,” the amiable 45-year-old said at the Country Club of Wakefield Plantation course where he lives with his wife and…
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