‘Total prize money of 25 billion won, championship prize of 4.5 billion won’ PGA Phoenix Open opens on the 9th
Reporter Kim Dong-chan = The US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour WM Phoenix Open, with a winning prize of 4.5 billion won in Korean money, will be held on the 9th (Korean time) at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. ·7,261 yards).
Unlike other golf tournaments, the Phoenix Open is famous as a “golf liberation zone” because drinking, cheering, and booing are allowed during the game.
In particular, this year’s tournament is expected to become more festive as the NFL Super Bowl continues on the 12th, the last day, in Glendale, Arizona.
Also, at this year’s Phoenix Open, there is no mention of prize money.
Last year’s total prize money was 8.2 million dollars, but this year’s total prize money has more than doubled to 20 million dollars (approximately 25.09 billion won). If you win, you will receive 3.6 million dollars (about 4.5 billion won).
The reason the prize money has increased so much this year is because the PGA Tour has designated 17 tournaments in the 2022-2023 season as “special events.” 바카라
It is part of the carrot book issued to players to prevent top rankers from leaving the LIV series, which was launched last year with the support of Saudi Arabian capital.
The 17 tournaments consisted of four major tournaments, the Players Championship, called the ‘fifth major’, three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments on the PGA Tour, and nine general tournaments.
Among the 17 tournaments, only the Sentry Champions tournament held in January this year has a total prize money of 15 million dollars, and all other tournaments boast a scale of over 20 million dollars.
The Sentry Champions Tournament is a tournament with a small number of participants because only players who won last year or advanced to the Tour Championship at the end of the season can compete.
The first ‘special tournament’ to be held following the Sentry Champions Tournament is this week’s Phoenix Open.
In these ‘special tournaments’, top rankers are virtually obliged to appear.
Players who ranked in the top 20 of the PGA Tour Player Impact Index last season can only miss one out of 17 tournaments.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) also made the Phoenix Open his first PGA Tour event this year.
World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) experienced his first personal PGA Tour victory at this event last year, and world No. 3 Jon Rahm (Spain) graduated from Arizona State University and lives in this area.
There are 18 players among the world’s top 20 players, but the two missing are 4th place Cameron Smith (Australia), a member of the LIV series, and 8th place Will Jaratoris (USA), a member of the PGA Tour, who took a break this week.
As for Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25), Kim Joo-hyung (21), Kim Si-woo (28), and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) will participate.
Lee Kyung-hoon has a history of winning runner-up in this competition in 2021.
During the same period, the Asian Tour International Series Oman (total prize money of $2 million) will be held in Muscat, Oman, with Brooks Koepka (USA), Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Sergio Garcia (Spain), and Graeme McDowell (North Korea). Ireland) and other players from the LIV series.
Also, at the Oman Asian Tour, Kim Bio (33), Bae Sang-moon (37), Seo Yo-seop (27), Park Sang-hyun (40), Ok Tae-hun (25), Kim Min-gyu (22), Jang Geun (30), Lee Tae-hee (39), Moon Gyeong-jun (41) ) and many other Korean players.