Professional Golf Loses All Perspective in a Panic Move
There’s nothing surer, the rich get rich and the poor get poorer. At least in professional golf.
The PGA stubs its toe
Professional golf has just come up with an idea no one needs and will simply cast in bronze its reputation as a rich man’s sport. This, at a time when junior clinics around the country are trying to encourage young kids to take up the game. Not rich kids. Middle and under-class kids to support the public sport.
According to an announcement in Golfweek, the PGA Tour plans to create a $40 million bonus pool for stars like Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, regardless of how they perform on the course. The new system is designed to compensate players who are judged to drive fan and sponsor engagement, like Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler.
I watch a lot of golf and consider myself a fan, but golfers who ‘move the needle’ (whatever needle that may be is left to the imagination) are going to split up all that dough at the end of the year. That’s suppos…