PGA Tour prepares new events and larger purses

In an attempt to combat the upstart and lucrative LIV Golf Series, the PGA TOUR will add an eight-event schedule to the yearly calendar with a purse of $160-million up for grabs for the top-50 players from the previous season’s FedEx Cup standings.

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Beginning in 2023, the additional eight events on the PGA TOUR schedule will include limited fields, no cuts, with a significant purse increases to eight events, including the Sentry Tournament of Champions ($15 million), Genesis Invitational ($20 million), Arnold Palmer Invitational ($20 million), Players Championship ($25 million), Dell Technologies WGC-Match Play, Memorial ($20 million), FedEx St. Jude Championship ($20 million) and BMW Championship ($20 million).

The PGA TOUR will revert to a calendar-based season schedule rather than its current wrap-around structure.

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Multiple major winner Brooks Koepka and International Team Presidents Cup member Abraham Ancer are the two latest starts to join the join the LIV Golf Series.

In other LIV Golf series-related news, the R&A recently announced members of the series will be allowed to play in the 150th Open Championship next month at St. Andrews in Scotland.

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The PGA TOUR’s next event takes place this week in Cromwell, Conn., for the Travelers Championship, while the next LIV Golf series event happens at the end of the end in Portland, Ore., at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

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