Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are two of the stars who could benefit from the PGA Tour Impact Program. Photo: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images
It has never been a secret that the PGA Tour is driven by star power.
Unlike team sports where allegiances are built over time – and what Jerry Seinfeld says is we’re really cheering for laundry because we’re pulling for the uniform more than the people – golf is a singular sport.
Jack. Arnie. Tiger.
Stars drive the professional game.
Don’t believe it?
Check out the size of the galleries at PGA Tour events compared to Korn Ferry Tour events. The golf is great on both. But Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler are playing on one tour, they’re not playing the other.
When word got out earlier this week that the PGA Tour has created a $40 million bonus pool to be awarded to its top needle-movers – the PGA Tour Impact Program – it understandably turned heads including those of many players who weren’t aware of the program because, well, it’s not going to affect them.
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