There was a change of date at Wentworth as players looked to get their hands on an inflated share of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship prize money. The total prize fund was set at $7 million, as it is part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series. Winner Danny Willett received €1,056,662 for his seventh European Tour victory.
The winner of the tournament is given an exemption into that season’s U.S. Open and the next three Open Championships. BMW PGA Championship.
|Month played||September (October in 2020)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||266 Brian Bamford (1961)|
One of the UK’s most exclusive golf clubs is to start charging £125,000 to new joiners. Wentworth , which was bought by the Beijing-based Reignwood Group in September 2014, has told existing members they must stump up £100,000. Annual fees on top of that are to rise from £8,000 to £16,000.
BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP . The championship came under the BMW umbrella in 2005 and has since gone from strength to strength, with a number of players likening the atmosphere to that experienced at major championships.
|Jul 15 – 18||The Open Championship Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG||600|
|Jul 22 – 25||3M Open TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN • Purse: $6,600,000||500|
|Jul 29 – Aug 1||Olympic Men’s Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN|
The competitions are the Masters Tournament , the U.S. Open , The Open Championship and the PGA Championship , contested annually. Should the same golfer win all four majors in a calendar year, this would be recognized as a grand slam.
The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled .
A caddie on the PGA Tour receives a base salary — usually around $1,000 to $2,000 — to cover travel expenses. He will earn 5% of the winnings if his golfer finishes outside of the top 10 and 7% of the winnings for a top-10 finish. The caddie earns 10% of winnings when his golfer wins a tournament.
PGA Championship payouts
|Collin Morikawa||1||$1.98 million|
But with a bundle of points up for grabs in the season’s final event (much like the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup), Westwood and a few other golfers held an outside shot at claiming the Race to Dubai and its $2 million first prize . All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team.
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The winner of the Tour Championship will pocket a whopping $15 million, while second-place will take home $5 million. In fact, every player who finishes in the top 8 will earn over $1 million in bonus money.
The winner’s share of the BMW Championship prize pool is at $1,710,000, with the second-place finisher taking home $1,026,000.