“Stop the player’s LIV trip”… PGA doubles Phoenix Open prize money

American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) Scotty Scheffler (27, USA), who achieved two consecutive victories, has risen to the top of the cumulative prize money ranking of this tournament.

Schaeffler won the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 13th (Korean time) with a final total of 19 under par and 265 strokes, and earned $3.6 million in prize money (approximately 4.6 billion won). He raised his individual cumulative prize money to 5,305,342 dollars (approximately 6.8 billion won) in this tournament and took the top spot alone.

Before Schaeffler, the first place was Phil Mickelson (53, USA), who went to LIV Golf in Saudi Arabia. Mickelson, who was called the ‘symbol of the Phoenix Open’, participated in all but one year (1990) from 1989 to 2019, won 3 wins in 30 competitions and collected $4,198,678. Schaeffler surpassed this in just four competitions. 바카라

Coincidentally, Mickelson was behind Scheffler’s quick accumulation of prize money. Since last year, many of the PGA Tour’s top rankers, including Mickelson, have moved to the LIV series sponsored by Saudi capital, and in response, the PGA Tour has designated 17 tournaments, including the Phoenix Open, as “special events,” significantly increasing the total prize money. Thanks to this, the total prize money of the Phoenix Open, which was only $8.2 million last year, more than doubled to $20 million this year. Schaeffler, who earned $1,476,000 in prize money last year, also received more than double the prize money this year, beating Mickelson at once.

Mickelson has been severing ties with the event since 2020. Since that year, he has competed in the Saudi International, which was held during the same period as the Phoenix Open, and this year he did not participate due to the PGA Tour’s punishment for players in the LIV Series.

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