McIlroy pays 4 billion won for not participating in two PGA special events
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who did not attend the PGA Tour RBC Heritage for no apparent reason, lost $3 million (approximately 3.999 billion won).
The Associated Press and ESPN quoted PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monohan on the 4th (Korean time) and said, “McIlroy will receive $9 million, a 25% cut from the $12 million bonus for second place on the Player Impact Index last season. done,” he said.
A PGA Tour player cannot attend more than two of the 12 special tournaments with a total prize pool of $20 million without compelling reasons such as injury.
McIlroy did not compete at RBC Heritage following the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January this year.
In particular, unlike the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which did not apply for participation from the beginning, RBC Heritage even submitted an application for participation, but withdrew it right before the tournament.
스포츠토토 The reason was not properly disclosed, but the dominant observation was that it was due to the shock of missing the cut at the Masters.
At the official press conference for the Wells Fargo Championship on the 3rd, McIlroy briefly mentioned that he “needed time to calm down,” implying that he was absent from RBC Heritage due to his rejection of the Masters Cut.
Commissioner Monahan said, “If you miss two times (for a special event) even though it is not due to injury, you will have to pay a penalty of 25% of the impact factor bonus. The rules are fair and there are no exceptions.”
He added: “Athletes may decide to withdraw from the competition to reorganize, but they must do so within the limits set by the rules.”