It's called the "Player Impact Program" and is the PGA Tour's answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions.
The top American men's circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors.
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On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field.
The chosen ones will be determined based on their "impact score", a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked.
"Their popularity in google searches" and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods.
But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field. Erica Herman, Tiger Woods' girlfriend, was by his side and helped him recover. Herman apparently dropped everything and rushed to see Tiger Woods after the serious injuries from the accident in February 2021.
"Erica's been by his bedside, holding his hand and telling him everything’s going to be OK. He’s a champ and he’s got this,” a source mentioned, per US Magazine. Meanwhile, good news about Tiger Woods: he is seeing his kids frequently.
We are talking about Charlie Axel, 12, and Sam Alexis, 13. A sources close to the golfer tell "People" in this week's issue that his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has been "incredible" in letting the kids spend extra time with their dad.
"He sees the kids a lot," says the insider. "Maybe not every day, but almost every day. A lot of that is because of Elin, who is just amazing. She's been incredible since the crash. She has bent over backwards to make sure that he can see the kids while he recovers from his injuries"