McIlroy: ‘It was worth paying a $3 million fine’
Regarding the fact that Rory McIlroy (34. Northern Ireland), ranked third in the world, was fined 3 million dollars (about 4 billion won) for not participating in the tournament, he said, “I knew that such a result would come out, but (not attending) was a worthy enough choice.” He said he has no regrets.
McIlroy made this announcement at a press conference ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour on the 4th (Korean time). Early last month, he was eliminated by cut at the Masters Tournament, the first major tournament of the season. The shock was not small enough that I was unable to attend the RBC Heritage, a special competition that followed.
The problem is that this tournament was메이저사이트 a designated tournament for the top rankers of the PGA Tour to participate. Athletes may not participate in a limited edition event if there is a sufficient reason. However, McIlroy had already missed the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January.
As a result of not participating in the RBC Heritage, McIlroy had to pay a fine of $3 million, equivalent to 25% of the $12 million (approximately 16.03 billion won) he received as a bonus for second place in the Player Impact Program (PIP) last year.
The PGA Tour is flexible in applying this rule in case a player is injured. ‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (48. USA) was selected as the No. 1 PIP last season. He has only participated in a handful of tournaments due to injury in the past three years, but he will receive all of the bonus of 15 million dollars (approximately 20.04 billion won). PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said, “There is an opt-out clause that allows you to miss one time in a special event. Injury,
“I knew what the consequences (forfeiture of some of the bonuses) would be if I didn’t play at the RBC Heritage,” McIlroy said. However, it was an easy decision for him not to attend. It was worthwhile enough for me to prepare for other things.”
“I had a reason not to attend the event and I told Commissioner Monahan,” he said. I don’t know if he thinks my reasons are good enough,” he added.
McIlroy resumes his tour activities after a month or so with the Wells Fargo Championship opening on the 5th.