DP World Tour resignations

By Fly Pin High |
May 4, 2023
Ben Alberstadt and Gianni Magliocco.

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Golf fans, good morning as the Wells Fargo Championship begins its first day.

1. McIlroy returns after Masters disappointment and missing RBC

It was a disaster. McIlroy told reporters that it was a bad day during his first interview with journalists since he missed the cut at Augusta National Golf Club. It’s not what I expected, and it isn’t the performance that I wanted. It was incredibly disappointing. But I needed time to regroup. “And focus on what lies ahead.”

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach …”McIlroy stated that he was aware he would not receive the full amount of his bonus if he did not play at the RBC Heritage. This is a designated tournament with a purse of $20 million.”

  • McIlroy stated, “My mind would not have been there.” “It was important to me that I be at home rather than there.”
  • According to the new tour guidelines, the top players must play at all 12 events except one, excluding the major championships, Players Championship and other designated events. McIlroy already skipped January’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. Top players who miss out on more than one tournament will lose 25% of the PIP bonus.
  • McIlroy stated, “We definitely have our minimums.” “We signed up for the designated-events series this year. I knew that missing any of these events could have serious consequences. It was a simple decision. I thought that the fine or what-have-you would be worth it to me to put some things in place.”

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2. Monahan confirms McIlroy loses $3 mil

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach …”PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed on Wednesday that Rory McIlroy would lose $3 million from his Player Impact Program Bonus for 2022 because he missed a second designated tournament last month.”

  • “Last season, McIlroy was ranked second behind Tiger Woods on the PIP program. This program measures a player’s popularity and their impact on tour. McIlroy had been set to receive $12 million. He’ll receive $9 million instead after forfeiting 25% for failing to make a start at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.”
  • It was the second occasion in which McIlroy chose to skip a designated event during this season. He skipped the Sentry Tournament of Champions held in Hawaii in early January. PGA Tour rules requires players to compete at all but one tournament this season.”
  • Monahan explained that when we committed to the schedule of the Player Impact Program we allowed for one opt-out. If you opt out a second time, the 25% is forfeited, unless it was due to a medical condition. According to that criteria, the decision is actually pretty straightforward.”

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3. DP World Tour Resignations

DP World Tour report …”The DP World Tour confirmed today that it had received resignations of Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter. Richard Bland, Lee Westwood, and Lee Westwood, who were sanctioned by the Tour for serious violations of its Conflicting Tournament Regulation, committed in June.

  • The DP World Tour wishes to thank Sergio, Ian, and Lee for their significant contribution to Europe’s Ryder Cup success over the years.
  • “Their resignations and the sanctions they were imposed are, however, a result of their own decisions.”

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4. Monahan: Tour seeks long-term designation of events

Rex Hoggard Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard Among puzzle pieces that have to be put together is a collection designated events which need to be placed among non-designated activities in a manner that officials hope will create an acceptable cadence.

  • When asked Wednesday about the schedule for next year, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan replied: “It is shaping up.” “One thing we’re working towards for next year is a clear cadence. We wanted to get away from the situation we’re in now where we only have a handful of isolated weeks.”
  • …” The commissioner was asked whether the plan was for the designated tournaments to rotate each year to a different tournament or to remain fairly consistent season-to-season: “We will set the schedule for 24 and see how well we do, and we’ll make any adjustments if necessary,” he replied. When we announce the schedule, it is more likely that those events in these [designated] spots will remain in those positions for a long time.

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5. The next version of the Match will include…

Golfweek’s Todd Kelly …”In an eighth edition of the made for TV golf event, Patrick Mahomes of the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs and Travis Kelce will face Steph Curry and Klay Thomson of the Golden State Warriors in Wynn Las Vega.”

  • The event will take place on TNT at 6:30 pm ET on Thursday, 29th June. ET (3:30 p.m. Vegas time).”

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6. Koepka and Sims announce their pregnancy

7. Tiger does plan to return to competitive Golf

Mike Hall, Golf Monthly …”However Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, revealed to ESPN that Woods intends to compete again, but on a restricted schedule. Steinberg talked to ESPN about Woods and his split from long-time caddie Joe LaCava. He also gave an update on Woods’ plans for his comeback.

  • He confirmed that Woods does not have a timeline for his return, but added: “Tiger has said that he will play a limited schedule around Majors, events, father-son, as long as everything goes well with the rehab and recovery.”

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8. Jason Day’s vertigo at the Masters

Adam Woodard for Golfweek …” Jason Day was soaring down Magnolia Lane in anticipation of the 2023 Masters.”

  • The Australian had placed in the top 20 of all seven of its starts this year, including a 5th place finish at the WM Phoenix Open as well as a T-5 finish at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
  • Day was second alone late in the second round of Augusta National. He was in a position to finish within the top 12 over the weekend and punch his 2024 ticket.
  • The vertigo struck on Sunday.
  • Day first experienced vertigo at the 2015 U.S. Open in Chambers Bay. It really kicked me in the butt at Augusta. It was a time when I needed to step back.

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9. Wells Fargo photos

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