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PGA Tour decides on $3 million fine for Rory McIlroy

The PGA Tour has made a decision regarding the $3 million penalty Rory McIlroy faces.

McIlroy risked losing $3 million for skipping the RBC Heritage site at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, last month. His missed start is the second designated event of the year that he has missed, which leaves him with a penalty from the PGA Tour.

Tour allows players to miss one designated event per year. The second miss resulted in the player sacrificing 25 percent of their Player Impact Program bonus.

McIlroy made $12 million in the PIP program last year and was paid 75% of his prize money. Instead of releasing a payment for the final $3 million, the Tour will not disburse the amount because McIlroy violated the conditions, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach.

At the time, McIlroy knew he was putting his remaining $3 million in jeopardy by missing the event. The tour allows for special cases, but they don’t seem to see that McIlroy qualifies for an exception.

“EQUAL [McIlroy] posed, if a player misses the second event to reset and refresh, then he knows it and he knows, as he said, the consequences,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. . “First of all, a player should be able to make the decision not to play. I think that’s the beauty of our model. But he knows the consequences of that based on our criteria and that’s our position.”

The four-time major winner skipped the RBC Legacy after missing the cut at the Masters last week. He say his mind won’t be there if he tries to compete, which is why he skipped the event at Hilton Head.




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