Missing Work This Week Costs Rory McIlroy Millions

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Missing Work This Week Costs Rory McIlroy Millions

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The winner of the RBC Heritage will be crowned this Sunday. In addition to the Tartan Jacket and trophy, will also pocket a very nice $3.6 million paycheck. Rory McIlroy has already LOST nearly that much cash this week.

According to Sports Illustrated, the PGA tour will deduct three million dollars from Rory McIlroy’s PIP winnings after missing the RBC Heritage. The PIP was a way to evaluate which players brought the most amount of exposure (and thereby revenue) to the PGA tour via social media. Rory finished second behind only Tiger Woods last year and was allocated $12 of the $40 million PIP fund.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 07: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 07, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Once the designated event schedule was put into place, golfers who qualified to win PIP money were told that they could only miss one of the elevated field events during the next season.

Obviously, if he’s injured, this is a different story but so far there has been no indication from his camp that this was the case. His 72-77 at last week’s Master’s would seem to be an indication that something was not quite right with the top golfer, but again no official word on any reasoning for the WD here at Hilton Head Island.

Jon Rahm Plays Despite Winning Last Week

With the exceptions of Will Zalatoris and Aaron Wise, most of the rest of the top of the field did tee it up at the RBC Heritage this week. When pressed on is he considered skipping the event as a bit of a victory lap after securing his first green jacket, Jon Rahm replied with a strong statement on how he feels about honoring the commitments he makes to the tour and the fans.

Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.