If you win a major championship you get a 5 year exemption. If you win a PGA Tour event you get a 2 year exemption. You can finish in the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, and this allows you to keep your status for a further year.
Yes, this is perfectly allowed. There is a PGA Tour/ Nationwide player Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey, who wears... well two gloves.
He won 5 PGA Tour Titles including one Major, The 2001 Masters. He also won 2 European Tour events.
Padraig Harrington won the 2008 PGA Championship. He made it 2 majors won in a row after winning the British Open (AKA the Open Championship).
PGA Tour members do not pay entry fees to play in PGA Tournaments. Other nonmembers pay an entry fee of $400. Also: 1) The Masters is by invitation only 2) No entry fee for the PGA Championship 3) Players pay an entry fee of $125 for the U.S. Open qualifying 4) An entry fee for the British Open is $162. Actually all events have an entry fee and all professionals pay, regardless of status on tour. This includes current members of the PGA Tour. The fee is typically $400. This is an "out of pocket" expense that is not reimbursed by the Tour.
3 consecutive US Amateur titles. 97 professional victories including 14 major championships. 10 time PGA Player of the year, 10 time PGA Tour Player of the year, 9 time money list winner, 8 Vardon trophies and 2 time Fed Ex Cup winner.
There is a large gap between the winnings of an PGA Tour player and an LPGA Tour player. The average winners cheque on the PGA Tour is around 3 times as much as one on the LPGA Tour. Compare the 2010 US Open with the Women's US Open, Graeme McDowell won $1.35 million for his win whereas Paula Creamer won $585,000. There is also a large gap between the money paid for sponsorship deals with male golfer typically earning far more as they are more desirable for most brands. The LPGA Tour is still struggling for sponsorship of events, that's why the purses are smaller. A lot of events were lost last year with just about an event every 2 weeks, whereas the PGA Tour held an event every week.
Jack Nicklaus won 73 PGA Tour events in his career, including 18 Majors.Tour Victories:• PGA Tour: 73• Senior PGA Tour: 10(113 total victories worldwide)Major Championships:Professional: 18• Masters: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986• U.S. Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980• British Open: 1966, 1970, 1978• PGA Championship: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980Amateur: 2• U.S. Amateur: 1959, 1961Awards and Honors:• Member, World Golf Hall of Fame• 8-time PGA Tour money leader• 5-time PGA Tour Player of the Year• Recipient, 2 "Golfer of the Century" awards• Named "Athlete of the Decade" for the 1970s by Sports Illustrated• Member of 6 U.S. Ryder Cup teams• Captain, U.S. Ryder Cup team, 1983 and 1987• Captain, U.S. Presidents Cup team, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007
Gary Player has won 9 Majors on the regular tour and 9 on the senior tour. The regular tour wins are as follows: 3 x Open Championship (1959, 1968, 1974) 3 x US Masters (1961, 1974, 1978) 2 x US PGA (1962, 1972) 1 x US Open (1965)
He is a mens professional golfer. He used to be famed for his long drives and lead the PGA Tour for a few years in driving distance. He won the 1998 US Amateur and had 2 wins in 2002 on the Canadian Tour. He currently plays on the PGA and Nationwide Tours. He is currently dating Venus Williams. His brother Trip Keuhne is a very famous Amateur golfer and his sister Kelly Kuehne is an LPGA player.
Tiger Woods has 92 professional wins to his name. 68 PGA Tour wins 36 European Tour wins 2 Japan Tour wins 1 Asian Tour win 14 others. NB Some events are sanctioned by PGA Tour and European Tour so that is why the total is more than total wins. NB On 2nd August 2009 Tiger Woods enters the final Round of The Buick Open as leader, he will probably win it.
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