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An amateur can only win $500 or £250, anything over this they aren't allowed to collect it.

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Q: Does an amateur golfer collect money if he wins it at the PGA Masters?
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Amateur golf status?

Amateur status is defined by the USGA and R and A as simply not a professional golfer. The maximum amount of money an amateur can win is £250 / $500. If an amateur accepts a prize of greater than this they are deemed to have broken the rules of amateur status and therefore become a professional golfer.


Can a amiture golfer keep money if they when golf tOURNAMENT?

No they cannot. If they accept money they are no longer considered an amateur.


Does an amateur golfer win prize money E.g. The amateur that came joint fifth at the british open?

Doesn't get a bean. Amateurs do not get any prize money.


What is a pro golfer?

A professional Golfer is a very good golfer that does not follow the USGA and R&A Rules of Amateur Status. Basically, that is a golfer that accepts prize money at tournaments(ie Tiger Woods).


If amateur golfer wins tournament who gets prize money?

Highest placing professional wins the amateurs prize money.


What is considered amateur status on golfs nationwide tour?

Amateur status is where a Golfer is not a professional Golfer. On the nationwide tour it would be considered as the player can win the event and trophy and the exemptions that go with it but they cannot take the prize money, as this is against the rules of amateur status. As the Nationwide tour is a professional tour there are no amateur members but some amateurs get asked to play the events in sponsors exemptions.


Under the Rules of Golf how much money may a player accept as a prize without changing his amateur status?

Under the rules of the USGA an amateur golfer must not accept a prize with a retail value of more than $750 dollars. Under the rules of the R&A an amateur golfer must not accept a prize with a retail value of more than £500.


If you were to enter the PGA pre qualifier as an amateur and make to the weekend of the regular tournament do you get compensation?

If you enter the tournament as an Amateur than you will not collect any prize money if you make the cut. You will need to enter the tournament as a professional if you want to get paid.


When was The Money Masters created?

The Money Masters was created in 1995.


How do you determine the amount of money each golfer receives in a golf tournament such as the Masters?

The tournament committee decides what percentage of the total purse each position will get. A tie for second will each get half of the prize money for 2nd and 3rd place.


Can a amateur keep the money if he wins?

No, when an amateur accepts an invitation to a tour event they forgo all official money.


What is the duration of The Money Masters?

The duration of The Money Masters is 3.5 hours.

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