The player that makes it to the final of any grand slam but does not win earns 1200 points on the atp tour rankings.
1,950 ranking points - 50 points less than for a grand slam - are an offer at the World Tour Finals, 1,500 of which are awarded to the winner.
As stated by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's ranking system, reaching the semifinals of any of the major tournaments garners 900 ranking points for a player.
A tour pro keeps his card if he places in the top 125 money-winners on the PGA Tour. Winning a Tour event is equal to two-year tour card, winning a major championship provides a five-year tour card, and golfers with 20 or more wins on the Tour receive a lifetime tour card.
GOLF... You get it for winning the PGA tour
Bands can play their local date of the Warped Tour by winning the Ernie Ball Batttle Of The Bands or by winning the Earn It Yourself spot on the Kevin Says Stage. In order to play the whole tour, you need to be chosen by one of the stage sponsors.
It's the competition aspect of winning the race.
If you win a PGA Tour event as an amateur you receive a two year tour card and full membership for the rest of the current season. However, the player must turn professional to take up membership. They do not receive the prize money if they win as an amateur.
As of 10th August 2009 it is 28.23%
Because it's just such a traditional and really really tough race. For a cyclist, winning the Tour de France is bigger than winning a world championship or even the olympics.