Why would a golfer stay amateur?

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Very very very rarely would a player stay amateur. Back in the day, 1930s etc, there was no money in professional Golf so most only turned pro to teach, not play the tour. Bobby Jones is a good example, he never turned pro. Trip Kuehne is a good modern day example, he had a great amateur career and played the Masters twice. Nowadays the players who are amateurs in majors are either in college or couldn't turn pro before the event or they'd lose their invitation. Some just don't fancy the professionals life style.

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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.

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