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Tiger Woods won the Player Impact Program (PIP) winning the top impact bonus of $15million. He stood at the first position in the 2022 PGA Tour Player Impact Program (PIP) for the second straight year.
For Tiger it only took a total of nine rounds of golf to be the PGA Tour's most impactful player of 2022. He has won the top honor in each of the PIP’s first two years.
Woods played in only three PGA Tour events, the Masters, the PGA Championship and The Open Championship, and played four rounds in an event only once. The 15-time major winner won the award last year while he was recovering from a deadly car crash that happened in 2021. Since 2008 , he’s grabbed his hands on only one major and has three total wins on the PGA Tour over the last nine seasons.
Woods still ranked No. 1 in four of the five PIP categories.
Following him is Rory McIlroy, who for the third time won the FedExCup and returned to world No.1 and soon seized the DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai, securing second position with $12 million.
Rory McIlroy(right) with Tiger Woods
Jordan Spieth ($9 million), Justin Thomas ($7.5 million), Jon Rahm ($6 million), Scottie Scheffler ($5.5 million), Xander Schauffele ($5 million), Matt Fitzpatrick ($5 million), Will Zalatoris ($5 million) and Tony Finau ($5 million) rounded out the top 10.
The program is designed to reward members who – through objective measurement criteria – are shown to generate the most positive interest in the PGA TOUR. In addition to expanding from 10 to 20 players, payouts were expanded to $100 million.
However there is a criteria for this program commonly known as objective measurement criteria including 5 criteria which helps in generating the most positive interest in the PGA Tour in which players have the most impact on the sport’s popularity, they are- Google searches, Q rating, Nielsen brand exposure rating, MVP index rating and Meltwater mentions (social media, TV, etc. measurements).Earlier this was with 10 players which now got extended to 20 including the expanded payout to $100 million.