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LAMM AT LARGE: What golf off-season?

todayJanuary 5, 2022

Background

Sports’ off-seasons are shrinking every year. None more so than the PGA Tour.

Once the world’s top golfers spent October-December doing whatever. Now, a new season begins a week after the Ryder Cup or the President’s Cup. The fall portion has become more important than ever — and so have the limited-field events such as the CJ Cup, the Zozo Championship and the Hero World Challenge, which ended Dec. 12.

Now, less than a month later, play resumes Thursday in Hawaii for the Tournament of Champions.

It must be working because prize money is growing by the millions as sponsors open their check books. It has made the incomes of the top players equal to those in other sports.

That has increased the popularity of the game. Former commissioner Tim Finchem deserves a round of applause for his vision.

Written by: Steve Bute


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