No obligation to get vaccinated but many encouragement to do so as soon as possible. The PGA Tour campaign continues to minimize the risks of contagion from COVID-19. The top American men's golf circuit has sent a reminder to players to emphasize the safety of vaccines. Explaining that "in the world over 700 million people have already been administered with very few significant side effects. There are misconceptions and concerns about infertility, the alteration of DNA. These concerns are false".
Pga Tour and Covid-19
All this comes after several oppositions by the protagonists of the American green. And following an email that the Pga Tour always sent to its members last week in which it was explained that vaccinated players would no longer be obliged to undergo the swab test before each event.
It's called the "Player Impact Program" and is the PGA Tour's answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions. The top American men's circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors.
On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field. The chosen ones will be determined based on their "impact score", a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked. "Their popularity in google searches" and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods. But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field.