Tiger Woods has won $8 million for generating more media interest than any other golfer in 2021, although he played just one tournament all year.
Woods is the first winner of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program (PIP), which was introduced to reward competitors for generating positive interest in the American circuit.
The former world number one has career earnings on the tour in excess of $120 million, and has a current net worth of $800 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
PGA Tour officials originally stated that they would not make the program results public, but the 10 players who profited have been revealed in a memo to tour members.
In December, Phil Mickelson mistakenly claimed that he had won the biggest share of the $40 million prize fund but he actually finished second to Woods and received $6 million.
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