Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy lead 2022 PGA Tour Player Impact Program rankings




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  • 2022-11-22 20:06:20Z
  • By USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
 

Rory McIlroy broke the news two weeks ago that Tiger Woods finished first and he finished second in the PGA Tour's 2022 Player Impact Program. On Tuesday the Tour released the official rankings for year two of its lucrative bonus pool.

Still recovering from a single-car accident that nearly cost him his leg, Woods won the PIP for a second consecutive year to claim the $15 million prize. The 15-time major champion competed in just three events (all majors) in 2022, making the cut at the Masters before withdrawing from the PGA Championship and missing the cut at the Open Championship.

After winning the FedEx Cup for a record third time, McIlroy claimed the PIP's runner-up prize of $12 million following a three-win season that featured 13 top-25 finishes over 14 made cuts in 16 events.

Here are the full rankings, as well as how much money each player earned:

  1. Tiger Woods ($15 million)

  2. Rory McIlroy ($12 million)

  3. Jordan Spieth ($9 million)

  4. Justin Thomas ($7.5 million)

  5. Jon Rahm ($6 million)

  6. Scottie Scheffler ($5.5 million)

  7. Xander Schauffele ($5 million)

  8. Matt Fitzpatrick ($5 million)

  9. Will Zalatoris ($5 million)

  10. Tony Finau ($5 million)

  11. Collin Morikawa ($3 million)

  12. Shane Lowry ($3 million)

  13. Kevin Kisner ($3 million)

  14. Max Homa ($3 million)

  15. Billy Horschel ($3 million)

  16. Rickie Fowler ($2 million)

  17. Adam Scott ($2 million)

  18. Jason Day ($2 million)

  19. Patrick Cantlay ($2 million)

  20. Viktor Hovland ($2 million)

In its second year, the PIP paid the top 20 players, up from 10 in year one. This year, however, three additional players were also recognized because they would have qualified under the slightly amended criteria that will go into effect in 2023: Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Young and Sam Burns. Each player earned $2 million.

According to the PGA Tour, "the program is designed to reward members who - through objective measurement criteria - are shown to generate the most positive interest in the PGA Tour." The 2022 rankings were based on the following:

  • Internet Searches: Number of times a player's name is searched using Google

  • Earned Media: Number of unique news articles that include a player's name

  • TV Sponsor Exposure: Duration (time) that a player's sponsor logo(s) appeared on screen during Saturday and Sunday PGA TOUR telecasts

  • A player's general awareness score among the broad U.S. population

  • Social Media: Social media score that considers a player's reach, conversation and engagement metrics

The PGA Tour returns to action in 2023 with the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Jan. 5-8, at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii.

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