‘Too Much for Hitting a Little White Ball’: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler Sounds Off on Golf Earnings

Published 06/23/2022, 12:30 PM EDT
Jun 16, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Scottie Scheffler plays his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is one of the most celebrated golfers today. The golfer won the Masters Tournament this year and has been the buzz in the golf community since then. The American pro has achieved quite a lot at the young age of 26.

Golf, as well all know, is a high-paying sport in comparison to other sports. The athletes work hard to make it to the top in golf just like other sportsmen would do. But the golfers are surely luckier when it comes to having a career in the sport and achieving financial success.

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Scottie Scheffler about drifting to the LIV Tour

Golfers are often seen comparing the amount of money they are getting on a tour and make decisions depending on that. This has become more prevalent since the LIV Golf Tour came into existence, paying the golfers a much higher amount than other tours. However, Scheffler has a different outlook on the matter.

 

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The 26-year-old golfer received a question asking if any amount of money would drive him towards joining the LIV Golf Tour. Scheffler saidI don’t know how much I’ve made this year, but it’s definitely too much for hitting a little white ball around.”

Scheffler intends to stay on the PGA Tour

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Scheffler is currently one of the few players who are still loyal to the PGA Tour, following Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas. The golfer has made it clear that he has no intentions of joining the Saudi-backed tour or leaving the PGA Tour for any amount of money offered to him.

Apr 22, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Scottie Scheffler watches his shot from the 10th fairway during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Scheffler is surely earning well within the PGA Tour. The golfer earned nearly $13 million this season after he secured the second position in the 2022 U.S. Open. There are still a few weeks remaining, which means that Scheffler can make even more money by the end of it.

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A lot of skilled and famous players have drifted towards the LIV Tour recently. As a result, the PGA Tour has suspended the memberships of many players who have betrayed the tour and joined the rival league. But the transition is still on the go and golfers are joining in every day. It is hard to say what the future holds for both tours, especially for PGA.

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