August 30, 2022 by Charlie Eisenhood in Livewire, News with comments
The purse at this week’s PDGA Pro World Championships will be at least $200,000, tournament director Doug Bjerkaas announced during the event’s opening ceremonies on Monday. It will be the largest payout in the event’s history.
“I believe, for taking [only] the FPO and MPO field, no one has ever had the opportunity to start this number with a two,” said Bjerkaas. “$200,000 will be awarded to disc golfers that compete and play well.” Bjerkaas said that the “biggest chunk of money” in the purse is coming from ticket sales to spectators.
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Last year’s World Championships in Ogden, Utah, set the record for a PDGA pro tournament payout at over $173,000 before the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship paid out $250,000 four months later to set the current record.
Although the 2022 Worlds purse won’t set the all-time disc golf record, it will hold the distinction of being the largest-ever Worlds payout and the biggest prize pool of the 2022 season thus far, exceeding the Champions Cup’s $130,000 payout back in April.