THE MONEY BALL GATH­ERS PACE

Golf World (UK) - - PGA TOUR AT 50 -

Elite golfers make a lot of money. An ob­vi­ous state­ment, but it wasn’t al­ways thus. On No­vem­ber 24, in the fi­nal event of the 1968 sea­son, the Ca­jun Clas­sic, Ron Cer­rudo walked away with a large smile and the win­ner’s cheque for $5,000. Good money, no ques­tion, but the ex­plo­sion in PGA Tour prize money that has fol­lowed over the sub­se­quent half-cen­tury makes it look like a pit­tance...

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