Euro­pean Tour prize money hits record lev­els

The Herald - Sport - - FINAL SAY -

PRIZE money on this year’s Euro­pean Tour has risen 18.5 per cent to record lev­els.

Seven new tour­na­ments plus in­creases in the pay­ments at four oth­ers have boosted the fi­nan­cial re­wards avail­able from the 2015 Race to Dubai to €166 mil­lion (£117.6m), a rise of €26m.

“It is clear from these pos­i­tive fig­ures that the Euro­pean Tour is cur­rently on a very sta­ble foot­ing,” said the Tour’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and di­rec­tor of in­ter­na­tional pol­icy, Keith Wa­ters. “Our aim is to give all our mem­bers play­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in events around the world, and our ro­bust sched­ule gives them the chance to do just that.

“The seven new tour­na­ments which have joined the Euro­pean Tour In­ter­na­tional Sched­ule in 2015, to­gether with sig­nif­i­cant prize fund in­creases for some of our es­tab­lished tour­na­ments, have helped cre­ate a sched­ule which we be­lieve is un­par­al­leled in its strength, va­ri­ety and di­ver­sity.”

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