PGA Tour confirms Rory McIlroy will forfeit $3 million of PIP bonus: ‘He knew the implications’

Rory McIlroy says he skipped out on the RBC Heritage final month to “reset” after his disappointing efficiency at Augusta Nationwide. 

That call has now formally value $3 million. 

Rory McIlroy walking at Augusta

Rory McIlroy and his caddie Harry Diamond through the second spherical of the Masters at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership on April 7, 2023, in Georgia. (Andrew Redington/Getty Photographs)

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed Wednesday on the Wells Fargo Championship that McIlroy will forfeit 25% of his Payer Affect Program earnings ($12 million), after lacking his second designated match of the season. 


“Once we made the dedication to this schedule with the Participant Affect Program, we adjusted for one decide out,” Monahan defined. “For any second decide out, you’d forfeit to 25% except there was a medical challenge. Primarily based on that standards, it is really pretty cut-and-dry.”

He continued: “So by way of precedent, in any scenario like that we’re going to have a look at the factors in opposition to the scenario at hand and decide, There’s nothing actually uncommon about that.”

Jay Monahan at The Players

Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour, speaks at a press convention throughout observe for The Gamers Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 8, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Seashore, Florida. (Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour through Getty Photographs)

McIlroy beforehand skipped the Sentry Event of Champions at Kapalua, one other designated occasion, in the beginning of the yr, however after failing to make the minimize on the Masters, he withdrew from the RBC Heritage as effectively. 


“I’ve at all times thought I’ve had a superb deal with on the attitude on issues and form of the place golf suits inside my life, and looking for goal exterior of golf indirectly,” McIlroy mentioned of his break.

“However I feel during the last 12 months, I form of overlooked that. I’d overlooked the truth that there’s extra to life than the golf world and this little foolish squabble that’s happening between excursions, and all kinds of stuff.”

“So I feel I simply gained somewhat little bit of perspective and as soon as I form of disconnected from it somewhat bit, I might see issues somewhat clearer and form of the place all the pieces suits inside my life,” he added. “It was a superb reset.”

Rory McIlroy after winning the CJ Cup

Rory McIlroy celebrates after profitable through the remaining spherical of the CJ Cup at Congaree Golf Membership on Oct. 23, 2022, in Ridgeland, South Carolina. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Photographs)

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Monahan empathized with McIlroy and different gamers’ wants for a “reset,” however stood by the foundations. 

“He knew the implications of that,” he mentioned Wednesday. “Initially, gamers ought to be capable of decide to not play. That is the great thing about our mannequin. However he is aware of the implications of that based mostly on that standards. And that’s our place.” 

Peter Johnson