Brooks Cap became $ 3 Million richer
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Last weekend, Brooks Koepka did not fight for titles, which did not stop the World Ranking leader from replenishing his bank account with $ 3 million. This became possible after the introduction of the new Wyndham Rewards system, according to which golfers who took places in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup in the regular part of the season received impressive additional payments.
Koepka, who retained the lead in the overall standings at the time of the Wyndham Championship tournament end, received a bonus of $ 2 million, and another million “fell” on him for the Aon Risk Reward Challenge victory. This competition takes into account the results of the PGA Tour participants in the holes selected by the tournament organizers. These results are summarized during the season, and the winner is awarded with a cash prize. In theory, Alex Noren could oust Brooks in this nomination, but for this the Swede needed to arrange a couple of albatrosses in the 15th hole of the Wyndham Championship tournament, which he of course could not do.
Rory McIlroy, who earned $ 1.5 million, took second place in the Wyndham Rewards standings, Matt Kuchar, who finished third, was enriched by 1.2 million. The weekend was pretty profitable also for Webb Simpson, runner-up in his home tournament. Such a successful performance in his native state brought Simpson about 670 thousand dollars, and he received another 550 thousand for the ninth place in the standings of Wyndham Rewards. By the way, of the ten winners of new series last week, only Webb performed.