FRESH REPORT : Here’s the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship… full details 👇⬇️

FRESH REPORT : Here’s the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship

Well that looked easy. Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele had separated themselves from the field at the Wells Fargo Championship and made the turn for the final nine holes tied Sunday at Quail Hollow. Two hours later McIlroy had won by five shots to capture his 26th PGA Tour victory.

Next up: the PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, the place where McIlroy won his last major championship, 10 years ago.

But here on Sunday in North Carolina, McIlroy shot a final-round 65—which included two eagles, five birdies and a double bogey on the final hole—to end at 17-under-par total. He collected the $3.6 million first-place prize from the $20 million purse in the PGA Tour’s signature event.

Pressure is growing on the PGA Tour to resolve its feud with LIV Golf with one of the tour’s biggest sponsors demanding that steps be taken to “stabilise professional golf”.

Mary DePaoli, the chief marketing officer for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) – the title sponsor for the RBC Heritage and RBC Canadian Open – admitted the business is having to show a lot of “patience” with the tour as talks continue over a merger with LIV Golf’s backer, the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF).

The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and PIF announced 11 months ago that a framework agreement had been reached for the organisations to merge, paving the way for the game to be reunified after the breakaway LIV Golf launched in 2022, taking several top PGA Tour stars in the process.

But there has been limited progress since, with the finer details of a deal yet to be hammered out despite numerous deadlines being passed. World number two Rory McIlroy has since returned to the negotiating table to help find a solution, joining forces with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott on a transaction committee that hopes to seal an investment deal with PIF.

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DePaoli says RBC has a very similar view to alienated fans who have been left frustrated by the politics and financial wrangling that have dominated the discourse in professional golf over the past two years, calling for a solution to be found quickly.

“I think we’re probably all feeling the same,” DePaoli at a media day ahead of the Canadian Open later this month. “We’re all experiencing this, whether it’s as a sponsor or a fan or the players. We are all watching the PGA Tour, right now, try to sort through a business model that has been under some significant strain, and has still not fully resolved itself. And that’s still to be determined. So, it’s requiring a lot of patience.

“It’s going to be really important for us to see the Tour stabilise professional men’s golf. I’ve used the analogy, it’s like they’re flying the plane and building it at the same time. It’s probably not too far off. But I think if some of these outstanding questions can resolve themselves – in the short or the medium term – and we can start to put some of the static and – you know – kind of changes that a lot of people were not too pleased with behind us, hopefully they can get professional men’s

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