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Professional golfers won’t be seeing any action until May at the earliest.
Following the PGA’s decision to stop its activities amid the coronavirus pandemic, surprising news has come from the association.
According to a report by Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch, PGA commissioner Jay Monahan will forgo his own salary.
Monahan informed his decision to the PGA’s board of directors.
The other members of PGA’s front office are also taking a voluntary 25% pay cut.
According to the most recent information available on the matter, Monahan made $3.9 million in 2017.
The PGA Tour suspended its activities after the first round of its flagship event, the Players Championship.
After initially deciding to stop for six weeks, the front office extended the suspension to ten weeks.
The first two majors of the season, the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship, have been postponed.
Seven other events, including the Players Championship, have been canceled.
The PGA has yet to announce a new date for the postponed events, as it continues to evaluate the situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the Tour sticks to the current schedule, the 2019-20 season ends on August 30 at the Tour Championship, the third and final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The PGA has also frozen its ranking until the crisis is abated.
While the players remain out of action, the PGA is doing its best to help the fight against coronavirus.
Following the unexpected cancelation of the Players Championship, the Tour took immediate action to help the tournament’s hosts.
The PGA partnered Feeding Northeast Florida, donating 22 tons of food to help families in need.
Donations included food from the event caterers, meals from the Sawgrass course clubhouse as well as boxed lunches from the organizers and the staff.
PGA is providing around $700,000 in donations, turning the bad news about the event cancelation into a great display of solidarity.
Yes, PGA commissioner Jay Monahan informed the board of directors that he will forgo his salary for an indefinite period following the decision to suspend the Tour’s activities. Other members of PGA’s front office will also take a voluntary pay cut of 25% during the Tour’s suspension.
The PGA is sticking to last week’s target and is currently scheduled to return to action at the Charles Schwab Challenge on May 27. Seven events have been canceled, including the Players Championship, while three have been postponed, including the first two majors of the season.
Following the cancelation of the Players Championship, the PGA donated 22 tons of food to help Northeast Florida, home of the tournament.
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