The total prize money on the LPGA Tour this year was about $54 million. Total prize money on the PGA Tour was $260 million.
The PGA Tour will get about $1 billion from its six-year contract with the television networks next year, along with a 15-year deal with The Golf Channel to broadcast weekday rounds. The LPGA Tour has to buy most of its television time, and some tournaments could not be found anywhere on TV.
There were a record 11 millionaires on the LPGA Tour this year. The PGA Tour had 93.
And the list goes on.
I’ve been playing the game so long that my handicap is in Roman numerals.