Jason Day has slipped to 114 in the world rankings and managed just two top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2022.
But the veteran Australian still rates among the top-20 players who “generate the most positive interest” in the tour and earnt a $3m payday, nearly three times his on-course earnings this year as a result.
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Day and fellow Aussie Adam Scott both picked up the cheques as part of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program (PIP), which handed out a mammoth $150m in rewards to players based on a series of data measurements.
Tiger Woods was No.1 for the second straight year, the 82-time Tour winner earning the top impact bonus of $22m despite teeing it up just three times in 2022.
World No.1 Rory McIlroy, who won the FedExCup for an unprecedented third time and over the weekend…