Rory McIlroy will lose $3 million in bonus money after skipping last month’s Heritage tournament, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed Wednesday according to multiple media reports.
On the eve of the PGA Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, Monahan said McIlroy failed to meet the obligations he helped create regarding designated events, ESPN and Sports Illustrated reported.
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Following the challenge presented by the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League, the PGA created a set of designated events for the 2022-23 campaign with limited fields and higher purses.
It also required that top players commit to appearing in 12 of the 13 such events, with a financial penalty for greater absences.
McIlroy, a four-time major…