Chris DiMarco sparks debate over million-dollar golf purses, says Eamon Lynch.


Chris DiMarco's timely critique of the $2,000,000 purses draws controversy among golfers according to Eamon Lynch

Chris DiMarco’s timely critique of the $2,000,000 purses


  • Golf analyst Eamon Lynch disagrees with PGA Tour Champions golfer Chris DiMarco regarding his recent remarks about the low purses for senior golf events.
  • DiMarco suggested that LIV Golf should “buy the Champions Tour” due to the low event purses on the Champions Tour.

In a recent podcast, Chris DiMarco criticized the low purses for senior golf events, particularly on the Champions Tour, comparing them to higher purses on the PGA Tour. Eamon Lynch, however, criticized DiMarco’s argument, stating that the veteran golfers on the Champions Tour are upset with how the current generation is treating the PGA Tour.

Lynch highlighted the challenge of commercializing the Champions Tour due to its older viewer base and suggested that the addition of legendary golfer Tiger Woods could potentially increase viewership dynamics. The purses for Champions Tour events typically range from $2 million to $4 million, significantly lower than the purses for PGA Tour events.

LIV Golf, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, offers much higher prize money, with each event boasting a purse of $25 million. Many players from various golf series worldwide have joined LIV Golf attracted by the high prize money and signing bonuses. The potential merger between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour could bring significant changes to the golfing landscape.