Pro blasts new PGA Tour schedule citing expenses, long travel days

Pro blasts new PGA Tour schedule citing expenses, long travel days

James Hahn did not mince phrases in regards to the new PGA Tour schedule.

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If a PGA Tour professional needed to play all 5 occasions from the second week of October to the primary week in November, that itinerary would require simply north of 15,000 miles of travel, in response to Google Earth.

Of course, no participant is required to enter all of these occasions, however the potential travel headache of doing so — particularly with the way in which issues are going this summer season — has two-time PGA Tour winner James Hahn questioning why the schedule is constructed that approach in any respect.

“Take a have a look at the new PGA Tour schedule and you will perceive why gamers are upset,” Hahn tweeted Monday afternoon, simply minutes after the Tour launched the 2022-23 lineup. “Vegas to Japan to South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico? For the viewers, it is a flick of a distant. For us, it is 20 hour travel days and tens of 1000’s of {dollars} in bills.”

Hahn, who serves as a participant director on the PGA Tour Policy Board, mentioned he is at the moment taking part in his seventh match in a row. The begin of subsequent week’s Fedex Cup Playoffs, which Hahn appears to be like to make at No. 115 within the standings, will make it eight in a row.

“Won’t see my household for a month,” Hahn replied to a different Twitter consumer. “Will miss taking my daughter to her first day of faculty. The sacrifices I make to be the 236th greatest golf (sic) on this planet.

“Do you see the hypocrisy. Players are leaving the Tour as a result of they need to spend extra time with their households amongst different issues. But after I tackle our scheduling difficulty, it is thought of whining and insignificant. Can’t win with you guys.”

Of course, the Tour schedule has come beneath elevated scrutiny with the expansion of LIV Golf, with many gamers citing the taxing travel schedule on the PGA Tour among the many causes they determined to depart for the upstart league.

“I’ve been on the street since 1998. It’s like successful the lottery for me,” mentioned Pat Perez, who added that he missed the start of his little one because of his PGA Tour travels. “I’ll have to elucidate that to him sometime why I wasn’t there.”

In one other tweet, Hahn instructed solely taking part in occasions in main cities, similar to these with NFL groups.

Hahn’s rant generated tons of of replies, together with one from Scottie Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott.

“Change your mindset professional,” Scott mentioned. “Most folks have a troublesome gig on this life. We ain’t them. It’s a recreation that gives a dwelling for us. Soak it up man. Be grateful.”

Evidently, Hahn could have loads of time to mirror on his gratitude on his option to Greensboro for this week’s Wyndham Championship. Hopefully from the consolation of a window seat.

Jack Hirsch

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Hirsh is 2020 graduate of Penn State University, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf workforce and nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Before becoming a member of GOLF, Hirsh spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He will be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.

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