$10 million or $1 million?

What would you rather have? I know that is a stupid question but it is actually relevant  in golf. On Sunday Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championships at East Lake in Atlanta and walked away with a million dollars. Tiger Woods however left with ten million dollars as he won the Fed Ex Cup, the so called play off series of the PGA Tour. Sean O’Hair said he would have rather had the bigger check in his pocket while Phil Mickelson himself claimed he was happy to hold the trophy. I guess this again puts the finger on what professional sport is about. If it is one of the really big, traditional Championships where winning gets you into the history books once and for all – there is no doubt that most players would go for that. If it is just another tournament – well then, 10 million dollars is not bad. Where the Tour Championships fall? I am not sure. Golfweek has a good podcast though to try and discuss the issue. Check it out here: Golfweek Podcast.

The interesting question now is – is there life in golf after the Tour Championships? As a matter of fact there might be more action than ever. Now that the regular season is over for the top players the President’s Cup could become quite interesting on October 8-11. I know this is not supposed to be a big thing to Europeans but if you look at the names in the teams, it is actually quite an opportunity to watch some great golf!

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