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

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James Hahn did not mince text about the new PGA Tour plan.

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If a PGA Tour pro wanted to participate in all five situations from the next week of Oct to the 1st 7 days in November, that itinerary would call for just north of 15,000 miles of travel, in accordance to Google Earth.

Of system, no player is demanded to enter all of all those events, but the likely journey headache of carrying out so — in particular with the way items are heading this summer season — has two-time PGA Tour winner James Hahn questioning why the routine is developed that way at all.

“Take a look at the new PGA Tour program and you’ll fully grasp why gamers are upset,” Hahn tweeted Monday afternoon, just minutes following the Tour produced the 2022-23 lineup. “Vegas to Japan to South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico? For the viewers, it’s a flick of a distant. For us, it’s 20 hour journey times and tens of 1000’s of bucks in costs.”

Hahn, who serves as a participant director on the PGA Tour Coverage Board, stated he’s at the moment actively playing his seventh event in a row. The start out of upcoming week’s Fedex Cup Playoffs, which Hahn seems to be to make at No. 115 in the standings, will make it 8 in a row.

“Won’t see my family for a month,” Hahn replied to one more Twitter user. “Will skip using my daughter to her initial working day of school. The sacrifices I make to be the 236th best golfing (sic) in the globe.

“Do you see the hypocrisy. Players are leaving the Tour for the reason that they want to shell out much more time with their people amongst other issues. But when I handle our scheduling situation, it’s deemed whining and insignificant. Cannot gain with you men.”

Of system, the Tour timetable has occur below increased scrutiny with the development of LIV Golfing, with a lot of players citing the taxing travel routine on the PGA Tour among the the reasons they decided to depart for the upstart league.

“I’ve been on the highway given that 1998. It is like profitable the lottery for me,” said Pat Perez, who added that he missed the birth of his child because of to his PGA Tour travels. “I’ll have to make clear that to him sometime why I was not there.”

In an additional tweet, Hahn suggested only enjoying occasions in significant towns, this kind of as all those with NFL teams.

Hahn’s rant generated hundreds of replies, including one particular from Scottie Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott.

“Change your mentality pro,” Scott explained. “Most men and women have a tough gig in this life. We ain’t them. It’s a match that presents a dwelling for us. Soak it up man. Be grateful.”

Evidently, Hahn will have a lot of time to mirror on his gratitude on his way to Greensboro for this week’s Wyndham Championship. Ideally from the comfort of a window seat.

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Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at Golf. A Pennsylvania indigenous, Hirsh is 2020 graduate of Penn Condition University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his superior school golf team and however *tries* to continue being competitive in community amateurs. Right before signing up for Golf, Hirsh used two decades doing work at a Tv set station in Bend, Oregon, mostly as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He can be achieved at [email protected]



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