DUBLIN, Ohio – The team event Tiger Woods has committed to play, if he is healthy enough, in Argentina in October is not paying the world No. 3 an appearance fee, according to one of the tournament’s organizers.
Although the Americas Golf Cup is not on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica schedule and will not award official money, it is being run by the tour. Because of that, it could be considered a sanctioned event and the PGA Tour does not allow appearance fees in sanctioned events.
“Any tournament in the world played under the umbrella of the PGA Tour cannot allow any player to receive guarantees, so Tiger will not receive any fee for coming to play the tournament. But the PGA Tour gave us a big hand because they persuaded Kuchar and Tiger to come,” Paco Aleman, a spokesman for the event, told Argentina’s Golf Magazine Media Group this week. “The PGA Tour is very committed to the region and part of that is reflected in the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.”
The event, which will be played at Pilar Golf Club in Buenos Aires Oct. 23-26, will feature a 68-man field and a best-ball format.
Argentina’s Angel Cabrera is also scheduled to play the event and the remainder of the field will be drawn from the PGA Tour Latinoamérica money list.