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PGA Tour, LPGA pros to compete for $1M each in new challenge

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PGA Tour and LPGA pros will be chasing new $1 million prizes with the introduction of the Aon Risk Reward Challenge.

Players will try to win the season-long competition based on scores recorded on their respective tour’s most challenging holes as part of a multi-year deal with Aon. The man and woman at the top of the Aon Risk Reward Challenge leaderboard at season’s end will each take home $1 million. The competition will stretch over 28 events for PGA Tour pros, 30 events for LPGA pros.

“The fact that Aon is providing equal prize money for the men (PGA Tour) and women (LPGA) has made a huge statement to our players, and we couldn’t be more appreciative,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said.

The challenge evolved out of the PGA Tour and LPGA alliance forged in 2016. Full details in how the Aon Risk Reward Challenge will be conducted and when it will begin will be released later this year.

Aon is a global professional services firm that provides a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. It will become the official risk, retirement and health advisor of the PGA Tour and the official professional services firm of the LPGA.