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PGA Tour announces record prize purses

All three FedExCup Playoffs, along with The Players, the Genesis Invitational, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Memorial, are among the tournaments set to benefit from increased prize purses

Last Updated: 23/11/21 12:00pm



Patrick Cantlay is reigning FedExCup champion
Patrick Cantlay is reigning FedExCup champion

The PGA Tour has announced significant increases to prize funds and money bonuses as part of a record-breaking 2021-22 FedExCup schedule.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan outlined the changes in a memo to players on Monday, with the average tournament prize purse jumping from $ 8m to $ 9.1m after numerous significant increases.

The first two FedExCup Playoffs – the FedEx St. Jude Championship and BMW Championship – will see their purses increase by more than $ 5m to $ 15m, while the top 30 players competing at the season-ending Tour Championship will now play for a first prize of $ 18m.

Jay Monahan outlined PGA Tour’s vision and expanded financial benefits for its members

The Players Championship has increased its prize fund to $ 20m, making it the richest tournament in world golf, with the Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament all having $ 12m to play for.

“The PGA Tour is stronger than at any time in our history, and the game of golf has unprecedented momentum,” Monahan said. “We are positioned to grow faster in the next 10 years than we have at any point in our existence, and we remain laser-focused on strengthening our core product and investing in our members.”

Rory McIlroy will be among the players set to benefit from the prize increases

Other increases include a $ 15m bump in the FedExCup bonus to $ 75m, along with a doubling of the Comcast Business Tour Top 10 to $ 20m. The PGA Tour has also introduced an additional Play15 bonus, guaranteeing money to each player who competes in 15 events in a season.

The Player Impact Program – compensating the 10 biggest needle-movers with the best “Impact Score” – will pay out $ 50m this year, an increase of $ 10m over its inaugural year.

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Dettori and Angel Bleu land Criterium International prize

Frankie Dettori added another Group One to his illustrious CV as Angel Bleu won the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud on Saturday.

Ralph Beckett’s two-year-old made it back-to-back victories in France after success in the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp earlier this month.

Stepping up to a mile for the first time in his career, Angel Bleu was ridden patiently out the back by Dettori before delivering his challenge out wide.

The pair hit the front with a furlong to go and just held off the challenge of Aidan O’Brien’s Prix de Chenes winner Ancient Rome, who started 11/8 favourite despite being third in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.

Cedric Rossi’s Purplepay came home third, with another British runner, George Boughey’s filly Oscula, finishing last of the seven runners.

More to follow…

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Prince William rivals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as Earthshot prize moved to US

Earthshot Prize: Prince William delivers speech

The prize is a “new global prize for the environment, designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years”. During the award ceremony, the Duke of Cambridge issued a passionate rallying call for youngsters not to give up hope in this “decisive decade”. He urged people to feel “inspired and to act and demand”.

During his speech, William announced next year’s Earthshot will take place in the US.

He said: “Now I hope you can agree London and the UK has put on quite show for our first year, so for the second year we need to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of our Earthshots.

“Where better than the nation that inspired the moonshot all those years ago.

“I am delighted to announce the Earthshot prize will be heading to the United States of America in 2022.”

Prince Harry and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (Image: PA)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

However, fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have mocked William’s move to the US after Harry and Meghan relocated to California after stepping down from the Firm.

One Twitter user, @jozzzaphen, simply wrote: “Knew it.”

Another Twitter user, @Viv_Oyolu, wrote: “He needs to have a ‘signature’ project like Invictus Games, so he can say look, I’m doing something too.”

A third Twitter user, @ThisJavier, added: “Sibling rivalry.

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Meghan and Harry with William and Kate (Image: Getty)

“Prince Harry: Check out the awesome Invictus Games I created.

“Prince William: Hold my brandy.”

@eily1978 added how they predicted the Duke of Cambridge would go to the US next year.

Tonight’s Earthshot Prize ceremony saw a number of A-list celebrities including Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Dame Emma Thompson.

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Royal Family tree (Image: Express)

Presenting the winning award in the protect and restore nature category to the government of Costa Rica, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, said: “Nature is vital to us all.

“A thriving natural world, regulates our planet, nurtures our physical and mental health and helps feed our families.

“But for too long, we’ve neglected our wild spaces and now we’re facing a number of tipping points.

“If we don’t act now, we will permanently destabilise our planet and we will rob our children of the future they deserve.”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Sir David Attenborough (Image: PA)

Kate arrived wearing an Alexander McQueen dress made for her in 2011, while her husband wore a dark green velvet blazer and a polo neck which co-host Dermot O’Leary later jokingly described as “looking very Bond”.

No stars flew to London for the event and guests were asked by organisers to “consider the environment when choosing their outfit” for the awards inspired by the Apollo moon landings, nicknamed Moonshot, which helped advance mankind’s technological achievements.

Among the winners were projects restoring coral reefs, redistributing unwanted food to the disadvantage and a project battling the issues contributing to air pollution in India.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge (Image: PA)

William’s dad, Prince Charles, took to Twitter to comment on the event.

He said: “I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.

“As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need.”

He signed the tweet: “HRH The Prince of Wales”.

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£25k Royal Society Science Book Prize receives record number of submissions

The Royal Society Science Book Prize has received the highest number in its 33-year-history, as the judging panel is revealed for the first time….

The Royal Society Science Book Prize has received the highest number in its 33-year-history as immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill is named chair of the judges. 

The £25,000 prize celebrates the best in popular science writing from around the world. A shortlist of six titles, from submissions published between 1st July 2020 and 30th September 2021, will be whittled down by the judges. 

Organisers revealed that a record number of entries – 267 – were received this year, the highest number in the award’s 33-year-history. This is an increase of 66% on last year’s submissions.

The judging panel has also been revealed. Immunologist, presenter and writer Professor Luke O’Neill (pictured) has been announced as the chair of judges for this year’s award. He will be joined by television presenter Ortis Deley, mathematician Dr Anastasia Kisil alongside author and creative writing lecturer Christy Lefteri and Clive Myrie, a writer and film-maker.

“Science communication has always been very important, to entertain, inform and inspire,” O’Neill said. “This has never been more relevant than this year, with scientists engaging with the public across all media on a daily basis because of Covid-19. A tremendously interesting number of books have been nominated this year, across a huge range of topics, making our job very enjoyable but also challenging. Science communication is clearly in very good hands.”

The shortlist will be announced in September with the winner announced at a ceremony in November. Each of the shortlisted authors will be awarded £2,500.

Last year the prize was won by Dr Camilla Pang for Explaining Humans (Penguin Books), which examined neurodiverse perspectives on everyday life. In 2019 Caroline Criado Perez won for her examination of gender bias in Invisible Women (Chatto & Windus). 

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