Being on tour cost me $50,000,’ says DP World Tour Pro who didn’t make a cut in 2022
As for experience on the circuit, there aren’t too many players with more than Scott Hend. The 48-year-old Australian is a three-time European Tour winner, 10-time Asian Tour winner and even a former PGA Tour player who topped the driving distance charts in the mid-2000s.
Turning professional in 1997, Hendy has been through good times and bad, with the Aussie recently saying he lost $50,000 this year alone with nine missed cuts in nine starts.
Some useful info for the golf fans out there… So far in 2022 I’ve missed 9 out of 9 cups and haven’t won a penny… I’ve been on the road playing since the January 17. burned about US$50,000. They are Pro Golf people and I love that. Better times are coming soon. #golflife pic.twitter.com/erx5DyqMKNApril 1, 2022
In a tweet posted by Hend, the Aussie wrote: “Some useful info for golf fans out there… So far in 2022 I’ve missed 9 out of 9 cups and haven’t won a penny…. I “I’ve been on the road playing since January 17th. I burned about US$50,000. They are Pro Golf people and I love that. Better times are coming soon. #golflife”
Alongside the tweet, the three-time European Tour winner added that the $50,000 didn’t include all of his funds back home, with Hend going on to say that a Tour professional usually hopes to make enough money from sponsorship agreements with different companies. to cover their expenses for the year.
Hendy may be a 25-year Tour veteran, but burning $50,000 in a few months will still sting! However, it shows the brutal and pressured nature of Tour life, with many Tour professionals needing to achieve decent placings to break even.
Such was the case of American Danielle Kang, who recently revealed that despite winning $6,000 in one tournament, she still did not break even for the week.
Speaking at the Chevron Championship, Kang explained that, “I’m lucky enough not to worry about some of the prize money and things like that. I sometimes understand that when people look at how much money we we win, they get rattled about making you extra amounts and you win that much and you just complain.
“Let’s look at it from a bigger perspective. I’m a player. What about the average players on the tour? I made $6,000 last week, I made the cut; I don’t I didn’t break even last week. That’s my budget. I have to drive, rent a car, get a hotel room. Luckily for me, I’m sponsored by BMW, which provides me with the car. saves about $500, $1,000, etc.
“We have to think about all of those things. So for us, when companies step in and give us the opportunity to earn a living, make the tour better and bigger and have the players compete and be real work, that’s nice to see this.”