Pro blows up new PGA Tour schedule citing expenses and long travel days

James Hahn has not spoken concerning the new PGA Tour schedule.

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If a PGA Tour professional needed to play all 5 occasions from the second week of October to the primary week in November, that itinerary would require 15,000 miles of journey, in response to Google Earth.

After all, no participant needed To get into all of those occasions, however the potential journey headache of doing so — particularly with the best way issues are going this summer season — has made two-time PGA Tour winner James Hahn marvel why the desk was constructed this manner in any respect.

“Check out the brand new PGA Tour schedule and you may perceive why gamers are upset,” Hahn tweeted on Monday afternoon, simply minutes after the Tour was launched for the 2022-23 squad. “Vegas to Japan to South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico? For viewers, it’s a click on from the distant management. For us, it takes 20 hours of journey per day and expenditures within the tens of hundreds of {dollars}.”

Han, who serves as a participant director on the PGA Tour Coverage Board, mentioned he’s at present enjoying his seventh consecutive match. The beginning of the FedEx Cup playoffs subsequent week, which Hahn is trying to end one hundred and fifteenth within the standings, would make her eighth in a row.

Han replied to a different Twitter person: “I will not see my household for a month.” “I’ll miss taking my daughter to her first day of faculty. The sacrifices I make to be the 236 greatest (sic) golfers on the planet.

“Do you see the hypocrisy. Gamers go away the tour as a result of they wish to spend extra time with their households amongst different issues. However once I contact on our scheduling difficulty, it’s whining and insignificant. I can’t win with you guys.”

After all, the tour schedule got here below extra scrutiny as LIV Golf grew, with many gamers citing the PGA Tour’s tax journey schedule among the many causes they determined to go away for the junior league.

“I have been on the highway since 1998. It is like profitable the lottery for me,” mentioned Pat Perez, including that he missed the start of his baby as a consequence of his PGA Tour travels. “I will clarify to him at some point why I wasn’t there.”

In one other tweet, Hahn prompt that occasions solely happen in main cities, similar to these that includes NFL groups.

Han’s rant has produced a whole lot of responses, together with one from Ted Scott on Scottie Scheffler’s bandwagon.

“Change the best way you suppose,” Scott mentioned. “Most individuals have a tough job on this life. We’re not them. It is a sport that saves us a residing. Soak it man. Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.”

It is clear Hahn may have loads of time to mirror on his gratitude en path to Greensboro for this week’s Wyndham Championships. Hopefully from the consolation of a window seat.

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