The only expense he must pay to play in a tournament is a mandatory $50 locker room fee.
Most professionals competing in a pre-tournament qualifying event pay entry fees of $400 apiece, except for Champions and Nationwide Tour players ($100 each) and non-exempt PGA Tour members (no entry fee).
Do PGA players get appearance fees?
“Appearance fees” refers to money paid to a pro golfer just to show up and play a tournament. Whatever he might earn for his finish in the tournament is in addition to the appearance fee, which he is paid even if he misses the cut.
How much does it cost to be a pro golfer?
Each tour costs $1,500 to join, and there is an entry fee—usually around $1,200—for the individual tournaments.
Do pro golfers get paid if they miss the cut?
At all four majors, players who miss the cut get paid: At the Masters, the players who miss the 36-hole cut are paid. In 2017, every professional who missed the cut was paid $10,000. At the British Open Championship, the players who miss the 36-hole cut are also paid, but they’re paid on a sliding scale.
Do amatuer golfers win money?
An amateur winning a golf tournament could accept a prize — if the value is $750 or less. USGA Rule 3-2, “Prize Money,” allows amateurs to compete in events and win prizes such as vouchers for free golf equipment. Amateurs can keep prizes exceeding the $750 limit for winning a hole-in-one, according to the USGA.