Beginning with the new weekly tournaments next week, we are changing the purses for most of our weekly and monthly tournaments. There are a number of reasons for these changes.
In some cases the current payouts are illogical. For example, in most tournaments a Champion tier player earns the same amount for first place as a Tour Legend does in first place.
This change will also standardize the purse for most of our tournaments that payout Top 70. For example, the purses for the Monthly CTTH is higher than the Monthly Stroke Play tourneys, these purses are now the same (obviously the purses will still be different for different tiers). Also, the 3 tournaments we run every month (St. Andrews, Pebble, Kiawah) also had various differences for each purse and are now the same for each.
Tier Opens will be changing the most. This change is, for most tiers, because the number of people entering does not justify the number of credits awarded to the top 3 players. For the other tiers, this change represents our ongoing efforts to combat players from restarting to win in lower tier tournaments.
Virtual Tour will still payout the same number of credits overall, however Tour Legend has been adjusted to have a slightly lower purse and Champion has been adjusted to have a higher purse. (These tiers currently have the same purse).