PGA Tour commissioner Monahan to forgo salary during Covid-19 pandemic

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan (Credit: Getty Images)

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has decided to indefinitely forgo his salary during the global Covid-19 emergency, according to multiple reports.

Elsewhere, senior Tour executives have agreed to take to salary cuts, while wages for all other Tour employees will be frozen at 2019 levels, ESPN and Golfweek have reported. Monahan was paid $3.9m in 2017.

The PGA Tour initially shut down its tournaments until April 5, after originally deciding to keep on playing without spectators. It has now decided to expand the cancellation of its tournaments for another four weeks, extending through the AT&T Byron Nelson scheduled for May 7-10.

Also postponed are the RBC Heritage (April 13-19), Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 20-26) and Wells Fargo Championship (April 27-May 3). The additional cancellation applies to all competitions under the PGA Tour umbrella, including PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tour.

Both the PGA Championship and The Masters have also been postponed until later this year due to the ongoing health crisis.

Meanwhile, the LPGA has announced it is moving the ANA Inspiration major tournament from April 2-5 to September 10-13. In turn, the Cambia Portland Classic will move back by one week to September 17-20.

Elsewhere, the Lotte Championship (April 15-18), Hugel-Aar Premia LA Open (April 23-26), and LPGA Mediheal Championship (April 30-May 3) have also been postponed.