Chris DiMarco claims that the PGA Tour Champions ought to play for more money.

Beyond the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, professional golf's entitlement problem is rising. Chris DiMarco visited the Subpar podcast with Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz this week and was anything but humble.

PGA Tour negotiations with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, LIV Golf's financial supporter, have loomed over the game for nearly a year.

The 2000–2002 PGA Tour winner quickly discussed the money being tossed around and why the Champions, of all tours, deserve more when asked about the professional game.

DiMarco: “We're kind of hoping (LIV Golf) buys the Champions Tour.” I suggest playing for real money here. When we collect $2 million, this is a joke. Seven players from TPC Sawgrass at the Players Championship made more than our purses last week.”

A joke? The 55-year-old hasn't finished in the top 10 on the senior circuit since 2020, which is funny. DiMarco has 17 top-25s and four top-10s in 114 Champions tour starts.

After losing ground to the PGA Tour's young guns, over-the-hill players can fight for a little scratch on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 2024 over-50 circuit contains 28 events with $67 million at stake. That's not a bad second career for guys who earned substantially above the national average in their prime.

The PGA Tour's 38 events offer about $400 million in prize money, five times more than the seniors'. They should. It's a better product that creates more interest and higher TV ratings (albeit men's game ratings have dropped in 2024).

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