PGA getting 90%+ of joint TV monies with LPGA

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  1. LadyStanley Registered User

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    No, it's not inequality. The LPGA would not be earning anything more than 15-20% of that total negotiating on their own. It's called a market.

    The mistake though is that the LPGA brass went with an agreement like that. The PGA Tour is all about themselves, control and money wise.
     
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    No, its the definition of equality. Each is getting paid on what they produce.

    Here's an example of each's ratings in 2021:

    LPGA did a 0.29, 473k viewers
    PGA did a 2.4, 5.56 million viewers

    So if you have 1 contract for the 2 above, the PGA brought in 92% of the viewers and the LPGA brought in 8%.

    It gets far worse when you consider a major, the 2021 Masters did a 5.52 rating, 9.45 million viewers

    Professional sports pay is based on how much money and viewers you bring in, period. It's not some great conspiracy, its just that no one cares about or watches female professional sports.
     

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