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HomeGolfMonday qualifier makes RSM reduce: 'We will pay our payments'

Monday qualifier makes RSM reduce: ‘We will pay our payments’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Because the PGA Tour mulls a number of funding presents doubtlessly value billions, and social media is abuzz with outrageous sums provided to the sport’s high gamers by LIV Golf, Matt Atkins represented a monsoon of perspective.

For background functions, Atkins is a 32-year-old journeyman who earned a spot into this week’s RSM Basic through an eight-man playoff at Monday qualifying. Incomes his first Tour begin since 2019 was rewarding, however the alternative went effectively past a participant chasing his desires.

On Friday following three consecutive birdies to complete his spherical at Sea Island (Ga.) Resort to make the reduce, the chance and the emotion overwhelmed Atkins.

“I nonetheless have standing, nonetheless could make one thing occur, however financially was ready the place paying payments was going to be virtually inconceivable,” defined Atkins as he fought again tears. “Moving into the occasion was a chance, however making the reduce and making a verify, we are able to no less than pay our payments the subsequent couple months.”

Atkins is tied for forty fourth after two rounds. A end there would earn him round $25,000.

Atkins, who completed 108th on the Korn Ferry Tour factors record and formally earned $88,202 this season, mentioned he’s been in a position to modify his outlook this yr and has fought the urge to be consumed by the job.

“I believe that might be the factor I’d change probably the most, is simply being out right here and taking part in and never being so involved with what every week or what standing on the Tour will do for the subsequent nevertheless a few years,” he mentioned. “Nonetheless be current, be right here on this second and simply take pleasure in it and no matter occurs is at all times meant to occur. It’s what’s meant to be.”



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