Collin Morikawa the latest to endure an airport nightmare en route to playoffs

Collin Morikawa was the latest victim of a travel-related nightmare as he travelled to the FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour.

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Mon, 8 Aug 2022
Collin Morikawa the latest to endure an airport nightmare en route to playoffs

Collin Morikawa had a heart-in-mouth moment before the FedEx Cup Playoffs when he became the latest victim to airline havoc. 

Last week Jessica Korda had to play the AIG Women's Open in borrowed clothes. Shane Lowry also lost his clubs. It's safe to say travel is a nightmare at the moment. 

Which is why Morikawa would have been absolutely mortified at this sight. Just look at this: 

Imagine how much that equipment costs and it's just sitting there...on the tarmac. 

We can only imagine his heart was absolutely pumping as he sat there and looked at his expensive golf equipment helplessly abandoned. 

Absolutely horrific stuff. 

Thankfully, it all turned out okay. A short time later Morikawa posted this update:

As a few people have pointed out, Morikawa was also flying commercial. Considering the amount of money he has made so far in his career, that's quite a vibe. 

It kinda reminded us of Cameron Smith attempting to load the Claret Jug in the overhead storage after winning the 150th Open Championship. 

Smith and Morikawa's choice of travel is quite a contrast to the LIV Golf Invitational Series players. 

Only a few weeks ago we saw footage of their private jet. Those scenes looked absolutely wild. 

Whether or not you agree with that series is up to you. Still, they were absolutely living their best lives. 

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Anyway, Morikawa is heading to the FedEx St. Jude Championship with all his equipment in tact. 

That is the first of three events making up the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs. 

Over the next few weeks, there is quite simply a mind-boggling amount of money up for grabs. 

The winner of the FedEx Cup will take home a check for $18,000,000, with $1,000,000 of the winner's share deferred into their retirement account. 

Here's the full payout info for the FedEx Cup bonus pool:

  • 1. $18,000,000
  • 2. $6,500,000
  • 3. $5,000,000
  • 4. $4,000,000
  • 5. $3,000,000
  • 6. $2,500,000
  • 7. $2,000,000
  • 8. $1,500,000
  • 9. $1,250,000
  • 10. $1,000,000
  • 11. $950,000
  • 12. $900,000
  • 13. $850,000
  • 14. $800,000
  • 15. $760,000
  • 16. $720,000
  • 17. $700,000
  • 18. $680,000
  • 19. $660,000
  • 20. $640,000
  • 21. $620,000
  • 22. $600,000
  • 23. $580,000
  • 24. $565,000
  • 25. $550,000
  • 26. $540,000
  • 27. $530,000
  • 28. $520,000
  • 29. $510,000
  • 30. $500,000
  • 31. $250,000
  • 32. $236,000
  • 33. $228,000
  • 34. $221,000
  • 35. $214,000
  • 36. $211,000
  • 37. $209,000
  • 38. $208,000
  • 39. $207,000
  • 40. $206,000
  • 41. $205,000
  • 42. $204,000
  • 43. $203,000
  • 44. $202,000
  • 45. $201,000
  • 46. $200,000
  • 47. $199,000
  • 48. $198,000
  • 49. $197,000
  • 50. $196,000
  • 51. $195,000
  • 52. $194,000
  • 53. $193,000
  • 54. $192,000
  • 55. $191,000
  • 56. $190,000
  • 57. $189,000
  • 58. $188,000
  • 59. $187,000
  • 60. $186,000
  • 61-65. $185,000 each
  • 66-70. $175,000 each
  • 71-85. $140,000 each
  • 86-100. $130,000 each
  • 101-125. $120,000 each
  • 126-150. $85,000 each

So yeah, Collin Morikawa will need his clubs. 

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