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Prize/Money for Individual Sport Athletes (Excluding Track and Field etc)

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发表于 8-28-2014 15:59:57 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Steven Kutz, In Tennis, It Pays to Be No 1. Wall Street Journal, Aug 26, 2014.
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20001424052970203523204580112060243546420

My comment:
(a) Better than academia, where the second to publish means almost nothing.
(b) The print version has oodles of graphics. Unfortunately, the online version has none. The graphics shows GENERALLY SPEAKING the money reward from No 1 to No 32 decreases gradually.
(c) “That is because golf pays a lot more in prize money. For 2014, the PGA tournaments will pay out $308 million, while men's tennis's ATP tournaments—plus the Grand Slams—will pay $160 million.”

ATP = Association of Tennis Professionals
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Tennis_Professionals
(The ATP's Executive Offices are in London)
(d) “‘If you take figures from golf, [Rory] McIlroy has earned approximately $7 million this year, like Novak,’ he said. ‘The No 30 [golfer] has earned over $2 million this year. If I don't count my doubles earnings, I made little more than $500,000. That is a 1-to-14 ratio compared to about 1-to-3 in golf."
(i) “He” is Barcelona tennis player Marcel Granollers.
(ii) “If I don't count my doubles earnings.”  That is because the article deals with “individual sport athletes” in singles competitions, rather than team sports.
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