2K Sports Sends Jon Rahm $1.75 Million In PGA Tour 2K21 Currency

After the pro golfer was forced to withdraw from a tournament due to COVID, he lost out on a big payday--and 2K is now stepping up.

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2K Sports is giving PGA Tour golfer Jon Rahm a huge injection of in-game cash for PGA Tour 2K21--$1.75 million worth, to be exact--after the golfer was removed from a recent tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test, missing out on potentially a huge payday.

Rahm was formed to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament in June after he tested positive for the virus. He had just finished his third round and was leading the tournament by six strokes at the time. As a result, he was removed from the tournament and missed out on the chance to win big, big bucks.

The winner of the event, Patrick Cantlay, took home $1.674 million for the victory. Now, it's not a sure thing that Rahm would have won the tournament had he played the final round, but even if he finished in last place, he would have taken home more than $19,000. The PGA Tour was expected to be given some money from the tour's stipend program, but it's unclear how much this amounted to.

In any case, if Rahm wants to play some PGA Tour 2K21, he's likely set for life when it comes to buying whatever in-game items he wants with the $1.75 million worth of VC. This move comes just as the US Open Major championship begins at Torrey Pines, with Rahm set to compete for the title.

PGA Tour 2K21 was a big success for 2K, selling more than 2 million units. The franchise is set to continue with a bigger profile going forward, as 2K has signed Tiger Woods to become a consultant on the franchise in the future.

2K's golf game competes directly with EA Sports PGA Tour, which EA is set to revive in 2022 with all four Majors and amateur events for the first time. In other golf game news, Bryson DeChambeau recently came to WB's own golf game, Golf Clash.

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