PGA Tour Announces Schedule for 39 Events Next Year
The American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour has announced a schedule for 39 tournaments until August next year. The schedule for the fall season, including The CJ Cup메이저사이트, which grants participation in 2025, will be announced at a later date.
The PGA Tour announced on the 8th (Korean time) the schedule for 36 regular season events and 3 FedEx Cup playoffs, including 8 designated (signature) events starting in January next year. The FedEx Cup Point Race for the 2024 season begins with The Sentry in Hawaii, USA on January 4 and ends with the Tour Championship at the end of August.
“We are excited about what the revamped PGA Tour schedule and season will offer fans,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monaghan. We will make it and give players a completely different reward than before.”
As a new competition, The Classic was created instead of the Honda Classic at the end of February. At the end of March, the Texas Children’s Houston Open was moved from fall to spring, and the Myrtle Beach Classic was newly established as an intermediate tournament in May. After the Paris Olympics on August 1-4, the regular season will end with the Wyndham Championship.
Among the eight designated tournaments, invitational tournaments such as the Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and Memorial Tournament reduced the cut-off to the top 50 players and awarded $4 million in prize money. The remaining 5 competitions allowed only 70 to 80 players to participate without missing the cut. The prize money benefit was increased by participating in a small number of elite teams.
The Sentry, the opening match, expanded the scope of participation to not only the winners of the previous year’s tour, but also the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup rankings from the previous season. The remaining seven designated competitions will determine participants through the top 50 FedEx Cup rankings. Excluding 50 people, 10 people are added to the FedEx Cup fall season rankings, and participants are added according to the FedEx Cup rankings in 5 competitions under the name of ‘Swing 5’.
Among Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, and Ahn Byeong-hun, who were ranked within the top 50 in the FedEx Cup, were all eligible to compete in these designated competitions. The rest of the players will have to increase their points in this fall’s competition.
The FedEx Cup Fall, which starts in September next year, will be held as a competition to determine the top 125 players for the next season. The top 50 players may still compete in the FedEx Cup fall event, but at their discretion. Instead, players ranked 51st and above must continue to accumulate points to receive the right to participate in designated competitions in the next season.
As for competition venues, 33 competitions are held in the United States, as well as Mexico, Scotland, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. At the full-field Sony Open, which starts on January 11, players within the top 10 in DP World Tour prize money will participate.