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PGA TOUR Increase No-Cut Events and Prize Money For 2024 Season

PGA TOUR Increase No-Cut Events and Prize Money For 2024 Season
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The PGA TOUR have announced that the 2024 FedExCup season will feature an increased number of no-cut events with the winner receiving a record $25m prize.

The 36-event season, which returns as a calendar-year schedule for the first time since 2012, will begin in January with the ‘Opening Drive’ double-header at The Sentry and the Sony Open In Hawaii and conclude in August with the Wyndham Championship with the PGA TOUR stating that the tournaments will be “interconnected like never before to deliver maximum drama and consequence.”

The four majors are included in the schedule which will also feature eight ‘signature events’ that will have a limited field. The top 70 players at the end of the regular season will qualify to take part in the play-offs.

Designated signature events:

  • The Sentry (January 1-7)
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (January 29-February 4)
  • The Genesis Invitational (February 12-18)
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 4-10)
  • RBC Heritage (April 15-21)
  • Wells Fargo Championship (May 6-12)
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (June 3-9)
  • Travelers Championship (June 17-23)

PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan said: “”We are excited about the roll-out of the PGA Tour’s reimagined schedule and what the season will offer to our fans: a January start with stars competing head-to-head more often, alongside the weekly drama of life-altering moments and the emergence of new stars”

“While winning on the PGA Tour continues to be the ultimate – and most difficult – challenge, we have further connected every tournament, with more at stake each week.

“From The Sentry through the FedExCup Playoffs and into the soon-to-be-announced FedExCup Fall, this new, cadence will create consistent excitement for our fans and reward players like never before.

“We are grateful to the membership – especially the Player Directors and Player Advisory Council – as well as our tournaments and partners for the collaboration that has set us up for an exciting 2024.”

Describing the qualification process, the PGA TOUR stated: “The 2024 schedule cadence connects events through several new eligibility paths, allowing trending players to earn Signature Event starts and ensuring every member the opportunity to compete alongside the game’s best.

“The Sentry is the season’s first Signature Event and includes PGA TOUR winners from the previous calendar year as well as the top 50 members from the 2022-23 FedExCup standings (i.e. those who qualify for the BMW Championship, the second FedExCup Playoffs event).

“Eligibility for the remaining seven Signature Events (field sizes anticipated to be between 70-80 players) includes the top 50 members from the 2022-23 FedExCup standings and 15 members who can play their way in through The Next 10 and The Swing 5.”