19 Facts About PGA Tour


PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played by men in the United States and North America.

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The PGA Tour is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a suburb southeast of Jacksonville.

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The remaining events on the PGA Tour are run by different organizations, as are the U S -based LPGA Tour for women and other men's and women's professional tours around the world.

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The tour players wanted larger purses, where the PGA desired the money to go to the general fund to help grow the game at the local level.

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In late August 1981, the PGA Tour had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and officially changed its name to the TPA Tour, for the "Tournament Players Association".

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In June 2022, the PGA Tour suspended seventeen players who played in the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series event.

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In late 2021, the PGA Tour began speaking with White House officials and congress members to express concerns over LIV Golf.

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Additionally, the PGA Tour is not involved with the women's golf tours in the U S, which are mostly controlled by the LPGA.

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The PGA Tour is not the governing body for the game of golf in the United States; this, instead, is the role of the United States Golf Association, which organizes the U S Open.

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PGA Tour conducts an annual Qualifying Tournament, known colloquially as "Q-School" and held over six rounds each fall.

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The priority position of all 50 golfers on the PGA Tour is based on money earned during the Tour Finals, except that the regular season money leader shares equal status with the Finals money leader.

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Non-exempt players who finish 126th–150th in the FedEx Cup but fail to regain their PGA Tour cards are given conditional PGA Tour status for the season and are fully exempt on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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In 2015, the PGA Tour added a clause which would freeze an exemption for those required to perform military service in their native countries in response to South Korea's Bae Sang-moon having to leave the Tour for that reason.

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Non-members can play their way into the PGA Tour by finishing the equivalent or better of 125th in FedEx Cup points.

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PGA Tour operates a streaming service known as PGA Tour Live, which carries early-round coverage of events preceding Golf Channel television coverage, including featured groups.

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In 2005, the PGA Tour reached a deal with XM Satellite Radio to co-produce a channel, the PGA Tour Network, featuring event coverage, and talk programming relating to golf .

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GolfTV acquired rights to the Ryder Cup and European PGA Tour in selected markets, and signed a deal with Tiger Woods to develop original content centered upon him.

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PGA Tour continues through the fall, with the focus on the scramble of the less successful players to earn enough money to retain their tour cards.

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PGA Tour maintains a priority ranking system that is used to select the fields for most tournaments on tour.

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