PGA Tour Americas Launched by PGA Latinoamerica & PGA Canada Merger
The PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour Canada are being merged.
The new PGA Tour Americas has been formed following the decision to merge the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour Canada.
The new combined tour will officially gets underway in February 2024 after the decision was taken to strengthen the feeder series.
The inaugural PGA Tour Americas will have 16 events between February and September 2024 and they will be staged across Latin America, Canada and the United States.
The PGA Tour also announced that the top 10 finishers on the season-long points list will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership for the following season.
The news was announced by Alex Baldwin, who also oversees the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA Tour University.
“As we build on the rich golf history across Latin America and Canada, we are thrilled about PGA Tour Americas and the role this tour will play in preparing players for the next step in their professional golf journey,” Baldwin said in a news release.
“PGA Tour Americas will be an extremely competitive tour aimed at identifying, developing and transitioning top-performing players to the next level as they ascend through the ranks and strive to reach the highest level of professional golf, the PGA Tour.”
2024 PGA Tour Americas Schedule
The new Americas tour will get underway in February 2024 with the Latin America Swing through to May.
The season will then move onto the North America Swing in Canada and the United States from June through September.
The complete 2024 PGA Tour Americas schedule will be announced in September 2023 ahead of the inaugural season.
2024 PGA Tour Americas Qualification
Eligibility for the Latin America Swing will include the top 60 finishers from the final 2022-2023 PGA Tour Latinoamerica Points List and the top 60 finishers from the final 2023 PGA Tour Canada Points List.
There will also be access to the new tour via the PGA Tour Q-School for the winners of a First Stage site and finishers beyond the 40th position and ties from Final Stage of 2023 Q-School.
Additional places on the Latin America Swing will go to the Latinoamerica Dev Series and the highest finisher on the 2023 APGA season-long points list providing they are a member of the APGA Player Development program.
The top 60 players from the Latin America Swing will move onto the North America Swing, while a mid-season Q-School will also be held and graduates from PGA Tour University (finishers 6-20) will be introduced.
It is planned to also have open qualifiers, sponsor exemptions and places for eligible Korn Ferry Tour members.
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