The PGA Tour revealed its 2024 schedule Monday, as golf fans will see huge modifications next season.
As a part of the 31-week schedule, there will be 8 “Signature Events,” re-named from the “Designated Events” carried out throughout the 2022-23 season.
These Signature Events will include limited-field competitions, approximately 70-to-80 gamers. Increased cash prize will be readily available, and 700 FedEx Cup points will go to the winner. 5 of these 8 competitions will not include a 36-hole cut.
They are noted below, with an asterisk showing a non-cut occasion:
1. The Sentry, Plantation Course at Kapalua (Jan. 4-7)*
3. The Genesis Invitational, Riviera Country Club (Feb. 15-18)
5. RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links (Apr. 18-21)*
6. Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Country Club (May 6-12)*
7. The Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village Golf Club (Jun. 3-9)
8. Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands (Jun. 17-23)*
The player-hosted invitationals, The Genesis Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods; The Arnold Palmer Invitational; and the Memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus, will include 70-to-80 gamers and have a 36-hole cut. These 3 competitions will likewise see a redistribution of cash prize, designating 20 percent to the winner ($4 million), up from 18 percent.
After Friday's round, the leading 50 gamers will make the weekend at these 3 occasions. A 10-shot guideline will likewise be carried out.
The Sentry at Kapalua, the opening competition of the year, will include PGA Tour winners from the previous fiscal year and those 50 gamers that receive the 2023 BMW Championship, the 2nd occasion in the FedExCup Playoffs.
From that point forward, trip authorities have actually produced “Next 10” and “Swing 5,” enabling gamers who go up the FedEx Cup standings to receive the other 7 Signature Events. Those that receive the BMW Championship and the other 15 members from the Next 10 and Swing 5 will make up the staying 7 fields.
“The Next 10 represents the leading 10 members, not otherwise exempt, from the FedExCup standings,” per the PGA Tour's release. “The Swing 5 consists of the leading 5 FedExCup points earners, not otherwise exempt, from the swing of full-field and extra occasions preceding each Signature Event.”
The PGA Tour likewise supplied a timeline for the Next 10 and the Swing 5 for the 7 Signature Events outside The Sentry.
It moves monthly, suggesting gamers will have the chance to delve into and fall out of the 7 staying Signature Events.
The trip then moves to Florida in March, where the Arnold Palmer Invitational highlights the Florida Swing.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational field will consist of those 50 gamers that received the 2023 BMW Championship. It will likewise consist of the Next 10 greatest gamers in the present FedEx Cup standings through the Classic in The Palm Beaches, held Feb. 29-Mar. 3. The Swing 5 will include leading FedExCup points earners not otherwise exempt from the Mexico Open at Vidanta and The Classic in The Palm Beaches.
Following The Masters, the leading 70-to-80 gamers will head to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for the RBC Heritage.
The Next 10 will include those next 10 gamers in the present FedExCup standings through the Masters Tournament. The Swing 5 will consist of the leading 5 FedExCup points earners not otherwise exempt from the Puerto Rico Open, the Valspar Championship, the Texas Children's Houston Open, and Valero Texas Open.
The PGA Tour go back to Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Wells Fargo Championship from May 9-12.
In June, the Memorial Tournament moves back a week as it will be objected to the week prior to the U.S. Open.
It swaps locations with the RBC Canadian Open.
At the Memorial, together with the leading 50 finishers in the 2022-23 FedEx Cup standings, the Next 10 will include those next 10 gamers from the existing FedExCup standings through RBC Canadian Open. The Swing 5 will be those leading FedExCup points earners from the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic, the Charles Schwab Challenge, and the RBC Canadian Open.
Instantly following the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, the PGA Tour moves to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship, implying the 3rd significant of the season is sandwiched in between 2 Signature Events.
At the Travelers Championship, which will be held from Jun. 20-23, the Next 10 will consist of those 10 gamers from the present FedExCup standings through U.S. Open. The Swing 5 will include the leading FedExCup points earners from the exact same 3 competitions required for the Memorial.
As Soon As the Signature Events conclude, the Tour will have the very same playoff structure as in 2023, which will once again start in August.
The Top 70 gamers in the FedEx Cup standings get approved for the very first playoff occasion in Memphis.
From there, the leading 50 will head to Colorado for the BMW Championship.
The 2024 season concludes with the leading 30 in the FedEx Cup standings going to Atlanta for the Tour Championship at East Lake.
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