At the end of the championship, the top point winner is the season champion.
In late February, the Policy Board announced a revised cut policy, effective beginning with the Honda Classic. Credits • Gallery • Cheats • Videos • Soundtrack. Platform(s) , The 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. The PGA Tour Player of the Year award, also known as the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, is administered by the PGA Tour and was introduced in 1990; the recipient is selected by the tour players by ballot, although the results are not released other than to say who has won. Below is the 2016–17 ranking system, in order of priority.
The first 2008 Fall Series event was held opposite the Ryder Cup, and the Fall Series took a week off for the Tour Championship before continuing with its remaining six events. The deal includes Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour events, but like the U.S. television deals it does not include the major championships, and unlike the U.S. deal, it does not include the World Golf Championships.  A total of 50 PGA Tour cards for the next season is awarded at the end of the Finals. This slate of unofficial, often made-for-TV events (which have included the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the Skins Game, etc.)  On March 9, 2020, the PGA Tour announced that it had reached an agreement to renew its contracts with CBS and NBC, which expire after the 2021 season, through 2030, maintaining most of the existing broadcast arrangements. Rating(s) The 25 leading money winners during the Korn Ferry Tour regular season receive cards, and total money earned during the Finals determines the remaining 25 card earners. Those who fail but fall within the top 200 in current season points are eligible for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Note: No award was presented in 1968 due to the rift between the PGA of America and the professional golfers on the PGA tour. Six events in particular have such associations (four of these are invitational events): This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 17:59.
In 2003, Annika Sörenstam and Suzy Whaley played in PGA Tour events, and Michelle Wie did so in each year from 2004 through 2008. What the PGA Tour does organize are the remaining 43 (in 2009) week-to-week events, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup events, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup. Since 1982 the winner has been selected using a points system with points awarded for wins, money list position and scoring average.
On May 22, 2018, HB Studios reached an agreement to include a PGA Tour license in The Golf Club 2019, including six TPC courses and a PGA Tour career mode; the agreement did not include rights to player likenesses, while the PGA Tour maintained an existing license agreement with EA Sports for its own PGA Tour golf games (which had been dormant since Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015, although EA still claimed to have an "ongoing relationship" with the Tour at that time).
At the end of the regular season, the top 125 FedEx Cup points winners are eligible to compete in the "playoffs", four events taking place from mid-August to mid-September.  He was succeeded by tour player Deane Beman in early 1974, who served for twenty years. PGA Tour 2K21. , The PGA Tour is also covered extensively outside the United States. Other types of exemptions include lifetime exemptions for players with twenty wins on the tour; one-time, one year exemptions for players in the top fifty on the career money earnings list who are not otherwise exempt; two-time, one year exemptions for players in the top twenty-five on the career money list; and medical exemptions for players who have been injured or are going through a family crisis, which give them an opportunity to regain their tour card after a period out of the tour. 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. 03 , In 2007, The Players Championship moved to May so as to have a marquee event in five consecutive months. This policy affected two of the first three events with cuts, the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Buick Invitational. Offer available through 10/26/20.
Since 2013, players who are ranked between 126–200 in FedEx Cup points (and are not already exempt by other means) are eligible for entry in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where they can regain their PGA Tour privileges.  The tournaments in the now season-opening Fall Series are awarded full FedEx Cup points. The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs began on August 20, and concluded on September 7, 2020, with Dustin Johnson winning the FedEx Cup.. The service will replace PGA Tour Live in international markets as existing rights lapse, beginning with Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Spain in January 2019. The geography of the tour is determined by the weather. 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. NA: August 21, 2020 (Digital)September 25, 2020 (Physical)  The increased friction resulted in a new entity in August, what would eventually become the PGA Tour.
 For all 50 new card earners, their positions on the PGA Tour's priority order for purposes of tournament are based on money earned in the Finals. In 2009, the break was followed by the Tour Championship, with the Presidents Cup taking place two weeks after that. The other event that is considered part of the 2013 season is the biennial Presidents Cup, matching a team of golfers representing the US with an "International" team consisting of non-European players (Europeans instead play in the Ryder Cup, held in even-numbered years). . The PGA Player of the Year award dates back to 1948 (originally named the PGA Golfer of the Year) and is awarded by the PGA of America. . Some events take place outside the United States: As of 2016, one regular tournament is held in Canada, and one of the. HB Studios The 2011 contract granted more extensive digital rights, as well as the ability for NBC to broadcast supplemental coverage of events on Golf Channel during its broadcast windows.
You can help to expand this page by adding an image or additional information. In 1938, Babe Zaharias became the first woman to compete in a PGA Tour event.  GolfTV also acquired rights to the Ryder Cup and European Tour in selected markets, and signed a deal with Tiger Woods to develop original content centered upon him. , In most of the regular events on tour, the field is either 132, 144 or 156 players, depending on time of year (and available daylight hours). However, at some events, known as invitationals, exemptions apply only to the previous year's top 70 players.
Top Finishers from the Web.com Tour medical, Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season, Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season's FedExCup Points List (126-150), Past Champions, Team Tournament Winners and Veteran Members Beyond 150 on the FedExCup Points List. The PGA Tour maintains a priority ranking system that is used to select the fields for most tournaments on tour. Historically known as the "Canadian Tour", it was taken over by the PGA Tour in November 2012. Some tournaments deviate from this system; for example, the Phoenix Open has only five sponsor exemptions and three Monday qualifying spots, while invitational tournaments such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament, and Dean & DeLuca Invitational have completely different eligibility categories.