PGA Tour University is Launched to Help College Golfers Get to Pros
The PGA Tour launched PGA Tour University on Monday making it easier for college golfers to get to the pros through the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica and PGA Tour Series – China.
“This program will reward elite collegiate play with varying levels of playing access to Tours operated under the PGA TOUR umbrella, while upholding the principles and virtues of collegiate athletics,” writes the PGA Tour.
The program will begin next college golf season.
How it Works
Players eligible for the PGA TOUR University Ranking List are NCAA Division I golfers who complete a minimum of four years in college, or who complete three years, but deliver intent and proof of early college graduation.
The ranking time period will be the final two years of collegiate play; however, a player won’t appear on the ranking list until the fourth year of collegiate play begins.
The rankings will be updated every Thursday during the NCAA Division I men’s golf season.
The top five finishers from the final Official PGA TOUR University Ranking List will receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning the week following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship through the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour regular season.
The top five finishers will also be exempt into the Final Stage of that year’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Finishers 6–15 will receive membership onto one of the PGA TOUR’s International Tours: PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada or PGA TOUR Series – China, and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning the week following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship through the conclusion of the current season.