PGA Tour Canada to Merge with PGA Tour Latinoamerica
The PGA Tour has announced that the Canada and Latinoamerica chapter will merge to form PGA Tour Americas.
The newly formed tour will begin play in February of 2024.
“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. 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,” said Alex Baldwin, who oversees PGA TOUR Americas, the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University.
According to the Tour, PGA Tour Americas will have 16 events contested in Latin America, Canada and the United States from February through September.
The top 10 finishers on the season-long points list will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership for the following season.
The schedule is expected to be announced in September.
There also will be other ways to get onto the Korn Ferry Tour through PGA Tour Americas.
“Five conditional Korn Ferry Tour cards are available to the top two finishers in the Latin America Swing and the top three performers from the North America Swing, in the event those individuals do not finish in the top 10 on the final PGA TOUR Americas Points List,” says The Tour.
Performance on the PGA Tour Points List will also grant access to 2024 PGA Tour Q-School.
“The top 10 finishers on the PGA TOUR Americas Points List, the top two finishers in the Latin America Swing and the top three finishers in the North America Swing will earn exemptions to Final Stage of PGA TOUR Q-School,” the Tour says.
Finishers 11–25 on the PGA TOUR Americas Points List, finishers 3–10 from the Latin America Swing and finishers 4–10 from the North America Swing will earn exemptions to Second Stage of PGA TOUR Q-School.
All remaining PGA TOUR Americas members will earn exemptions to First Stage of PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry.