PGA Tour Announces The Creation Of PGA Tour Americas

Ten years ago, the PGA Tour acquired the Canadian Tour, a developmental tour, and rebranded it as PGA Tour Canada (with occasional new presenting sponsor). That led to the creation of PGA Tour Latinoamérica, which ran as a separate development tour. Now the PGA Tour is merging the events into a single year-long tour called PGA Tour Americas.


The new tour will include 16 tournaments across South America, Canada, and the U.S. starting in February and running through September, with the Top 10 finishers on the season-long points list gaining membership on the Korn Ferry Tour, a step away from the PGA Tour.


“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,” said Alex Baldwin, president of the Korn Ferry Tour. “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.”


Players eligible for the Latin America Swing includes the top 60 finishers from the 2022-23 PGA Tour Latinoamérica and the PGA Tour Canada points list. PGA Tour qualifying school will also provide access to the Latin America Swing of PGA Tour Americas. Full eligibility for PGA Tour Americas will be announced later this year and will feature similar categories to PGA Tour Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada. The Canadian and American end of the tour will start in June and run through September. Those in the top 10 on the points list earn Korn Ferry Tour membership – exempt through the third reshuffle – for the following season. Additionally, 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 if they don’t crack the overall top 10.


As well, success on the PGA Tour Americas points list will offer access to the 2024 PGA Tour qualifying school. With the top 10 finishers on the list, and the top three finishers in the North America Swing, will earn exemption to the final stage of PGA Tour qualifying school. The full schedule for the 2024 PGA Tour Americas will be announced in September.


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