PGA Tour announces a new path to a professional golf career
01 Jun 2020
by Brayden Conover of AmateurGolf.com
The PGA Tour announced Monday that there is a new path to the Tour.
PGA Tour University allows for high-level collegiate players with at least four seasons under their belt or three-year graduates to become exempt on one of Tour’s under the PGA Tour umbrella.
“By focusing our efforts on players who have completed a minimum of four years, PGA Tour University will not deter from the college game while ensuring its graduates benefit from their maturity and experience,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a press release.
Following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, the top 15 players in the PGA Tour University Ranking will be awarded exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada, and PGA Tour Series-China based on their finish within the 15 available slots.
The top-five finishers will receive exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour the week following the NCAA’s and will receive an exemption for the final stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Partnering with WAGR, the PGA Tour Ranking will include NCAA Division I men’s events, and PGA Tour events -- including all of the majors except the PGA Championship.