About the PGA TOUR


Mission

By showcasing golf's greatest players, we engage, inspire and positively impact our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

Headquarters

112 PGA TOUR Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: 904-285-3700

Commissioner

Jay Monahan (since January 2, 2017)

Overview

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China.

The modern-day PGA TOUR was formed in 1968 when a subset of touring professionals broke away from the PGA of America.

Eligibility

Each PGA TOUR player has earned a position on the priority-ranking system that is used to select full-field open tournaments.

Membership

PGA TOUR members hail from around the globe. In 2020-21, there are 94 active international members from 29 countries and territories outside the United States.

IMPACT

Through the world of golf, the PGA TOUR, backed by its network of volunteers, drives positive impact at unprecedented levels to support and improve local communities. The PGA TOUR and its tournaments have donated close to $3 billion to date to support local organizations.

PGA TOUR Schedule

The 2020-21 PGA TOUR Schedule includes 50 official FedExCup tournaments, in addition to the men’s Olympic Golf competition. Made up of 47 official events, the FedExCup Regular Season runs from the 2020 Safeway Open through the 2021 Wyndham Championship. The FedExCup Playoffs feature three events, culminating with the crowning of the FedExCup Champion Labor Day weekend in 2021.

  • Official PGA TOUR events each award 500 FedExCup points to first place
  • THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship will award 600 FedExCup points to first place
  • Each of the four World Golf Championships events and The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide will award 550 FedExCup points to first place
  • Additional events (played the same week as a major or World Golf Championships event) will award 300 FedExCup points to first place
  • Additional events (played the same week as other tournaments) award 300 FedExCup points to the winner
  • The first two FedExCup Playoffs events award 2,000 points to the winner (quadruple points of Regular Season events), while the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship, features a strokes-based system (FedExCup Starting Strokes)
FedExCup

The 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season marks the 15th edition of the FedExCup, a season-long points competition offering unprecedented bonus money and the distinction of becoming the FedExCup champion. TOUR members earn FedExCup points based on their finish at each tournament, with an emphasis placed on wins and high finishes. The FedExCup champion is crowned at the conclusion of the FedExCup Playoffs finale, the TOUR Championship.

FedExCup Playoffs

The FedExCup Playoffs features a progressive cut over three events. Aside from the coveted FedExCup trophy, players compete for their share of $60 million total in bonus money. The first two Playoffs events award 2,000 points to the winner (quadruple points of Regular Season events), while the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship, features a strokes-based system (FedExCup Starting Strokes). The player with the lowest total score will win the FedExCup and be credited with an official victory in the TOUR Championship competition.

THE NORTHERN TRUST


Liberty National Golf Club
Jersey City, New Jersey
125 players

BMW Championship


Caves Valley Golf Club
Owings Mills, Maryland
70 players

TOUR Championship


East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Georgia
30 players

Bonus Money for the FedExCup ($60 million)

$15 million for first place, $5 million for second, $4 million for third, $3 million for fourth and $2.5 million for fifth

Awards

The PGA TOUR recognizes the following awards: FedExCup, Jack Nicklaus Award (Player of the Year), Arnold Palmer Award (Rookie of the Year), Byron Nelson Award (scoring average), Payne Stewart Award, Courage Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Tournament of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Charity of the Year.