Fact Sheet

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PGA TOUR Commissioner
Jay Monahan (since January 1, 2017)

President/ Tour
Alex Baldwin (since January 30, 2019)

PGATOUR.COM Tour Official Tagline
“The Path to the PGA TOUR"

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1990–2019. The Tour completed its 29th season in September, 2018.

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook ( and Instagram ( Tour Communication Contacts

Laura Neal, Executive Vice President, Communications, PGA TOUR

Stewart Moore, Senior Director, Communications, PGA TOUR

Preston Smith, Specialist, Communications, PGA TOUR

Sean Wildhack, Specialist, Communications, PGA TOUR

The Tour and its tournaments are committed to supporting charities in the communities in which events are played. Through January 2019, the tours of the PGA TOUR and their tournaments gave back $2.84 billion in charitable giving dating back to the first recorded donation in 1938. Annually, the Tour honors its Volunteer of the Year, with Mimi Palmer of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae earning the honors in 2018.

2019 Schedule
The 2019 Tour schedule features 27 events, played in 20 states and three countries outside the U.S. (Bahamas, Colombia, Panama). There are 24 Regular Season events, plus three Tour Finals events.

Prize Money
In 2019, total prize money is $17,850,000 over 27 events. The average purse is $661,111. The Tour plays for $1 million at each of the three Tour Finals event.

Each Tour player has a position on the priority-ranking system that is used to form fields for open tournaments. The complete priority-ranking
system may be found in the digital version of the Official Tour Guide (see “Players” section, then “Eligibility Categories”). The majority of Tour events have 144- or 156-player fields. First played in 2013, the Tour annually conducts the Tour Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 150 players who reach (through up to three preliminary stages) or are exempt into the Final Stage in December compete for an eligibility ranking for the next season. This is in addition to those players who have already earned membership based on play on the Tour and PGA TOUR during the season.

In 2019, the Tour’s 254 members hailed from around the globe. There were 58 international players with full or partial Tour exemptions, representing 20 countries outside the United States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. See “International Players” under “General Info” on the home page of the digital version of the Official Tour Guide for a country-by-country breakdown of the 2019 membership.
2018 Graduates
The Tour graduated 50 players to the PGA TOUR at the end of the 2018 season. The first 25 cards were earned via the Regular Season, with a second set of 25 cards awarded based on performance in the Tour Finals. Sungjae Im became the first player in history to lead the Regular Season money list wire-to-wire, winning the first and last event of the Regular Season en route to earning Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. Im is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19, and earned an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship. Denny McCarthy won the Tour Finals money list to also earn fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19 and an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship.

Every year, the impact of the Tour on the PGA TOUR grows. Since 1991, over 500 PGA TOUR tournaments have been won by players with Tour roots, including all four major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. Every tournament on the PGA TOUR’s 2017-18 schedule has been won by a former Tour player. Three out of four current PGA TOUR members, and 12 named to the 2017 Presidents Cup and five members of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team, are Tour alumni. In recognition of the Tour's growing stature and competitive impact, the PGA TOUR Policy Board announced in March 2012 that all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season would come through the Tour, beginning in 2013, with the season culminating at the three-event Tour Finals. Also new in 2013 was the awarding of Tour membership for the following season to the five leading money winners from both PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada. In November, 2013, PGA TOUR China was announced with a similar arrangement put in place, beginning in 2014.

The progression of cards issued since 1990 is:

Cards Issued

Note: There were 21 cards issued in 2005 and 22 in 2006 due to unique circumstances both years.
Golf Channel, available in more than 81 million homes in the United States, is the exclusive cable television home of the Tour. Golf Channel will air eight tournaments in the U.S. in 2018, all produced in HDTV. The Tour can be seen in 180 countries and territories, reaching a potential 300 million more households via the PGA TOUR’s international broadcasting operation.

At season’s end, 50 PGA TOUR cards for the 2019-20 TOUR season.
The Tour Player of the Year receives the Jack Nicklaus Award. Player of the Year is based on a vote of the membership. Beginning in 2018, the Tour also began awarding the Rookie of the Year Award.
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