Fact Sheet

PGA TOUR Latinoamérica

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

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

President/PGA TOUR Latinoamérica
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is under the direction of Jack Warfield, who serves as PGA TOUR Latinoamérica President. As its leader, Warfield provides the Tour over 20 years of experience world class golf events such as the World Cup, the World Golf Championships and the Presidents Cup.

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PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is a professional golf tour that began in September of 2012 with a series of 11 tournaments in seven countries across Latin America. In 2017, the Tour increased its number of events to 19 in 15 countries. Those events are staged between February and December.

The PGA TOUR, working in collaboration with the leading golf organizations within the region, created this region-wide professional golf tour to provide the players who compete in Latin America a consistent schedule of events and the opportunity to advance to the higher levels of professional golf.

The PGA TOUR recognized the tremendous talent and potential in Latin America, and the potential to help foster the further development of elite players across the region. One of the main goals of this tour is to develop these elite players and provide them an opportunity to move up to the Tour, where they will only be a step away from the PGA TOUR. Such a path did not exist in the past for the players competing and developing their game within the region.

The Tour enters its sixth season in 2017.

2017 Schedule
Features 18 official events played in 15 different countries across the Americas.

Prize Money
A total of $3,150,000 over 18 official events.

Tournament Play
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica events are 72-hole stroke play tournaments consisting of fields of up to 144 players. Following the first 36 holes of play, the top 55 players and ties make the cut.

Los Cinco
'Los Cinco' is the group of players that top the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica's Order of Merit and who at the end of the season will earn their status to play the Tour the following season. Being in this select group is a huge step in their careers as the Tour is the only way to gain access to the PGA TOUR. The No. 1 player earns full exempt status on the Tour, while the other four players earn conditional status.

Other Members' Benefits
Players ranked 6-10 on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ending Order of Merit will be exempt to play the final stage of the Tour’s Qualifying Tournament. The top 60 players on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ending Order of Merit will keep their card for the following season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

Roberto De Vicenzo Award
The season-ending money leader claims the Order of Merit’s top spot and also becomes the recipient of the Roberto De Vicenzo Award. PGA TOUR Latinoamérica considered it a fitting honor to name this award after De Vicenzo given his superlative international playing record and his role as ambassador of the sport.

Official World Golf Ranking Points
Each PGA TOUR Latinoamérica tournament awards Official World Golf Ranking points. According to the ranking point allocation in the current OWGR, all regular TLA events not co-sanctioned with other international Tours will provide points to the top-six players and ties. A total of six points will be given to the champion, with ranking points down to sixth place and ties.

PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Communication Contacts

Nelson Silverio, Director Communications and Business Affairs, PGA TOUR
Tel: 904-273-3528

Gregory Villalobos, Manager, Communications, PGA TOUR