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PGA Tour announces developmental tours will merge into one league in 2024
The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that it will merge two of its developmental circuits into one tour starting in 2024.
PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamerica, both feeder leagues to the Korn Ferry Tour, will now form the PGA Tour Americas beginning next February. The tour will consist of 16 tournaments across the United States, Canada and Latin America, with the top 10 finishers on the season-long points list earning promotion to the Korn Ferry Tour in 2025.
“As we build on the rich golf history across Latin America and Canada, 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, who will also oversee the Americas circuit. “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, the PGA Tour.”
The Americas tour will begin with a Latin America swing. Eligibility for this portion of the schedule will include the top 60 players from the final points lists of the 2023 Latinoamerica and Canada standings. Eligibility will also be gained from the top 40 finishers at Q-School, with an additional spot given to the winner of the 2023 APGA season-long points list.
The top 60 players from the Latin America swing will move on to compete in the North America portion of the season.
The Canadian Tour traces its roots back to 1970, and produced a number of talents for the PGA Tour, including Mike Weir, Paul Casey, Steve Stricker, Todd Hamilton, Chris DiMarco, Michael Campbell and Mackenzie Hughes. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica is just a decade old yet counts Harry Higgs and Nate Lashley among its former points leaders.
The PGA Tour Americas will also host a mid-season Q-School and introduce graduates from the PGA Tour University system. The full 2024 PGA Tour Americas schedule will be announced in September.