News & ToursOctober 31, 2009

PGA Tour tweaks tournament eligibility categories

MADISON, Miss. -- Not that it's likely to have a significant impact on tournament fields, but the PGA Tour has made a change to some of its bottom-tier membership categories beginning in 2010.

Players in the Past Champions, Team Tournament Winners and Veteran Members categories have to fulfill one of the following criteria to remain eligible for tournament berths:

  • Competed in Q-School on the PGA Tour or Champions Tour in the current year or two years previously.

  • Made a cut on the PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour in the current year or previous two calendar years.

  • Played at least five events combined on the PGA Tour, Nationwide or Champions Tour during the current or preceding year.

There are 33 membership categories on the PGA Tour. The three in question are Nos. 30, 31 and 33, respectively.

-- Dave Shedloski

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