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What’s new for the 2024 PGA Tour season?

This weekend kicks off the fall season on the PGA Tour with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, CA. In the past, this was the start of the new FedEx Cup points schedule. However, this year the PGA Tour has introduced a new format for the fall and the 2024 schedule.

This year, the Tour is moving to a more streamlined season that starts in January, so the tournaments being played this fall are now called the FedEx Cup Fall. What does that mean to the players and what other changes have been made in 2024? 

Here are some of the main changes:

The return to a calendar-based schedule, starting in January.

Eight Signature Events, previously known as “designated events”.

  • These are limited-field tournaments with increased prize money and FedEx Cup points (700 points to the winner).
  • Of these signature events, the three player-hosted invitationals (The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday) will feature 80-man fields with 36-hole cuts for top 50 and ties. 
  • Signature events with no 36-hole cuts include The Sentry, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, RBC Heritage, Wells Fargo Championship, Travelers Championship and FedEx Cup Playoffs.
  • The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am replaced the WM Phoenix Open as a signature event, with a reduced field of 80 professionals, and amateurs only competing on the first two days.
  • The Sentry is the season’s first Signature Event and includes PGA TOUR winners from the previous calendar year as well as the top 50 members from the 2022-23 FedEx Cup standings.
Eligibility for the remaining seven Signature Events includes the top 50 members from the 2022-23 FedEx Cup standings and 15 members who can play their way in through regular tour events.

FedEx Cup Fall
  • The 2023 FedEx Cup Fall, consisting of seven events played through the end of 2023, will finalize the top 125 eligibility for the next season, providing exempt status for Full-Field Events, as well as a spot in THE PLAYERS. 
  • Players in the top 50 will continue to be eligible for FedEx Cup Fall events, however they will not be required to play in these events. Players ranked No. 51 and beyond carry over their FedEx Cup Points from the Regular Season and FedEx St. Jude Championship and will continue to accumulate points through the FedEx Cup Fall toward their eligibility status for 2024. 
  • The top 10 players in the FedEx Cup standings (not otherwise exempt) from the FedEx Cup Fall are eligible for two Signature Events in 2024 – the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and The Genesis Invitational. 
  • In addition to 500 FedEx Cup points, benefits of winning during the FedEx Cup Fall include a two-year PGA TOUR exemption, entry to the season-opening The Sentry and THE PLAYERS, as well as eligibility into those Major Championships that invite PGA TOUR winners.

FedEx Cup 2024

  • The prize for winning the 2024 FedEx Cup was increased from $18 million to $25 million.
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