The PGA Tour has unveiled an exciting schedule for the 2024 season, bringing forth a series of innovative changes to captivate golf enthusiasts worldwide. This revamped calendar marks a return to a calendar-year schedule, enhancing the interconnectedness of events and offering players more opportunities to shine.
One of the most significant developments is the introduction of more no-cut events than ever before, adding to the drama and intensity of the competitions. Additionally, the winner of the FedExCup will now be awarded an increased prize of $25 million, elevating the stakes and enticing players to perform at their best.
The PGA Tour emphasized the interconnection of events, aiming to deliver maximum excitement and consequence to both players and fans. The 2024 season commences in early January with a compelling ‘Opening Drive’ double-header at The Sentry and Sony Open in Hawaii, setting the stage for a thrilling year of golfing excellence. The schedule runs through to the Wyndham Championship in early August, offering a packed lineup of 36 events during the FedExCup Regular Season.
The upcoming season will witness the participation of top-tier events, including the four prestigious majors, The Players Championship, and eight ‘signature events’. These tournaments promise to bring together golf’s finest talents, creating an atmosphere of intense competition and entertainment.
Following the regular season, the FedExCup Playoffs will be the arena where the top 70 players advance to vie for glory. With this new cadence, the PGA Tour aims to foster consistent excitement and anticipation among fans while providing players with unprecedented rewards and opportunities.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan expressed his enthusiasm for the reimagined schedule, acknowledging the collaboration and support from the membership, including the Player Directors and Player Advisory Council, along with tournaments and partners. He highlighted the season’s offerings, from thrilling head-to-head competitions among stars to life-altering moments and the emergence of new talents.
Despite the excitement surrounding the new schedule, it comes in the wake of a surprising proposed agreement between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which funds LIV Golf. The collaboration aims to create a new joint commercial entity to bring the game together, signaling a transformative shift in the golfing landscape.