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Policy Board Approves Full FedExCup Points for Fall Tournaments

Board seeking more input before finalizing details of TOUR qualifying through Nationwide Tour; PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Order of Merit winner to receive Roberto de Vicenzo Award

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR Policy Board on Monday granted a full allocation of FedExCup points to the PGA TOUR’s fall tournaments beginning with the newly reconfigured 2013-2014 schedule. As announced in March, the PGA TOUR season will begin in October 2013 with the current Fall Series and conclude in late September 2014 with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

“With the fall tournaments moving to the front end of the PGA TOUR schedule, the Policy Board believes the next logical step is for these tournaments to kick off the FedExCup and begin awarding full points,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “All of these tournaments have been very successful and certainly deserve to be part of the FedExCup competition.”

With respect to the system to determine the 50 PGA TOUR membership cards through the NationwideTour beginning next year, the Policy Board reviewed three options and decided to seek further input and feedback from the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour Player Advisory Councils before making a final decision. An announcement will be made at a later date.

As previously announced, the Nationwide Tour season will end with three tournaments that will include the top 75 players on the Nationwide Tour’s money list, the players ranked 126-200 on the PGATOUR’s FedExCup points list, and non-members who would have earned enough FedExCup points from their performance on TOUR to place them 126-200 on the official FedExCup points list. The top 50 at the end of those tournaments will receive PGA TOUR membership for the following season.

In other action, the Policy Board approved naming the annual Order of Merit for PGA TOUR Latinoamerica after World Golf Hall of Fame member Roberto de Vicenzo of Argentina. The Tour’s leading money winner will be recognized as the recipient of the Roberto de Vicenzo Award. PGA TOUR Latinoamerica will debut this fall with 11 tournaments throughout Latin America.

One Response to Policy Board Approves Full FedExCup Points for Fall Tournaments

  1. Sandeep says:

    Price is fine.Your expectations are clteopmely out of whack. The odds of you getting a golf scholarship are at least 1 in 10,000. You’re not only competing against American kids, but also kids from around the world. Plus, once you get to college, you’re competing for playing time with not only the few guys on scholarship, but partial scholarship guys, plus the (likely) dozens of walk-ons who would kill you in a second to get your scholarship. From there, the odds of you making the Nationwide tour are an additional 1 in 5,000 (among guys who made the 1 in 10,000).To be a pro, you’d need to have a handicap of about +7 to +10, meaning you’re giving 7 to 10 shots to a scratch golfer. Ponder those odds. Obviously someone has to be that person to defy the odds, but keep in mind that those are pretty steep odds.Without any status as a professional golfer, you’d have to go through a pre-stage, plus the first two stages of Q-School just to get some kind of Nationwide Tour status. By that, you’d have to make a top-20 finish after four rounds at the pre-stage, first stage, and second stage, all against guys who are as good, if not better than you. Guys who may have played on, or won on, the PGA Tour and/or Nationwide Tour and who know how to compete. Once you pass your medical boards you’re a doctor for life. Q-school is an annual proposition if you don’t win enough money.