PGA Tour 2024 Schedule Announced: A New Era of Golf

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The PGA Tour has announced a groundbreaking and reimagined schedule for the 2024 season. It now promises a fresh wave of excitement and higher stakes for both players and fans. The new format includes a significant increase in no-cut events and limited-field events, with a total of eight ‘signature events’ forming part of the 36-event regular season.

The full event list is at the bottom of this article.

A Return to Calendar-Year PGA Tour Schedule 2024

For the first time since 2012, the PGA Tour is returning to a calendar-year schedule. The 2024 season will kick off in early January. The first tournament is the ‘Opening Drive’ double-header at The Sentry and Sony Open in Hawaii. The tour will conclude with the Wyndham Championship in early August. This change is expected to bring a new rhythm to the season and keep fans engaged throughout the year.

Signature Events: The Heart of the PGA Tour 2024 Season

The heart of the 2024 season will be the eight ‘signature events’. These are limited-field tournaments with increased prize money and FedExCup points. Five of these will not feature a cut, allowing all players to compete throughout the event. However, the three player-hosted invitationals – The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the Memorial Tournament – will still feature a 36-hole cut to the top 50 and ties and any player within 10 shots of the lead.

The eight ‘signature events’ in chronological order are:

  1. The Sentry (January 1-7)
  2. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (January 29-February 4)
  3. The Genesis Invitational (February 12-18)
  4. Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 4-10)
  5. RBC Heritage (April 15-21)
  6. Wells Fargo Championship (May 6-12)
  7. The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (June 3-9)
  8. Travelers Championship (June 17-23)

Increased Prize Money: The FedExCup

The PGA Tour has also announced a significant increase in the prize money for the winner of the FedExCup. The champion will now receive a whopping $25m, making the stakes higher than ever before. At the end of the regular season, the top 70 players will advance to the FedExCup Playoffs. This is where they will compete for the $25m life-changing prize.

What Commissioner Jay Moynahan Said about the PGA Tour 2024

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan expressed his excitement about the new schedule,. “We are excited about the roll-out of the PGA Tour’s reimagined schedule and what the season will offer to our fans: a January start with stars competing head-to-head more often, alongside the weekly drama of life-altering moments and the emergence of new stars.” He added that while winning on the PGA Tour continues to be the ultimate – and most difficult – challenge, the new schedule has further connected every tournament, with more at stake each week.

Unifying the Game: The PGA Tour and DP World Tour Agreement

The release of the 2024 calendar comes two months after the PGA Tour and DP World Tour announced a proposed agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which funds LIV Golf, to form a new joint commercial entity in order to “unify the game”. This move is expected to bring a new level of global unity to the sport and further increase its popularity.

What the Golf Community thinks about the new PGA 2024 Tour Schedule

2002 PGA Championship winner and Sky Sports’ Rich Beem shared his thoughts on the new calendar. “Looking at the schedule I think there’s very few surprises. The designated events and those three which are designated, where they will have cuts – the ones that Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer host – they are going to have a cut into the low 50 [players] and then it will be an increased purse to the winner from $3.6m to $4m. I think that will create a lot more excitement for fans at home and for us watching on TV just for the simple fact that a lot of times this year, especially on Fridays, we are looking at a lot of drama for some players trying to finally make the cut.”

Looking Ahead

The new schedule and format are expected to create consistent excitement for fans and reward players like never before. With more at stake each week and the promise of life-altering moments, the stage is set for an exciting 2024 season. The world of golf is eagerly anticipating this new era! All eyes will be on the PGA Tour as it ushers in these changes.

Here is the full schedule ready for you to print out and pin to the garage wall!