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2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament: Tour Information

Welcome to the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Application.  

All Applicants shall review and adhere to the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Rules and Regulations.

All applications must be submitted electronically and received by PGA TOUR by the applicable entry deadline Without Exception. Entries by paper submission, telephone, facsimile or email are NOT acceptable.   The Qualifying Tournament Entry Fee is payable by MasterCard, Visa or American Express credit cards. An Application to Enter must be fully executed in order for an applicant to be entered in the Qualifying Tournament. 

Although membership into the Korn Ferry Tour is based principally on this competition, PGA TOUR reserves the right to apply other reasonable criteria (including, but not limited to; character; conduct; financial responsibility etc.) to all applicants for membership.  In accordance with Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations, a player must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for membership.  A player under the age of 18 may enter the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament, provided the player turns 18 on or before the first scheduled round of the final official points Korn Ferry Tour tournament of the following season.  If a player under the age of 18 qualifies for the Korn Ferry Tour the player would not become eligible for Korn Ferry Tour membership until the player’s 18th birthday.

Based on all such factors, the PGA TOUR, in its sole discretion, will determine whether to extend the applicant an invitation to join the Korn Ferry Tour.  If the applicant successfully qualifies and accepts such invitation to join the Korn Ferry Tour, the applicant shall pay the appropriate fees and dues and abide by the 2020 season Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations as applicable, in consideration of all the rights and privileges of such membership.

The applicant also understands that the Application to Enter may at any time be rejected (including during the Qualifying Tournament) by PGA TOUR.  An applicant who begins play in the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament and is unsuccessful in earning a qualifying position for the subsequent Qualifying Stage is not eligible to use an exemption for any remaining qualifying stages of the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament (for example, an applicant who starts play in the First Qualifying Stage and does not qualify for Second Qualifying Stage cannot use an exemption into the Second or Final Qualifying Stage).

Please contact qualifyingtournament@pgatourhq.com with any questions

PRE-QUALIFYING STAGE

Stroke play contested over 54 holes.

Practice Rounds are two days prior for the Applicable Courses Dates below are AUGUST 26 - 27, 2019 & SEPTEMBER 2 - 3, 2019

Applicants not exempt to First, Second or Final Qualifying Stage shall participate in Pre-Qualifying.  Field sizes at each tournament location are scheduled to be approximately 78 applicants with no reduction (cut) of field.  In the event the number of Pre-Qualifying entries exceeds the number that can be accommodated by the currently scheduled Pre-Qualifying tournament location an overflow tournament location will be used.  Approximately 228 qualifying positions plus ties will be available for Pre-Qualifying contestants to advance to the First Qualifying Stage.  The number of applicants advancing from each Pre-Qualifying tournament location will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., approximately the same percentage from each tournament location will advance), and such number will be announced during Pre-Qualifying.  All applicants tied for the last qualifying position at the conclusion of play at each tournament location will advance.  Successful Pre-Qualifying applicants will be assigned their First Qualifying Stage tournament location in the order of the applicant’s preference based on Pre-Qualifying finish position.  A blind clinical draw will be conducted by PGA TOUR to determine the order that successful Pre-Qualifying applicants with the same finish position are assigned First Qualifying Stage tournament locations.  Ties among those earning a First Qualifying Stage position at the same Pre-Qualifying tournament location will be broken for the purpose of making First Qualifying Stage assignments by matching individual stipulated round scores in descending order beginning with the last round.  Ties remaining after a match of rounds will be broken by matching individual hole scores from the 18th hole of the last round backwards.  The entry fee includes: green fees, practice balls on all official practice and qualifying round days and liability insurance coverage covering certain liabilities that may arise as a result of the applicant’s presence at the Pre-Qualifying tournament location.

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, August 6th @ 5:00 PM (ET)
Entry fee:
Before 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2019
$2800.00
 
After 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2019
$3500.00
Additional payment for the successful stage completion paid:
 
Before 6:00 PM ET, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
$2700.00

FIRST QUALIFYING STAGE

Stroke play contested over 72 holes.

Practice Rounds are two days prior for the Applicable Courses Dates below are September 22 - 23, 2019.  September 29 - 30 & October 6-7, 2019

September 24 - 27, 2019

 
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Soboba Springs Golf Course

October 1 - 4, 2019

 
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October 8 - 11, 2019

 
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Successful Pre-Qualifying applicants and applicants exempt to First Qualifying Stage shall participate in the First Qualifying Stage.  First Qualifying Stage tournament locations are scheduled to be approximately 78 players with no reduction (cut) of field.  Approximately 240 positions are reserved for successful Pre-Qualifying contestants with approximately 20 positions reserved in each of the 12 scheduled First Qualifying Stage tournament locations.  In the event the number of exempt to First Qualifying Stage entries exceeds the number that can be accommodated by the 12 scheduled First Qualifying Stage tournament locations, an overflow tournament location will be used.  The number of applicants advancing from each tournament location will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., approximately the same percentage from each tournament location will advance), and such number will be announced during the First Qualifying Stage.  All applicants tied for the last qualifying position at the conclusion of play at each tournament location will advance.  Successful First Qualifying Stage applicants will be assigned their Second Qualifying Stage tournament location in the order of the applicant’s preference based on First Qualifying Stage finish position.  A blind clinical draw will be conducted by PGA TOUR to determine the order that successful First Qualifying Stage applicants with the same finish position are assigned Second Qualifying Stage tournament locations.  Ties among those earning a Second Qualifying Stage position at the same First Qualifying Stage tournament location will be broken for the purpose of making Second Qualifying Stage assignments by matching individual stipulated round scores in descending order beginning with the last round.  Ties remaining after a match of rounds will be broken by matching individual hole scores from the 18th hole of the last round backwards.  The entry fee includes: green fees, practice balls on all official practice and qualifying round days and liability insurance coverage covering certain liabilities that may arise as a result of the applicant’s presence at the First Qualifying Stage tournament location.

The following applicants shall be exempt to First Qualifying Stage:

1. Members of the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR, Japan Golf Tour, PGA European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour, or PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, or Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, or PGA TOUR Series- China during the 2017, 2018 or 2019 seasons.

2. Applicants that made the cut in a tournament awarding Official Money conducted by the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada or PGA TOUR Series-China during the 2018 or 2019 seasons as of the First Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 10, 2019).

3. Applicants that played in the Second Qualifying Stage of the 2016, 2017 or 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

4. Applicants that finished in the top 50, including ties, in a First Qualifying Stage of the 2017 or 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

5. Applicants that played in the 2018 or 2019; Masters Tournament; U.S. Open; The Open Championship or PGA Championship.

6. Applicants that played in the 2019 PGA Professional National Championship.

7. Applicants that made the cut in the 2018 PGA Assistant Professional National Championship.

8. Applicants ranked first through two hundred (1-200) on the Official World Golf Ranking as of the First Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 10, 2019).

9. Applicants ranked six through twenty-five (6-25) on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as of Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

10. Applicants that played in the 2019 Walker Cup or 2018 World Amateur Team Championship.

11. Applicants that played in the Semi-Finals of the 2018 or 2019 U.S. Amateur or the Finals of the 2017 or 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, September 10th @ 5:00 PM (ET)
Entry fee:
Before 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, August 28, 2019
$5000.00
 
After 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, August 28, 2019
$5750.00

SECOND QUALIFYING STAGE

Stroke play contested over 72 holes.

Practice Rounds are two days prior for the Applicable Courses Dates below are October 27 - 28, 2019 &  November 4 - 5, 2019.

October 29 - November 1, 2019

 
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November 5 - 8, 2019

 
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Successful First Qualifying Stage applicants and applicants exempt to the Second Qualifying Stage shall participate in Second Qualifying Stage.  The overall field size is scheduled to be approximately 360 applicants plus ties from the First Qualifying Stage tournament locations.  Field sizes at Second Qualifying Stage tournament locations are scheduled to be approximately 75 applicants with no reduction (cut) of fields.  The number of applicants advancing from each tournament location will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., approximately the same percentage from each tournament location will advance), and such number will be announced during the Second Qualifying Stage.  All applicants tied for the last qualifying position at the conclusion of play at each tournament location will advance.  The entry fee includes: green fees, practice balls on official practice and qualifying round days and liability insurance coverage covering certain liabilities that may arise as a result of the applicant’s presence at the Second Qualifying Stage tournament location.  

The following applicants shall be exempt to Second Qualifying Stage:

1. 2018/2019 PGA TOUR members that are eligible for tournament play as defined in the PGA TOUR Tournament Regulations or played in the 2017 or 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

2. Applicants eligible for the Korn Ferry Tour 2019 Finals as defined in the Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations or finished eighty-six through one hundredth (86-100) on the 2019 Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Final Points List, as defined in the Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations.

3. Applicants with an official victory in a 2017, 2018 or 2019 Korn Ferry Tour tournament as defined in the Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations.

4. Applicants that have made the cut in one hundred (100) or more combined PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour tournaments awarding official money and are either:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

a) ranked on the Official World Golf Rankings as of the Second Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 24, 2019) or;

b) played in the 2017 or 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

5. Applicants ranked either:

a) first through twenty-five (1-25) on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Tournament Regulations as of the Second Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 24, 2019) or;

b) eleven through twenty - five (11-25 and ties) on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Tournament Regulations as of the Final Qualifying Stage entry deadline (October 22, 2019).

6. Applicants ranked eleven through twenty-five (11-25 and ties) on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada 2019 Final Official Money List, as defined in the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Tournament Regulations.

7. Applicants ranked either:

a) first through twenty-five (1-25) on the PGA TOUR Series-China 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Series-China Tournament Regulations, as of the Second Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 24, 2019) or;

b) eleven through twenty-five (11-25 and ties) on the PGA TOUR Series-China 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Series-China Tournament Regulations as of the Final Qualifying Stage entry deadline, (October 22, 2019).

8. Applicants ranked six through fifteen (6-15) on the respective current (2019) year or season Official Money List for the PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour or Asian Tour, as of the Second Stage entry deadline (September 24, 2019).

9. Applicants ranked six through fifteen (6-15) on the 2017-2018 season Final Official Money List for the PGA Tour of Australasia.

10. Applicants ranked six through fifteen (6-15) on the 2018-2019 season Final Official The Players List for the Sunshine Tour.

11. Applicants who made the cut in the 2019: Masters Tournament; PLAYERS Championship; U.S. Open Championship; The Open Championship or; PGA Championship.

12. Applicants ranked one through five (1-5) including ties at the 2019 PGA Professional National Championship.

13. Applicants ranked first through one hundred (1-100) on the Official World Golf Rankings as of the Second Qualifying Stage entry deadline (September 24, 2019).

14. Applicants ranked first through five (1-5) on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as of Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

15. Applicant who is a current Korn Ferry Tour member that has been disabled to the extent he is unable to compete in more than twelve (12) events in a regular season but has played in a minimum of five (5) Korn Ferry Tour events that year; has performed at a level which placed him 86th – 100th on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List at the time he was disabled; or who has average points per event at the time he was disabled which would have placed him 86th – 100th on the official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List, for the entire season (determined by multiplying such average points by the average number of Korn Ferry Tour events played by all Korn Ferry Tour members).

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, September 24th @ 5:00 PM (ET)
Entry fee:
Before 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, September 4, 2019
$4500.00
 
After 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, September 4, 2019
$5250.00

FINAL QUALIFYING STAGE

Stroke play contested over 72 holes.

Practice Rounds are three days prior for the Applicable Courses Dates below is December 9 - 11, 2019.

December 12 - 15, 2019

 
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Successful Second Qualifying Stage applicants and applicants exempt to Final Qualifying Stage shall participate in the Final Qualifying Stage.  The field size is scheduled to be approximately 138 players plus ties from the Second Qualifying Stage tournament locations with no reduction (cut) of field.  The entry fee includes: green fees, practice balls for practice and competitive round days and liability insurance covering may arise as a result of the applicant’s presence at the Final Qualifying Stage tournament location.

The following applicants shall be eligible to start at Final Qualifying Stage: 

1. Applicants ranked seventy-six through eighty-five (76-85) on the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Final Official Points List, as defined in the Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations.

2.   Applicants finishing within the top one-hundred (100) and ties on the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Finals Priority Ranking List.

3. Applicants ranked either:

a) first through ten (1-10) on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA Tour Latinoamérica Tournament Regulations as of the Final Qualifying Stage entry deadline, (October 22, 2019) or;

b) second through ten (2-10) on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica 2019 Final Official Money List, as defined in the PGA Tour Latinoamérica Tournament Regulations. 

4. Applicants ranked second through ten (2-10) on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada 2019 Final Official Money List, as defined in the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Tournament Regulations.

5. Applicants ranked either:

a) first through ten (1-10) on the PGA TOUR Series-China 2019 Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Series-China Tournament Regulations as of the Final Qualifying Stage entry deadline, (October 22, 2019) or;

b) ranked second through ten (2-10) on the PGA TOUR Series-China 2019 Final Official Money List, as defined in the PGA TOUR Series-China Tournament Regulations.

6. Applicants ranked first through five (1-5) on the respective current year (2019) or season Official Money List for the PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, or Asian Tour as of the Final Qualifying Stage deadline (October 22, 2019).

7. Applicants ranked first through five (1-5) on the 2017-2018 season Final Official Money List for the PGA Tour of Australasia.

8. Applicants ranked first through five (1-5) on the 2018-2019 season Final Official The Players List for the Sunshine Tour.

9.     Applicants ranked on the PGA TOUR Non-member FedExCup Points list (including Special Temporary Members) whose combined official points and points earned in official money World Golf Championship events is equal to or greater than the 150th place finisher on the Final 2018-2019 Regular Season FedExCup Points List.

10. Applicants among Major and Minor Medical Extension category members (as defined in the PGA TOUR Tournament Regulations) whose FedExCup Points earned in their “Available Tournaments”, when combined with the amount of FedExCup Points earned in their “Tournaments Played”, equals or exceeds the amount of FedExCup Points earned by the member who finished last in the 25 finishers beyond 125th place on the FedEx Cup Points List for the preceding season shall be exempt into Final Qualifying Stage in that year provided that the FedExCup Points earned in his “Tournaments Played” was less than the 150th finisher on the FedExCup Points List in the year of the applicant’s injury.

11. Applicant who is a current Korn Ferry Tour member that has been disabled to the extent he is unable to compete in more than twelve (12) events in a regular season but has played in a minimum of five (5) Korn Ferry Tour events that year; has performed at a level which placed him 76th – 85th on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List at the time he was disabled; or who has average points per event at the time he was disabled which would have placed him 76th – 85th on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List for the entire season (determined by multiplying such an average number of Korn Ferry Tour events played by all Korn Ferry Tour members).

12. Applicants ranked first through fifty (1-50) on the Official World Golf Rankings as of the Final Qualifying Stage entry deadline (October 22, 2019).


Prize Money: Prize money will be distributed as follows:

                1st            $50,000                   16th          $9,000                     31st          $7,000

                2nd           $36,000                   17th          $9,000                     32nd         $7,000

                3rd            $28,000                   18th          $9,000                     33rd          $7,000

                4th            $24,000                   19th          $9,000                     34th          $7,000

                5th            $22,000                   20th          $9,000                     35th          $7,000

                6th            $20,000                   21st          $8,000                     36th          $6,500

                7th            $18,000                   22nd         $8,000                     37th          $6,500

                8th            $16,000                   23rd          $8,000                     38th          $6,500

                9th            $14,000                   24th          $8,000                     39th          $6,500

                10th          $12,000                   25th          $8,000                     40th          $6,500

                11th           $10,000                   26th          $7,500                    

  12th          $10,000                   27th          $7,500                    

  13th          $10,000                   28th          $7,500                    

  14th          $10,000                   29th          $7,500                    

  15th          $10,000                   30th          $7,500     

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, October 22nd @ 5:00 PM (ET)
Entry fee:
Before 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, October 9, 2019
$4000.00
 
After 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, October 9, 2019
$4750.00
Please contact qualifyingtournament@pgatourhq.com with any questions