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PGA TOUR Americas 2024 Qualifying Tournament: Tournament Information

PGA TOUR Americas 2024 Qualifying Tournament


2024 QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT | PROCEDURES & INFORMATION

 

Applications will only be accepted through the online application platform. Each applicant may only compete at one site.

USA East 1

May 20-24

Country Club of Ocala

Ocala, FL

(352) 237-6644

USA East 2

May 20-24

RTJ at Highland Oaks (Highlands/Marshwood)

Dothan, AL

(205) 769-1354

USA Central

May 27-31

Firewheel Golf Park (Bridges Course: Masters/Champions)

Garland, TX

(972) 205-2795

USA West 1

May 27-31

Wigwam Golf Resort (Gold)

Litchfield Park, AZ

(623) 935-9414

USA West 2

June 3-7

Soboba Springs Golf Course

San Jacinto, CA

(951) 453-4650

CANADA**

June 10-14

Crown Isle Golf Resort

Courtenay, BC, Canada

(250) 703-5000

 

 

 

 

 








Qualifying Competition Sites

** Please note that the first event of the season will be played the week after the Canada Qualifying School Tournament in Victoria, British Columbia (2 hour drive from Crown Isle). 

 

The first scheduled day of the qualifying competition will be the official practice round, followed by four (4) rounds of the qualifying competition. Play may be extended beyond the final scheduled day (i.e., beyond Friday).

 

Eligibility

Professionals or any Amateurs with a handicap index, which when applied to a qualifying course rating, will generate a course handicap of zero (0.0) or less. PGA TOUR, Inc. (together with PGA TOUR Enterprises, LLC and their subsidiaries collectively, “PGA TOUR”) reserves the right to verify the handicap index of amateurs and to refuse anyone not meeting the requirements.

 

In accordance with the PGA TOUR Americas 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 PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament, provided the player turns 18 on or before the first scheduled round of the final (official money) PGA TOUR Americas tournament of the 2024 season. If a player under the age of 18 qualifies for the PGA TOUR Americas, the player would not become eligible for PGA TOUR Americas membership until his 18th birthday.

 

In accordance with PGA TOUR University Ranking List eligibility, all collegiate players will be ineligible for PGA TOUR University (in the current season and subsequent seasons) if they compete in a Qualifying Tournament for Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Americas. 

 

Exception: Players in the current season’s PGA TOUR University ranking may participate in the PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament.

 

Entry Fees

Entry fee of $2,250 USD must accompany application and be payable by credit card.  Use of a ‘Visa Debit’ card is not recommended. Entry fee includes green fee, range usage on the practice and competition days, as well as liability insurance coverage, covering liability which may arise as a result of the applicant’s presence at a qualifying competition site.

 

Entry Availability, Deadline & Application Selection

The online application process will be available beginning Tuesday, March 26th at 12:00 PM (EST) for all member, and non-member applicants. Only online entries will be accepted. Member applicants include 2024 PGA TOUR, Korn Ferry Tour, and PGA TOUR Americas. 

The entry deadline is Friday, April 12th at 4:00 PM (EST).  After the entry deadline, PGA TOUR Americas will accept applications on an available basis.

 

Applications may be submitted for the period as indicated by the entry availability and deadlines noted here. Completed applications will be randomly selected until all tournament sites are filled in accordance with the Field Size & Site Assignment sections below. Any applicant whose applications are not selected pursuant to this process will not be eligible to compete in the 2024 PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament, and their entry fees will be refunded.

 

Note: Incomplete applications, or those not completed through the online application platform, will not be accepted. The entry fee must be paid in full in order for an application to be complete.

 

Notification of site assignments will be determined no later than Monday, April 22nd and be accompanied by additional site- specific information.

 

Format

A 72-hole stroke play competition with the low 25 qualifiers and any player tied for 25th place earning eligibility status for the 2024 North American swing of the PGA TOUR Americas season. Finishers 1-9 of each site will be exempt for the entire 2024 North American swing of the PGA TOUR Americas season and not subject to any reshuffle(s).

Finishers 10-25 will be eligible for the reshuffle which will occur after the completion of the 4th and 7th events of the North American swing of the season.  In the event of a tie for 9th position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play. Finishers 10-25 and any player tied for 25th place will receive conditional status to the 2024 North American swing of the PGA TOUR Americas season in alternating order at the same position, followed by those players who finished 61 through 80 on the PGA TOUR Americas Segment I Points List in alternating order  . See ‘Performance Benefits’ below for additional information on benefits to each membership eligibility status.

 

Field Size & Site Assignment

Maximum of 132 players per site. All 2024 members of PGA TOUR Americas, as well as all 2024 Korn Ferry Tour members and the top 150 players (in the event that a site is full of members, players will be prioritized in order of their PGA TOUR U rankings) on the PGA TOUR University rankings (as of March 26th, 2024) will receive priority in site assignment but will be drawn on a random basis from within the same pool of member applicants. Member and non-member entries will not be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and both are subject to the same entry period. The PGA TOUR Americas reserves the right to balance the field size at qualifying sites by assigning any applicant, including members of the aforementioned tours whose applications are received prior to the entry deadline, to other sites as deemed necessary.

 

Should each of the sites/fields reach the maximum number of players, additional applicants will be assigned as an alternate to their highest-ranked (i.e., first) site preference. Similar to site assignments, alternates will be assigned on a random basis and PGA TOUR Americas reserves the right to balance the field size at qualifying sites by assigning any alternate to another site as deemed necessary, regardless of preference.

 

Alternates

An alternate list will only be applicable if all sites reach maximum field sizes.

 

Each site may, depending on the number of entries received, have its own alternate list. Once a site has exhausted its alternate list, the next highest-assigned alternate at the next qualifying site will be eligible for any available playing opportunity. The ‘next qualifying site’ is deemed to be either the next qualifying site to be played after the one in question, or the first qualifying site in the schedule if no qualifying tournaments have been contested at that time.

 

If and when a spot becomes available at any of the sites, it will be offered to the next alternate, either from that site or the next highest-assigned alternate at the next qualifying site. If an alternate chooses not to accept a spot, he will retain his spot on the alternates list and the next- available alternate will be contacted and so on, until the spot is filled. Any alternate withdrawing from a qualifying competition site alternate list will receive a full refund at the time of their withdrawal or once that qualifying site has been contested. If an alternate is not offered a spot (i.e., due to an insufficient number of withdrawals) they would also receive a full refund. Note: Alternates wishing to wait on-site at qualifying competition location may do so at their discretion. If, beginning during the official practice round/registration date (i.e., the date preceding the first round of official competition) through the last starting time of the first round of the competition, a player withdraws or does not show for his starting time, an on-site alternate will be eligible to compete. The procedure for using alternates in this manner will use the ranking for alternates as outlined below, but only apply to those on-site.

 

Site assignments, once distributed, are considered final.

 

Starting Times

Starting times will be available two days preceding the Qualifying competition at the qualifying site or online at www.pgatour.com/americas

 

Withdrawals & Refunds of Accepted Applicants

Applicants who are placed in qualifying competition fields may withdraw but will remain subject to the following processing fees. Should the applicant withdraw from their respective field prior to the dates listed below at 5:00 PM (EST), they will be assessed a processing fee of $350 USD. Should the applicant withdraw from their respective field after the dates listed below, they will be assessed a processing fee of $500 USD. Applicants must withdraw by contacting PGA TOUR Americas in writing via email to americasqualifyingtournament@pgatourhq.com

 

 

              WITHDRAWAL FEES         2024 Members (Korn Ferry Tour & PGA TOUR Americas):

                                                          Prior to Monday, May 6th , 2024:                                                             $0

                                                          On or Monday, May 6th , 2024***:                                                          $500

 

                                                          Non-Members

                                                          Prior to Monday, May 6th , 2024:                                                             $350

                                                          On or Monday, May 6th , 2024:                                                                $500

 

Any applicant that withdraws for any reason will not be able to re-enter the qualifying tournament.

 

*** Any member who finishes in the Top 60 after the Latin-American swing or players who finish the PGA TOUR University season inside the top 25 (who have not already competed in a qualifying tournament) who complete an application will be fully refunded their entry fee without a processing fee. 

 

Practice Rounds

There will be one scheduled Practice Round day before each Qualifying Tournament (i.e., the first date listed in the ‘Qualifying Competition Sites’ section above). Additional practice round availability and the cost associated are at the discretion of the host facilities. Practice rounds on the official practice days will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis (no tee/starting times will be accepted). To practice outside of the official practice day at your assigned site, please call the host venue and book a tee time, but only once you have been assigned to that site and site-specific information has been distributed.

 

Rules of Golf

Play shall be governed in accordance with the Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association/Golf Canada as modified by the PGA TOUR Americas Local Rules and Terms of Competition card and supplemented by the Notice to Players at each qualifying competition site.

 

Distance-measuring devices are permitted for use during the Qualifying Competition. If during a qualifying competition round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 4.3a. See Rule 4.3a of the Rules of Golf, effective January 2019, for more information.

 

Groove and Punch Mark Specifications, Model Local Rule G-2 is in effect, but is modified as the exception to G-2 does not apply.

 

Pace of Play will be in accordance with the PGA TOUR Americas Pace of Play Policy except that the fine structure will not apply.

 

Additional information and any questions pertaining to the Rules of Golf or the qualifying competition itself should be directed to the PGA TOUR Americas Rules Committee. In addition, questions, or disputes (including equipment rulings) shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee appointed by the PGA TOUR Americas, whose decision shall be final.

 

Spike Policy

The use of traditional metal spikes is permitted during the Qualifying Competition. Soft spikes may be required during practice rounds at the discretion of the host facilities.

 

Transportation

Players and Caddies shall walk at all times during the Qualifying Competition (including the official practice round), except when permitted to ride by the Rules Committee. Players are not required to have a caddie; they may carry their clubs or use a manual or motorized pull cart.

 

Anyone seeking a golf cart due to a disability defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other applicable law should contact the PGA TOUR Competition Department at (904) 285-3700 to obtain information on procedures for submitting such requests. All such requests due to temporary injuries or impairments that do not qualify as a “disability” under the ADA or other applicable law will not be granted.

 

Appearance

Players: While on the host facility property, players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. Blue jeans, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn. Shorts are permitted only during the official practice round and the days prior; players will be required to wear long pants on official competition days (this also includes when using practice facilities on-site).

Caddies: While on the host facility property, caddies may wear either long pants or tailored solid colored knee length shorts or skorts. Blue jeans, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn. Smooth rubber sole shoes are required. Sandals, open toe shoes, and golf shoes with traditional metal or soft spikes are prohibited.

 

Conduct

While on host facility property during qualifying rounds; players and caddies shall conduct themselves in a professional manner. PGA TOUR reserves the right to remove a player from the qualifying competition for non-competitiveness; conduct unbecoming a professional by the player; conduct unbecoming a professional by the player’s caddie.

 

Non-Competitive Performance

The PGA TOUR Americas reserves the right to remove an applicant from the competition if an applicant returns a non-competitive score after any round of the PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament. Non-competitive performance may also result in imposition of eligibility constraints from future qualifying competitions. Refunds will not be granted for any player removed from the competition for returning a non-competitive score.

 

Postponement or Cancellation

 

If in the judgment of the on-site PGA TOUR Official or designee, whose decision shall be final, conditions render commencement or continuation of tournament play inadvisable, play shall be postponed until such time as the PGA TOUR Official or designee determines that such weather conditions or other occurrences or conditions have improved sufficiently for play to commence or resume.

 

In the event four rounds of PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament cannot be completed by the end of the last scheduled competitive day, the next priority will be the completion of three rounds by the end of the last scheduled competitive day. In the event two rounds of PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament cannot be completed by the end of the last scheduled competitive day, play may be extended beyond the last scheduled competitive day only enough to complete the required number of rounds to become “official”.  A round at an “official” PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament will not be started if it cannot be completed by the end of the last scheduled competitive day. A round of an “official PGA TOUR Americas Qualifying Tournament that is not completed by the end of the last scheduled competitive day will be canceled and the results through the last completed round shall stand, unless at least half the field has completed the round, in which case, play should be temporarily suspended and completed when conditions permit. No completion should extend past one additional day. In no situation would play resume in order to have at least half the field complete play so that play may be extended to an additional day.

 

The PGA TOUR reserves the right to change the format, venue(s), field size, qualifying spots, and other criteria as presently contemplated.


Travel

As stated above, the Reduction or Cancellation policies set forth in the PGA TOUR Americas Tournament Regulations allows for an additional day of competition in order complete play. Historically, at least once per year, the final round and playoff have been completed on the fifth day. Please plan travel accordingly.

For any questions, please contact us at americasqualifyingtournament@pgatourhq.com

Qualifying Stage

May 21 - 24, 2024

 
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May 28 - 31, 2024

 
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June 4 - 7, 2024

 
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June 11 - 14, 2024

 
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Entry Deadline is Friday, April 12th @ 4:00 PM (ET)
For any questions, please contact us at americasqualifyingtournament@pgatourhq.com