| GOLF PGA Tour plans to counter rival tour with lucrative series for top players


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PGA Tour players were informed of wholesale changes to the tour schedule and FedEx Cup that will begin in the fall of 2023, according to multiple players present at a mandatory meeting ahead of this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.

Starting next year, the fall portion of the PGA Tour schedule will include eight limited-field no-cut events, with $20 million purses each, for the top 50 finishers in the prior season’s FedEx Cup standings. Those outside the top 50 will compete in an alternate series of tournaments, where they will fight to keep their cards and earn better status for the following season. This change in structure would happen in conjunction with the tour returning to a season based on the calendar year, something Golf Digest has reported was being considered. The tour switched from a calendar-based schedule to a wraparound campaign in 2013-14.

That was one of few tangible takeaways from a meeting that lasted 90 minutes and, according to those in attendance, featured far more questions than answers. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan spoke for about 30 minutes and reiterated his belief that the PGA Tour is in a great position. He described the tour as “under attack” but assured players that they are “strong when we are united,” and that the tour has long-standing strong relationships with its corporate partners.



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Ha ha, top players. Thanks but no thanks to the others that fight for the professional lives on this tour. That's what I am hearing with this. Since money isn't a motivating factor for Rory and Justin based on their comments, I wonder if they'll play in those larger purse tournaments for the Top 50?
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