PGA TOUR Developmental Tours Moving to Point System for 2020
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-09-13
PONTE VEDRE BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR’s three international tours — PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, and PGA TOUR Series-China — will use a points-based system for its Orders of Merit, starting in 2020, the three Tours announced.
The three international Tours are moving to this modified, consistent points system to assist fans and help avoid confusion with currencies used in the current Orders of Merit. Since their inceptions, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica has based its Order of Merit on the U.S. dollar, while the Mackenzie Tour has employed the Canadian dollar and PGA TOUR Series-China recognized the Chinese yuan.
“There has always been a bit of confusion among the three Tours regarding currency and the Orders of Merit, or money lists. This new format will streamline what we’re doing across the board and make it easier for fans to track player progress in a simple-to-understand way,” said Rob Ohno, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, International Tours.
In 2020, tournament winners will receive 500 points for a regular win, and 600 points at the season-ending tournaments for all three Tours.
There is a big benefit to winning. For a regular event, the runner-up gets only 60% of points that the winner receives (300) while 5th gets 110 points, just over 20% of what the winner garners.
For more details visit www.pgatour.com/canada/en_us.html.