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Cameron Jourdan

PGA Tour announces 2023 fall schedule, expands on FedEx Cup standing qualifications for 2024 season

It has been known for some time that the PGA Tour’s fall schedule was going to look a bit different in 2023. On Wednesday, the Tour detailed those changes.

There will be 10 events in the fall, seven of those where golfers can earn FedEx Cup points and three Challenge Season events in December. Two events not on the schedule in the fall are the CJ Cup and the Cadence Bank Houston Open. Golfweek reported in January the Houston Open was eyeing a return to the spring portion of the schedule.

Along with the new FedEx Cup fall schedule is what it means for qualification and exemptions for the calendar-year schedule, which runs from January to August.

A win during the fall will earn a two-year Tour exemption, 500 FedEx Cup points, entry to the season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Players Championship as well as eligibility into majors that have invited Tour winners in the past.

Additionally, players who finish 70th or better in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List through the 2023 Tour Championship are exempt for 2024. But – new this year – players ranked No. 51 and beyond will carry their FedEx Cup points from the regular season and first playoff event into the FedEx Cup Fall and continue to accumulate points to finalize eligibility for the 2024 season.

The FedEx Cup Fall will finalize the priority ranking entering the 2024 season, including the top-125 category for those who finished outside the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings. Standard FedEx Cup points will be issued in the seven events, including 500 points awarded to the winner.

Ten players, not previously eligible, with the most season-long FedEx Cup points through the FedEx Cup Fall will earn exemptions into the first two designated events that follow the Sentry Tournament of Champions (to be announced at a later date).

“We are launching the most meaningful updates to the PGA Tour season since 2007, the first year of the FedEx Cup,” said Tour President Tyler Dennis. “The reimagining of our schedule – from the regular season with designated and full-field events to the FedEx Cup Playoffs and culminating with the FedEx Cup Fall – creates distinct but connected ‘chapters,’ and within this new framework, the FedEx Cup Fall is now more than ever an integral part of that compelling story. There will be so much at stake – and more immediate payoffs – as opportunities are unlocked in the FedEx Cup Fall for the season to come.”

The fall schedule will begin in Napa, California, at the Fortinet Championship, from Sept. 14-17. Then there are two weeks off, the second being the week of the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Rome, Italy. This is followed by three straight returning Tour events, the Sanderson Farms Championship, the Shriners Children’s Open and Zozo Championship in Japan, before another week off. Then, three events lead into Thanksgiving, the World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico, Butterfield Bermuda Championship and the RSM Classic. Then come the Challenge Season tournaments in December: the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, the Grant Thornton Invitational in Naples, Florida, and the PNC Championship in Orlando.

Here’s a look at the PGA Tour’s 2023 fall schedule

Date Tournament Course City Purse
Sept. 14-17 Fortinet Championship Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course) Napa, California $8.4 million
Oct. 5-8 Sanderson Farms Championship The Country Club of Jackson Jackson, Mississippi $8.2 million
Oct. 12-15 Shriners Children’s Open TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nevada $8.4 million
Oct. 19-22 Zozo Championship Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club Chiba, Japan $8.5 million
Nov. 2-5 World Wide Technology Championship El Cardonal at Diamante Los Cabos, Mexico $8.2 million
Nov. 9-12 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Port Royal Golf Course Southampton, Bermuda $6.5 million
Nov. 16-19 RSM Classic Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside and Plantation Course) St. Simons Island, Georgia $8.4 million
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Hero World Challenge Albany Albany, Bahamas $3.5 million
Dec. 8-10 Grant Thornton Invitational Tiburon Golf Club Naples, Florida $4.0 million
Dec. 16-17 PNC Championship Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Florida $1.085 million
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