PGA Tour 2024 season: Big changes

The PGA Tour in 2024 will see new levels of drama with eight ‘signature events’, more no-cut tournaments and a new astronomical prize for the winner of the FedExCup.

The golf season is returning to a calendar-year schedule for the first time since 2012 and will be made up of 36 events which includes the four majors, The Players Championship and eight ‘signature events’.

At the end of the regular season, the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings will go on to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Fedexcup Trophy

What are the ‘signature events’?

In 2023 they were called ‘designated events’, but the eight chosen events with limited fields, increased prize money and FedExCup points on offer will now be named as ‘signature events’.

Five of these will have no cut, a move that will mean fans will see all the players for the whole tournaments and not potentially see their favourites bow out on the Friday. Though three of these events will still see a cut, providing drama as players attempt to avoid the cull.

The Genesis Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament will still have a 36-hole cut whereby only the top 50 players and ties and those within 10 shots of the lead will play the weekend.

These three PGA Tour events will also see an increased purse to the winner, going from $3.6m to $4m. The eight ‘signature events’ are:

The Sentry, January 1-7
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, January 29-February 4
The Genesis Invitational (February 12-18)
Arnold Palmer Invitational, March 4-10
RBC Heritage, April 15-21
Wells Fargo Championship, May 6-12
The Memorial Tournament, June 3-9
Travelers Championship, June 17-23

FedExCup Playoffs

The top 70 players in the FedExCup standings qualify for the first FedExCup Playoff event, the FedEx St. Jude Championship (August 12-18) at TPC Southwind in Memphis. The top 50 players in the FedExCup standings after that event advance to the BMW Championship (August 19-25), at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado.

The top 30 in the FedExCup standings then advance to the season-ending TOUR Championship (August 26-September 1) at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The winner of that will be crowned the FedExCup champion – and take home a new record $25 million winner’s bonus.

Viktor Hovland claimed the $18 million FedEx Cup bonus after his win at the TOUR Championship in 2023, the same amount won by Rory McIlroy in 2022.

hovland fedex cup

When are the Majors?

The Masters – April 11-14, Augusta National
U.S. PGA Championship – May 16-19, Valhalla
U.S. Open – June 13-16, Pinehurst GC
The Open – July 18-21, Royal Troon

Golf at the 2024 Olympic Games

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games golf competition will take place from August 1-4 at Le Golf National, with a field of 60 men competing.

PGA Tour 2024 schedule

January 4-7: The Sentry
January 11-14: Sony Open
January 18-21: The American Express
January 24-27: Farmers Insurance Open
February 1-4: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 8-11: Waste Management Phoenix Open
February 15-18: Genesis Invitational
February 22-25: Mexico Open
February 29-March 3: Palm Beach Classic
March 7-10: Arnold Palmer Invitational
March 7-11: Puerto Rico Open
March 14-17: The Players Championship
March 21-24: Valspar Championship
March 28-31: Texas Children’s Houston Open
April 4-7: Valero Texas Open
April 11-14: The Masters
April 18-21: RBC Heritage
April 18-21: Corales Puntacana Championship
April 25-28: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
May 2-5: CJ Cup honoring Byron Nelson
May 9-12: Wells Fargo Championship
May 9-12: Myrtle Beach Classic
May 16-19: PGA Championship
May 23-26: Charles Schwab Challenge
May 30-June 2: RBC Canadian Open
June 6-9: The Memorial Tournament
June 13-16: U.S. Open
June 20-23: Travelers Championship
June 27-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic
July 4-7: John Deere Classic
July 11-14: Genesis Scottish Open
July 11-14: opposite field event TBC
July 18-21: The Open Championship
July 18-21: Barracuda Championship
July 25-28: 3M Open
July 29-August 4: Olympics
August 8-11: Wyndham Championship
August 15-18: FedEx St. Jude Championship
August 22-25: BMW Championship
August 29-September 1: Tour Championship

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