PGA Tour Executive Director Jay Monahan Announces Schedule Changes and Purse Increase Amid LIV Golf Threat

CROMWELL – A new series of exclusive field events, fewer players qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs, increased purses and the end of the all-around PGA Tour schedule are among the changes announced by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan on announced Wednesday afternoon.

Monahan laid out the tour’s detailed schedule at the Travelers Championship, which was presented to players in a lengthy meeting Tuesday morning. The increase in purses and the addition of these field-exclusive events is in response to the LIV Golf Invitational Series seeking and securing PGA Tour players to participate in their Tour for significant prize money and reportedly, in some cases, significant bonuses for attending to obtain.

The 2022-23 season will be the last with the current all-around schedule, which begins after the Tour Championships in late August. The fall events in 2023 will determine the final top 125 on the FedExCup points list, all of whom qualify for the 2024 season.

The 2023 FedExCup playoffs will be reduced from 125 to 70 golfers for the first event, the FedEx St. Jude’s Championship. These 70 will be fully liberated for 2024.

Three new international events will be held after the conclusion of the fall season. They will include the top 50 from the final FedExCup points list, which will be a limited field with no truncation. Where, when and who else plays is determined by the tour’s Player Advisory Council.

Additionally, a resource allocation plan will boost purses for eight of the major events on the FedExCup schedule, including the Players Championship and the first two legs of the FedEx Playoffs.

The LIV officially welcomed Brooks Koepka shortly after the start of Monahan’s press conference. Koepka withdrew from the Travelers Championship on Tuesday night after news of his involvement with LIV broke publicly earlier in the day.

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