How does a golfer earn a PGA Tour card?
If such a golfer earns enough FedEx Cup points that he would rank in the Top 125 at the end of the season were he a member, he earns a PGA Tour card for the following year. A golfer earning his PGA Tour card through this method does happen, but it is very rare.
When do you become a pro on the PGA Tour?
If you elect the other route, chosen by the Gateway Tour among others, you will become a pro when you tee it up in your first event. That’s all there is to it.
Can new PGA Tour players play in any event on tour?
Many people think that if a player holds a PGA Tour Card, he can play in any event on the PGA tour. However, new PGA tour players are eligible for tournaments based on their priority ranking. Nick Heidelberger is the Editor of GolfLink. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and has been an avid golfer for more than 10 years.
How do you get into the PGA Tour?
The first is through what veterans have dubbed, “The Battlefield Promotion”. If a player wins any three events on the Korn Ferry Tour, they are automatically awarded their ticket to the PGA. A more common route requires players to finish in the Top 25 in total earnings for the Korn Ferry Tour regular season.