As of Wednesday, the Web.com Tour will now be known as the Korn Ferry Tour , after inking a 10-year deal through 2028. The tour had been known as the Web.com Tour for the past seven years, after previously being sponsored by Nationwide, Buy.com, Nike and Hogan.
Instructions One of the ways to get on the Web .com Tour is through the PGA Tour Qualifying school, known simply as Q-school. The other way to play on the Web .com Tour is to go through open qualifying for each individual tournament. Of course, there is an option for women.
The Web.com Tour may be a training ground for the PGA Tour, but there’s a distinct disparity in financial windfall. The average purse on the PGA Tour is $7.35 million, with a top individual payout of $2.16 million. The average purse on the Web.com Tour is $634,444 , with a top winner’s prize of $180,000 .
The Korn Ferry Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S.-based PGA Tour , and features professional golfers who have either not yet reached the PGA Tour , or who have done so but then failed to win enough FedEx Cup points to stay at that level.
How to Go to Q School Make sure your game is refined enough to complete at a high level. Determine if you have the monetary resources and whether you want to make the financial commitment to compete in Q School . Sign up with the PGA Tour. Research the various sites and select one that’s appealing to you.
“Those first six events—especially that event in the Bahamas—are so expensive,” says Baldwin, a 36-year-old who is playing his second full year on the Korn Ferry Tour . “That can easily cost $3,000 to $5,000, and then you have your caddie expense.
Determine if you have the monetary resources and whether you want to make the financial commitment to compete in Q School. The pre-qualifying stage costs $2,700 , the first qualifying stage costs $4,500 , the second qualifying stage is $4,000 and final qualifying stage is $3,500.
Monday Qualifying on the PGA Tour On the PGA Tour , golfers with PGA Tour or Web.com Tour status are eligible to play in Monday qualifying , and only the top four finishers advance into the PGA Tour event for which the qualifier is being played.
How To Become a PGA Golf Professional Pass the Player Ability Test (playing 36 holes in one day with a specific score) Take qualifying courses and pass a test. Complete three levels of coursework within eight years. Have a golf -related job. Pay fees.
Professionals entering through a Qualifying Event Most professionals competing in a pre-tournament qualifying event pay entry fees of $400 apiece, except for Champions and Nationwide Tour players ($100 each) and non-exempt PGA Tour members (no entry fee ).
Corporations sponsor tournaments for advertising which allows the best golfers to win prize money , as well as sponsoring golfers for advertising and the chance of more advertising if they win. Advertising is the game and golfers are worth what the market for advertising will bear.
Every PGA Tour event has a different amount of prize money available to distribute to the highest finishers. The purses in 2019-20 range from $3 million all the way up to $15 million per tournament. For a large majority of PGA Tour events, the winner will receive over $1 million.
A caddie on the PGA Tour receives a base salary — usually around $1,000 to $2,000 — to cover travel expenses. He will earn 5% of the winnings if his golfer finishes outside of the top 10 and 7% of the winnings for a top-10 finish. The caddie earns 10% of winnings when his golfer wins a tournament.
To be eligible for one of these spots, you have to advance through a pre- qualifier tournament with a field of roughly 150 players. Those who advance then play in the Monday qualifier , where 50 to 125 players compete for those four spots.