New to the PGA Tour University Program The University Program was created by the PGA Tour to facilitate access to professional golf for children who attend US universities and compete in NCAA Division I tournaments.
PGA Tour University Program, rules
At the end of each season of the Program, the top 15 players in the Ranking gain access to subsequent seasons of the PGA Tour satellite circuits.
The top 5 win the Korn Ferry Tour card. Others can choose a circuit between the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, the Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada or the PGA Tour Series - China. The PGA Tour, which has the last word on the eligibility of players for the program, has announced that it has introduced amendments to the General Regulations.
These amendments take immediate effect. "The player who finishes within the first 15 positions of the final ranking will not be eligible to participate in the PGA Tour University and may not accept the benefits associated with this placement (in the current and subsequent seasons) if he participates in any professional golf tournament which is not valid for the Official World Golf Ranking, unless the event has been previously approved by the PGA Tour " Why this decision and why now? The answer is easy.
It is yet another unfriendly message sent by the PGA Tour to Greg Norman's LIV Golf Investments. As we have seen, the Australian has announced that the Top Amateurs of the world rankings will also be entitled to participate in the inaugural event of the Saudi League.
Players at the top of the World Amateur Ranking often occupy similar positions in the NCAA Ranking, and this explains the mystery. The confrontation extends to all levels. And that's not a good sign. "This is a massive opportunity for the Tour to make an impact,” said Brendan von Doehren, the Korn Ferry Tour’s senior director of tournament and membership affairs, and the program’s brainchild. “We want to have the best players in the world come through our tours. This is going to really help in that"