The G4D Tour for the first time at PGA Tour

The expansion of the Golf for Disabled (G4D) Tour, a circuit of competitions reserved for the world's top disabled golfers, continues.

by Andrea Gussoni
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The G4D Tour for the first time at PGA Tour
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The expansion of the Golf for Disabled (G4D) Tour, a circuit of competitions reserved for the world's top disabled golfers, continues. Founded in 2022, the G4D Tour has so far been held as part of select dates on the DP World Tour.

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Now, thanks to a strategic alliance between the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour, it will be played for the first time in the United States. The debut will take place on April 29th and 30th at the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, the site of the CJ CUP Byron Nelson.

Commenting on this announcement, American Chris Biggins, a player on the G4D Tour and former winner of the Disabled Open Golf Championship in the United States, said: "I am more than thrilled that the G4D Tour is heading to the United States and to the PGA TOUR.

The G4D Tour has already changed my life. The Tour has grown every year, and with this huge step, it will surely soar even higher. Being able to play in a G4D Tour event in front of a home crowd is simply a dream come true. Not to mention that the CJ CUP Byron Nelson is a competition I've followed since I was a kid.

I am especially excited about the opportunity to show Americans just how incredibly impressive G4D Tour golfers are. The talented golfers I've had the chance to compete with are a sight to behold. I hope this event inspires the next generation of American athletes to play golf." Keith Pelley, CEO of the DP World Tour, added: "The standard of golf on the G4D Tour is remarkable, and I am pleased that the PGA TOUR has invited the top disabled golfers to play during one of their most historic tournaments.

The G4D Tour has already had an incredible impact, and by offering these sports heroes a new high-profile platform in the United States, we can demonstrate to young people that golf can be the most inclusive sport in the world." For Jay Monahan, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR: "It is an honor to showcase the world's best disabled golfers at the CJ CUP Byron Nelson for what will surely be an exciting and memorable experience for every participant.

The G4D Tour has inspired so many in its brief history, and we look forward to properly introducing these exceptional athletes to the PGA TOUR, its players, and our fans." The competition will be played on gross scores. The participants will be eight male golfers plus two female golfers selected from the top of the World Rankings for Golfers with Disabilities (WR4GD).

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