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Record purses highlight revamped Korn Ferry Tour schedule in 2023

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A record total prize pool of $28 million is being highlighted next year’s Korn Ferry Tour season, which the PGA Tour announced Tuesday will feature 26 events each with a purse of at least $1 million (compared to the minimum at $750,000 last season).

The increase in prize money is due to a radical change in the basic development scheme of the Tour. Notable details the Tour revealed earlier this year include an overhaul of Q-School, which will offer PGA Tour cards for the first time since 2012, and an update to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, which returns to four events in 2023 but will no longer be a separate race.

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Instead, the finals will offer increased purses ($1.5 million) and points as players battle it out for 30 PGA Tour cards to be handed out based on the season’s points race. The fields will also decrease as the final continues:

  • 156 players – Albertsons Boise Open, August 24-27.
  • 144 players – Simmons Bank Open, September 14-17.
  • 120 players – National Children’s Hospital Championship, September 21-24.
  • 70 players (no cuts) – KFT Championship October 5-8
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The season will start, as usual, in January, but, unlike previous years, will last until October. The extended calendar, according to KFT president Alex Baldwin, will give the tour “natural breaks” in its schedule, although it’s worth noting that the US Open (June 15-18) still has no days off, which many KFT members are trying to do. and qualify – and shorten the off-season to the start of the 2024 PGA Tour season, the first no-record season since 2013.

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The upcoming campaign will also include three new tournaments, including one in Chile.

The Golf Channel will broadcast all four rounds of the final, as well as the BMW Charity Pro-Am (June 8-11) and the Utah State Championship (August 3-6).

“I’m thrilled with the momentum we’ll bring to the next chapter of our tour history,” Baldwin said in a press release.

Here is the full schedule:

Date

Tournament

Location

January 15-18

Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

Great Exuma, Bahamas

January 22-25

Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

Great Abaco, Bahamas

February 2-5

Panama Championship

Panama City, Panama

February 9-12

Astara Golf Championship

Bogota, Colombia

March 23-26

Club Car Championship

Savannah, Georgia

March 30 – April two

Astara Chile Classic

Santiago, Chile

April 13-16

Veritex Bank Championship

Arlington, Texas

April 20-23

LECOM Suncoast Classic

Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

April 27-30

HomeTown Lenders Championship

Huntsville, Alabama

May 18-21

AdventHealth Championship

Kansas City, Missouri

May 25-28

Visit Knoxville Open

Knoxville, Tennessee

June 1-4

UNC Health Championship

Raleigh, North Carolina

June 8-11

Charity BMW Pro-Am

Greer, South Carolina

June 15-18

Wichita Open

Wichita, Kansas

June 22-25

Compliance Solutions Championship

Norman, Oklahoma

June 29-July 2

Memorial Health Championship

Springfield, Illinois

July 13-16

ascending

Berto, Colorado

July 20-23

Charity Price Drop Championship

Springfield, Missouri

July 27-30

NV5 prompt

Glenview, Illinois

August 3-6

Utah Championship

Farmington, Utah

August 10-13

Pinnacle Bank Championship

Omaha, Nebraska

August 17-20

Magnit Championship

Jackson Township, New Jersey

August 24-27

Albertsons Boise Open (final)

Boise, Idaho

September 14-17

Simmons Bank Open (final)

College Grove, Tennessee.

September 21-24

Champion of the All-Russian Children’s Hospital. (The final)

Columbus, Ohio

October 5-8

Korn Ferry Tour Championship (final)

Newburgh, Indiana



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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