PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – The PGA TOUR today announced the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour schedule that begins in January and includes 26 championships in five countries and 18 states. The 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season will culminate in the Korn Ferry Tour presented by United Leasing & Finance on Sunday 8 October 2023, with 30 PGA TOUR cards awarded to the top 30 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Points roster.
“As the ultimate testing grounds, the Korn Ferry Tour continues to identify, prepare and transport the next golf stars to compete in the PGA TOUR,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “The success we have seen from Korn Ferry Tour alumni Sungjae Im, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, the last three recipients of this year’s PGA TOUR Rookie, is indicative of the quality and talent of the Korn Ferry Tour.”
In 2023, Korn Ferry Tour members will compete for $28 million in total prize money, which is the highest purse in Tour history and an increase of 37.6 percent over the previous season ($20.35 million in 2022).
“As we enter the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season, I am delighted with the momentum we have in this next chapter in our Tour history,” said Alex Baldwin, president of the Korn Ferry Tour, which is entering its fifth season to oversee the Tour. “The Korn Ferry Tour continues to play a vital role in consistently introducing future PGA TOUR stars and we are proud to see our members compete for a record portfolio in 2023.”
The Korn Ferry Tour 2023 roster begins with four consecutive international events, starting with The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay (January 15-18) and the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Abaco Club (January 22-25), followed by the Panama Championships (2- February 5) in Panama City and the Astara Golf Championship (February 9-12) in Bogota, Colombia. A fifth international event has been added to the Korn Ferry Tour schedule for the 2023 season – the Astara Chile Classic – to be held from March 30 to April 2, 2023, at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile.
In addition to the Astara Chile Classic, two more tournaments will make their debut in 2023: the Compliance Solutions Tournament will be held at Jimmy Austin Golf Club at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma (June 22-25) and the Magnet Tournament, which will be the final tournament before the Korn Ferry Tour finals The four-event, which will take place at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson Township, New Jersey (August 17-20).
“Another major change to the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023 is the extended schedule, which will see events taking place from January to October,” Baldwin added. “Extending our season through October while maintaining a 26-event schedule has allowed us to build a robust championship calendar with natural breaks and ideal golf conditions, as well as time for our 30 alumni to prepare for the transition to the PGA TOUR, which will begin in January. ) 2024″.
As announced in Junethe revamped Korn Ferry Tour Finals — which previously referred to the last three events of the season where the top 75 of the Korn Ferry Tour competed and number 126-200 in the FedExCup standings for 25 TOUR cards — now refer to the final four events of the season, in which members of the season will compete Korn Ferry Tour for increased portfolios ($1.5 million) and points allocation, while field sizes will be reduced similar to the FedExCup qualifiers for the PGA TOUR. In 2023, the Korn Ferry Tour will no longer have a separate regular season points roster and the Korn Ferry Tour Finals; The 26-event schedule will include a one-season long list of points for awarding 30 PGA Tour cards.
The 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Finals begins in Boise, Idaho at the Albertsons Boys Open presented by Chevron at Hillcrest Country Club. After a two-week break, the finals resume in Nashville at the Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation, followed immediately by the National Children’s Hospital Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The 2023 season will conclude at the Korn Ferry Tour presented by United Leasing & Finance in Newburgh, Indiana on Sunday, October 8, with PGA TOUR cards awarded to the top 30 players on the Korn Ferry Tour points roster.