The PGA Tour’s first major program is still weeks away, but the department has already adjusted the attendance requirement for its Player Impact Program.
According to a statement sent to players last week, players will be allowed to miss one senior event for “personal or professional reasons” and still be eligible to collect PIP bonuses.
Some players, especially Jon Rahm, pushed back on the additional requirements, which, in theory, will include 13 major events, four major events and three FedExCup additions.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if that changed,” Rahm said when asked earlier about the minimums, which would make it difficult for a player like Rahm to maintain membership. on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour.
The Tour also announced that players can use an event from this fall’s portion of the schedule to read into their extra four. plus three. Next year, the fall part of the series is scheduled to change to a type of creative series for players to get the Tournament status.
The WM Phoenix Open, RBC Heritage, Wells Fargo Championship and Travelers Championship were recently added to the list of top events and the year starts with the first of 13 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Other highlights for next year include: The Game, three FedExCup playoffs events, Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and WGC-Dell Match Play.
The Tournament also announced that due to the return to the regular calendar starting in 2024, the PIP status will be calculated from October 1 to September 30, so that “a player so often that he can plan his schedule.” This year the PIP measurement was until December 31st.