How do you qualify for a PGA card?

How do you qualify for a PGA card?

Win a PGA Tour Event or Major Championship Anybody who wins a PGA Tour event gets an immediate two-year PGA Tour exemption. This means that any non-member who gets into the field at a PGA Tour event via a sponsor exemption or Monday qualifier, and goes on to win that event, gets their PGA Tour card.

What age can you become a pro golfer?

Good News: No Age Limit to Turn Golf Pro! But as for turning pro, most players look to get their PGA Tour card as they’re turning thirty, after making a name for themselves at college and on the amateur circuit.

How much does a PGA card cost?

A PGA Tour player who’s exempt from qualifying doesn’t have to pay entry fees for tour events. He does pay a $100 initiation fee, then $100 in annual dues. The only expense he must pay to play in a tournament is a mandatory $50 locker room fee.

How old do golfers retire?

The evolution of sports and sports science has seen athletes prolong their careers for years longer than decades ago. According to a 2013 study, the average age of PGA tour golfers is around 35-years old. The good news from the research is players can still turn professional even in their early 30s.

How much does it cost to play on the PGA Tour?

How long does a PGA Tour card last?

Winning a PGA Tour event provides a tour card for a minimum of two years, with an extra year added for each additional win with a maximum of five years. Winning a World Golf Championships event, The Tour Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, or the Memorial Tournament provides a three-year exemption.

What are the requirements for a PGA Tour card?

Requirements for a Tour Card. You can earn a PGA Tour Card by: – being in the top 50 in a four-tournament play-off series to be played by the top 75 players from the Tour along with the players who finished 126 through 200 on the PGA Tour. – winning three Tour tournaments in a season. – being a former major champion.

How old do you have to be to play on the PGA Tour?

Why the PGA Tour Needs to Revisit the Age Restriction. In 2001, when Ty Tryon and Kevin Na both turned professional at age 17, the PGA Tour Policy Board established the minimum age for full membership on Tour to be 18.

Can a PGA Tour player play in a qualifying tournament?

Many people think that if a player holds a PGA Tour Card, he can play in any event on the PGA tour. However, new PGA tour players are eligible for tournaments based on their ranking in the final round of the qualifying tournament. Players can also get sponsor exceptions for tournaments.

When did the Senior PGA Golf Tour begin?

The Senior PGA began in 1980, with just two events and combined purses of $250,000. The 2012 Champions Tour schedule includes 23 regular season events, with single-tournament purses of $1.6 million to $2.7 million.