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PONTE VEDRA BEACH and DAYTONA, Florida – The PGA TOUR and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that they have formalized their longstanding cooperative relationship by entering into a long-term, written strategic alliance agreement designed to further promote the growth of golf. This partnership between the leading men’s and women’s professional golf tours will include areas such as schedule coordination, joint marketing programs, domestic television representation, digital media and exploring the potential development of joint events.

“From our collaboration in bringing golf back as an Olympic sport as joint members of the International Golf Federation to our cooperation in helping to grow the game of golf as part of the World Golf Foundation, our two organizations have had a long history of working together for the common good of our sport,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Extending our relationship with the LPGA into these new areas is a natural extension of this work and collaboration.”

“We believe the PGA TOUR has significant expertise in the areas that we will focus on together and working more closely with them carries with it the very real potential of positively impacting our members, our tournaments, and our ability to grow our sport around the world,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “We look forward to working with the PGA TOUR team to deliver a positive impact for our sport.”

Both organizations emphasized that while the alliance strengthens their relationship and the potential benefits of working together in these various areas are attractive for the overall growth of the sport, the alliance involves no formal financial investment or transfer of ownership or control.  Both parties remain wholly separate and independent organizations.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The PGA TOUR today announced the 2016 Tour schedule, which features 25 tournaments, played in 15 states and five countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Tour Finals in September and October.

The season-long chase for 50 available PGA TOUR cards encompasses a 21-event Regular Season that runs from next week’s season-opening Panama Claro Championship in late January through the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Nabisco in late August and will end at the Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. the week of October 3-9.

Ten events will air on Golf Channel in the United States, including all four Tour Finals tournaments. The Tour will be seen in 180 other countries and territories, reaching a potential 300 million households across 35 channels outside the United States via the PGA TOUR’s international broadcasting operation.

“Entering our fourth year of the Tour serving as the primary path to the PGA TOUR, we are seeing the positive impact that the scheduling changes have had on the development of the next generation of TOUR stars,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Three of the first four events in the 2015-16 TOUR season were won by players who competed in the Tour Finals, which continue to provide a dramatic ending to an exciting Regular Season for our fans.”

PORTLAND, ORE. – The first 25 of 50 available PGA TOUR membership cards for the 2014-15 season were secured at the Tour’s final Regular Season event, the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft.

An additional 25 cards will be on the line at the four-event Tour Finals, which begin Thursday with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind. These 25 cards will be based on money earned in the Finals.

January 17, 2014

Path to PGA TOUR/Quest for 50 Cards Begins in February in Colombia

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR has announced the 2014 Tour schedule, which features 25 tournaments, played in 15 states and six countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Tour Finals in September.

In 2014, the Tour looks to build on the 2013 introduction of an enhanced qualifying and scheduling format that combined a Regular Season and four Finals tournaments, with players competing for all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season. And in a move that further elevated its stature, the Tour became the destination for players from PGA TOUR Canada, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR China.