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PGA TOUR Announces 2024 PGA TOUR Americas Schedule
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The PGA TOUR announced the 2024 PGA TOUR Americas schedule, which features 16 tournaments spanning eight countries, beginning in March and concluding in September with the Fortinet Cup Championship. PGA TOUR Americas, which was introduced in April 2023, is the merger of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada into a singular Tour.
“We are thrilled to announce the schedule for the inaugural PGA TOUR Americas season in 2024,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin, who also oversees PGA TOUR Americas. “We are extremely grateful for our partners in their support of our members, our tournaments and our communities, and I’m confident our 16-event schedule will prepare our members for the next step in their professional golf journey.”
Fortinet, a global leader of cybersecurity solutions and services, is expanding its relationship with the PGA TOUR and sponsoring the season-long points race for PGA TOUR Americas, which will be referred to as the Fortinet Cup Standings. The top 10 players from the final 2024 Fortinet Cup Standings will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership for the 2025 season, as well as a share of a $100,000 USD bonus pool, with the No. 1 player earning $25,000 USD. In addition to the $100,000 USD bonus, players will compete for $3.6 Million USD in prize money across the 16 events ($225,000 USD purse for all 16 events).
“Entering the third year of our partnership with the PGA TOUR, we are pleased to see the Fortinet Cup competition expand to Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Marc Asturias, Vice President of Marketing and Government Vertical at Fortinet Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. “As a leading cybersecurity company for over 20 years, we are pleased to continue bringing together the best athletes in golf and the best in cybersecurity to the Americas. As Fortinet has been a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity, it is great to serve as the season-long Cup sponsor and be a part of the evolution of golf with PGA TOUR Americas. Our partnership brings us closer to local communities, partners, and customers to share the vision of enabling a digital world that builds trust by protecting people, devices, and data everywhere.”
The 2024 PGA TOUR Americas season opens with the Bupa Championship in Tulum, Mexico, at PGA Riviera Maya from March 21-24, which moves from its previous position at the end of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season to become the season-opening event.
Following a two-week break, the Tour will resume with the 69th Brazil Open at Rio Olympic Golf Course, which will mark the first time since 2017 a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event will be held at the course which famously hosted the 2016 Olympics. Over the subsequent three weeks, PGA TOUR Americas will travel to Santiago del Estero, Argentina, for the Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational presentado por Zurich (April 18-21), followed by the Diners Club Peru Open at Lima’s Los Inkas Golf Club (April 25-28), and the KIA Open at Quito Tenis y Golf Club in Quito, Ecuador (May 2-5).
The Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship in Bogota, Colombia (May 16-19) will mark the conclusion of the six-event Latin America Swing, at which time the top 60 players from the Fortinet Cup Standings will earn access into the 10-event North America Swing. Additionally, the No. 1 and No. 2 finishers from the Fortinet Cup Standings at the conclusion of the Latin America Swing will earn conditional membership for the 2025 Korn Ferry Tour season, though those players can improve their status through the season-long standings.
During the four-week break between the Latin America and North America swings, PGA TOUR Americas will host six Qualifying Tournaments throughout North America, allowing players opportunities to earn access into the final 10 events of the PGA TOUR Americas season. Also taking place during the midseason break, players who finish Nos. 6-25 in the final 2024 PGA TOUR University Ranking will earn access to the North America Swing, which will see fields increase from 144 to 156 until the Fortinet Cup Championship.
The North America Swing, which features nine events in Canada and one in the United States, opens June 20-23 with The Beachlands Victoria Open presented by Times Colonist, at the Uplands Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia, immediately followed by a trip east to Strathcona County, near Edmonton, Alberta, for the ATB Classic at Northern Bear Golf Course.
Following a one-week break in play, PGA TOUR Americas resumes with the inaugural playing of the Explore NB Open, which will be played at Mactaquac Golf Course in New Brunswick from July 11-14. This marks the first time PGA TOUR-sanctioned golf will be contested in the province of New Brunswick. The Tour then heads to the province of Quebec, for the Quebec Open at Golf Chateau-Bromont (July 18-21), followed by back-to-back weeks in Ontario with the Commissionaires Ottawa Open at Eagle Creek Golf Club and the Windsor Championship at Ambassador Golf Club.
The season resumes after an off week with the Elk Ridge Saskatchewan Open presented by Brandt (Aug. 15-18) in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, immediately followed by the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open at the Southwood Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg (Aug. 22-25).
The season’s penultimate event – the CRMC Championship presented by Gertens – will be contested in Brainerd, Minnesota from Aug. 29-Sept. 1. At the conclusion of the CRMC Championship, the top 120 players from the Fortinet Cup Standings will earn access to the season-ending Fortinet Cup Championship at TPC Toronto’s newly renovated North course, where the top 10 players on the final Fortinet Cup Standings will earn 2025 Korn Ferry Tour membership.
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|2024 PGA TOUR Americas Schedule|
|March 21-24||Bupa Championship||PGA Riviera Maya||Tulum, MEX|
|April 11-14||69th Brazil Open at Rio Olympic Golf Course||Rio Olympic Golf Course||Rio de Janeiro, BRA|
|April 18-21||Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational presentado por Zurich||Termas de Rio Hondo Golf Club||Santiago del Estero, ARG|
|April 25 – 28||Diners Club Peru Open||Los Inkas Golf Club||Lima, PER|
|May 2-5||KIA Open||Quito Tenis y Golf Club||Quito, ECU|
|May 16-19||Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship||Club El Rincon de Cajica||Bogota, COL|
|June 20-23||The Beachlands Victoria Open presented by Times Colonist||Uplands Golf Club||Victoria, BC|
|June 27-30||ATB Classic||Northern Bear Golf Course||Strathcona County, AB|
|July 11-14||Explore NB Open||Mactaquac Golf Course||Mactaquac, NB|
|July 18-21||Quebec Open||Golf Chateau-Bromont||Bromont, QC|
|July 25-28||Commissionaires Ottawa Open||Eagle Creek Golf Club||Ottawa, ON|
|August 1-4||Windsor Championship||Ambassador Golf Club||Windsor, ON|
|August 15-18||Elk Ridge Saskatchewan Open presented by Brandt||Elk Ridge Resort – Tournament Course||Waskesiu Lake, SK|
|August 22-25||CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open||Southwood Golf & Country Club||Winnipeg, MB|
|August 29-Sept. 1||CRMC Championship presented by Gertens||Cragun’s Legacy Course||Brainerd, MN|
|September 5-8||Fortinet Cup Championship||TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (North Course)||Caledon, ON|