2020–21 PGA Tour

The 2020–21 PGA Tour is the 106th season of the PGA Tour, and the 54th since separating from the PGA of America. The season began on September 10, 2020. The 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs will begin on August 12, and conclude on August 29, 2021.

2020–2021 PGA Tour season
DurationSeptember 10, 2020 (2020-09-10) – August 29, 2021 (2021-08-29)
Number of official events50
2021–22

Because of rescheduling during the 2019–20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be six major championships during the 2020–21 season, with two editions of both the U.S. Open and Masters Tournament, as well as the Tokyo Summer Olympics. As such, the PGA Tour is marketing this season as a "super season".[1]

Changes from the previous seasonEdit

Membership changesEdit

As a result of changes made due to COVID-19 pandemic, there are several changes to membership criteria for the 2020–21 season:

Tournament changesEdit

Field changesEdit

Status and FedEx Cup points changesEdit

Scheduling changeEdit

  • The Valspar Championship, which since 2007 had been held in March as part of a run of tournaments in Florida, was moved to late April,[7] finishing on May 2.

No longer on the scheduleEdit

Relocated tournamentsEdit

Three of the major championships, the first two FedEx Cup playoff events and the RBC Canadian Open are routinely played at a different host course each year. For several other tournaments with regular host courses, there was also a change in venue for the 2020–21 season, some of them temporary.

ScheduleEdit

Events to be held in late 2020 were announced in April along with COVID-19 pandemic related changes to the previous season's schedule.[15] The full schedule was announced on September 2, 2020.[11]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points[a]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Sep 13 Safeway Open California   Stewart Cink (7) 26 6,600,000 1,188,000
Sep 20[b] U.S. Open New York   Bryson DeChambeau (7) 100 12,500,000 2,250,000 Major championship
Sep 27[b] Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Dominican Republic   Hudson Swafford (2) 24 4,000,000 720,000
Oct 4 Sanderson Farms Championship Mississippi   Sergio García (11) 30 6,600,000 1,188,000
Oct 11 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada   Martin Laird (4) 54 7,000,000 1,260,000
Oct 18 CJ Cup Nevada   Jason Kokrak (1) 68 9,750,000 1,755,000
Oct 25 Zozo Championship California   Patrick Cantlay (3) 70 8,000,000 1,440,000
Nov 1 WGC-HSBC Champions China Canceled World Golf Championships
Nov 1 Bermuda Championship Bermuda   Brian Gay (5) 24 4,000,000 720,000
Nov 8 Vivint Houston Open Texas   Carlos Ortiz (1) 50 7,000,000 1,260,000
Nov 15[b] Masters Tournament Georgia   Dustin Johnson (24) 100 11,500,000 2,070,000 Major championship
Nov 22 RSM Classic Georgia   Robert Streb (2) 52 6,600,000 1,188,000
Dec 6 Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico   Viktor Hovland (2) 46 7,200,000 1,296,000
Jan 10 Sentry Tournament of Champions Hawaii   Harris English (3) 64 6,700,000 1,340,000 Limited field event
Jan 17 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii   Kevin Na (5) 50 6,600,000 1,188,000
Jan 24 The American Express California   Kim Si-woo (3) 46 6,700,000 1,206,000 Celebrity pro-am[c]
Jan 31 Farmers Insurance Open California   Patrick Reed (9) 58 7,500,000 1,350,000
Feb 7 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona   Brooks Koepka (8) 58 7,300,000 1,314,000
Feb 14 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am California   Daniel Berger (4) 30 7,800,000 1,404,000 Celebrity pro-am[c]
Feb 21 Genesis Invitational California   Max Homa (2) 68 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Feb 28 WGC-Workday Championship Florida[d]   Collin Morikawa (4) 74 10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 28 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico   Branden Grace (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Mar 7 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida   58 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Mar 14 The Players Championship Florida   80 15,000,000 2,700,000 Flagship event
Mar 21 The Honda Classic Florida   7,000,000 1,260,000
Mar 28 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Texas   10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 28 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Dominican Republic   24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Apr 4 Valero Texas Open Texas   7,700,000 1,386,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia   100 Major championship
Apr 18 RBC Heritage South Carolina   7,100,000 1,278,000 Invitational
Apr 25 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana  
 
n/a 7,400,000 1,069,300
(each)
Team event
May 2 Valspar Championship Florida   6,900,000 1,242,000
May 9 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina   8,100,000 1,458,000
May 16 AT&T Byron Nelson Texas   8,100,000 1,458,000
May 23 PGA Championship South Carolina   100 Major championship
May 30 Charles Schwab Challenge Texas   7,500,000 1,350,000 Invitational
Jun 6 Memorial Tournament Ohio   9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Jun 13 RBC Canadian Open Ontario   7,800,000 1,404,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open California   100 Major championship
Jun 27 Travelers Championship Connecticut   7,400,000 1,332,000
Jul 4 Rocket Mortgage Classic Michigan   7,500,000 1,350,000
Jul 11 John Deere Classic Illinois   6,200,000 1,116,000
Jul 18 The Open Championship England   100 Major championship
Jul 18 Barbasol Championship Kentucky   24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Jul 25 3M Open Minnesota   6,600,000 1,188,000
Aug 8 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tennessee   10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 8 Barracuda Championship California   24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Aug 15 Wyndham Championship North Carolina   6,400,000 1,152,000
Aug 22 The Northern Trust New Jersey   9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 29 BMW Championship Maryland   9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 5 Tour Championship Georgia   n/a[e] FedEx Cup Playoffs
  1. ^ Except for the major championships, which have fixed points allocations, points listed for tournaments that have not been completed are official projections based on the expected field and/or minimum points allocations. Final allocations are usually published the day after completion of all tournaments eligible for ranking points that week.
  2. ^ a b c Tournament originally part of the 2019–20 season before rescheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]
  3. ^ a b Pro-Am canceled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. ^ Moved from Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. ^ The Tour Championship has no stand-alone purse and does not carry official money; the tournament directly determines the assignment of the FedEx Cup bonus pool money, including $15,000,000 to the winner.[16]

Unofficial eventsEdit

The following events do not carry FedEx Cup points or official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Sep 27 Ryder Cup Wisconsin Postponed n/a Two 12-man teams
Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
Dec 6 Hero World Challenge Bahamas Canceled[17] 18-player field
Dec 13 QBE Shootout Florida   Harris English &
  Matt Kuchar
n/a 3,600,000 447,500
(each)
12 two-player teams
Aug 1 Olympic Games Japan   n/a 60-player field

Location of tournamentsEdit

FedEx CupEdit

Points distributionEdit

The distribution of points for 2020–21 PGA Tour events is as follows:[18]

Finishing position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20th 30th 40th 50th 60th
Majors & Players Championship 600 330 210 150 120 110 100 94 88 82 51 32 18 10 6
WGCs, Genesis, Arnold Palmer, and Memorial 550 315 200 140 115 105 95 89 83 78 51 32 18 10 6
Other PGA Tour events 500 300 190 135 110 100 90 85 80 75 45 28 16 8.5 5
Team event (each player) 400 163 105 88 78 68 59 54 50 46 17 5 2 0 0
Alternate events 300 165 105 80 65 60 55 50 45 40 28 17 10 5 3
Playoff events 2000 1200 760 540 440 400 360 340 320 300 180 112 64 34 20

Tour Championship starting score (to par), based on position in the FedEx Cup rankings after the BMW Championship:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th–10th 11th–15th 16th–20th 21st–25th 26th–30th
Starting score −10 −8 −7 −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 Even

LeadersEdit

Top ten in the FedEx Cup standings as of February 28, 2021 (WGC-Workday Championship):[19]

Pos. Player Majors & The Players WGCs, Genesis, Arnold Palmer, and Memorial Top 10s in other PGA Tour events Regular
season
points
Playoffs[a] Total
points
Tour C'ship[b] Tmts Money ($m)[c]
Nat. Name USO Mas Ply Mas PGA USO Opn Gen WGC
Wrk
API WGC
MP
Mem WGC
Inv
1 2 3 4 5 NTr BMW Start Final Basic Wynd.
Top10
FedEx
Bonus
1   Cantlay T43 T17 T15 T8 1 2 T3 1234 9
2   Hovland T13 T5 T2 1 T2 1196 9
3   Schauffele 5 T17 T15 T39 2 T5 T2 T2 1110 9
4   Johnson, D T6 1 T8 T54 T2 1105 6
5   Finau T8 T38 2 14 T8 4 T2 980 10
6   English 4 66 10 T6 T5 1 965 11
7   Koepka T7 T38 T2 T5 1 960 9
8   Thomas T8 4 CUT T15 T2 3 897 9
9   Ortiz CUT T15 1 T8 T4 886 13
10   Niemann T23 CUT T43 T28 6 2 T2 870 10

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The top 125 point scorers in the regular season retain their tour card for the following season, and qualify for The Northern Trust. The top 70 points scorers after The Northern Trust qualify for the BMW Championship.
  2. ^ The top 30 point scorers after the BMW Championship qualify for the Tour Championship. Each player begins with a score adjustment to par determined by their point ranking, the lowest scorers in the Tour Championship in addition to this adjustment win the FedEx Cup.
  3. ^ In addition to tournament prize money, the top ten regular season point scorers receive a share of a $10m bonus, and the $60m FedEx Cup postseason bonus money is distributed based upon standings after the Tour Championship.

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ Page, Rodney (March 2, 2020). "Valspar Championship moves to April in 2021". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Gray, Will (April 16, 2020). "Greenbrier event permanently removed from PGA Tour schedule". Golf Channel.
  9. ^ "The Greenbrier, PGA Tour come together in time of crisis" (PDF). Greenbrier Classic. April 16, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  10. ^ "HSBC Champions in Shanghai officially canceled amid pandemic". ESPN. Associated Press. September 1, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "PGA Tour announces full schedule for 2020-21 season". PGA Tour. September 2, 2020. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ Lavner, Ryan (July 8, 2020). "Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow pushed back to 2022". Golf Channel. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Romine, Brentley (August 24, 2020). "CJ Cup to be contested this fall in Las Vegas, not South Korea". Golf Channel. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  14. ^ Leonard, Tod (August 31, 2020). "Tour moves Zozo Championship from Japan to site of six Tiger Woods wins, Sherwood CC". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "PGA Tour announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 FedExCup season, releases fall portion of 2020-21 PGA Tour Regular Season schedule". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  16. ^ "How it works: Tour Championship". PGA Tour. August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Hero World Challenge canceled for 2020". PGA Tour. October 19, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "FedExCup point distribution: PGA Tour Season". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  19. ^ "FedExCup – Official Standings". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 1, 2021.

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