Report: A direct route to Tour could be available for the top college player in PGA Tour U’s ranking

By Fly Pin High |
October 26, 2022

Soon, the best senior men’s college golfer could earn a PGA Tour card after his college season is over.

Tour members were informed Monday that two proposals had been submitted to the Tour’s policy committee for approval , according to a report by Golf Channel. The No. One change is the No. One would be offered Tour status post-nationals to players who have met certain elite benchmarks at college and amateur levels.

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According to the report, the policy board will be reviewing the proposals in November and the first change would take effect immediately. The top-ranked golfer at the 2023 NCAA Championships would be awarded a Tour card for the rest of the 2022-23 season.

According to the report, the second change is called PGA Tour Accelerated. It would be beneficial for superstar amateurs who have achieved high marks in many areas including amateur wins and major performance awards, collegiate awards, and the career-best World Amateur Golf Ranking rank. Three college players who have met the criteria since 2010 were mentioned in the memo.

The Tour made changes to its rankings system in August to make it easier for college golfers to get on the professional stage. The Tour offers another incentive to college and amateur players.

Ludvig Aberg, Texas Tech’s top-ranked golfer, is currently at the top of the rankings.

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