For the first time in quite a few years, the PGA Tour’s season-opener will officially open at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January. The season itself will conclude this fall. For the past several years, the Tour’s official start to the season commenced after the FedEx Cup was concluded and covered two calendar years.  

The change was done to simplify the season, among other reasons. In addition to a change to the Tour’s calendar, a series of “Signature Events” will continue in 2024, a response to the LIV Tour’s high payouts. Signature Events will give 700 FedEx Cup points to the winner in addition to highly inflated purses and reduced, no-cut fields.  

The changes are not without controversy as many who are not eligible for Signature Events fear those who are eligible will easily keep their Tour playing privileges for years to come, becoming much less a tour based on merit and more on previous achievements. The year 2024 will certainly be one of the more interesting ones in Tour history.  
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