PGA Tour announces 2022 Korn Ferry schedule
With the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Series finished for another year, the PGA Tour has already announced the line up for the 2022 season, which kicks off in mid-January at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.
The schedule will feature 26 tournaments across four countries and 18 states including the Bahamas, Panama and Colombia.
2021 PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year Will Zalatoris began his career on the Korn Ferry Tour (Credit: Korn Ferry Tour)
“True to its mission, the Korn Ferry Tour continues to identify, develop and prepare golf’s next stars to compete on the PGA Tour from day one,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“The immediate success we’ve seen from the likes of Sungjae Im and Scottie Scheffler and now Will Zalatoris, the last three recipients of the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, is indicative of the quality and talent on the Korn Ferry Tour.”
Zalatoris was recently named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year following his breakthrough year on the PGA Tour last season. The 25-year-old claimed 8-top 10 finishes including outright second at the rescheduled Masters Tournament in November.
The 2022 season will usher in the previously announced purse increases. Regular season events will move from $600,000 to a minimum of $750,000 while the Korn Ferry Tour Finals events will each increase to $1.5 million.
By 2023, all regular season events will feature a minimum purse of $1 million.
“After recently concluding the Korn Ferry Tour’s super season in dramatic fashion, we’re excited about what lies ahead in 2022, including a significant increase in purses, the return of four international events and the debut of the Lake Charles Championship,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin.
“The Korn Ferry Tour is experiencing unprecedented growth and fan engagement and these key additions will add to this momentum as our athletes chase their PGA TOUR dreams in 2022.”
The first stage of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Q-School is already under way around the US with 2nd Stage events set to tee off in mid-October followed by the finals in Savannah, Georgia in early November.