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The PGA Tour has been making massive changes to vie with its nemesis, LIV Golf. While the Saudi-funded Tour has leverage over the American Tour in terms of finance, the PGA Tour is attracting its players with its new schedule. Earlier today, the Tour announced the schedule for the fall season, where the world’s best golfers will not only compete for the FedExCup but also for the status for the next season.

Among many of its changes, the PGA Tour also announced that from next season onwards, January will mark the start of the new season, and not in the fall like it usually used to commence. While golfers on the Tour give it all to be eligible for the FedExCup, only 70 qualify for the season finale. Moreover, 20 of those golfers have to return home after losing the first of the three events. Nonetheless, the new schedule released earlier today will give the men a better opportunity for the next season. Let’s take a better look at what the FedEx Cup Fall looks like.

The new schedule of the PGA Tour goes beyond the season finale

The new fall schedule will consist of seven events, down from nine last year, and will begin two weeks after the end of the Tour Championship. The Fortinet Championship will mark the beginning of the FedExCup fall from September 11 onwards. CJ Cup and Houston Open, which were previously during the Fall season, will be moved to the regular Tour schedule.

The new change will benefit the players immensely. Winners of these events will earn a two-year exemption on Tour. Moreover, winners of the FedExCup Fall season will also earn a direct entry into the PGA Tour’s designated events and also to the four Majors championships, in case they weren’t eligible in the past.

The FedExCup Fall will finalize the priority ranking entering the 2024 season, including the top-125 category for those who finished outside the top 70 in the FedExCup standings. Standard FedExCup points will be issued in the seven events, including 500 points awarded to the winner.

The PGA Tour has announced $56.6 million in prize money for the FedExCup Fall. Among many of its changes, the new fall schedule was surely surprising to many. Though some players may be happy with the modifications, others may not share the same thought. But how did the golf world react to the new Fall schedule?

Golf fans share their thoughts on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Fall schedule
Despite the change expected to benefit the golfers, fans weren’t too pleased with the Fall schedule. One fan even questioned the PGA Tour loyalist Rory McIlroy would even miss the Fall events since he has already missed two elevated events this season. Others believed the American Tour is imitating LIV Golf.

One Tiger Woods fan hoped that the 15-time Major winner could win one of these events. While another user shared his displeasure with the FedExCup Fall name.

Before one fan labeled the PGA Tour players as “independent contractors”, another fan spoke on behalf of all the Massachusetts residents. He asked if any of the events will be conducted in Boston. Unfortunately for him and his fellow Beantown residents, none of the seven events take place in Boston.

With the PGA Tour making another massive change in its schedule, can it result in profitability for them for avoiding attrition? Or will the Tour players still make the jump to LIV Golf?

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