Simply three weeks out from the beginning of the season on the WA PGA Championship in Kalgoorlie, the PGA Tour of Australasia will break new floor by transferring from a financial rating to a points-based Order of Advantage, the co-sanctioning of the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and ISPS HANDA Australian Open with the DP World Tour offering the cornerstone to a 16-event season.
Open champion Cameron Smith, PGA TOUR winners Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Cam Davis and two-time DP World Tour winners Min Woo Lee and Ryan Fox are simply a few of the names who will assist to create the most important summer time of golf on Australian soil in a few years.
On the again of will increase within the prize cash to a lot of occasions towards the top of the 2021/2022 season, 5 tournaments have seen their prize purse bolstered additional for the upcoming season.
The WA PGA, Vic PGA and Queensland PGA championships will every enhance from $200,000 to $250,000, the Gippsland Tremendous 6 goes from $137,500 in 2021 to $200,000 and the Australian PGA Championship will function a report $2 million prize pool.
“These prize cash will increase are a results of important enhancements in business partnership revenues during the last 12 months along with the longevity of our Strategic Partnership with the DP World Tour,” mentioned PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman.
“This permits additional funding into our tour to proceed its progress and success.
“We’ve got clearly been by a difficult interval however this enhance in funding in our tour will assist to supply our gamers with a robust monetary base from which to launch their careers.”
Modifications to the Order of Advantage are additionally designed to supply a extra equitable platform for the very best performers throughout the whole thing of the PGA Tour of Australasia season.
With pathway alternatives to the DP World Tour and Korn Ferry Tour together with Main Championships and different key occasions on the world golf schedule once more on provide, PGA Tour of Australasia by the Match Gamers Council labored by numerous quantities of information to debate and finally provide you with probably the most equitable format, a format that reduces the ratio between the most important and smallest tournaments from roughly 12:1 to round 4:1.
With the Australian PGA Championship price a report $2 million this 12 months it was deemed obligatory to scale back the affect that the disparity in prize purses had on the Order of Advantage (with the smallest prize cash occasion presently price $162,500).
“Together with direct suggestions from our gamers we examined a considerable quantity of information with reference to how the prizemoney Order of Advantage has beforehand been affected by the massive prize purse discrepancies,” mentioned PGA of Australia Tournaments Director Australasia, Nick Dastey.
“We consulted with the Match Gamers Council they usually totally supported a transfer from cash to factors regarding the Order of Advantage forward of the graduation of the 2022/2023 season.
“The factors system is about discovering a extra equitable system that rewards good play related to the standard of area taking part in every occasion.”
Every of the 16 occasions throughout the season have been assigned a selected band of factors primarily based on the prize cash on provide.
Band 4 occasions with not less than $1 million in complete prize cash will distribute 4,000 factors on the completion of the match, Band 3 occasions price not less than $750,000 will probably be assigned 3,000 factors, Band 2 tournaments price not less than $400,000 could have 2,000 factors on provide and Band 1 occasions price not less than $150,000 could have a financial institution of 1,000 factors at hand out.
In apply, the winner of a Band 4 occasion will obtain 760 factors, Band 3 will probably be price 570, Band 2 winners will obtain 380 factors and Band 1 winners earn 190 factors.
“Statistical evaluation has proven that altering to a factors system won’t essentially change the members who function within the high 10 on the Order of Advantage, nonetheless it may end up in a major shuffle within the ultimate positions inside the high 10,” Dastey added.
“With the extent of the exemptions that at the moment are out there by particular Majors, the DP World Tour and varied qualifying colleges it’s important that the Order of Advantage system displays the very best performances over that particular season.”
2022/2023 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia (complete prize cash in brackets)
Oct 13-16 CKB WA PGA Championship offered by TX Civil & Logistics ($250,000)
Oct 20-23 WA Open ($162,500)
Nov 10-13 Victorian PGA Championship ($250,000)
Nov 17-20 Queensland PGA Championship ($250,000)
Nov 24-27 Fortinet Australian PGA Championship ($2,000,000)
Dec 1-4 ISPS HANDA Australian Open ($1,700,000)
Dec 8-11 Gippsland Tremendous 6 ($200,000)
Jan 26-29 GST Victoria Hosted by Geoff Ogilvy ($200,000)
Feb 2-5 TPS Murray River in honor of Jarrod Lyle ($200,000)
Feb 16-19 TPS Sydney, Offered by Webex, Hosted by Braith Anasta ($200,000)
Feb 23-26 TPS Hunter Valley, Hosted by Jan Stephenson & Peter O’Malley ($200,000)
Tue 2-5 102nd New Zealand Open Offered by Sky Sport (TBA)
Tue 9-12 NZ PGA Championship (TBA)
Mar 16-19 Play Immediately NSW Open ($400,000)
Mar 30-Apr 2 PGA Tour of Australasia Season Finale ($200,000)
TBA Vic Open