Although Greg Norman has stated that amateurs will be allowed to compete in his Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, individuals in the top 15 on the PGA Tour University Ranking who are considering competing in the alternative golf entity should reconsider.
The PGA Tour previously said that it “reserves the authority to make final conclusions about a player’s eligibility in PGA Tour University,” and Golfweek learned of two revisions on Wednesday, both of which are effective immediately.
Players who finish in the top 15 of the final ranking will be ineligible for PGA Tour University, and “may not accept the performance benefits associated with a top-15 finish (in the current season and subsequent seasons) if such player competes in any professional golf tournament not ranked by the Official World Golf Ranking, excluding such events that have been previously approved by the PGA Tour.”
If a player is found to be ineligible or declines the advantages, they will be offered to the next eligible player in the final ranking. The first event in the LIV Golf Invitational Series will take place in London next month, from June 9-11. OWGR points are currently not available for LIV Golf events.
PGA Tour University has changed its rules effective immediately regarding college players competing in professional tournaments.
Greg Norman has said amateurs will compete at his LIV Golf events (the first is next month in London). pic.twitter.com/qlCTThLKlL
— Adam Woodard (@AdamWoodard) May 11, 2022
The PGA Tour University Ranking is determined by performance and competition level. The best 15 players in the Class of 2022 will gain status on the Korn Ferry Tour or a PGA Tour worldwide tour when the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship concludes on June 1.
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