Earlier this year, the PGA Tour announced a return to the calendar year season and the introduction of the FedExCup Fall Series, which is designed to change the way Tour status is decided for the 2024 season.
The biggest shake-up of the Tour's format since the introduction of the FedExCup in 2007, the Fall Series consists of seven tournaments that will dictate the Tour status and designated events eligibility for those players who finished between 71-125 in the FedExCup standings.
In previous years, the top 125 players at the end of the FedExCup season would gain full Tour status for the following season. However, this year, players ranked from 71-150 will take part in the Fall Series of events to decide who does and doesn't qualify for their 2024 Tour card.
What does the Fall Series consist of, and what's at stake?
Following Viktor Hovland's emphatic victory at East Lake, the top 150 players in the FedExCup rankings can be split into four distinct categories.
To make things easier, we have tried to break down what each category has won and what they will hope to gain from taking part in the newly constructed Fall Series.
The top 50 players have confirmed their full status on the PGA Tour for the 2024 season, as well as being eligible for all eight of the 'designated' (big money) events for 2024.
While full playing status is confirmed for the 2024 season, these players can also carry over their FedExCup points for the Fall Series in an attempt to win eligibility for two of the eight designated events in the 2024 season.
71 - 125:
If these players can retain their place in the top 125 by the end of the Fall Series, they will keep their Tour cards for the 2024 season. They will also try and increase their points tally to earn one of the ten spots in the second and third designated events of the season.
126 - 150:
These players will be competing to work their way into the top 125 in order to retain full Tour status for 2024. If they end the Fall Series ranked between 126-150, they will retain conditional tour status.
Fall Series Schedule
11-17 Sept - Fortinet Championship - Silverado Resort & Spa (North)
2-8 Oct - Sanderson Farms Championship - The Country Club of Jackson
9-15 Oct - Shriner's Children's Open - TPC Summerlin
16-22 Oct - ZOZO Championship - Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club
30 Oct - 5 Nov - World Wide Technology Championship - El Cardonal at Diamante
6-12 Nov - Butterfield Bermuda Championship - Port Royal Golf Course
13-19 Nov - RSM Classic - Sea Island Golf Club
What can be gained from playing the Fall Series?
While Tour status will be the key consideration for the majority of players taking part in the Fall Series, there are numerous other benefits on offer to those who compete.
Winners of a Fall Series event will secure a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour as well as qualification for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The Players Championship and continued eligibility into those Major Championships that have invited PGA Tour winners in the past.
Entry into designated events
The ten players with the most points at the end of the FedEx Cup Fall Series will earn entry to the second and third designated events of the year if not previously eligible, which for the 2024 season will be the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational.
Entry into the Players Championship
Players not previously eligible can utilise the FedExCup Fall to play their way into The Players Championship.
Lots of money!
A total of $56.6 million in prize money will be awarded across the seven events.