The PGA Tour unveiled a reconstructed fall portion of the 2023 schedule for players to improve their priority ranking and gain access into future events on Wednesday.
The newly revamped schedule, called the FedEx Cup Fall, will fill the gap between the end of the 2023 season in August and the beginning of the next one in January as the PGA Tour returns to a calendar schedule in 2024 from the previous wrap-around format.
While there's been little change to the actual tournaments dated between September and December, the purpose of the events have been dramatically altered.
Following the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in August, players who finish inside the top 70 will be fully exempt for the 2024 season. However, players ranked No. 51 and above will continue with their FedEx Cup points from 2023 to finalize eligibility and priority rankings for the following season. It will also determine the top 125 for players who did not finish in the top 70 in 2023.
Players inside the top 50 can still choose to play in FedEx Cup Fall events, however, it won't affect their standing for 2024, according to Golf Channel. The FedEx Cup Fall tournaments will still offer OWGR points, lucrative purses, and the traditional winner's benefits given for a PGA Tour victory like a two-year PGA Tour exemption. The total purse across all seven fall tournaments is $56.6 million.
Winners of FedEx Cup Fall events will also gain entry into the first of the season's eight designated events, the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
At the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Fall, the top 10 players on the season-long points list who had not previously qualified, will also receive exemptions into the first two designated events after the Tournament of Champions.
The first of the new fall season format will be the Fortinet Championship from Sept. 11-17 and will end with The RSM Classic Nov. 13-19.