Now that the PGA Tour has itself straightened out, the Korn Ferry Tour has its new schedule.
There is good news and bad news for the Korn Ferry Tour players. Bad news is that there will be no tour cards issued in 2020. Good news is that the tour will have a new schedule for 2020 and it will carry over into 2021 — a sort of wrap-around schedule.
The tour will have 23 events on its calendar for the rest of 2020. After an end-of-the-year break, the tour will resume in 2021 and work its way to its playoff events and an eventual Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
Once the regular season ends at a date-to-be-named in 2021, the usual 25 PGA Tour cards will be issued with another 25 available in the playoffs and Tour Championship for those who don’t finish the year in the top 25.
“I’m excited,” said Tampa-based Korn Ferry player Kevin Roy. “It’s going to be a heckuva journey. I’m excited that I’ll have a place to play the rest of this year and into next year.”
Roy currently stands 40th on the Korn Ferry points list.
The PGA Tour will allow the top 10 players from the Korn Ferry to play in some regular tour events — mainly the smaller tournaments and perhaps some of the events that are opposite the WGC events.
“I know one of the top five and he was a little disappointed,” Roy said.
The schedule gets the players back in action at the TPC Sawgrass on June 11 with the Korn Ferry Challenge to be played on the Dye Valley Course.
“I’m looking forward to San Antonio,” Roy said. In a unique move, the Korn Ferry Tour will play there two straight weeks with the San Antonio Challenge on the Canyons course at the TPC San Antonio (July 9-12) and the following week (July 15-18) for the San Antonio Championship on the TPC San Antonio’s Oaks course.
“I plan to play in all of them,” Roy said of the 23 events for the rest of this year.