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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Yes, the Tour Starts TODAY (Video)

As it did last year, the Tour is going to start the year with a Sunday-Wednesday event, the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. Here's the little preview video done for the new season:

The big news, of course, is the new Tour Points System. As you have no doubt guessed, the new system mimics -- at least in most ways -- the FedExCup and Schwab Cup systems. Players will accumulate points all year, which will ultimately determine who gets the Tour cards awarded at the end of the season and after the Playoffs.

The basics of the new system are simple:
  • Official Tour events each award 500 points to first place.
  • The final Regular Season event will award 600 points to first place.
  • All Tour points will be calculated out to three decimals.
You can get a detailed overview of the system at this link. This article gives you the points breakdown for every position, both during the regular season and the Playoffs.

Here also is a link to a Power Rankings article for the Bahamas event, in case you're playing fantasy golf.

Although the PGA Tour is finishing the Sony Open today, the Tour event won't compete with it since there's a five-hour time difference between the Bahamas and Hawaii. You can watch the FIRST round of the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on GC at 2-5pm ET today.

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