Inside the Field: PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry's Final Stage
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NEWBURGH, INDIANA - OCTOBER 08: A detailed view of a TOURBOUND hat at a studio shoot during the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing and Finance at Victoria National Golf Club on October 8, 2023 in Newburgh, Indiana. (Photo by Andrew Wevers/PGA TOUR)
Written by Staff @PGATOUR
For the first time since 2012, PGA TOUR cards are available via Q-School.
The top five and ties at PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry's Final Stage will earn 2024 PGA TOUR membership, resurrecting a cherished holiday golf tradition from the days of yore. Final Stage will be contested Dec. 14-17, across 72 holes, with the field playing two rounds at TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course and two rounds at Sawgrass Country Club (there will be no cut).
After the top five and ties who earn TOUR cards, the next 40 finishers and ties will earn guaranteed starts on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour. The following 20 finishers and ties will earn guaranteed starts on 2024 PGA TOUR Americas. The remainder of finishers will hold conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR Americas.
PGA TOUR Q-School by Korn Ferry began at pre-qualifying in September (eight sites), followed by First Stage in October (13 sites), then Second Stage in November (five sites). Click here for results from all stages and sites.
The field at Final Stage will feature 167 players. Seventy-nine players advanced via Second Stage, with the remainder of the field gaining direct access to Final Stage via various exemption categories.
Here's a look at the field for 2023 PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry's Final Stage and how it was comprised.
Next 40 applicants on FedExCup Fall standings after top 125
Paul Haley II
Non-members, equivalent to Nos. 126-150 in 2023 FedExCup Fall standings
Nos. 31-60 on 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List
Cristobal Del Solar
Jorge Fernandez Valdes
Top five on 2023 PGA TOUR University Ranking
Top five on 2023 PGA TOUR Latinoamerica standings (Totalplay Cup)
Top five on 2023 PGA TOUR Canada standings (Fortinet Cup)
Top five on 2022-23 PGA Tour Australasia Order of Merit
No. 1 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
No. 1 on Korea Professional Golfers' Association Points List
Second Stage – Valdosta, Georgia
Second Stage – Valencia, California
Jared du Toit
Second Stage – Savannah, Georgia
Second Stage – Port St. Lucie, Florida
Second Stage – Dothan, Alabama