Mackenzie Tour 2019 Q-School dates and FAQ
Dates and sites announced for PGA TOUR hopefuls
November 29, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- November 29, 2018
- Mackenzie Tour 2019 Q-School features six 72-hole tournaments. (Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada)
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is busy preparing for another strong season, announcing on Thursday the dates and sites for its six 2019 Qualifying Tournaments, events that determine the membership of the Mackenzie Tour.
The six sites will be: TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, TX (February 25-March 1), Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howie-In-The-Hills, FL (March 4-8), Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, CA (March 25-29), Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, AZ (April 1-5), TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (April 22-26) and Crown Isle Resort & Golf Club in Courtenay, BC (April 29-May 3).
Each event is a 72-hole, no-cut qualifying tournament, with fields of 120 players.
“Due to a steady increase in demand seen the past few seasons, we are excited to add another Mackenzie Tour qualifying tournament to the calendar to allow more aspiring professionals the opportunity to work their way towards the PGA TOUR," said Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday. “With the new season right around the corner, we look forward to seeing which stars of tomorrow emerge out of the 2019 qualifying sites."
For more information, please refer to the below FAQ.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many players qualify for the Mackenzie Tour from each Q-School stop?
Medalists from each site will be fully exempt in 2019, while finishers 2-14 will be exempt through the reshuffle following the completion of the sixth event. In the event of a tie for 1st or 14th position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play. Finishers 15-40, and any player tied for 40th place, will receive conditional status to the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada for the 2019 season.
What does conditional status get me?
Conditional membership does not guarantee players starts in Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada events. In 2018, the number of conditional members who earned starts in the first four events (i.e., through the first of two re-shuffles) ranged from fifteen (15) to twenty (20).
Conditional status also gives membership perks such as: TPC benefits, reduced Open Qualifying fees, exempt through following year’s pre-qualifying for Web.com q-school, access to re-shuffles.
When can I sign up for Q-School
The application for the 2019 Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournament will be open to the public on Monday, January 14th @ 12:00 PM (EST).
Is anybody eligible to sign up for a Mackenzie Tour Q-School event?
Applications are open to both professionals and amateurs with a handicap of 2 or less.
How do I sign up for a Mackenzie Tour Q-School event?
All sign-ups are done online and come on a first come first serve basis.
Where should I go to register on January 14?
How much does Q-School cost?
The sign-up fee for Q-School in 2019 is $2750 USD and can be made by VISA or MasterCard only. Visa debit cards are NOT recommended.
Can I pick which site I play?
Each player is able to list schools is order of priority and we will facilitate requests on a first-come first-serve basis.
How fast does Q-School fill up?
In 2018, available spots filled up in just over two minutes.
Is the signup process the same as previous years?
For 2019 the system will look a little different than previous years. However, it will be the same information collected from applicants.
Can I get into a site from the alternate list?
The past 2 years there has been 100+ players offered a spot from the alternate list.
How does the alternate list work?
There is only one (1) alternate list; the Qualifying Tournament is considered one competition (120 X 6 = 720). The 721st application received is the first alternate and so on. When a spot comes open at any of the 6 sites, it will be offered to the next alternate. If he chooses not to accept the spot, he will in effect be withdrawing and will receive a full refund. He cannot remain on the alternate list. The spot will be then offered to the next alternate and so on until the spot is filled. If an alternate is not offered a spot (insufficient withdrawals) he would receive a full refund.
Please note that this process will change slightly when we get within one week of the first round of competition at the first four sites. If a spot comes open during the last week right up to the last tee time on day 1, the next alternate can decline the spot and still retain his place on the alternate list. However, if a spot opened up at either of the remaining site(s) during that same week before that time or after declining the spot, he would have to accept that spot at the other site or withdraw.
Can I play at multiple sites?
No. Each applicant may only play one site. Once applicant Is assigned to a site, it may not be changed.
Am I eligible to receive a refund if I withdraw prior to competition?
Yes, however a processing fee of $250 will be assessed should you withdraw prior to one week of your assigned competition, and a fee of $1000 will be assessed should you withdraw within one week of assigned competition.
No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament.
Full refunds will be offered to those who withdraw while on the alternate list.
FULL refunds (no $250 fee) to players who WD because they earned status on PGATLA or PGA TOUR China – Series.
Will Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Q-School tournaments use the revised/new rules of golf in 2019?
The Rules of Golf, as established by the United States Golf Association (USGA), R&A and Golf Canada, have undergone significant changes that will be in effect as of January 1st, 2019. As such, play will be contested in all Qualifying Competitions and throughout the Tournament Season using the 2019 Rules of Golf. Information pertaining to the new Rules of Golf, Local Rules and Conditions of Competition will be provided to applicants in advance of their Qualifying Competition. Additional information and any questions pertaining to the Rules of Golf or the competition itself should be directed to the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Rules Committee.