With 10 PGA TOUR cards on offer this week for the top 10 finishers on the Race to Dubai who are not already exempt, it’s fair to say the DP World Tour Championship will have eleven winners on Sunday.
The European fans will not be wanting to see their future stars disappearing across the Atlantic, but the players who cast their vote on how the DP World is run, will mostly be supportive of the career-changing opportunity to tee it up at events such as the Players Championship. One form week on the PGA TOUR can also be life changing and rocket players up the official world golf ranking.
PGA TOUR members heading to the DP World Tour in 2024?
Though things are flowing both ways with the two Tours. As it was also announced that players who finish in positions 126-200 on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Fall Points List, which also concludes on Sunday after the RSM Classic, will be offered full membership to the DP World Tour for the 2024 season.
Before the players start buying private jets, they need to take into consideration that the10 PGA TOUR Cards do not carry the same benefits and whoever qualifies first will gain full exemption including the Players Championship. Therefore, all the players battling it out for cards this week will be going all out to secure the highest card position possible.
At the DP World Tour Championship first place bags a whopping 2,000 points, where final spot collects just 57.6. Players looking to make a serious moves need a top 10 finish but when you consider the field strength, that is easier said than done.
Realistically, you would struggle to look past Ryan Fox and Adrian Meronk from securing that top spot. Sami Valimaki’s victory in Qatar shot him up the list and with the huge points on offer this week, the battle will more than likely be with players jostling for the last two PGA TOUR Card positions. The one we will be watching play out will be Rasmus Hojgaard, who’s currently the last Card holder with 1736 points, and Yannik Paul on the cusp with 1659.
THE 10 PLAYERS CURRENTLY IN PGA TOUR CARDS PLACES
- Adrian Meronk / 2869.69
- Fox / 2803.49
- Perez / 2105.62
- Olesen / 2103.54
- Bjork / 2050.68
- Valimaki / 2029.19
- MacIntyre / 1947.46
- Campillo / 1934.82
- Hisatsune / 1817.43
- Rasmus Hojgaard / 1736.51
WHO ARE THE NEAREST CHALLENGERS?
- Yannik Paul / 1,659.63
- Marcel Siem / 1659.63
- Matthieu Pavon / 1622.21
- Sebastian Soderberg / 1621.66
- Joost Luiten / 1620.33
- Jordan Smith / 1588.49