The perks of winning on the PGA Tour: Tournaments, exemptions
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The perks of winning on the PGA Tour: Tournaments, exemptions



There are a lot of perks that come with winning on the PGA Tour. Aside from the first-place prize money, which is 18 percent of the total purse, a PGA Tour winner earns FedEx Cup points and entry into a number of big tournaments, including a pair of major championships.

Let's lay out all the benefits of winning on the PGA Tour.

Benefits a PGA Tour winner gets

  • A PGA Tour win comes with a multi-season extension of playing privileges, aka a Tour card. For a regular PGA Tour event, a win means a two-season extension which starts after the current season. For the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament, as well World Golf Championships, wins there come with three-season exemptions. In The Players and the major championships, wins come with a five-year exemption.
  • A PGA Tour win comes with first-place FedEx Cup points. At regular PGA Tour events, that's 500 FedEx Cup points. It's 550 for World Golf Championships. It's 600 points at a major and The Players. It's 300 points for an opposite-field event.
  • A PGA Tour win in an event that isn't an opposite-field tournament gets a player into the next Masters Tournament.
  • A PGA Tour win in any individual PGA Tour event, as well the Zurich Classic, gets a player into the PGA Championship.
  • A PGA Tour win in any events get the winner into the next edition of The Players Championship, the Tournament of Champions, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Dean & Deluca Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, the Quicken Loans National, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (if the field ranking is above 115) after their win.



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