The PGA Tour's three international tours -- PGA Tour Latinoamerica, Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Series China -- are adopting a points-based system starting in 2020 which will determine the Korn Ferry Tour cards allocated to each circuit.
The change comes after 13 years of the FedEx Cup and an initial season using a points-based system on the Korn Ferry Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, which combined determined the fate of 50 PGA Tour cards.
The PGA Tour is moving the international feeder tours to a points-based system for consistency's sake -- not only with how the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour rank players but also to avoid quoting money lists in three different currencies. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica money list is in US dollars, while the PGA Tour Canada money list is in Canadian dollars, and the PGA Tour Series China money list is quoted in Chinese yuan. Now, all three will offer the same points structure, with 500 points going to a tournament winner throughout the season and 600 going to the winner of the season-ending event or final full-field event of the season. All professionals who make the cut will earn points, consistent with how points are distributed on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour. Ties will be broken similar to money payouts, where all tied places will be combined and distributed evenly.
The top five players on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour Series China points lists will earn Korn Ferry Tour status for 2021, while the top five players on the PGA Tour Canada points list will earn Korn Ferry Tour status.