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PGA Tour of USA East

Founded

2024

Founder

Jacob Reynolds

# of Events per season

  • 16 (15 independent) and (1 with Korn Ferry Tour)
    • West Ohio Open: Dayton, Ohio - 9/2 to 9/7 ($392,000) (W:$33,750)
    • Honda Championship: Lexington, Kentucky - 9/13 to 9/18 (Invitational) ($530,000) (W:$35,532)
    • East Players Cup: Richmond, Virginia - 9/27 to 10/2 (major) ($4,250,000) (W:$185,000)
    • T-Mobile Cup: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 10/19 to 10/24 ($828,000) (W:$40,188)
    • PNC Bank Championship: Clarion, Pennsylvania - 2/2 to 2/7 (Invitational/USA East World Playoffs) ($828,000) (W:$40,188)
    • US East Open: Greensburg, Indiana (major) - 2/17 to 2/22 ($3,125,000) (W:$153,875)
    • Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic: Brookville, Indiana - 3/5 to 3/10 (WGC) ($5,256,000) (W:$232,500)
    • Northern Kentucky University Cup: Alexandria, Kentucky - 3/21 to 3/26 (Invitational) ($530,000) (W:$35,532)
    • Memphis PGA Championship: Memphis, Tennessee - 4/8 to 4/13 ($392,000) (W:$33,750)
    • Players Spring Classic: Nashville, Tennessee - 4/18 to 4/23 (Invitational/USA East World Playoffs) ($530,000) (W:$35,532)
    • Tennessee North WGC-Cup: LaFollette, Tennessee - 5/2 to 5/7 (WGC) ($4,512,000) (W:$150,000)
    • Kentucky South Open: London, Kentucky - 5/16 to 5/20 (USA East World Playoffs) ($392,000) (W:$33,750)
    • PGA Tour of USA East Championship: Mason, Ohio - 5/30 to 6/3 (Tour Championship/USA East World Playoffs) ($3,125,000) (W:$146,208.41)
    • Carolina PGA Championship (Off-Season) - 6/18 to 6/25 (Team Event) ($530,000) (W:$60,375)
    • Great Lakes Cup (Off-season): Toledo, Ohio - 7/15 to 7/24 (Team Event) (No Purse)
    • Pinnacle Bank Championship (hosted by Korn Ferry Tour/Off-season): Omaha, Nebraska - every year ($600,000)

Entry List

64 Golfers

USA East Major Championship

Top 32 Golfers

USA East Tour Championship

Top 24 Golfers

USA East World Playoffs

Top 16 Golfers

Clear #

9

Tier #

1

Region

USA East

Levels[]

  • 1 (Top) - USA East World Playoffs (4 Rounds) (Players Spring Classic/Kentucky South Open/PGA PGA Tour of USA East Championship/PNC Bank Championship) - Top 16 Golfers
  • 2 (Second) - Tour Championship (PGA Tour of USA East Championship) - Top 24 Golfers
  • 3 (Third) - Major Tournaments (East Players Cup (USA East Tour) and US East Open (USGA): USA East major) - Top 32 Golfers
  • 4 (Last) - USA East Challengers 100 - 64 Golfers

Merit Points[]

  • The top 5 golfers who have excelled in the PGA Tour of USA East Championship who have scored the most merit points will be graduated from the PGA Tour of USA East, which will earn spots in one Korn Ferry Tour tournament. And will earn an advantage going to off-season events like the Carolina PGA Championship and Great Lakes Cup.

Related PGA Golf Tours[]

  • PGA Tour, but separate non-profit golf organizations

USA East Elite 750 Tournaments[]

USA East Challengers 100 (World Golf Championships)[]

  • Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic - (WGC)/(flagship) $5,256,000
    • 64 Golfers play in World Golf Championships event number 1 in the Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic from the PGA Tour of USA East, which became a WGC & flagship tournament event in the USA East Challengers 100. Whoever who wins the Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic from the PGA Tour of USA East will receive 700 points.
    • Winner: $232,500
  • Tennessee North WGC-Cup - (WGC) $4,512,000
    • 64 Golfers play in World Golf Championships event number 2 in the Tennessee North WGC-Cup from the PGA Tour of USA East, which became a WGC tournament event in the USA East Challengers 100. Whoever who wins the Tennessee North WGC-Cup will recieve 700 points.
    • Winner: $150,000

USA East Major Championship[]

  • East Players Cup (USA East Tour) - $4,250,000
    • Winner: $185,000
  • US East Open (USGA) - $3,125,000
    • Winner: $153,875

USA East Tour Championship[]

  • PGA Tour of USA East Championship - $3,125,000
    • Winner: $146,208.41

USA East World Playoffs[]

  • Round 1 (16) - Players Spring Classic and Kentucky South Open
  • Semifinal 12 - PGA Tour of USA East Championship
  • Final 8 - PNC Bank Championship

Bonus Purse: $3,250,000

  • Winner's bonus: $225,000

Top 2 all-time titles won (Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic) - PGA Tour of USA East: Most[]

  • 1st: Billy Walton (5) - 2032, 2035, 2036, 2038, 2039
  • 2nd: Arnold Miller (4) - 2030, 2031, 2033, 2041

Top 2 Golfers (Career Tournament Victories): Most[]

  • 1st: Billy Walton (40) (Macon, Georgia, USA) - 8-Time Ohio West Open Winner (2024, 2025, 2027, 2028, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2034), 6-Time Winner of the PNC Bank Championship (2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2029, 2033), 6-Time Winner of the Northern Kentucky University Cup (2025, 2026, 2027, 2029, 2032, 2033), 5-Time Winner of the Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic (2032, 2035, 2036, 2038 and 2039) 4-Time Winner of the US East Open (2025, 2027, 2028, 2031) and 4-Time Winner of the East Players Cup (2024, 2031, 2032, 2034)
  • 2nd: Sam Harris (32) (Richmond, Indiana, USA) - 6-Time Winner of the US East Open (2024, 2026, 2029, 2033, 2034, 2035), 6-Time Winner of the East Players Cup (2025, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2033, 2036), 4-Time Winner of the PGA Tour of USA East Championship (2024, 2025, 2028, 2031), 3-Time Winner of the West Ohio Open (2026, 2029, 2033, 2035), 3-Time Winner of the PNC Bank Championship (2028, 2031, 2035), 3 -time winner of the Southeast Indiana WGC-Classic (2034, 2037 and 2040) 2-Time Winner of the Kentucky South Open (2024, 2025), 2-Time Winner of the Memphis PGA Championship (2029, 2035)

PGA Tour Event/Off-season Events[]

  • Carolina PGA Championship - $530,000 (W:$60,375) (Non-points team tournament) - 16 teams (4 Golfers for 1 team)
  • Pinnacle Bank Championship - $600,000 (hosted by Korn Ferry Tour) - every year - (top 5 qualified golfers from the PGA Tour of USA East)
  • Great Lakes Cup (Team Event) - No Purse (Non-points team tournament) - 16 teams (4 Golfers for 1 team)

USA East World Playoffs[]

  • Bonus Purse: $3,250,000
  • Winner's prize: $225,000
  • Since 2025-26

Round 1 (Top 16 Golfers)[]

  • Top 12 Golfers advance to the USA East World Semifinals

Tournaments[]

  • Players Spring Classic (Invitational) (64 Golfers in the field)
  • Kentucky South Open (64 Golfers in the field)

Semifinals (Top 12 Golfers)[]

  • Top 8 Golfers advance to the USA East World Finals

Tournaments[]

  • PGA Tour of USA East Championship (Tour Championship) (24 Golfers in the field)

Finals (Top 8 Golfers)[]

  • Top Golfer who has won the USA East World Playoffs Receives the share bonus with 15 others

Tournaments[]

  • PNC Bank Championship (Invitational) (64 Golfers in the field)

Points System (PGA Tour of USA East Championship) for a Season[]

  • 700 points for the winner of the USA East Major Championship (East Players Cup and US East Open) and USA East Challengers 100 WGC tournament
  • 925 points for the winner of the USA East Tour Championship and USA East World Playoffs
    • PGA Tour of USA East Championship is the Season Finale tournament, which will select the top 5 Golfers who have been qualified for the Pinnacle Bank Championship (Korn Ferry Tour)
    • USA East World Playoffs only has 3 rounds, Round 1 (16 golfers) - Players Spring Classic/Kentucky South Open, Semifinal 12 - PGA Tour of USA East Championship and Final 8 - PNC Bank Championship
    • PGA Tour of USA East Championship have selected the top 5 golfers who have excelled in the event recieves 50 merit points (1st) 45 merit points (2nd-3rd) and 40 merit points (4th-5th)
  • 480 points for the winner of the USA East Challengers 100 Invitational Tournament
  • 75 points for winning the USA East World Playoffs Tournament and USA East Challengers 100 Tournament
  • No points in the off-season team event and Korn Ferry tour event

Tournament Victory associated[]

  • W = Winner's prize

Other Tours related to PGA Tour of USA East[]

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