PGA Tour Latinoamerica unveils 15-event schedule


A feeder circuit for the Tour, the PGA Tour Latinoamerica will contest 15 events across nine countries in Latin America in 2013.

The season will be split into two swings – March-May, then October-December, with each tournament featuring a $150,000 purse.

“We are delighted by PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s inaugural season and are encouraged by its growth heading into next season” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem in a statement. “We set out to develop a Tour to help identify and provide a pathway to the best players in the region and I feel that our inaugural season and upcoming calendar are indications of a bright future. The race for the top 5 on this year’s Order of Merit shaped up nicely, and we look forward to welcoming the Tour’s newest members next season. The growth of this tour is a testament to the appetite for golf in Latin America and its growing economy.”

The season begins March 11 in Mexico City and runs through the Dominican Republic Open on June 2.

The second part of the swing begins in Brazil on Oct. 7 and will conclude with the race for “Los Cinco,” concluding on Dec. 8 in Buenos Aires.

This past season, the top five players on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica money list earned Tour cards for 2013.