Defending champion Max Homa returns to Silverado Resort and Spa this week for the Fortinet Championship, the first event in the PGA Tour's final wraparound season. Photo: Meg Oliphant, Getty Images
Now that the PGA Tour’s offseason is complete – it lasted a full two weeks – it’s time to start over again but with a twist.
The Fortinet Championship, which begins Thursday in Napa, California, is the first event in the final wraparound season as the PGA Tour begins transitioning to its new money-stuffed and streamlined model.
It was less than a month ago that commissioner Jay Monahan unveiled the concept of “elevated events” and reducing the number of players who qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, and some of the details are still being ironed out.
Nevertheless, the changes begin now, softly at first then more pronounced as the season unfolds.
To recap the most significant changes:
There will be 12 “elevated” events in 2023, eight of which already have been identified and another four that are expected to be designate...
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