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The PGA TOUR is the biggest, richest and most powerful platform in professional golf — a $2 billion business that oversees far more than the tournaments and star players that fans see playing for millions of dollars in prize money every week.
The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 official-money tournaments on six worldwide tours – the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and territories, including almost 100 who are from outside the United States. The PGA TOUR’s interests extend even further, including its TPC Network that’s comprised of more than 30 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties (TPC Sawgrass at the TOUR’s Ponte Vedra Beach headquarters is the most famous among them).
The PGA TOUR’s mission is multifaceted: to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, grow the game of golf, and provide financial opportunities for its players.
The PGA TOUR over the years has continued to strengthen its core business (tournaments) and significantly expand its global reach. The TOUR’s members now hail from 28 countries and its events are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories – in 23 languages.
The PGA TOUR has firmly established itself as the biggest and most influential professional tour in the game, in many respects shaping the way the sport is perceived and consumed.
Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations that help the PGA TOUR maximize its charitable giving. And that giving is substantial, with total donations closing in on $3 million all-time.