PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla — PGA TOUR Latinoamérica announced its 2021-22 schedule on Wednesday, with a closing season starting in December in Argentina and taking players to seven countries for the 12 tournament schedule that ends in June 2022. This will also be the first season of the Totalplay Cup, the new Tour points list chase that will reward the top point winners during the season with Korn Ferry Tour membership the following year. In addition, the Tour features its redesigned logo celebrating the start of its 10th season.
In July, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica concluded its 2020-21 campaign which lasted 18 months due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Building on that momentum and starting another season is what this new season will bring, allowing players to embark on the PGA TOUR path that the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is creating. “We were more than excited to end our extended 2020-21 season just a few months ago in Mexico, and it is now with great pleasure that we present this new program which features many familiar routes and towns while introducing new venues and host cities that we know our players will embrace, ”said PGA TOUR Latinoamérica executive director Todd Rhinehart. “This is a solid calendar developed in collaboration with our partners, sponsors and host countries. There are always challenges when running a Tour like ours which is played in so many different countries, so we are delighted to present this program to our players and look forward to starting the season.
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will kick off its season December 2-5 at one of the oldest and most historic golf tournaments, the 115 VISA Argentina Open presented by Macro. The tournament, which rewards the winner of a playing place in the following year’s Open Championship, is scheduled for the Nordelta Golf Club in Buenos Aires. The following week, another national open is on the program, the Scotia Wealth Management Chile Open presented by Volvo, in Santiago, at the Sport Frances Golf Club. The Tour will then observe an eight-week hiatus, with the season resuming in February 2022, with back-to-back tournaments in Mexico.
The first is the Estrella del Mar Open at Estrella del Mar Resort in Mazatlán from February 17th to 20th. The fourth tournament of the season is scheduled for a yet to be determined venue in Mexico from February 24-27. These are two of three tournaments scheduled for Mexico this season.
The Tour then returns for its second and third tournaments based in Argentina. From March 24 to 27, he will organize the Termas de Río Hondo Invitational in Termas de Río Hondo. The Tour will stay in Argentina the following week for the third and final tournament in Argentina as the schedule reaches halfway.
Three weeks later, the Tour begins a streak of three tournaments in three weeks in three countries. The first is an event whose name has not yet been named in Brazil (April 21-24), in São Paulo. The Peruvian Open presented by Volvo at Los Inkas Golf Club will follow in Lima (April 28 to May 1). Players will then travel to Quito, Ecuador, for the Quito Open at the Quito Tenis y Golf Club from May 5-8. The season continues into June, with a pair of tournaments in Colombia in June. From June 2-5, players will be at El Rincón de Cajicá in Bogota for an upcoming tournament. The following week, from June 9 to 12, the Club Campestre de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga will host the last full field tournament of the program.
This end of the season takes place in Mexico, with the top 60 players from the Totalplay Cup invited to participate in the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Tour Championship. This is the second consecutive year that the country has hosted the final tournament of the campaign.
“All of these events are crucial as they lead to our end of season tournament, where we will return to Mexico to crown the Totalplay Cup champion as player of the year and send five players to the Korn Ferry Tour 2023,” a Rhinehart said. added. “This is an important year for us as we reach the 10-season mark of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica golf. It’s amazing how much this Tour has grown since its inception in 2012, and we are continually impressed with the level of play of our members and those who are successful on the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA TOUR. It is no small thing to brag about the 33 titles our alumni have won on the Korn Ferry Tour and nine victories on the PGA TOUR.
“We are extremely confident,” continued Rhinehart, “that these 12 tournaments will identify the best players and constantly provide our members with varied and challenging opportunities to show off their talents as they pursue their dreams of playing on the PGA TOUR.”
The winners of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica came from three different countries, with two-time champion Brandon Matthews of the United States taking home player of the year honors. Besides the United States, other winners came from Brazil (Alexandre Rocha) and Mexico (Álvaro Ortiz).
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica 2021-22 Calendar