The PGA Tour is launching the Forme Tour for PGA Tour Canada members to allow some to take part in eight U.S.-based events this summer.
The top five point earners at the end of the season will gain automatic Korn Ferry Tour membership for next year. The next five will be allowed to take part in the second and final stages of the Korn Ferry Tour's qualifying tournament.
The goal of the Forme Tour is to "provide a high-quality platform to produce alumni that move to the next level" and eventually the PGA Tour, according to a news release.
Participants on the Forme Tour will be eligible for Official World Golf Ranking points. Eligible to play on the new tour are the top-60 points earners from the 2019 PGA Tour Canada season; qualified members from the PGA Tour University Ranking; and those who successfully qualified at the three qualifying tournaments in 2020 (prior to cancellation of 2020 PGA Tour Canada season due to COVID-19) and the seven 2021 Qualifying Tournaments, are eligible to play on the tour.
Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala., and TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio, will be among the host sites. The other six Forme Tour venues will be announced later this spring, as will tournament dates.
"We are excited to offer this opportunity to our PGA TOUR Canada members, and our commitment is to continue to do business with high-caliber golf courses," said Greg Carlson, executive director of the Forme Tour.
Forme, the tour sponsor, is a wellness-technology company that works to improve a person's posture as well as other functions of the body.