The Pro Tour is not just the best venues and the best events, it is also the best players. These (and others) are the players that will thrill us, capture our imagination, and if we are lucky, bring us great happiness with some incredible drives, saves and putts. Also, our bet is that a few players not even on this list get us excited about the “Any Given Sunday” idea being real in disc golf too. They are the reason we watch. Pick the players you like, follow them on Facebook, and root for them in our events.
We believe it is time to create a Disc Golf Pro Tour. By watching events in person, through live broadcasts, and recap shows, discers have demonstrated that they are ready to watch quality, competitive disc golf at the highest levels.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour is a series of five events, all of which are PDGA A-Tiers or above. Players will earn Tour Points for attending events and earn additional points for top finishes. Each event, in addition to being a qualifying points event for the Tour Championship, is a premier stand alone event with a great payout, course and amenities.
All players that compete in any of the Disc Golf Pro Tour events will earn Pro Tour Points and will be competing on the Pro Tour. The following players have reserved spots in all five of the Pro Tour events. This is not a complete list of players that will play in all or more of the events, but the following 24 players are our inaugural Pro Tour players and we look forward to seeing all of them on tour. Here is to a great 2016. Watch. And grow the sport.
In 2017, we will be asking players to join the DGPT. Ideal candidates will be:
For the touring players, the Pro Tour will: