PGA TOUR Latinoamerica is a third level professional golf tour formed in 2012 and operated by the PGA Tour. It was formed in concert with the now defunct Tour de las Américas. Executives from the Tour de las Américas became employees of the new tour. The initial 2012 season runs from September to December and consists of 11 tournaments in seven Latin American countries. Subsequent years’ schedules will run in two swings, March to May (Southern Hemisphere autumn) and October to December (spring).
PGA Tour Latinoamerica is one of a number of lower-tier tours that factor into the Official World Golf Ranking, awarding a minimum of six points to the winner and points to the top six plus ties. The top five in the tour’s Order of Merit earn status on the Korn Ferry Tour, with the money leader being fully exempt. The Order of Merit Winner also receives the Roberto De Vicenzo Award, named after one of the first golf stars to come out of Latin America. Players finishing 6th-50th retain privileges on PGA Tour Latinoamérica, but can also advance to the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament depending on position.
Those 2nd-5th can also improve their status at the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament, gaining entry into the final stage.
The fields will consist of a maximum 144 players, with the top 50 plus ties making the cut.