By showcasing golf's greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.
The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and administers PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University. TOUR members represent the world's best players, hailing from 24 countries and territories. Showcasing the biggest moments in the sport with history and legacy on the line, the PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 26 languages via 44 broadcast and digital partners. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.64 billion.
1968: Association of Professional Golfers (APG), an autonomous tournament players' organization, forms in breakaway from PGA of America. As compromise, Tournament Players Division of PGA (later known as PGA TOUR) forms 10-man policy board late in year.
1969: Joe Dey becomes first Commissioner of Tournament Players Division.
1974: Deane Beman succeeds Joe Dey as Commissioner on March 1.
1974: Jack Nicklaus captures inaugural PLAYERS Championship at Atlanta Country Club.
1979: PGA TOUR Headquarters relocated from Washington, D.C. to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
1980: Senior PGA TOUR (now PGA TOUR Champions), organized with two tournaments.
1980: First Tournament Players Club opens - TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
1985: PGA TOUR Productions (now PGA TOUR Entertainment) created.
1987: PGA TOUR surpasses $100 million in charitable contributions.
1990: Ben Hogan Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour) is formed.
1992: PGA TOUR surpasses $200 million in charitable contributions.
1994: Tim Finchem succeeds Deane Beman as Commissioner on June 1.
1994: United States wins inaugural Presidents Cup, defeating Internationals, 20-12, at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
1995: World Cup of Golf, the first major international golf competition held in the People's Republic of China, is played at Mission Hills Golf Club.
1997: Start of World Golf Championships in 1999 announced; World Golf Federation initiative The First Tee announced.
1999: Start of World Golf Championships announced
2000: Tiger Woods wins nine titles, including the completion of six consecutive victories early in the year, and is first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in same year; joins Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player and Nicklaus as winners of career Grand Slams.
2005: The PGA TOUR's charity total surpasses $1 billion in late October.
2007: Tiger Woods wins the inaugural FedExCup with a record-setting performance at the TOUR Championship
2014: For the first time, the PGA TOUR embarks on a wraparound schedule bridging two years with 45 events over 43 weeks and includes official events in Malaysia and China for the first time, awarding FedExCup points to participants.
2016: Jim Furyk records the first-ever, sub-59 round in an official PGA TOUR event with a 58 at the Travelers Championship.
2017: Jay Monahan succeeds Tim Finchem as Commissioner on January 1.
2017: 19 different players in their 20s win a total of 28 times, establishing a new PGA TOUR record.
2019: The TOUR introduces a schedule with significant changes, including THE PLAYERS Championship's return to March, the PGA Championship's move to May and the FedExCup Playoffs being reduced from four events to three and ending in August. A new strokes-based scoring system is implemented at the TOUR Championship, making it easier for players and fans alike to follow along. Tiger Woods wins THE ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, tying Sam Snead with 82 TOUR titles.
2020: The 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season will be remembered as the season impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic, resulting in a 12-week hiatus from competition – following the opening round of THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on March 12.
The pandemic results in the cancellation of 11 tournaments and the postponement of the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship.
2020: Launched in February, the Inclusion Leadership Council (ILC) works collaboratively throughout the organization to strengthen the TOUR's role in leading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that are helping grow its sport, business, and community impact. In August of 2020, the TOUR and its tournaments announced a commitment of at least $100 million over 10 years to support racial equity and inclusion efforts, a goal that was surpassed in just three years in 2023.
2020: TOUR announces the PGA TOUR University, a new program that bridges the gap between college golf and professional golf. College golf's top players can earn membership through PGA TOUR University and have a guaranteed place to play immediately after their college careers are complete.
2020: Launch of Official Betting Operator Program: The PGA TOUR extends Daily Fantasy partnership with DraftKings to include sports betting, officially launching a program that would expand to 6 operators by 2022.
2021: The PGA TOUR and European Tour unveiled new details around their Strategic Alliance. The landmark agreement, announced in November 2020, further enhances and connects the ecosystem of men's professional golf through a number of areas, including global scheduling, prize funds and playing opportunities for the respective memberships.
2023: Full Swing, a documentary series produced in a collaboration between Netflix and the PGA TOUR debuts, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the players and tournaments of the TOUR. In March 2023, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
2023: DK Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale: The PGA TOUR opens the DraftKings sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, marking the first retail sportsbook at a golf course in the country. The sportsbook served as a culmination of the multifaceted relationship with DraftKings and is a premier destination for sports fans all over the world.
"Anchored by a new, state-of-the-art global headquarters, a thriving membership of American and international golfers, a proven history of community impact and a diverse group of passionate employees, there has never been a better time to align your talents with the PGA TOUR."
Commissioner Jay Monahan
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"The TOUR offers an environment where I feel valued as an individual. From an impromptu Mental Health Day off for the mental wellbeing of employees, to the acknowledgement and celebration of diverse cultures, such as Juneteenth and Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It's clear the organization values its employees. Further, the TOUR creates a sense of belonging which helps me to maintain a positive attitude on even the most challenging days."
"The sports industry is highly competitive and it is motivating to be surrounded by such talented people who have worked so hard to be part of our team. You know that we are all here to get better, learn from each other and continuously improve the PGA TOUR."
"At the PGA TOUR, you can engage in meaningful work daily, alongside passionate and motivated colleagues who believe in a larger purpose. Thanks to the TOUR, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with various departments on transformative projects that have bolstered my professional growth, all while working alongside exceptionally talented individuals. Ultimately, I consider myself fortunate to be part of an organization dedicated to making a positive impact across every aspect of our business."
"The relationships I have built with my colleagues grow stronger each year. Of course, accomplishing business unit goals builds strength, but our team takes it a step further by making it a priority to volunteer in the community. Whether it is organizing a beach clean-up or helping sort & distribute food at our local food pantry, we pride ourselves by serving the community."
"In my 15 plus years with the TOUR, my colleagues have empowered me to be a leader and strong decision maker. The company has provided me with some incredible opportunities in both creative expression and world travel that I will always cherish. I feel blessed to have such a fulfilling career."
"It's exciting to work for a sports organization that is as deeply rooted in tradition as it is passionately dedicated to innovation. There's a curiosity and motivation that permeates throughout the TOUR, and it's inspiring to experience it first-hand. I'm constantly engaged at work, assuming new projects and facing new challenges. When you pair that with great people and leadership, it's an awfully fun place to be – and I'm grateful for it."
"We are more than just a golf company that organizes exciting tournaments. I am most fulfilled by knowing the positive impact that we make to local communities. During my tenure, our team once spent a day with Feeding Northeast Florida to help sort and create more than 6,000 meals for local children and families, seniors and active and retired military members. . I was glad to be part of this effort."
"My career began with the TOUR and it continues to flourish as I assume new responsibilities in varying roles. I have had the chance to grow as an employee and a team leader and have been a part of the exciting changes happening in sports and media. It's never boring, always challenging and very fulfilling."
Each PGA TOUR tournament is an opportunity to give back to your community in one of three ways – attending an event, volunteering, or donating money. Not-for-profit tournaments under the PGA TOUR umbrella donate their net proceeds to support local organizations, totaling more than $3.64 billion in donations to date. These tournaments wouldn't be possible without the 100,000 volunteers annually who commit their time to ensure each event is a success.
As a global organization, the PGA TOUR aspires to reflect the regions and communities where we play as we believe diversity of thought and background is vital to our success and growth. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture and be a positive example for all our constituents and partners.
The TOUR, led by its Inclusion Leadership Council, establishes goals and opportunities to strengthen and advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and practices. This includes partnerships and efforts that can help grow our impact, business and sport.
Through the world of golf, the PGA TOUR drives positive impact at unprecedented levels to support and improve local communities.
The PGA TOUR and its tournaments have pledged $100M+ over the next 10 years to support nonprofit organizations whose services, programs and offerings address the disparities that disproportionately affect African American citizens and underrepresented and underserved populations in host communities.
We will continue to create accessible internship and career advancement opportunities at the PGA TOUR, its tournaments and across its partner network.
Our organization will Identify additional opportunities with HBCUs with respect to career opportunities and support of their golf teams.
We will increase efforts to improve diversity in targeted areas of our workforce with 100 Black Men of America; and greater collaboration with tournament organizations to diversify our tournament volunteers; as well as working with broadcast partners on diverse on-air talent.
We provide African Americans and other minority golfers competitive opportunities in partnership with the Advocates Professional Golf (APGA) Tour through best in class hosting and player development, and continue to grow and diversify First Tee.
The TOUR is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, color, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform services member status, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression or any other classification or differences protected by applicable law.
Join the select few who will take part in this 8-week program, offering existing enrolled college students the chance to develop leadership, communication and professional skills. The internship program at the TOUR is a vital talent source for the company while allowing the interns to explore their professional interests. The PGA TOUR's Global Home, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is a brand-new facility ready to welcome a new class with open arms and help the interns reach their highest potential. Our ongoing investment guarantees that our summer interns have a top-notch experience working on important projects, gleaning exposure from various departments and becoming a vital part of our community.
Is the internship Paid?
• Yes, this internship program is paid on an hourly basis with a biweekly paycheck.
Is housing provided?
• Yes, the PGA TOUR does provide subsidized housing in fully furnished apartments. Interns are only responsible for paying $100 biweekly via a paycheck deduction.
What are the working hours?
• Interns will work 40 hours per week between 8:00am-6:00pm. The normal work week is 40 hours.
What is there to do in northeast Florida?
• There are multiple activities to take part in here in northeast Florida. There are beautiful beaches, local sporting events, live music, and lots of shopping. Orlando is only a quick two-hour drive away where you can be immersed into the world of amusement parks and historic St. Augustine is even closer. Endless amounts of golf can be found throughout the area and interns will receive limited memberships to TPC Sawgrass.
Is travel paid for?
• No, travel to and from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida are not covered by the TOUR. However, if your role requires travel to an event during the internship, the TOUR will cover appropriate expenses.
Nelson Silverio: 2002 Class
"The PGA TOUR's internship helped me explore multiple career avenues under one roof. The TOUR has experts in fields ranging from TV production, sales, communications to Legal who you have access to during your internship. The ability to "test out" different areas of business while focusing on your main area of responsibility was an enriching experience that helped me make more informed career decisions."
Barrett Chow: 2011 Class
"My memories of this program are so distinct that I still get excited to tell people about them over 10 years later. This program taught me the fundamentals of what it takes to be successful and more importantly how to build successful relationships with the people around you."
Emily Tillo: 2015 Class
"Interning at the PGA TOUR is about so much more than getting immersed into every aspect of the TOUR's global and dynamic business (which in itself is amazing). I was immediately welcomed as a member of the PGA TOUR's family and culture. I will forever be grateful for the connections and friendships I made with colleagues across all levels and departments at this organization. Everyone was so willing to meet with me and invest in my development, professionally and personally. My internship experience solidified my desire to pursue a full-time job with the TOUR after I graduated, and fortunately, I was able to do just that!"
Jillian Benberry: 2023 Class
"My time as a PGA TOUR summer intern was truly transformative. It not only provided me with marketable skills that have accelerated my career but also instilled in me the confidence to collaborate with visionary leaders. The people I encountered were top-notch, and being part of the TOUR Family was an experience I wouldn't trade for anything."
Internship Applications are Open for the Summer of 2024Apply Here
When most people think of the PGA TOUR, they envision famous golfers, exciting tournaments and the TOUR's generous support of more than 3,000 charities. We are all of these things, but there's much more to the PGA TOUR than meets the eye.
Behind the TOUR's international reputation for sports excellence and philanthropic leadership is a dedicated team of business, sports management and entertainment professionals working together to support our players and advance our mission.
Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., we're a dynamic group of individuals with diverse talents who share a deep respect for the sport of golf and the positive impact it has in communities across the United States and internationally.
If your goals include being part of an exciting team that emphasizes professional development and the personal satisfaction of contributing to important causes, we encourage you to explore the many advantages and benefits of a career with the TOUR.
TOURHealth is the TOUR's customized Employee Wellness Program that incorporates all aspects of well-being: Physical, Emotional, Financial, and Community.
The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council has awarded the PGA TOUR the Platinum Award for three consecutive years based on the TOUR's commitment to wellness. Our competitive total awards package is designed to meet the diverse needs of our team. Some of our benefits may include:
Comprehensive health coverage options are offered to all full-time employees and their families, including medical, dental and vision plans, disability, life and accident coverage.
The TOUR offers a holistic wellness program customized to meet your personal needs, for staff based in North East Florida an onsite state of the art Fitness Center with 24/7 access and an annual gym membership program for remote employees.
Employees are encouraged to take paid time away from work to rest, relax and rejuvenate though our robust time off benefits, including Personal Choice Holidays, accrued Paid Time Off and an extended Office Closure schedule.
Employees are offered market-competitive compensation packages which may include annual performance bonus awards based on business metrics and professional goals.
The TOUR is proud to offer a 401(k) program plus generous employer contribution.
As part of the TOUR's commitment to our communities, employees are offered annual paid volunteer leave and a matching gift program for Northeast Florida charitable organizations.
You can't join the PGA TOUR without incredible golf benefits including a membership to TPC Sawgrass (with discounts on dining and merchandise), employee golf leagues and exclusive golf discounts at participating courses.
We offer growth and development for all staff through programs that are designed to foster inclusion, including participation in our Employee Resource Groups and Inclusion Leadership Council. At the TOUR, you will have access to a variety of resources and coaching that enable participants the opportunity to build knowledge and skills while maximizing their talents.