Women’s golf courses will no longer be allowed in the men’s event this year because of their proximity to the PGA Tour.
Golfers will have to travel more than 200 miles to play at a golf course, and some events will be restricted to one club, which is expected to include a golf tournament.
However, the PSA Golf Association is expected not to change its decision, which it made after consultation with the PTA.
“We have reached a consensus and the PDA is fully supportive of our decision to allow golfers to compete on PGA courses in 2018,” PTA President and CEO Brian McEntee said in a statement.
“As a result of this agreement, PGA members and clubs will continue to have access to the best PGA course in the country, and we are confident that our PGA tournaments will continue as scheduled.”
PGA officials will announce the details of the new rules at the end of the week.
They have yet to decide whether or not to allow women’s players to compete at events at the new course.
The PGA is expected, however, to allow men’s golfers and women’s pros to compete in the new PGA Championship at the same course in 2018.
“Our PGA golf teams will have the same ability to play, compete and win as any of the PVA golf clubs in 2018, and our PSA members will enjoy the same opportunity as all of our PVA clubs,” PGA President and COO Mike Teixeira said in the statement.
Women’s golf is a popular sport, but the PPA, which oversees golf at the PDC, has been hesitant to allow the sport to be played in the women’s category due to the long distances it takes to play the game.
The PGA, which has a record of 10 major championships and six PGA World Championships, has faced criticism for scheduling events that are so far away from the PGC.
PGA President Ken Berger said in January that he wanted the PG to allow for the playing of the sport at PGA National, the tournament at PDC that features more than 300 courses.
The tournament is currently scheduled for June.
“This will be the first PGA tournament that is 100 miles or more away from where we are located,” Berger said.
“And I’m confident that it will be one of the first times that a PGA event will be 100 miles away from a PDC event.”