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In an exciting step for disability golf, some of the world’s best players will now get the chance to compete at a PGA Tour event. 

The G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour has been operating alongside the DP World Tour since establishing in 2022, with events often played at the same venues as events on the European circuit.

Outgoing DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley has overseen the increase in growth of the G4D circuit and is now thrilled to have the backing from the PGA Tour.

It has been confirmed that the G4D Tour will host a two-day tournament in conjunction with the US circuit at the storied TPC Craig Ranch in Texas from April 29-30.

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The tournament will take place ahead of the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup Bryson Nelson later on in the week and is part of an expanded schedule on the ever-growing G4D Tour.

The best eight male players and two female players based on the gross World Rankings for Golfers will qualify for the inaugural event in America, which hopes to introduce disability golf to a new audience.

“The standard of golf on the G4D Tour is remarkable and I’m delighted that the PGA Tour has invited the leading golfers with a disability to play during one of their most historic tournaments,” Pelley said.

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“The G4D Tour has already had an incredible impact on growing participation. By giving these sporting heroes a new high-profile platform in the United States, we can showcase to a new generation that golf can be the most inclusive sport in the world.”

Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour’s commissioner, added: “It is an honour to showcase the world’s best golfers with a disability at The CJ Cup Byron Nelson for what is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience for each participant.”

Players who have a physical, intellectual or sensory disabiltiy can qualify to compete on the G4D Tour. The fledgling circuit was in Nairobi this week for the Magical Kenya Open.

The sole major on the G4D Tour is the G4D Open, which is held at Woburn in May in partnership with the R&A.

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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