EVO’s golf division seeks to build the next PGA and LPGA champions through a 360-degree approach to athlete development.
The average professional golfer on the PGA Tour earned more than $1.2 million in 2019, and in 2020 there were 91 players who earned at least $1 million on-course. As an EVO investor, you can be a part of helping propel the next generation of winners—and when they win, you’ll win.
Golf is often referred to as an individual sport, but that’s not the whole story. Behind every successful golfer is a whole team of people who make it possible for an athlete to contend at the championship level. And they all need to be paid. For young prospects, it can be a hard balance to support their development while also supporting themselves.
EVO plans to select the best of the best through a very intense selection process, and we believe each chosen golfer will receive the best training, nutrition and recovery program the sport can offer. We believe this “team” approach will allow the EVO golfer to compete without the stress of dealing with the day-to-day challenges of managing and paying for a team of experts so EVO golfers can focus solely on becoming top contenders on the PGA tour.
When people think sports science or think sports performance, they’re looking at things like, “There’s an injury, let’s go ahead and fix that.” What you don’t realize is that it’s really human performance. Dr. Sean Drake looks at sports science in a performance setting, not necessarily a pain or a problem setting. How can performance-based programs help athletes excel?
There’s a lot of money to be made in professional golf, and EVO is creating a unique opportunity for athletes and fans to win together like never before. EVO is a revolutionary athlete-development company whose mission is to create tomorrow’s champions. Born from a team of industry veterans, EVO is focused on scouting professional athletes for their extraordinary skill, and funding their development through fan investment. As EVO athletes succeed, a portion of their winnings will be returned to the company and its investors. This enables EVO-invested fans to become rabidly engaged consumers, EVO athletes to become focused champions, and EVO-involved sports to become growth markets in an increasingly noisy world.
Ten golfers have won more than $50 million in their PGA Tour careers
The #50 player on the PGA Tour made $1.7M in 2020
24 year old Will Zalatoris rocketed from 1,514th in the world in 2019 to 27th with his runner-up finish at the 2021 Masters.
The more people who invest, the more professional golfers we can sign.
Turning professional happens when amateur players make the decisions to accept money for winnings or instruction in the world of golf.
The most realistic way to get on the PGA Tour is through the Korn Ferry tour. And the challenge for professionals is getting to that tour first.KORN FERRY TOUR
Most often high level college players will turn professional immediately after they finish their college careers.
Sometimes players will finish their college careers and then continue as an amateur for a handful of very high level amateur or open (US AM, US OPEN, British Open) events.USGA Rules of Amateur Status
Sometimes high-level amateurs will turn professional and leave college early, such as Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods.
Other times, high-level amateurs will skip college and turn professional at a very early age, such as Rory McIlroy at age 18, or Akshary Bhatia at age 17.HIGH LEVEL AMATEURS
As an accomplished amateur there are opportunities that only exist if you continue as an amateur, for example: for winning or finishing high enough in some events, you are given an entry (or exemption) into other events.Read More TOUR ACCESS
Most golfers start off their professional careers playing in mini tour events and developmental tour events. Then as their games continue to improve and they get better under pressure they will attend multiple Q-Schools and try to earn status on those tours and begin the upward climb.The Longest Road
Win three times in one season, and you automatically get on the PGA tour!Read More THE GOAL IS THE KORN FERRY TOUR
There are some players who are given massive opportunities right after turning professional, they typically will have large endorsement deals and a ton of financial security, with these they will also receive sponsor exemptions into events. The number of sponsor exemptions that a person can get in one year is limited to 9.
Other players who are not set up for this type of windfall and opportunity will most likely go through a Q-School Korn Ferry Tour, European Tour, McKenzie (Canadian) Tour, Latin America Tour, Challenge (European 2nd tier) Tour, Sunshine (South Africa) Tour, various Asian tours, and the Australian tour. Many of these have qualifying tournaments that you can participate in as an amateur, and then only turn professional if you gain status that will allow you to get starts (guaranteed entry into events).
Once tour access is earned, the player will compete for opportunities to advance to the higher level tours. For example: McKenzie and Latin American tour winners and top finishers are given opportunities on the Korn Ferry tour the next season.
Or, to get status on the PGA Tour you need to progress through the Korn Ferry Tour regular-season points list (top 25 get cards) or through the Korn Ferry tour championship series (top 25 get cards).
Or you can earn enough money through starts (sponsor exemptions or Monday Qualifying) in official PGA Tour events to position yourself high enough to be included in any kind of reshuffle.
There is a priority list for each tournament, so many guaranteed entries, and then they start working off of the points/priority list.
The path is not a straight one for many people, there are many ways to get there… but as of right now the most realistic way to get on the PGA Tour is through the Korn Ferry tour. And the challenge for professionals is getting to that tour first.