Professional Golfers Association of America started in 1916.
The PGA European Tour started in 1984.
He started playing the tour as a professional in 1996.
Once he won his first PGA Tour event in 1996 he got a two year PGA Tour exemption.
If you win a major championship you get a 5 year exemption. If you win a PGA Tour event you get a 2 year exemption. You can finish in the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, and this allows you to keep your status for a further year.
I have one. It has the PGA Professional's name, picture, Class A, Election to Membership Date, PGA #, and Current PGA Section Affiliation. Below is the PGA logo. Off to the far right, it has the current year and all the top officers of the PGA of America listed.
The PGA Tour started on January 17, 1916
Tiger Woods has been named PGA Player of the Year a record 9 times.
Their is a different amount of people on the PGA tour each year. You have to go through a certain test to get a licence to play golf on the PGA tour.