The requirements to earn an invite to each of the three 2017 PDGA World Championships have been approved by the PDGA Board of Directors and are available online. In an effort to reduce the number of invitees for the limited space at Worlds the invite requirements have been increased considerably for both the Pro Masters and Amateur World Championships. The MPO/FPO World Championships is now strictly based on player ratings.
The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is pleased to announce that beginning in 2017, a new and separate Disc Golf World Championship event will be contested for all age-protected divisions. The 2017 PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships will be held in addition to the existing PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, which will be limited to qualified Open Professional Men and Open Professional Women players. The tournaments will continue to be sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association as PDGA Major events.