PGA Tour announces late season schedule

The long arm of the multi-million dollar US PGA Tour will stretch as far as Mexico, China and even Malaysia when the newly-structured 2013-14 season hits off late next year.

While the full schedule is yet to be announced, the Tour has revealed venues and hosts for the first six tournaments, including the final event, the OHL Classic to be played at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico from November 14-17.

Adam Scott Adam Scott is one many Aussies who may be able to play more tournaments at home due to the new PGA Tour schedule (Credit: Anthony Powter)

This year’s Mayakoba had to endure a reduced-quality field after being played opposite the World Golf Championship event, the Accenture Match Play Championship.

While the full schedule will not be made public until later next year, it has been announced the 2014-15 season will get underway with the Frys.com Open from October 10-13 in San Martin, California, the week after the 2013 Presidents Cup.

The Tour then heads to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open from October 17-20 before going overseas for two successive weeks.

The CIMB Classic becomes an official PGA Tour event for the first time and will be played from October 24-27 at The Mines Resort and Golf Club in Selangor, Malaysia.

That will be followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions tournament at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China from November 1-4.

Then it’s back to mainland USA for the McGladrey Classic from November 7-10 at Sea Island, Georgia before ending with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which will be contested from November 14-17.

The official PGA TOUR season then takes a ‘break’ before resuming in January 2014 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Hopefully that will give the host of Australians including Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Marc Leishman, Greg Chalmers and John Senden who ply their trade on the US PGA Tour most of the year, the opportunity to head home for our big events like the Australian Masters, Open and PGA in the weeks before Christmas.