PGA TOUR releases 2015-16 season schedule
The PGA TOUR announced on Wednesday the 2015-16 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, which includes two new title sponsors and several notable date and golf course changes.
The PGA TOUR welcomes Dell as the new title sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, and CareerBuilder as the title sponsor of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
World number one Rory McIlroy
Held this past May in San Francisco, the WGC-Dell Match Play shifts to March 21-27 at Austin Country Club in Dell’s hometown of Austin, Texas. (The Puerto Rico Open also moves to that same week after being held concurrently to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship since 2008.)
The CareerBuilder Challenge, meanwhile, is adding PGA WEST’s Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course to its three-course rotation, joining La Quinta Country Club.
The McGladrey Classic is the other PGA TOUR tournament that is adding a new golf course – Sea Island Resort’s Plantation Course – as it goes to a two-course rotation while moving from the third week of the season to Nov. 16-22, the final week before the TOUR breaks until January.
Other significant date changes are due to golf’s return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the men’s competition being held Aug. 11-14.
The PGA Championship (July 25-31), Travelers Championship (Aug. 1-7) and John Deere Classic (Aug. 8-14) are making a one-time shift before returning to their traditional dates for the 2016-17 season.
The Travelers Championship’s move from late June will also allow significant course enhancements to be completed before the tournament. Additionally, the Quicken Loans National (June 20-26), World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship (both June 27-July 3) are moving earlier on the schedule.
The Quicken Loans National is also among several tournaments returning to familiar golf courses as it will move back to Congressional Country Club as part of its announced rotation.
Three major championships revisit previous host venues: the U.S. Open returns to Oakmont Country Club, The Open Championship to Royal Troon Golf Club and the PGA Championship to Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course.
Also, two FedExCup Playoff events return to their 2012 venues: The Barclays to Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in New York and the BMW Championship to Crooked Stick Golf Club.
|OCT 12-18||Frys.com Open|
|OCT 19-25||Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|NOV 26-1||CIMB Classic|
|NOV 2-8||World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions|
|NOV 2-8||Sanderson Farms Championship|
|NOV 9-15||OHL Classic at Mayakoba|
|NOV 16-22||The McGladrey Classic|
|JAN 4-10||Hyundai Tournament of Champions|
|JAN 11-17||Sony Open in Hawaii|
|JAN 18-24||Career Builder Challenge|
|JAN 25-31||Farmers Insurance Open|
|FEB 1-7||Waste Management Phoenix Open|
|FEB 8-14||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am|
|FEB 15-21||Northern Trust Open|
|FEB 22-28||The Honda Classic|
|MAR 29-6||World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship|
|MAR 7-13||Valspar Championship|
|MAR 14-20||Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard|
|MAR 21-27||World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play|
|MAR 21-27||Puerto Rico Open|
|MAR 28-3||Shell Houston Open|
|APR 4-10||Masters Tournament #|
|APR 11-17||RBC Heritage|
|APR 18-24||Valero Texas Open|
|APR 25-1||Zurich Classic of New Orleans|
|MAY 2-8||Wells Fargo Championship|
|MAY 9-15||THE PLAYERS Championship|
|MAY 16-22||AT&T Byron Nelson|
|MAY 23-29||Colonial National Invitation Tournament|
|MAY 30-5||the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide|
|JUN 6-12||FedEx St. Jude Classic|
|JUN 13-19||U.S. Open #|
|JUN 20-26||Quicken Loans National|
|JUN 27-3||World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational|
|JUN 27-3||Barracuda Championship|
|JUL 4-10||The Greenbrier Classic|
|JUL 11-17||The Open Championship #|
|JUL 11-17||Barbasol Championship|
|JUL 18-24||RBC Canadian Open|
|JUL 25-31||PGA Championship #|
|AUG 1-7||Travelers Championship|
|AUG 8-14||John Deere Classic|
|AUG 8-14||Olympic Men’s Golf Competition #|
|AUG 15-21||Wyndham Championship|
|AUG 22-28||The Barclays|
|AUG 29-5||Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish)|
|SEP 5-11||BMW Championship|
|SEP19-25||TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola|
|SEP 26-2||Ryder Cup #|