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.

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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 Open
OCT 19-25Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
NOV 26-1CIMB Classic
NOV 2-8World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
NOV 2-8Sanderson Farms Championship
NOV 9-15OHL Classic at Mayakoba
NOV 16-22The McGladrey Classic
JAN 4-10Hyundai Tournament of Champions
JAN 11-17Sony Open in Hawaii
JAN 18-24Career Builder Challenge
JAN 25-31Farmers Insurance Open
FEB 1-7Waste Management Phoenix Open
FEB 8-14AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
FEB 15-21Northern Trust Open
FEB 22-28The Honda Classic
MAR 29-6World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
MAR 7-13Valspar Championship
MAR 14-20Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
MAR 21-27World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play
MAR 21-27Puerto Rico Open
MAR 28-3Shell Houston Open
APR 4-10Masters Tournament #
APR 11-17RBC Heritage
APR 18-24Valero Texas Open
APR 25-1Zurich Classic of New Orleans
MAY 2-8Wells Fargo Championship
MAY 9-15THE PLAYERS Championship
MAY 16-22AT&T Byron Nelson
MAY 23-29Colonial National Invitation Tournament
MAY 30-5the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
JUN 6-12FedEx St. Jude Classic
JUN 13-19U.S. Open #
JUN 20-26Quicken Loans National
JUN 27-3World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
JUN 27-3Barracuda Championship
JUL 4-10The Greenbrier Classic
JUL 11-17The Open Championship #
JUL 11-17Barbasol Championship
JUL 18-24RBC Canadian Open
JUL 25-31PGA Championship #
AUG 1-7Travelers Championship
AUG 8-14John Deere Classic
AUG 8-14Olympic Men’s Golf Competition #
AUG 15-21Wyndham Championship
AUG 22-28The Barclays
AUG 29-5Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish)
SEP 5-11BMW Championship
SEP19-25TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
SEP 26-2Ryder Cup #