PGA Tour releases 2017/18 season schedule

The PGA Tour has released the full 2017-18 Season schedule of 49 FedExCup tournaments, representing an increase of two events with the previously announced additions of THE CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, Korea’s first official PGA Tour event, to be played at the Jeju Island resort, and the elevation of the Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.

Other significant changes relate to venues with the AT&T Byron Nelson held between May 14-20 moving to the new Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, while two FedExCup Playoffs events change courses.

Jay Monahan PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan (Credit: PGA Tour)

The Northern Trust played between August 20-26 returns to The Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey and the BMW Championship played between September 3-9 visits historic the Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia for the first time, marking only the second time in the tournament’s 115 years of play that it will be held in Pennsylvania.

As to the Majors the US Open, which is scheduled for June 11-17, returns to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, for the first time since 2004.

The Open Championship (July 16-22) rotates to Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland and the PGA Championship scheduled for August 6-12 will be held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with news that the championship will make the move to May from 2019.

Total prize money for the season will be a record of more than US$363 million.

The 49-tournament schedule begins Oct. 5-8 with the Safeway Classic at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California, and finishes 50 weeks later when the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta caps the FedExCup playoffs.

The PGA Tour schedule now also features nine tournaments in eight countries outside the United States including Malaysia’s CIMB Classic, the CJ Cup in South Korea, and Shanghai’s WGC-HSBC Champions are early in the season, combining for a three-tournament Asian stretch scheduled for October.

The more significant changes to the Tour schedule will come in 2018-2019.

The Tour has already announced The Players Championship will move back to the March date it occupied from 1977-2006 and the FedExCup Playoffs may be scaled back from four events to three.

There is also talk about limited-field one-day playoff event following the FedExCup decider, however, the Tour is remaining tight-lipped for now.

2017-2018 PGA Tour Schedule

Oct 2-8 — Safeway Open
Oct 9-15 — CIMB Classic
Oct 23-29 — WGC-HSBC Champions
Oct 23-29 — Sanderson Farms Championship
Oct 30-Nov 5 — Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Nov 6-12 — OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Nov 13-19 — The RSM Classic

Jan 1-7 — Sentry Tournament of Champions
Jan 8-14 — Sony Open in Hawaii
Jan 15-21 — CareerBuilder Challenge
Jan 22-28 — Farmers Insurance Open
Jan 29-Feb 4 — Waste Management Phoenix Open

Feb 5-11 — AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb 12-18 — Genesis Open
Feb 19-25 — The Honda Classic
Feb 26-Mar 4 — WGC-Mexico Championship
Feb 26-Mar 4 — Puerto Rico Open

Mar 5-11 — Valspar Championship
Mar 12-18 — Arnold Palmer Invitational
Mar 19-25 — WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Mar 19-25 — Corales Puntacana Resort Championship
Mar 26-Apr 1 — Houston Open

Apr 2-8 — Masters Tournament
Apr 9-15 — RBC Heritage
Apr 16-22 — Valero Texas Open
Apr 23-29 — Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Apr 30-May 6 — Wells Fargo Championship

May 7-13 — THE PLAYERS Championship
May 14-20 — AT&T Byron Nelson
May 21-27 — DEAN & DELUCA Invitational
May 28- Jun 3 — the Memorial Tournament

Jun 4-10 — FedEx St. Jude Classic
Jun 11-17 — U.S. Open
Jun 18-24 — Travelers Championship
Jun 25-Jul 1 — The National

Jul 2-8 — The Greenbrier Classic
Jul 9-15 — John Deere Classic
Jul 16-22 — The Open Championship
Jul 16-22 — Barbasol Championship
Jul 23-29 — RBC Canadian Open
Jul 30-Aug 5 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Jul 30-Aug 5 — Barracuda Championship

Aug 6-12 — PGA Championship
Aug 13-19 — Wyndham Championship
Aug 20-26 — The Northern Trust
Aug 27-Sep 3 — Dell Technologies Championship

Sep 3-9 — BMW Championship
Sep 17-23 — TOUR Championship
Sep 24-30 — Ryder Cup