PGA Tour releases revamped 2021/22 schedule
In heralding news of the Scottish Open will be now be co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour, golf’s biggest tour also released their 2021-22 PGA Tour schedule.
The new season sees several significant enhancements and features a total of 48 official events – 45 during the FedExCup Regular Season along with three 2022 FedExCup Playoffs events.
Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley
There is also some losses including three WGC events – the WorkDay Championship, the Dell Match-Play and the FedEx St. Jude Invitational along with the Northern Trust withdrawing from the Tour as a sponsor.
In one of the first signs coming out of the Strategic Alliance between the world’s biggest golf tours, next year’s 50th anniversary Scottish Open is set to deliver more of the world’s superstar golfers with an historic decision to co-sanction Scotland’s premier golfing event with the ultra-lucrative PGA Tour.
It will be the first-time ever, since the-then fledgling European Tour was founded in 1972, a ‘regular’ Tour event will be jointly hosted by golf’s two biggest tours.
The decision also, as European Tour CEO Keith Pelley cited, is ‘a first step in many more to come’.
The renamed Genesis 2022 Scottish Open will feature 73 of the European Tour’s best and an equal number of PGA Tour members.
Both tours agreed to co-sanction three events – the Genesis Scottish Open and the Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour.
As well, the agreement to ‘connect the ecosystem of men’s professional golf through a number of areas’ also results in the PGA Tour’s Monahan joining the Board of the European Tour.
The 2022 portion of the schedule will kick off the PGA Tour’s new, nine-year domestic media rights agreements with ViacomCBS, Comcast/NBC and ESPN. As part of the agreement, all three 2022 FedExCup Playoffs events will be broadcast domestically on NBC network television, beginning a rotation that continues with CBS hosting all three events in 2023.
Headline news includes the change in location and venue for the kickoff of the FedExCup Playoffs to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, starting in 2022, replacing the Regular Season event that has been held in Memphis since 1958.
FedEx will serve as the title sponsor of the event, to be known as the FedEx St. Jude Championship (August 8-14), replacing existing title sponsor Northern Trust after this year’s final playing of the Northern Trust in New Jersey.
“Since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007, we have made a number of changes to enhance the quality of the FedExCup Playoffs for our players, fans and partners,” said Monahan.
“In totality, the 2021-22 PGA Tour Schedule, combined with the momentum we have with our now-entrenched partnership with the European Tour, puts the PGA Tour in a position of strength within professional golf like never before. We’re confident this schedule will give the world’s best players the opportunity to do what they do best.”
The 2022 FedExCup Playoffs will continue to include the BMW Championship (August 15-21), which rotates next year to Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, and the FedExCup Playoffs finale, the TOUR Championship (August 22-28), once again slated for East Lake Golf Club.
The PGA Tour’s flagship event, the Players Championship (March 7-13), will anchor a true Florida Swing in 2022, which features four consecutive events through The Sunshine State in the spring, including the Valspar Championship, which was played in April/May this past year.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (May 30-June 5) enters the first year of a 10-year agreement in 2022 with new presenting sponsor, Workday.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the RBC Canadian Open (June 6-12) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, returns to the schedule in 2022 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club. Rory McIlroy won the last RBC Canadian Open, played in 2019.
FULL PGA TOUR 2021-22 SCHEDULE
|SEP 13-19||Fortinet Championship (Silverado Resort, Napa, CA)|
|SEP 20-26||Ryder Cup (Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI)|
|OCT 27-03||Sanderson Farms Championship (Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, MS)|
|OCT 04-10||Shriners Children’s Open (TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV)|
|OCT 11-17||The CJ Cup @ Summit (The Summit Club, Las Vegas, NV)|
|OCT 18-24||ZOZO Championship (Narashino Country Club, Chiba, Japan)|
|OCT 25-31||WGC-HSBC Champions (Sheshan Golf Club, Shanghai, China)|
|OCT 25-31||Bermuda Championship (Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda)|
|NOV 01-07||World Wide Technology C’ship at Mayakoba (El Camaleón GC, Mexico)|
|NOV 08-14||Houston Open (Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, TX)|
|NOV 15-21||The RSM Classic (Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, GA)|
|JAN 03-09||Sentry Tournament of Champions (Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI)|
|JAN 10-16||Sony Open (Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI)|
|JAN 17-23||The American Express (PGA West/La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta, CA)|
|JAN 24-30||Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, CA)|
|JAN 31-06||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Pebble Beach/Spyglass/Monterey, Pebble Beach, CA)|
|FEB 07-13||Waste Management Phoenix Open (TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ)|
|FEB 14-20||The Genesis Invitational (The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA)|
|FEB 21-27||The Honda Classic (PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL)|
|FEB 28-06||Arnold Palmer Invitational (Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL)|
|FEB 28-6||Puerto Rico Open (Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)|
|MAR 07-13||The Players Championship (TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)|
|MAR 14-20||Valspar Championship (Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, FL)|
|MAR 21-27||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin Country Club, Austin, TX)|
|MAR 21-27||Corales Puntacana C’ship (Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic)|
|MAR 28-03||Valero Texas Open (TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX)|
|APR 04-10||Masters Tournament (Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA)|
|APR 11-17||RBC Heritage (Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, SC)|
|APR 18-24||Zurich Classic of New Orleans (TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA)|
|APR 25-01||Mexico Championship (Mexico City, Mexico)|
|MAY 02-08||Wells Fargo Championship (TPC Potomac, Potomac, MD)|
|MAY 09-15||AT&T Byron Nelson (TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX)|
|MAY 16-22||PGA Championship (Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, OK)|
|MAY 23-29||Charles Schwab Challenge (Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX)|
|MAY 30-05||The Memorial Tournament (Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH)|
|JUN 06-12||RBC Canadian Open (St. George’s G&CC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|JUN 13-19||US Open (The Country Club, Brookline, MA)|
|JUN 20-26||Travelers Championship (TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT)|
|JUN 27-03||John Deere Classic (TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL)|
|JUL 04-10||Genesis Scottish Open (TBD)|
|JUL 04-10||Barbasol Championship (Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY)|
|JUL 11-17||The Open Championship (St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews, Scotland)|
|JUL 11-17||Barracuda Championship (Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee, CA)|
|JUL 18-24||3M Open (TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN)|
|JUL 25-31||Rocket Mortgage Classic (Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI)|
|AUG 01-07||Wyndham Championship (Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC)|
|AUG 08-14||FedEx St. Jude Championship (TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN) **|
|AUG 15-21||BMW Championship (Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE) **|
|AUG 22-28||Tour Championship (East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA) **|
|** FedExCup Playoff Event|