PGA Tour unveils revamped 2018-19 schedule
The PGA Tour has unveiled its revamped tournament schedule for the 2018-19 season, which features significant changes and will culminate with the FedExCup Playoffs in August.
The FedExCup Playoff series will now feature just three events rather than the previous four with the Dell Technologies Championship disappearing from the tournament calendar. Those three are the Northern Trust (AUG 8-11), the BMW Championship (AUG 15-18), and the Tour Championship (AUG 22-25).
Beginning in 2020, the Northern Trust will swap between a New York City area host and the TPC Boston every year.
Two new tournaments have been added – the Rocket Mortgage Classic (June 24-30), which will become the first PGA Tour tournament to be held in Detroit. The 3M Open, a former Champions Tour event, will take place a week later at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.
The biggest changes, which have been announced previously, will see the Players Championship move from its traditional position in May to mid-March while the PGA Championship will shift from August to mid-May for the first time since 1949.
The major will also make its debut at Bethpage Black on New York’s Long Island – the previous home of the US Open in 2002 (Tiger Woods) and 2009 (Lucas Glover).
The Bridgestone Invitational, which is normally the final World Golf Championships event of the season, will move to late July at TPC Southwind in Memphis and will be known as the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan (Credit: PGA Tour)
“We are extremely pleased with the way the schedule has come together, particularly with the number of changes that were involved and the strength of the partnerships required to achieve this new look,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“It’s been our stated objective for several years to create better sequencing of our tournaments that golf fans around the world can engage in from start to finish.”
“And by concluding at the end of August, the FedExCup Playoffs no longer have the challenge of sharing the stage with college and professional football. This will enhance the visibility of the FedExCup Playoffs and overall fan engagement with the PGA Tour and the game as a whole.”
2018-19 PGA Tour Schedule
|04 – 07 OCT||SAFEWAY OPEN||SILVERADO RESORT & SPA, NAPA, CA|
|11 – 14 OCT||CIMB CLASSIC||TPC KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA|
|18 – 21 OCT||THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES||NINE BRIDGES, SOUTH KOREA|
|25 – 28 OCT||WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS||SHESHAN INTERNATIONAL, CHINA|
|25 – 28 OCT||SANDERSON FARMS C’SHIP||COUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON, JACKSON, MS|
|01 – 04 NOV||SHRINERS HOSPITALS OPEN||TPC SUMMERLIN, LAS VEGAS, NV|
|08 – 11 NOV||MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC||EL CAMALEON AT MAYAKOBA, MEXICO|
|15 – 18 NOV||THE RSM CLASSIC||SEA ISLAND RESORT, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA|
|03 – 06 JAN||TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS||KAPALUA RESORT, KAPALUA, HI|
|10 – 13 JAN||SONY OPEN IN HAWAII||WAIALAE COUNTRY CLUB, HONOLULU, HI|
|17 – 20 JAN||CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE||PGA WEST; LA QUINTA CC, LA QUINTA, CA|
|24 – 27 JAN||FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN||TORREY PINES, SAN DIEGO, CA|
|31 – 03 FEB||PHOENIX OPEN||TPC SCOTTSDALE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ|
|07 – 10 FEB||AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM||PEBBLE BEACH, SPYGLASS, MONTEREY, CA|
|14 – 17 FEB||GENESIS OPEN||RIVIERA CC, PACIFIC PALISADES, CA|
|21 – 24 FEB||WGC-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP||CLUB DE GOLF CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO|
|21 – 24 FEB||PUERTO RICO OPEN||COCO BEACH G&CC, PUERTO RICO|
|28 – 03 MAR||THE HONDA CLASSIC||PGA NATIONAL, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL|
|07 – 10 MAR||ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL||BAY HILL CLUB AND LODGE, ORLANDO, FL|
|14 – 17 MAR||THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP||TPC SAWGRASS, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL|
|21 – 24 MAR||VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP||INNISBROOK RESORT, PALM HARBOR, FL|
|28 – 31 MAR||WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY||AUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB, AUSTIN, TX|
|28 – 31 MAR||CORALES PUNTACANA C’SHIP||PUNTACANA RESORT, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC|
|04 – 07 APR||VALERO TEXAS OPEN||TPC SAN ANTONIO, SAN ANTONIO, TX|
|11 – 14 APR||MASTERS TOURNAMENT||AUGUSTA NATIONAL GC, AUGUSTA, GA|
|18 – 21 APR||RBC HERITAGE||HARBOUR TOWN GL, HILTON HEAD, SC|
|25 – 28 APR||ZURICH CLASSIC||TPC LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS, LA|
|02 – 05 MAY||WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP||QUAIL HOLLOW CLUB, CHARLOTTE, NC|
|09 – 12 MAY||AT&T BYRON NELSON||TRINITY FOREST GC, DALLAS, TX|
|16 – 19 MAY||PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||BETHPAGE STATE PARK, BETHPAGE, NY|
|23 – 26 MAY||CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE||COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB, FORT WORTH, TX|
|30 – 02 JUN||THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT||MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GC, DUBLIN, OH|
|06 – 09 JUN||RBC CANADIAN OPEN||HAMILTON G&CC, ONTARIO, CANADA|
|13 – 16 JUN||US OPEN||PEBBLE BEACH GL, PEBBLE BEACH, CA|
|20 – 23 JUN||TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP||TPC RIVER HIGHLANDS, CROMWELL, CT|
|27 – 30 JUN||ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC||DETROIT GC, DETROIT, MI|
|04 – 07 JUL||3M OPEN||TPC TWIN CITIES, BLAINE, MN|
|11 – 14 JUL||JOHN DEERE CLASSIC||TPC DEERE RUN, SILVIS, IL|
|18 – 21 JUL||THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP||ROYAL PORTRUSH, PORTRUSH, NTH IRELAND|
|18 – 21 JUL||BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP||KEENE TRACE GC, NICHOLASVILLE, KY|
|25 – 28 JUL||WGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL||TPC SOUTHWIND, MEMPHIS, TN|
|25 – 28 JUL||RENO-TAHOE TOURNAMENT||MONTRÊUX G&CC, RENO, NV|
|01 – 04 AUG||WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP||SEDGEFIELD CC, GREENSBORO, NC|
|08 – 11 AUG||THE NORTHERN TRUST (PLAYOFF)||LIBERTY NATIONAL GC, JERSEY CITY, NJ|
|15 – 18 AUG||BMW CHAMPIONSHIP (PLAYOFF)||MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB, MEDINAH, IL|
|22 – 25 AUG||TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (PLAYOFF)||EAST LAKE GC, ATLANTA, GA|