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.

Jay Monahan 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

DATETOURNAMENTLOCATION
04 – 07 OCTSAFEWAY OPENSILVERADO RESORT & SPA, NAPA, CA
11 – 14 OCTCIMB CLASSICTPC KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
18 – 21 OCTTHE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGESNINE BRIDGES, SOUTH KOREA
25 – 28 OCTWGC-HSBC CHAMPIONSSHESHAN INTERNATIONAL, CHINA
25 – 28 OCTSANDERSON FARMS C’SHIPCOUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON, JACKSON, MS
01 – 04 NOVSHRINERS HOSPITALS OPENTPC SUMMERLIN, LAS VEGAS, NV
08 – 11 NOVMAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSICEL CAMALEON AT MAYAKOBA, MEXICO
15 – 18 NOVTHE RSM CLASSICSEA ISLAND RESORT, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA
03 – 06 JANTOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONSKAPALUA RESORT, KAPALUA, HI
10 – 13 JANSONY OPEN IN HAWAIIWAIALAE COUNTRY CLUB, HONOLULU, HI
17 – 20 JANCAREERBUILDER CHALLENGEPGA WEST; LA QUINTA CC, LA QUINTA, CA
24 – 27 JANFARMERS INSURANCE OPENTORREY PINES, SAN DIEGO, CA
31 – 03 FEBPHOENIX OPENTPC SCOTTSDALE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
07 – 10 FEBAT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AMPEBBLE BEACH, SPYGLASS, MONTEREY, CA
14 – 17 FEBGENESIS OPENRIVIERA CC, PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
21 – 24 FEBWGC-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPCLUB DE GOLF CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO
21 – 24 FEBPUERTO RICO OPENCOCO BEACH G&CC, PUERTO RICO
28 – 03 MARTHE HONDA CLASSICPGA NATIONAL, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
07 – 10 MARARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONALBAY HILL CLUB AND LODGE, ORLANDO, FL
14 – 17 MARTHE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPTPC SAWGRASS, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL
21 – 24 MARVALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIPINNISBROOK RESORT, PALM HARBOR, FL
28 – 31 MARWGC-DELL MATCH PLAYAUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB, AUSTIN, TX
28 – 31 MARCORALES PUNTACANA C’SHIPPUNTACANA RESORT, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
04 – 07 APRVALERO TEXAS OPENTPC SAN ANTONIO, SAN ANTONIO, TX
11 – 14 APRMASTERS TOURNAMENTAUGUSTA NATIONAL GC, AUGUSTA, GA
18 – 21 APRRBC HERITAGEHARBOUR TOWN GL, HILTON HEAD, SC
25 – 28 APRZURICH CLASSICTPC LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS, LA
02 – 05 MAYWELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIPQUAIL HOLLOW CLUB, CHARLOTTE, NC
09 – 12 MAYAT&T BYRON NELSONTRINITY FOREST GC, DALLAS, TX
16 – 19 MAYPGA CHAMPIONSHIPBETHPAGE STATE PARK, BETHPAGE, NY
23 – 26 MAYCHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGECOLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB, FORT WORTH, TX
30 – 02 JUNTHE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENTMUIRFIELD VILLAGE GC, DUBLIN, OH
06 – 09 JUNRBC CANADIAN OPENHAMILTON G&CC, ONTARIO, CANADA
13 – 16 JUNUS OPENPEBBLE BEACH GL, PEBBLE BEACH, CA
20 – 23 JUNTRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPTPC RIVER HIGHLANDS, CROMWELL, CT
27 – 30 JUNROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDETROIT GC, DETROIT, MI
04 – 07 JUL3M OPENTPC TWIN CITIES, BLAINE, MN
11 – 14 JULJOHN DEERE CLASSICTPC DEERE RUN, SILVIS, IL
18 – 21 JULTHE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPROYAL PORTRUSH, PORTRUSH, NTH IRELAND
18 – 21 JULBARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIPKEENE TRACE GC, NICHOLASVILLE, KY
25 – 28 JULWGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONALTPC SOUTHWIND, MEMPHIS, TN
25 – 28 JULRENO-TAHOE TOURNAMENTMONTRÊUX G&CC, RENO, NV
01 – 04 AUGWYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPSEDGEFIELD CC, GREENSBORO, NC
08 – 11 AUGTHE NORTHERN TRUST (PLAYOFF)LIBERTY NATIONAL GC, JERSEY CITY, NJ
15 – 18 AUGBMW CHAMPIONSHIP (PLAYOFF)MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB, MEDINAH, IL
22 – 25 AUGTOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (PLAYOFF)EAST LAKE GC, ATLANTA, GA