Web.com Tour releases expanded 2018-19 schedule

If this keeps up they’ll be calling golf the ‘world game’.

That’s because not just 17 states but four countries outside of the US figure in the Web.com Tour’s 2019 schedule.

Web.com Tour Web.com Tour releases expanded 2018-19 schedule

With the calendar now released, players get the chance to plan their year and where they wish to visit.

The Web.com diary mirrors the PGA Tour new schedule with the Web.com Tour finals to now consist of three events in August and September.

“The Web.com Tour has experienced tremendous momentum in recent years,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“It creates playing opportunities for players who consequently have found immediate success on the PGA Tour.”

“The new schedule will allow for a more natural cadence and an earlier finish to the season that will enhance the visibility of the Web.com Tour Finals.”

Three new events are among the highlights of the Web.com Tour 2019 schedule.

The Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Florida will make its debut from February 14-17 as the fifth consecutive event to open the season, which in itself is a Web.com Tour record.

Then there’s the Evans Scholars Invitational, which will be held in suburban Chicago at The Glen Club from May 22-26 and there’s also the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in Berthoud, Colorado which will be played from July 10-14 at the newly-opened TPC Colorado.

The season-long chase for 50 available PGA Tour cards encompasses a 24-event regular season that runs from The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay in January through the WinCo Foods Portland Open in August, before giving way to the seventh annual Web.com Tour Finals, which will consist of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (Aug. 14-18), Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco (Aug. 21-25) and Web.com Tour Championship (Aug. 28-Sept 1).

The Finals moving from four events to three mimics the PGA TOUR’s re-aligned FedExCup Playoffs, which will also feature three events in 2019.