Season-opening events announced for 2013-14text sizeThe 2013-14 PGA TOUR season will begin in October at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle.December 10, 2012
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR has announced the first six tournaments, through the end of the 2013 calendar year, for the newly structured 2013-14 season. The full schedule will be announced later next year.
All six tournaments will award full FedExCup points and be televised on Golf Channel. Three will be contested outside the United States, including the final event, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It moves to its own unencumbered week of Nov. 11-17 after having been held in February opposite the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in previous years.
"We are very pleased that the start to the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season features such strong events, including several international tournaments," said Andy Pazder, Chief of Operations for the PGA TOUR. "Due to the change from the traditional calendar season to the newly configured schedule that bridges two calendar years, we felt it was important to announce this first portion of the schedule."
The 2013-14 season will get underway with the Frys.com Open on Oct. 10-13 in San Martin, Calif., the week following The Presidents Cup 2013. The PGA TOUR then moves to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Oct. 17-20 before going overseas for two straight weeks.
The CIMB Classic becomes an official PGA TOUR event for the first time and will be held Oct. 24-27 at The MINES Resort & Golf Club in Selangor, Malaysia. That is followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 1-4. As with all official PGA TOUR events, the winners will qualify for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The PGA TOUR then returns to the U.S. with The McGladrey Classic on Nov. 7-10 at Sea Island, Ga., before ending with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which will be contested Nov. 14-17.
The official PGA TOUR season then breaks before resuming in January 2014 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The 2013-2014 schedule will not include an event at Walt Disney World Resort.
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