PGA TOUR releases schedule for 2015-16 season
July 30, 2015
- THE PLAYERS Championship will be held May 9-15 in 2016. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR announced on Wednesday the 2015-16 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, which includes two new title sponsors and several notable date and golf course changes.
The PGA TOUR welcomes Dell as the new title sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, and CareerBuilder as the title sponsor of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
Held this past May in San Francisco, the WGC-Dell Match Play shifts to March 21-27 at Austin Country Club in Dell’s hometown of Austin, Texas. (The Puerto Rico Open also moves to that same week after being held concurrently to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship since 2008.) The CareerBuilder Challenge, meanwhile, is adding PGA WEST’s Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course to its three-course rotation, joining La Quinta Country Club.
The McGladrey Classic is the other PGA TOUR tournament that is adding a new golf course – Sea Island Resort’s Plantation Course – as it goes to a two-course rotation while moving from the third week of the season to Nov. 16-22, the final week before the TOUR breaks until January.
Other significant date changes are due to golf’s return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the men’s competition being held Aug. 11-14. The PGA Championship (July 25-31), Travelers Championship (Aug. 1-7) and John Deere Classic (Aug. 8-14) are making a one-time shift before returning to their traditional dates for the 2016-17 season. The Travelers Championship’s move from late June will also allow significant course enhancements to be completed before the tournament. Additionally, the Quicken Loans National (June 20-26), World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship (both June 27-July 3) are moving earlier on the schedule.
The Quicken Loans National is also among several tournaments returning to familiar golf courses as it will move back to Congressional Country Club as part of its announced rotation. Three major championships revisit previous host venues: the U.S. Open returns to Oakmont Country Club, The Open Championship to Royal Troon Golf Club and the PGA Championship to Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course. Also, two FedExCup Playoff events return to their 2012 venues: The Barclays to Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in New York and the BMW Championship to Crooked Stick Golf Club.
DATE TOURNAMENT TV NETWORKS GOLF COURSE(S) LOCATION O 12-18 Frys.com Open GOLF Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course) Napa. CA 19-25 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open GOLF TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, NV N 26-1 CIMB Classic GOLF Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2-8 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions GOLF Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai, China 2-8 Sanderson Farms Championship GOLF Country Club of Jackson Jackson, MS 9-15 OHL Classic at Mayakoba GOLF El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort Playa del Carmen, MX 16-22 The McGladrey Classic GOLF Sea Island Resort (*Seaside Course, Plantation Course) St. Simons Island, GA BREAK J 4-10 Hyundai Tournament of Champions GOLF Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course) Kapalua, HI 11-17 Sony Open in Hawaii GOLF Waialae Country Club Honolulu, HI 18-24 Career Builder Challenge
in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
GOLF PGA WEST (*Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course); La Quinta Country Club La Quinta, CA 25-31 Farmers Insurance Open GOLF / CBS Torrey Pines Golf Course (*South Course, North Course) La Jolla, CA F 1-7 Waste Management Phoenix Open GOLF / NBC TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course) Scottsdale, AZ 8-14 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am GOLF / CBS *Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course) Pebble Beach, CA 15-21 Northern Trust Open GOLF / CBS Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, CA 22-28 The Honda Classic GOLF / NBC PGA National (Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, FL M 29-6 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship GOLF / NBC Trump National Doral (Blue Monster Course) Doral, FL 7-13 Valspar Championship GOLF / NBC Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Copperhead Course) Palm Harbor, FL 14-20 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard GOLF / NBC Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge Orlando, FL 21-27 World Golf Championships - Dell Match Play GOLF / NBC Austin Country Club Austin, TX 21-27 Puerto Rico Open GOLF Coco Beach Golf and Country Club Rio Grande, Puerto Rico A 28-3 Shell Houston Open GOLF / NBC Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) Humble, TX 4-10 Masters Tournament # ESPN / CBS Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, GA 11-17 RBC Heritage GOLF / CBS Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, SC 18-24 Valero Texas Open GOLF / CBS TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course) San Antonio, TX M 25-1 Zurich Classic of New Orleans GOLF / CBS TPC Louisiana New Orleans, LA 2-8 Wells Fargo Championship GOLF / CBS Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, NC 9-15 THE PLAYERS Championship GOLF / NBC TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course) Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 16-22 AT&T Byron Nelson GOLF / CBS Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas) Irving, TX 23-29 Colonial National Invitation Tournament GOLF / CBS Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, TX J 30-5 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide GOLF / CBS Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, OH 6-12 FedEx St. Jude Classic GOLF / CBS TPC Southwind Memphis, TN 13-19 U.S. Open # FS1 / FOX Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, PA 20-26 Quicken Loans National GOLF / CBS Congressional Country Club Bethesda, MD J 27-3 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational GOLF / CBS Firestone Country Club (South Course) Akron, OH 27-3 Barracuda Championship GOLF Montrêux Golf and Country Club Reno, NV 4-10 The Greenbrier Classic GOLF / CBS The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC) White Sulphur Springs, WV 11-17 The Open Championship # ESPN Royal Troon Golf Club Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland 11-17 Barbasol Championship GOLF Robert Trent Jones Trail (Grand National Lake Course) Auburn/Opelika, AL 18-24 RBC Canadian Open GOLF / CBS Glen Abbey Golf Club Oakville, ON, Canada 25-31 PGA Championship # TNT / CBS Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course) Springfield, NJ A 1-7 Travelers Championship GOLF / CBS TPC River Highlands Cromwell, CT 8-14 John Deere Classic GOLF / CBS TPC Deere Run Silvis, IL 8-14 Olympic Men's Golf Competition # GOLF Olympic Golf Course Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15-21 Wyndham Championship GOLF / CBS Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, NC FedExCup Playoffs 22-28 The Barclays GOLF / CBS Bethpage State Park (Black Course) Bethpage, NY S 29-5 Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish) GOLF / NBC TPC Boston Norton, MA 5-11 BMW Championship GOLF / NBC Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel, IN 12-18 Open 19-25 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola GOLF / NBC East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, GA O 26-2 Ryder Cup # GOLF / NBC Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, MN # Not PGA TOUR co-sponsored *Host Course