PGA TOUR announces expanded schedule of 49 events for 2019-20 season
Opening segment features two new events along with the return of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier and Houston Open to the schedule
July 29, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- July 29, 2019
- The PGA TOUR announced an expanded and modified schedule for the 2019-20 season. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR today announced an expanded 2019-20 Season schedule of 49 FedExCup tournaments, featuring a dramatically changed opening segment and several late-season adjustments to accommodate the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The schedule reflects a net increase of three tournaments over the current season. 11 of the 46 Regular Season events will be conducted in the opening portion of the schedule between September-November. This segment includes two new tournaments in The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in Japan and the Bermuda Championship, plus the return of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier and the Houston Open following one-year absences due to their transition from 2018 mid-season dates.
Later in the season, the TOUR will have an open week during the men’s Olympic competition (week of July 27-Aug. 2) before resuming with the Wyndham Championship and three FedExCup Playoffs events. Several changes also have been made leading up to the Olympics, most notably: the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit moving one month earlier to late May; and the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship shifting from late July to the first week of the month, exchanging dates with the 3M Open in Blaine, Minn.
“After a very successful first year with our new schedule, we are thrilled to expand the number of events to 49 while maintaining a great flow from start-to-finish, allowing our fans to better engage and follow the TOUR throughout the season,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “For the second year, we’re excited about kicking off the Season of Championships with THE PLAYERS in March, bookended by the FedExCup Playoffs in August, and the return of the Olympics in that window. As for the early-season portion of the schedule, our players grasp the importance of a strong start in the Race for the FedExCup and this has translated into growth and momentum for the events played in the fall.”
With the PGA TOUR season now ending in August at the TOUR Championship, the 2019-20 season will open the week of Sept. 9-15 with A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. The Sanderson Farms Championship follows with its first-ever standalone date (Sept. 16-22), before the TOUR moves on to the Safeway Open, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Houston Open.
The TOUR then embarks on a three-tournament Asian swing, beginning Oct. 14-20 with THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES at Jeju Island, Korea. The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP debuts at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba Prefecture Oct. 21-27, followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, which also marks the debut of the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton.
Following a week off, the TOUR continues the 2019 segment at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Nov. 11-17) before concluding with The RSM Classic. While that marks the end of FedExCup competition until the first week of January 2020, the 13th Presidents Cup returns to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia the week of Dec. 9-15. It was there that the International Team claimed its lone victory over the U.S. Team in 1998.
Once the TOUR resumes in January in Hawaii, the scheduling sequence remains unchanged from the current season until the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s move from the last week of June to May 25-31. The next four weeks remain the same before the move of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship to June-29-July 5 and the 3M Open to July 20-26, the week before the Olympic competition.
Following the Olympic Games, the Regular Season wraps up at the Wyndham Championship (Aug. 3-9), where not only the FedExCup Playoffs field will be finalized, but the added drama of the season-long Wyndham Rewards Top 10 will be determined. Introduced this season, the $10 million competition caps the Regular Season by rewarding the 10 leaders in FedExCup points, with $2 million going to the winner.
Due to the off week for the Olympics, the FedExCup Playoffs will begin one week later and conclude the final week of August: THE NORTHERN TRUST Aug. 10-16; BMW Championship Aug. 17-23; and the TOUR Championship Aug. 24-30.
The FedExCup Playoffs wrap up the Season of Championships, which begins with THE PLAYERS Championship (March 9-15) and continues through the Masters Tournament (April 6-12); PGA Championship (May 11-17); U.S. Open (June 15-21); and The Open Championship (July 13-19).
Several new or familiar venues are included during this stretch, beginning with the PGA Championship visiting TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, the U.S. Open returning to Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, and The Open Championship going to Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
Additionally, THE NORTHERN TRUST will be held for the first time in the Boston market at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., while the BMW Championship will visit Olympia Fields Country Club in suburban Chicago.
September 9-15 A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier The Greenbrier Resort (The Old White TPC) White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 16-22 Sanderson Farms Championship Country Club of Jackson Jackson, Mississippi 23-29 Safeway Open Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course) Napa, California October 30-6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nevada 7-13 Houston Open Golf Club of Houston Humble, Texas 14-20 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES The Club at Nine Bridges Jeju Island, Korea 21-27 The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club Chiba Prefecture, Japan November 28-3 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai, China 28-3 Bermuda Championship Port Royal Golf Club Southampton, Bermuda 4-10 OFF 11-17 Mayakoba Golf Classic El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort Playa del Carmen, Mexico 18-24 The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (*Seaside Course, Plantation Course) St. Simons Island, Georgia December 25-1 OFF 2-8 OFF 9-15 Presidents Cup Royal Melbourne Golf Club Black Rock, Victoria, Australia BREAK January 30-5 Sentry Tournament of Champions Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course) Kapalua, Hawaii 6-12 Sony Open in Hawaii Waialae Country Club Honolulu, Hawaii 13-19 Desert Classic PGA WEST (*Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course); La Quinta Country Club La Quinta, California 20-26 Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course (*South Course, North Course) San Diego, California February 27-2 Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course) Scottsdale, Arizona 3-9 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am *Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course) Pebble Beach, California 10-16 The Genesis Invitational The Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California 17-23 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship Club de Golf Chapultepec Mexico City, Mexico 17-23 Puerto Rico Open Coco Beach Golf & Country Club Rio Grande, Puerto Rico March 24-1 The Honda Classic PGA National Resort & Spa (The Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 2-8 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Bay Hill Club and Lodge Orlando, Florida 9-15 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course) Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 16-22 Valspar Championship Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort (Copperhead Course) Palm Harbor, Florida 23-29 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club Austin, Texas 23-29 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic April 30-5 Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course) San Antonio, Texas 6-12 Masters Tournament # Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Georgia 13-19 RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 20-26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana May 27-3 Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina 4-10 AT&T Byron Nelson Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas, Texas 11-17 PGA Championship # TPC Harding Park San Francisco, California 18-24 Charles Schwab Challenge Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas 25-31 Rocket Mortgage Classic Detroit Golf Club Detroit, Michigan June 1-7 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio 8-14 RBC Canadian Open St. George's Golf and Country Club Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada 15-21 U.S. Open # Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, New York 22-28 Travelers Championship TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Connecticut July 29-5 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational TPC Southwind Memphis, Tennessee 29-5 Barracuda Championship Montrêux Golf and Country Club Reno, Nevada 6-12 John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run Silvis, Illinois 13-19 The Open Championship # Royal St. George's Golf Club Sandwich, England 13-19 Barbasol Championship Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Trace) Nicholasville, Kentucky 20-26 3M Open TPC Twin Cities Blaine, Minnesota August 27-2 Summer Olympics Kasumigaseki Country Club Saitama, Kantō, Japan 3-9 Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, North Carolina 10-16 THE NORTHERN TRUST TPC Boston Norton, Massachusetts 17-23 BMW Championship Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 24-30 TOUR Championship East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, Georgia