Sunday, 22 July, 2018

5 big changes in the 2019 PGA Tour schedule

PGA Rocket Mortgage Classic to be played in Detroit in June PGA Tour schedule in 2018-19 released, includes shortened FedEx Cup playoffs
Rita Gibson | 12 July, 2018, 18:02

As part of the new schedule, the Players Championship will move from May to March 11-17, and the PGA Championship will move from Aug.to May 13-19.

The discrepancy in the men's and women's pay was obvious in Sunday's results: The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic had a total purse of $7.3 million, with $1.31 million awarded to the victor, Kevin Na; the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic had a total purse of $2 million, with $300,000 awarded to the champion, Kim Sei-young.

This year's Tour Championship ends September 23. So is the Greenbrier tournament, which will now see the Minnesota event take its spot on the schedule.

The PGA Tour announced its 2019 tournament schedule today, which includes the addition of two tournaments, changes in the timing and locations of others, and one less event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The US PGA playoffs will now start August 8-11 with the Northern Trust, which will be played near NY in 2019 and Boston in 2020 as the cities exchange host rights each year rather than each hosting a playoff event as they will this year.

Jones wins night race at Daytona
Although it was a relatively early point in the race, Lap 53 proved to be one of the defining moments of the night. He started two early accidents that wrecked more than half the field and was part of two more cautions late.

The 2018-19 season tees off October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. The Dallas and Fort Worth tournaments are split by the PGA Championship, which will be played at Bethpage Black (May 16-19) as part of its new May date. The move was originally announced past year.

The tour really gets busy at the British Open, set for next year at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

After The Open and WGC-FedEx St. Jude, the Wyndham Championship will conclude the regular season, followed by playoff events for the top 125 (Northern Trust), top 70 (BMW Championship) and top 30 (Tour Championship) in FedEx Cup points.

Two tournaments on the schedule no longer have title sponsors listed with their names - the Mayakoba Classic (previously OHL) in Mexico and Reno-Tahoe in Nevada, which previously had been called the Barracuda Championship.

PGA confirmed the place and time of the new Detroit tournament on Tuesday morning with the release of their 2018-2019 schedule. The Ryder Cup in 2020 will be September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. "The four days of competition will feature the best players in the world". That leaves 11 weeks when the PGA Tour does not have an official event.

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