- The PGA Tour released its schedule for the 2018-19 wrap-around season. There are a number of changes, some expected and some surprises.
The PGA Tour unveiled its schedule for the 2018-19 season, with the most notable changes being the PGA Championship's move to May, and the Players Championship's move back to March after switching to May in 2007.
The 101st PGA Championship will be played next year at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. from May 16-19. It'll be the second major championship of the season, following the Masters in April, after being held as golf's final major in August since 1972.
The Players, which will continue to be held at TPC Sawgrass, will slide into the Tour's Florida swing. It will take place next year from March 14-17, directly after the Arnold Palmer Invtiational and before the Valspar Championship.
Another notable change is the condensing of the FedEx Cup Playoffs from four events to three; the Dell Technologies Championship, which has been played in the Boston area as the second Playoff tournament in recent years, does not appear on the 2019-20 schedule. The Northern Trust, which will be the first event of next year's FedEx Cup Playoffs when it is hosted at Liberty National in New Jersey, will move to the Boston area for 2019, then alternate between New York and Boston after that.
The BMW Championship, which will be played at Aronimink Golf Club outside Philadelphia as the third FedEx Cup playoff event this year, will move to Medinah Country Club outside Chicago beginning in 2019. It'll be the second FedEx Cup playoff event, sandwiched between The Northern Trust and the year-end Tour Championship, which will remain at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
There are two brand-new events slated for 2018-19, and they'll be played back-to-back weeks. The Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played June 27-30 at Detroit Golf Club and replaces the Quicken Loans National, a tournament Tiger Woods hosted, on the schedule. Notably, Rocket Mortgage is a subsidiary of Quicken Loans. The 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota will make its PGA Tour debut the following week, from July 4-7. 3M previously sponsored a well-received PGA Tour Champions event in Minnesota.
One World Golf Championship is changing venues. The WGC-Bridgestone Championship, which was held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, from 1999-2017, is being replaced by the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. That tournament will be played on July 25-28 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, the same course that hosted the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June of this year.
Two tournaments are moving spots on the schedule: The Greenbrier event and the Houston Open, which has long served as the tournament immediately preceding the Masters. Both tournaments will move to the fall and thus do not appear on the 2018-19 schedule, which finishes with the Tour Championship on September 25th. Instead, they'll make their fall debuts as part of the opening stretch of the 2019-20 season.
Replacing the Houston Open in the pre-Masters slot is the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.
The 2018 U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links from June 13-16, while the Open Championship will return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 2951 as Royal Portrush plays host from July 18-21.
Below you'll find the 2018-19 schedule in its entirety.
|10/4-10/7||Safeway Open||Silverado Resort & Spa (North)||Napa, Calif.|
|10/11-10/14||CIMB Classic||TPC Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|10/18-10/21||The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges||Nine Bridges||Jeju Island, Korea|
|10/25-10/28||WGC-HSBC Champions||Sheshan International Golf Club||Shanghai, China|
|10/25-10/28||Sanderson Farms Championship||Country Club of Jackson||Jackson, Miss.|
|11/1-11/4||Shriners Hostpitals for Children Open||TPC Summerlin||Las Vegas|
|11/8-11/11||Mayakoba Golf Classic||El Camaleon Golf Club||Playa del Carmen, Mexico|
|11/15-11/18||The RSM Classic||Sea Island Resort||St. Simons Island, Ga.|
|1/3-1/6||Sentry Tournament of Champions||Kapalua Plantation Course||Kapalua, Hi.|
|1/10-1/13||Sony Open in Hawaii||Waialae Country Club||Honolulu|
|1/17-1/20||CareerBuilder Challenge||PGA West, La Quinta CC||La Quinta, Calif.|
|1/24-1/27||Farmers Insurance Open||Torrey Pines South||San Diego|
|1/31-2/3||Waste Management Phoenix Open||TPC Scottsdale||Scottsdale, Ariz.|
|2/7-2/10||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterety Peninsula||Pebble Beach, Calif.|
|2/14-2/17||Genesis Open||Riviera Country lub||Pacific Palisades, Calif.|
|2/21-2/24||WGC-Mexico Championship||Club de Golf Chapultepec||Mexico City|
|2/21-2/24||Puerto Rico Open||Coco Beach Golf & CC||Rio Grande, Puerto Rico|
|2/28-3/1||Honda Classic||PGA National Champion Course||Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.|
|3/7-3/10||Arnold Palmer Invitational||Bay Hill Club and Lodge||Orlando|
|3/14-3/17||The Players Championship||TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course||Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida|
|3/21-3/24||Valspar Championship||Innisbrook (Copperhead)||Palm Harbor, Fla.|
|3/28-3/31||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||Austin Country Club||Austin, Texas|
|3/28-3/31||Corales Puntacana||Puntacana Resort & Club||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic|
|4/4-4/7||Valero Texas Open||TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks)||San Antonio|
|4/11-4/14||Masters Tournament||Augusta National Golf Club||Augusta, Ga.|
|4/18-4/21||RBC Heritage||Harbour Town Golf Links||Hildon Head Island, S.C.|
|4/25-4/28||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||TPC Louisiana||New Orleans|
|5/2-5/5||Wells Fargo Championship||Quail Hollow Club||Charlotte, N.C.|
|5/9-5/12||AT&T Byron Nelson||Trinity Forest Golf Club||Dallas|
|5/16-5/19||PGA Championship||Bethpage Black||Bethpage, N.Y.|
|5/23-26||Charles Schwab Challenge||Colonial Country Club||Fort Worth, Texas|
|5/30-6/2||the Memorial Tournament||Muirfield Village Golf Club||Dublin, Ohio|
|6/6-6/9||RBC Canadaian Open||Hamilton Golf & Country Club||Hamilton, Canada|
|6/13-6/16||U.S. Open||Pebble Beach Golf Links||Pebble Beach, Calif.|
|6/20/6/23||Travelers Championship||TPC River Highlands||Cromwell, Conn.|
|6/27-6/30||Rocket Mortgage Classic||Detroit Golf Club||Detroit|
|7/4-7/7||3M Open||TPC Twin Cities||Blaine, Minn.|
|7/11-7/14||John Deere Classic||TPC Deere Run||Silvis, Ill.|
|7/18-7/21||The Open Championship||Royal Portrush Golf Club||Portrush, Northern Ireland|
|7/18-7/21||Barbasol Championship||Kenne Trace GC||Nicolasville, Ky.|
|7/25-7/28||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational||TPC Southwind||Memphis|
|7/25-7/28||Reno-Tahoe Tournament||Montreaux Golf and CC||Reno, Nevada|
|8/1-8/4||Wyndam Championship||Sedgefield CC||Greensboro, N.C.|
|8/8-8/11||The Northern Trust||Liberty National Gofl Club||Jersey City, N.J.|
|8/15-8/18||BMW Championship||Medinah CC||Medinah Ill.|
|8/22-8/25||TOUR Championship||East Lake GC||Atlanta|