PGA Tour Avoid Tackling NFL Head-On Announcing 2018/19 Tour Schedule Ending In August

The PGA Tour has re-released its full schedule for the 2018-19 season, and with notable additions to golf on the world’s more-lucrative stage.

The biggest change, of course, is the PGA Championshiip to be held in May and thus seeing the Open Championship, and golf’s oldest major become the fourth Major of this season though this is something we have known for some time.

What is noteworthy is that the schedule will be shorter and this iss despite commencing in October later this year and with the schedule to end in August and not in September as in past years and this has to do with the PGA Tour looking not to come up against the NFL and college football with regards to the all-important TV ratings.

KEY CHANGES 

* WGC-Mexico Championship moving to February from March

* The Players Championship moving back to March from May

* Valero Texas Open will be staged the week before the Masters.

* The PGA Championship moves to May from August

* The Canadian Open moving from the week after the Open Championship to the week prior the U.S. Open.

* The Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit (June) and 3M Open (July) in Minnesota are new events to the Tour.

* The WGC Bridgestone Championship, that has been won eight times by Tiger Woods and was his win in 2013 anywhere, is no longer on the schedule and has been replaced by the WGC – FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis from July 25th to 28th.

*The Houston Open, and held for a long-time in the week prior to the Masters along with the Greenbrier Classic, and held last weekend, will not take place again to the 2019/20 season.

* And there will be now just three FedEx Cup Play-Off Series events with the BMW Championship not going ahead after later this year.

2018-19 PGA Tour schedule

DATES TOURNAMENT GOLF COURSE LOCATION
Oct. 1-7 Safeway Open Silverado Resort and Spa Napa, Calif.
Oct. 8-14 CIMB Classic TPC Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct. 15-21 The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges Nine Bridges Jeju Island, Korea
Oct. 22-28 WGC-HSBC Champions Sheshan Intl. Golf Club Shanghai, China
Oct. 22-28 Sanderson Farms Championship Country Club of Jackson Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 Shiners Hospitals for Children Open TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 5-11 Mayakoba Golf Classic El Camaleon Golf Club Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Nov. 12-18 The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort St. Simmons Island, Ga.
SIX-WEEK BREAK
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6 Sentry Tournament of Champions Kapalua Resort, Hawaii Kapalua, H.I.
Jan. 7-13 Sony Open in Hawaii Waialae Country Club Honolulu, H.I.
Jan. 14-20 CareerBuilder Challenge PGA West, La Quinta La Quinta, Calif.
Jan. 21-27 Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course San Diego, Calif.
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3 Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz.
Feb. 4-10 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Pebble, Spyglass, Monterey Pebble Beach, Calif.
Feb. 11-17 Genesis Open The Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Feb. 18-24 WGC-Mexico Championship Club de Golf Chapultepec Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 18-24 Puerto Rico Open Coco Beach Golf & CC Rio Grande, P.R.
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3 The Honda Classic PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Mar. 4-10 Arnold Palmer Invitational Bay Hill Club & Lodge Orlando, Fla.
Mar. 11-17 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Mar. 18-24 Valspar Championship Innisbrook Palm Harbor, Fla.
Mar. 25-31 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club Austin, Tex.
Mar. 25-31 Corales Puntacana Club Championship Puntacana Resort & Club Punta Cana, D.R.
Apr. 1-7 Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio San Antonio, Tex.
Apr. 8-14 Masters Tournament Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga.
Apr. 15-21 RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Apr. 22-28 Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana New Orleans, La.
Apr. 29 – May 5 Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Golf Club Charlotte, N.C.
May 6-12 AT&T Byron Nelson Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas, Tex.
May 13-19 PGA Championship Bethpage State Park (Black) Bethpage, N.Y.
May 20-26 Charles Schwab Challenge Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Tex.
May 27 – June 2 The Memorial Tournament Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio
June 3-9 RBC Canadian Open Hamilton Golf & CC Hamilton, Ont.
June 10-16 U.S. Open Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, Calif.
June 17-13 Travelers Championship TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn.
June 24-30 Rocket Mortgage Classic Detroit Golf Club Detroit, Mich.
July 1-7 3M Open TPC Twin Cities Blaine, Minn.
July 8-14 John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill.
July 15-21 The 148th Open Championship Royal Portrush Golf Club Portrush, N.I.
July 15-21 Barbasol Championship Keene Trace Golf Club Nicholasville, Kent.
July 22-28 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn.
July 22-28 Reno-Tahoe Tournament Montreux Golf and CC Reno, Nev.
July 29 – Aug. 4 Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 5-11 The Northern Trust
FedExCup Playoffs
Liberty National Golf Club Jersey City, N.J.
Aug. 12-18 BMW Championship
FedExCup Playoffs
Medinah Country Club Medinah, Ill.
Aug. 19-25 TOUR Championship
FedExCup Playoffs
East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, Ga.


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