The PGA TOUR today announced the schedule for its 2014-2015 season, which features 47 FedExCup tournaments. This represents two more than the current season, due to the addition of tournaments conducted the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in November and The Open Championship in July.
The biggest change in the schedule, as previously announced, is the World Golf Championships-Match Play shifting from February to April 27-May 3, one week prior to THE PLAYERS Championship. That spot in the schedule traditionally has been held by the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., which for 2015 will be held the week after THE PLAYERS. The two Texas tournaments that immediately follow, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 18-24) and AT&T Byron Nelson Championship (May 25-31), also switch places in the schedule.
One other significant move is the Quicken Loans National near Washington, D.C., switching from late June to the week of July 27-August 2.
The Match Play’s move to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco also is among several high-profile venue changes, including those for three major championships and two FedExCup Playoff events. The U.S. Open will be held for the first time at Chambers Bay in Washington; The Open Championship will be played at St. Andrews, Scotland, and the PGA Championship will be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
The FedExCup Playoffs begin the week of August 24-30 when The Barclays returns to Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey, where it was held in 2011; and the third Playoff event, the BMW Championship, returns to Conway Farms outside of Chicago, where it was contested in 2013.
Finally, the Sanderson Farms Championship returns to the schedule with a new venue after a one-season absence. It will be contested November 3-9 at the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.), the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. It was last held in July 2013 during the same week as The Open Championship, a slot that will now be occupied by the new Barbasol Championship (July 13-19). The Barbasol Championship debuts at the Robert Trent Jones Trail’s Grand National – Lake Course near Opelika, Ala.
“After the successful debut of our wraparound schedule this season, we have another very strong schedule for 2014-2015 that will provide excitement for our fans and additional playing opportunities for our members,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “We look forward to the return of the Sanderson Farms Championship and are very pleased to welcome the Barbasol Championship to the PGA TOUR. We are also excited about the Match Play Championship being played at TPC Harding Park before the passionate golf fans in the San Francisco area.”
The 2014-2015 season again opens with the Frys.com Open in Napa., Calif. (October 6-12), and continues with a six-week stretch of domestic and international tournaments into November. After the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas October 13-19) and The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Ga., (October 20-26), the TOUR heads overseas to the CIMB Classic in Malaysia (October 27-November 2). Following that is the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China before the TOUR heads back to the U.S. for the Sanderson Farms Championship. The first portion of the schedule then wraps up with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (November 10-16).
The official season breaks for several weeks before resuming in January with the two-week swing through Hawaii with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui (January 5-12 with a Monday finish) and the Sony Open in Hawaii. The TOUR then returns to the mainland with a five-week stretch on the West Coast, starting with the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation in La Quinta, Calif. (January 19-25).
Next Feb. 1, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area will become the focal point in sports as the Waste Management Phoenix Open, golf’s most highly attended event with more than 500,000 spectators, concludes on the same day Phoenix hosts the NFL Super Bowl. Even with its huge crowds, the tournament is widely recognized for its leadership role in sustainability for all sports with the Waste Management Zero Waste Challenge.
Once the West Coast schedule wraps up with the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif. (February 16-22), the TOUR moves cross-country for the Florida Swing – which includes the second World Golf Championships event of the season, the Cadillac Championship in Miami (March 2-8) – followed by two weeks in Texas with the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio (March 23-29) and the Shell Houston Open (March 30-April 5).
That leads to the first major championship of the year, the Masters Tournament (April 6-12), which is followed by the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, S.C. (April 13-19), the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 20-26) and the stretch through May beginning with the Match Play and THE PLAYERS.
The month of June opens with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance in Dublin, Ohio (1-7), followed by the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis and then the season’s second major championship, the U.S. Open (June 15-21). The Greenbrier Classic again will be held over July 4 holiday (June 29-July 5) while the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. (July 6-12), precedes the week of The Open Championship and Barbasol Championship (July 13-19).
After the conclusion of the Quicken Loans National on August 2, the TOUR moves to the familiar homestretch to the FedExCup Playoffs with the week of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio and Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev., (August 3-9), the PGA Championship (August 10-16), and the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., (August 17-23), which finalizes the 125-player field for The Barclays.
The second Playoffs event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., again finishes on Labor Day Monday (September 7). Following a week off, the Playoffs resume with the BMW Championship (September 14-20) and conclude with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta (September 21-27).
Finally, the biennial Presidents Cup will be held for the first time in South Korea the week of October 5-11 at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.
|Oct. 6-12||Frys.com Open
Silverado Resort and Spa | Napa, Calif.
|Oct. 13-19||Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin | Las Vegas, Nev.
|Oct. 20-26||The McGladrey Classic
Sea Island Resort | St. Simons Island, Ga.
|Oct. 27-Nov. 2||CIMB Classic
Kuala Lampur G & CC | Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
|Nov. 3-9||World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International | Shanghai, China.
|Sanderson Farms Championship
Country Club of Jackson | Jackson, Miss.
|Nov. 10-16||OHL Classic at Mayakoba
El Camaleon Golf Club | Playa del Carmen, Mexico
|Jan. 5-12||Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Kapalua Resort | Kapalua, Hawaii
|Jan. 12-18||Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC | Honolulu, Hawaii
|Jan. 19-25||Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
PGA West; La Quinta CC | La Quinta, Calif.
|Jan. 26-Feb. 1||Waste Management Phoenix Open
TPC Scottsdale | Scottsdale, Ariz.
|Feb. 2-8||Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines GC | La Jolla, Calif.
|Feb. 9-15||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach; Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula | Pebble Beach, Calif.
|Feb. 16-22||Northern Trust Open
Riviera CC | Pacific Palisades, Calif.
|Feb. 23-March 1||The Honda Classic
PGA National | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
|March 2-8||World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Trump National Doral | Doral, Fla.
|Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
Trump International GC Puerto Rico | Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
|March 9-15||Valspar Championship
Innisbrook Resort | Palm Harbor, Fla.
|March 16-22||Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Bay Hill GC & Lodge | Orlando, Fla.
|March 23-29||Valero Texas Open
TPC San Antonio | San Antonio, Texas
|March 30-April 5||Shell Houston Open
Golf Club of Houston | Humble, Texas
|April 6-12||Masters Tournament
Augusta National | Augusta, Ga.
|April 13-19||RBC Heritage
Harbour Town GL | Hilton Head Island, S.C.
|April 20-26||Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana | New Orleans, La.
|April 27-May 3||World Golf Championships – Match Play Championship
TPC Harding Park | San Francisco, Calif.
|May 4-10||THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
|May 11-17||Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club | Charlotte, N.C.
|May 18-24||Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Colonial CC | Fort Worth, Texas
|May 25-31||AT&T Byron Nelson Championship
Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas | Irving, Texas
|June 1-7||the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Muirfield Village GC | Dublin, Ohio
|June 8-14||FedEx St. Jude Classic
TPC Southwind | Memphis, Tenn.
|June 15-21||U.S. Open
Chambers Bay | University Place, Wash.
|June 22-28||Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands | Cromwell, Conn.
|June 29-July 5||The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier | White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
|July 6-12||John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run | Silvis, Ill.
|July 13-19||The Open Championship
St. Andrews | St. Andrews, Scotland
RTJ Trail | Auburn, Ala.
|July 20-26||RBC Canadian Open
Glen Abbey GC | Oakville, Ontario, Canada
|July 27-Aug. 2||Quicken Loans National
Robert Trent Jones GC | Gainesville, Va.
|Aug. 3-9||World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
Firestone CC | Akron, Ohio
Montreux G & CC | Reno, Nev.
|Aug. 10-16||PGA Championship
Whistling Straits | Kohler, Wisc.
|Aug. 17-23||Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield CC | Greensboro, N.C.
|Aug. 24-30||The Barclays
Plainfield CC | Plainfield, N.J.
|Aug. 31-Sept. 7||Deutsche Bank Championship
TPC Boston | Norton, Mass
|Sept. 14-20||BMW Championship
Conway Farms | Chicago, Ill.
|Sept. 21-27||TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
East Lake GC | Atlanta, Ga.
|Oct. 5-11||The Presidents Cup
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea | Incheon, South Korea