The PGA TOUR has announced an expanded 2019-20 PGA TOUR 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. Eleven 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-August 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, Minnesota.
“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 September 9-15 with A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. The Sanderson Farms Championship follows with its first-ever standalone date (September 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 October 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 October 21-27, followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, the week of October 28-November 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 (November 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 December 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 (August 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 August 10-16; BMW Championship August 17-23; and the TOUR Championship August 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, Massachusetts, 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|
|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|
|9-15||Presidents Cup||Royal Melbourne Golf Club||Black Rock, Victoria, Australia|
|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|