The 2019/20 PGA TOUR schedule has been released with the season expanding to include 49 FedEx Cup events—three more than the current season.
There are some significant changes to the calendar as the PGA TOUR moves regular tournaments to accommodate the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo in July and August.
The season-ending FedEx Cup Series will be held after the Summer Games and will conclude in September with the traditional Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club as the PGA champion is crowned.
The new season kicks off on September 12 this year with the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier getting the honour of being the curtain raiser having been absent this season as part of a previous rejigging of the calendar.
It is joined in the opening three months of the season by two new tournaments—the Zozo Championship in Japan in October during an Asian swing, and the Bermuda Championship which follows in November.
The Houston Open is also back on the PGA TOUR after a one-year absence like the Greenbrier, with the event now taking place in October.
Both events were not staged in the 2018/19 season due to the moving of the PGA Championship to May, but will be popular events during the early part of the campaign prior to Christmas.
Other changes to the calendar including the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club moving forward a month to May and the WGC St Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship shifting to early July from the end of the month. The 3M Open swaps places.
The four majors will once again be held across consecutive months with the Masters at Augusta in April, the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in May, the US Open at Winged Foot in June and the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in July.
The Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club brings the regular season to a close before the three FedExCup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust Championship at TPC Boston and the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields before the Tour Championship.
“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.”
2019/20 PGA TOUR Schedule
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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