PGA Tour Officially Announces Revised Schedule for Remainder of 2020
PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. Credit: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images
The PGA TOUR officially announced a revised schedule Thursday, which is planned to begin in mid-June and includes 28 individual stroke-play tournaments through the end of the year.
The first 14 of those events, beginning with the Charles Schwab Challenge from June 11-14 and ending with the Tour Championship, Sept. 4-7, will complete the suspended 2019-20 season which had already completed 22 events, while the final 14 will commence the 2020-21 season.
This news was first reported by Golf Digest earlier this week.
If contested, the first four events, at least, will be closed to the general public, as competitors will play without spectators in attendance.
In a statement, PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan stressed that these scheduled tournaments would only return when given clearance from health organizations.
“The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues to be our No. 1 priority, and our hope is to play a role – responsibly – in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” Monahan said. “Today’s announcement is another positive step for our fans and players as we look toward the future, but as we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when – working closely with our tournaments, partners and communities – it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.”
The schedule was originally suspended last month due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, after the opening round of The Players Championship was contested.
Movement among the major championships took place last week, which will for the first time create a situation where only one major will be contested during the 2019-20 season, while six will be played in the 2020-21 campaign.
Thursday’s announcement pushed back by three weeks an already-altered schedule, which previously had the PGA TOUR restarting in May.
Among those rescheduled for later dates are the Charles Schwab, the Rocket Mortgage Classic and the Memorial Tournament.
The RBC Canadian Open and Barbasol Championship were each canceled, joining The Open Championship, which was canceled last week.
Field sizes for invitational tournaments – the Charles Schwab, RBC Heritage and Memorial – will increase to 144 in order to give players more playing opportunities.
Additionally, the developmental Korn Ferry Tour will also return June 11-14 for a new tournament at the Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Other developmental tours — the Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamerica and PGA Tour Series-China — are expected to make announcements in coming weeks.
Revised 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season schedule:
- June 11-14: Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
- June 18-21: RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
- June 25-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
- July 2-July 5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
- July 9-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois
- July 16-19: the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
- July 23-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
- July 30-Aug. 2: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
- July 30-Aug. 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California
- Aug. 6-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
- Aug. 13-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
- Aug. 17-23: THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
- Aug. 24-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, Illinois
- Sept. 4-7: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
2020-21 PGA TOUR Season Schedule (fall portion):
- Sept. 9-13: Safeway Open, Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
- Sept. 17-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
- # Sept. 24-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
- Sept. 24-27: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Oct. 1-4: Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
- Oct. 8-11: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Oct. 15-18: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, Korea
- Oct. 22-25: ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- Oct. 29-Nov. 1: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
- Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
- Nov. 5-8: Houston Open, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
- Nov. 12-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
- Nov. 19-22: The RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation), Sea Island, Georgia
- Nov. 26-29: Open week (Thanksgiving)
- Dec. 3-6: Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- # Dec. 3-6: Hero World Challenge, Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
- # Dec. 9-13: QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, Naples, Florida
- # Dec. 17-20: PNC Father-Son Challenge, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida
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