PGA TOUR Lays Out New Schedule, Hoping To Tee off on June 8
Tentative plans call for the reduced 2019-20 season to end on Labor Day
With additional time needed to ensure that tournaments are staged in the safest and most responsible manner possible, given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the PGA TOUR has announced further schedule modifications for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. It had previously targeted the week of the Charles Schwab Challenge (May 18-24) as the restart of its season, but, for health and safety reasons, the restart will be pushed back three additional weeks, to June 8, with the Charles Schwab Challenge and with additional tournaments repositioned between then and the season’s conclusion, which is the TOUR Championship, on Labor Day (Sept. 7).“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,” says PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “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.”
At this time, the TOUR plans to resume play with the first four events closed to the general public but will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local and state authorities in determining the most appropriate onsite access in each market. The organization will continually review available COVID-19–related protocols that could be implemented at PGA TOUR events to ensure the health and well-being for all involved.
All three events previously scheduled between May 18 and June 8 — the Charles Schwab Challenge, Rocket Mortgage Classic, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide — have been moved to later dates in the calendar.
The RBC Heritage, originally slated for this week (April 13-19) but canceled on March 17, has been added back to the PGA TOUR schedule in the week formerly occupied by the U.S. Open, which, as previously announced, has been postponed to September.
The RBC Canadian Open, originally scheduled for the week of June 8, has been canceled. Click here for a statement from the RBC Canadian Open. The Barbasol Championship, originally scheduled for July 13-19 opposite The Open Championship, has been canceled. The Open Championship was canceled on April 6.
Three invitationals on the updated schedule — the Charles Schwab Challenge (120 players), RBC Heritage (132 players), and the Memorial Tournament (120 players) — will see their respective field sizes increase to 144 to provide additional playing opportunities for PGA TOUR members.
Summary of PGA TOUR events from 2019-20 schedule affected by date changes or cancellations:
- RBC Canadian Open, originally scheduled for the week of June 8-14, canceled
- Charles Schwab Challenge, originally scheduled for May 18-24, rescheduled to June 8-14 (former RBC Canadian Open dates)
- RBC Heritage, originally scheduled for April 13-19, rescheduled to June 15-21 (former U.S. Open dates)
- Rocket Mortgage Classic, originally scheduled for May 25-31, rescheduled to July 2-5 (former World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship dates)
- Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, originally scheduled for June 1-7, rescheduled to July 13-19 (former The Open Championship/Barbasol Championship dates)
- World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship, originally scheduled for June 29–July 5, rescheduled to July 27–Aug. 2 (former Olympic Games men’s golf competition dates)
- Barbasol Championship, originally scheduled for July 13-19 opposite The Open Championship, canceled
- Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, originally scheduled for March 23-29 and postponed on March 12, rescheduled as part of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Regular Season schedule to Sept. 21-27 (opposite the Ryder Cup)
- The April 6 golf-industry announcement outlined changes to the four major championships as well as the Wyndham Championship and the three FedExCup Playoffs events
Revised 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season schedule:
- June 8-14: Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth
- June 15-21: RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC
- June 22-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
- July 2-July 5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit
- July 6-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL
- July 13-19: Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH
- July 20-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN
- July 27–Aug. 2: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis
- July 27–Aug. 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, CA
- Aug. 3-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
- Aug. 10-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC
- Aug. 17-23: THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston, Norton, MA
- Aug. 24-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, IL
- Aug. 31–Sept. 7: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
With 22 events through the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard having been played, the adjusted season schedule — still subject to change — now comprises 36 events, including three FedExCup Playoffs and concluding with the TOUR Championship over Labor Day weekend, when the 2020 FedExCup Champion will be crowned.
With the health and safety of all associated with the tournaments being of utmost importance, the PGA TOUR will be working with its media partners on production plans as the season restarts. CBS is scheduled to televise 11 consecutive events from the Charles Schwab Challenge through THE NORTHERN TRUST, including the PGA Championship, and NBC is scheduled to televise the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship, culminating on Labor Day.
2020-21 PGA TOUR Season:
Additionally, the PGA TOUR today introduced the season-opening weeks of its 2020-21 season, which now has 13 FedExCup events, including the U.S. Open and the Masters Tournament, as announced on April 6 by the USGA and Augusta National Golf Club, respectively.
“This portion of our 2020-21 schedule is possible only because of the many partners who have worked tirelessly to grow their events and impact the lives of those in need in their respective communities, and our players, who have embraced the expanded fall schedule in recent years,” says PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “We’d like to express our appreciation to the leadership of the Safeway Open, Houston Open, and Mayakoba Golf Classic — which will conclude our calendar-year schedule in Riviera Maya, Mexico — for their flexibility, which allowed the U.S. Open and Masters Tournament to be played in the fall. The
2020-21 PGA TOUR Season Schedule (fall portion):
- Sept. 7-13: Safeway Open, Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, CA
- Sept. 14-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY
- # Sept. 21-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
- Sept. 21-27: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Sept. 28–Oct. 4: Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, MS
- Oct. 5-11: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
- Oct. 12-18: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, Korea
- Oct. 19-25: ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- Oct. 26–Nov. 1: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
- Oct. 26–Nov. 1: Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
- Nov. 2-8: Houston Open, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston
- Nov. 9-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
- Nov. 16-22: The RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation), Sea Island, GA
- Nov. 23-29: Open week (Thanksgiving)
- Nov. 30–Dec. 6: Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- # Nov. 30–Dec. 6: Hero World Challenge, Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
- # Dec. 7-13: QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL
- # Dec. 14-20: PNC Father-Son Challenge, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando
# indicates unofficial event
Korn Ferry Tour Schedule:
In addition to the PGA TOUR’s schedule modifications, the Korn Ferry Tour announced the postponement of the Evans Scholars Invitational (May 18-24), as well as the cancellation of the REX Hospital Open (May 25-31), BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corp, (June 1-7), and Live + Work in Maine Open (June 8-14). The Korn Ferry Tour will return to competition with a new tournament to be contested in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, the week of June 8-14. The $600,000 event will be held at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course) and operated by the Korn Ferry Tour without fans in attendance. The Dye’s Valley Course served as host of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship from 2013 through 2015.
Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada:
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is postponing the first six scheduled events.