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5 big changes in the 2019 PGA Tour schedule

5 big changes in the 2019 PGA Tour schedule

The decision to remove Boston as an annual stop was one of many as the PGA Tour trimmed the schedule by one to 46 tournaments and the playoffs from four events to three to avoid the start of college football and the NFL.

The PGA Tour announced its 2019 tournament schedule today, which includes the addition of two tournaments, changes in the timing and locations of others, and one less event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The three playoff events are The Northern Trust at Liberty National in New Jersey; the BMW Championship at Medinah outside Chicago; and the Tour Championship, which will be August 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta.

All three tournaments will be played over consecutive weeks, starting with the Northern Trust from Aug 8-11 and finishing with the Tour Championship from Aug 22-25. "This will enhance the visibility of the FedEx Cup playoffs and overall fan engagement with the PGA Tour and the game as a whole".




"It's a market we always wanted to go back to, and we're thrilled that we will now have that chance", PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.

The PGA Tour is expected to announce a revamped playoff format later this year. The Dell Technologies Championship, formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship, ends after its 2018 event. It will be February 21-24, the same week as the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship. The Players' Championship is also moving from May to mid-March.

After the RBC Heritage and Zurich Classic of New Orleans comes the Wells Fargo Championship.

While The Open, to be played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland next year, becomes the last of the four majors, it will be a mad dash to the finish for PGA Tour players. Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament takes its usual spot two weeks before the U.S. Open, with the Canadian Open in between. The details of the competition, which will be sponsored by Aon, have yet to be completed, but a running tally of the players' scores on the designated holes will be kept and the standings will be updated weekly and publicized on each tour's various media platforms, including CBS for the men, and Golf Channel for the women.


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