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US PGA Championship to move from August to May in tour revamp

12 July, 2018, 17:58 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Brooke Henderson reacts to the fans at the end of her second round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club

The PGA Tour unveiled its schedule for the 2018-19 campaign, officially listing the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit for June 24-30 at Detroit Golf Club.

The Coors Light Birds Nest at TPC Scottsdale will once again be rockin' when the PGA Tour makes its stop in the Valley for the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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 BMW Championship will be the middle event for the leading 70 players in the FedExCup standings, while TPC Boston will host the Northern Trust on alternate years from 2020 after the Dell Technologies Championship removed from the schedule.

The PGA and LPGA tours are teaming with a global professional services firm to initiate a first-of-its-kind contest, a season-long risk-reward competition that will pay a $1 million bonus to the men's and women's winners.

"We're extremely pleased with the way the schedule has come together, particularly with the number of changes that were involved and the strength of the partnerships required to achieve this new look", Monahan said.

The PGA Tour is expected to announce a revamped playoff format later this year.

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Scheduled for May 13-19, 2019, at Bethpage State Park's Black Course (above), the PGA Championship will be the second major played in the 2019 tournament schedule, five weeks after the Masters Tournament and five weeks before the U.S. Open.

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

The Canadian Open will move from late July to June 6-9 as a lead-in to the US Open the following week.

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.

The WGC will play in Akron, Ohio, for the final time next month as the event moves to Memphis for the WGC St. Jude Invitational, replacing a regular tour event, next July.

5-11, 2019) will rotate between the New York/New Jersey area and Boston starting next year.

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