Minus galleries, the 2019-20 PGA Tour season will resume on June 11 in Fort Worth at Colonial Country Club with the Charles Schwab Challenge. The first four events are closed to the general public, however the PGA Tour will monitor the situation to determine appropriate on-site access in each market. Additionally, extensive schedule modifications for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, as well as plans for the opening portion of the 2020-21 PGA Tour Regular Season are set. One of those interesting edits is that the 2020-21 season will include six majors with the Masters and U.S. Open going off twice.
Originally a 49 tournament season, the 2019-20 abridged schedule is down to 36 events, including three FedExCup Playoffs events. The season will end on September 7 at the Tour Championship in Atlanta at East Lake Golf Club where a FedEx Cup championship will be awarded. In the 2019-20 season, the only major that will be played is the PGA Championship set for August 6-9.
“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,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
Additional tournaments are being repositioned between the Colonial and the season’s conclusion. All three events that were 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 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. The Barbasol Championship, originally scheduled for July 13-19 opposite The Open Championship, has been canceled.
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, has been 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)
- The 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-August 2 (former Olympic Games men’s golf competition dates)
- Barbasol Championship, originally scheduled for July 13-19 opposite The Open Championship, has been canceled
- Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, originally scheduled for March 23-29 and postponed on March 12, has been rescheduled as part of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Regular Season schedule, September 21-27 (opposite the Ryder Cup)
Revised 2019-20 PGA Tour Season schedule:
- June 8-14: Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
- June 15-21: RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
- June 22-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
- July 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
- July 6-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois
- July 13-19: the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
- July 20-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
- July 27-August 2: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
- July 27-August 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California
- August 3-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
- August 10-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
- August 17-23: The Northern Trust, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
- August 24-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, Illinois
- August 31-September 6: Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
With the health and safety of all associated with the PGA Tour tournaments being of utmost importance, the Tour will be working with its media partners on production plans upon the restart to the season. CBS is scheduled to televise the Charles Schwab Challenge through The Northern Trust (11 consecutive events, inclusive of PGA Championship), and NBC is scheduled to televise the BMW Championship and Tour Championship, culminating on Labor Day Monday.
2020-21 PGA Tour Season:
Additionally, the Tour today introduced the season-opening weeks of the 2020-21 PGA Tour Season, which now has 13 FedEx Cup events, including – as announced on April 6 by the USGA and Augusta National Golf Club, respectively – the U.S. Open and Masters Tournament.
“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,” said 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 for the U.S. Open and Masters Tournament to be played in the fall. The accommodations will help the global golf community maximize the 2020 calendar, which will be incredibly impactful for our fans and put us in a strong position heading into 2021.”
2020-21 PGA Tour Season Schedule (fall portion):
- September 7-13: Safeway Open, Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
- September 14-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
- September 21-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
- September 21-27: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- September 28-October 4: Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
- October 5-11: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
- October 12-18: The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, Korea
- October 19-25: Zozo Championship, Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- October 26-November 1: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
- October 26-November 1: Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
- November 2-8: Houston Open, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
- November 9-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
- November 16-22: The RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation), Sea Island, Georgia
- November 23-29: Open week (Thanksgiving)
- November 30-December 6: Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- *November 30-December 6: Hero World Challenge, Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
- *December 7-13: QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, Naples, Florida
- *December 14-20: PNC Father-Son Challenge, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida
*Indicates unofficial event
After 10 years, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier will no longer be on the PGA Tour’s schedule, as per a mutual agreement by The Greenbrier and the PGA Tour.