PGA TOUR 2020 Schedule Revised
In the wake of the Coronavirus, the PGA Tour has released a revised 2020 schedule. I suspect that further revisions will be necessary , but it is welcome news to all golf and sports fans.
Play on the PGA TOUR will resume with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Jun 8 – 14.
Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic will be held July 2 – 5.
All of this, of course, is assuming that the Coronavirus doesn’t find a way to mess things up. The first four, at least, will be played without galleries.
The revised PGA TOUR 2020 Schedule is below:
- 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-July 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 7: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
The 2020 – 2021 PGA TOUR Schedule also has been revised for the fall portion to accommodate The Masters and the US Open:
- 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
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. The Open Championship was canceled on April 6.
Conspicuous in its absence is the ten-year-old Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, which last year opened the fall series. The TOUR and The Greenbrier have agreed to part ways. I’m not surprised. While the original date of the tournament — Fourth of July weekend — worked well for The Greenbrier, a fall date conflicts with the state’s premier sporting events: The West Virginia University football team. In a state without a pro team, WVU dominates the sports conversation. Last year, they had to put up tv screens all over the the course showing college football.
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);
- 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.
With 22 events having been played through the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, the adjusted season-long schedule – subject to change – now consists of 36 events, including three FedExCup Playoffs events concluding with the TOUR Championship over Labor Day weekend, where the 2020 FedExCup Champion will be crowned.
The Korn Ferry Tour 2020 Schedule
Meanwhile, The Korn Ferry Tour (nee Web.com nee Nationwide nee Buy.Com nee Nike nee Ben Hogan) also is rebooting.
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 Corporation (June 1-7) and Live + Work in Maine Open (June 8-14). The Tour will return to competition with a new tournament to be contested in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 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 2020 Schedule
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is postponing the first six scheduled events of its 2020 season. The tournaments affected are the Canada Life Open in Vancouver (May 28-31); the DCBank Open presented by Times Colonist in Victoria (June 4-7); the GolfBC Championship in Kelowna (June 11-14); the Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open in Lethbridge (June 25-28); the Prince Edward Island Pro-Am in Cardigan (July 2-5); and the Osprey Valley Open outside Toronto, in Caledon (July 9-12). The Mackenzie Tour expects to make more announcements in the next couple weeks with additional information about the 2020 schedule, as well as Qualifying Tournament sites and dates.
PGA TOUR Champions, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Series-China
Information regarding PGA TOUR Champions and the PGA TOUR’s other two International Tours, in Latin America and China, will be announced in the coming weeks.