PGA Tour expanded to 49 events for 2019-20

Can Koepka replicate his 2018-19 form in 2019-20? Photo by JazzyJoeyD // CC BY-SA 4.0

The PGA Tour has confirmed an expansion of events for the 2019-20 season, modifying the schedule to 49 tournaments, partly to accommodate the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The new season will have three more events than the current season, with almost a dozen (11) of the 46 “regular season” tournaments set to be hosted between a hectic September-November period.

The opening quarter of the 2019-20 schedule will also feature two brand new tournaments – the ZOZO Championship hosted in Japan, as well as the Bermuda Championship. The Houston Open is also confirmed to return to the tour after being axed for the 2018-19 season. A number of alterations have been made to the 2019-20 schedule prior to the Olympics, which will be hosted at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama. Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic scheduled from late June to late May, while the World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship have also been moved back from the end of July to the beginning of the month.

2019-20 PGA Tour schedule focused on better fan engagement

Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour, felt that the new schedule in 2018-19 had been “very successful” and that the decision to extend the number of tournaments by three will “allow our fans to better engage” with the Tour. This month marks the culmination of the 2018-19 tour, with the players given a few weeks off before the merry-go-round of the 2019-20 PGA Tour begins in earnest in September.

Koepka almost certain to finish top dog in 2018-19

For some time, Brooks Koepka has been the overwhelming favorite to finish top of the 2018-19 PGA Tour Money List. Most sportsbooks have Koepka priced as short as -2500, so even with the raft of free bet promotions afforded to golf fans, it’s mighty difficult to make a decent return on the Tour this close to the end of the season. His most recent victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational has also cemented Koepka as the world number one in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Koepka and company will have plenty of familiar settings returning to the tour schedule in 2019-20. The U.S. Open returns to Mamaroneck, New York at the Winged Foot Golf Club, while The Open Championship in the UK is also due to be hosted at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent. At the other end of the spectrum, the Northern Trust will be hosted at the TPC Boston in Norton for the first time, while the BMW Championship will also debut at the Chicago’s Olympia Fields Country Club.

2019 – 2020 PGA TOUR Schedule

Dates Tournament Course
Sept. 12-15 A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier The Greenbrier Resort (The Old White TPC)
Sept. 19-22 Sanderson Farms Championship Country Club of Jackson
Sept. 26-29 Safeway Open Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course)
Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open TPC Summerlin
Oct. 7-13 Houston Open Golf Club of Houston
Oct. 17-20 The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges The Club at Nine Bridges
Oct. 24-27 The ZOZO Championship Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Sheshan International Golf Club
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Bermuda Championship Port Royal Golf Club
Nov. 14-17 Mayakoba Golf Classic El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort
Nov. 21-24 The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (Seaside, Plantation)
Dec. 9-15 Presidents Cup Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Jan. 2-5 Sentry Tournament of Champions Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course)
Jan. 9-12 Sony Open in Hawaii Waialae Country Club
Jan. 16-19 Desert Classic PGA West (Stadium, Nicklaus); La Quinta Country Club
Jan. 23-26 Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course (South, North)
Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)
Feb. 6-9 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course)
Feb. 13-16 The Genesis Invitational Riviera Country Club
Feb. 20-23 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship Club de Golf Chapultepec
Feb. 20-23 Puerto Rico Open Coco Beach Golf & Country Club
Feb. 26-March 1 The Honda Classic PGA National Resort & Spa (The Champion Course)
March 5-8 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Bay Hill Club and Lodge
March 12-15 The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)
March 19-22 Valspar Championship Innisbrook (Copperhead)
March 25-29 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club
March 26-29 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course)
April 2-5 Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course)
April 9-12 Masters Tournament Augusta National Golf Club
March 16-19 RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links
March 23-26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana
April 30-May 3 Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club
May 7-10 AT&T Byron Nelson Trinity Forest Golf Club
May 14-17 PGA Championship TPC Harding Park
May 21-24 Charles Schwab Challenge Colonial Country Club
May 28-31 Rocket Mortgage Classic Detroit Golf Club
June 4-7 The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Muirfield Village Golf Club
June 11-14 RBC Canadian Open St. George’s Golf and Country Club
June 18-21 U.S. Open Winged Foot Golf Club
June 25-28 Travelers Championship TPC River Highlands
July 2-5 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational TPC Southwind
July 2-5 Barracuda Championship Montrêux Golf and Country Club
July 9-12 John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run
July 16-19 The British Open Royal St. George’s Golf Club
July 16-19 Barbasol Championship Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Trace)
July 23-26 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
July 27-Aug. 2 Summer Olympics Kasumigaseki Country Club
Aug. 6-9 Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club
Aug. 13-16 The Northern Trust TPC Boston
Aug. 20-23 BMW Championship Olympia Fields Country Club
Aug. 27-30 Tour Championship East Lake Golf Club

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