2019–20 PGA Tour
|Duration||September 12, 2019– September 7, 2020|
|Number of official events||36 (originally 49)|
The 2019–2020 PGA Tour is the 105th season (53rd since separating from the PGA of America) of the United States-based elite men's professional golf circuit. The season started on September 12, 2019, and is due to conclude with the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs which last from August 20 until September 7, 2020.
Changes from the previous season
Date changes: The Houston Open was moved back six months, from April to October. The Greenbrier Classic was moved back two months, from July to September. Due to the scheduling changes, neither tournament had been on the 2018–19 schedule. The 3M Open moved back three weeks, from early July to late July. The Sanderson Farms Championship moved up five weeks, from late October to mid September. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open moved up four weeks, from early November to early October. The Rocket Mortgage Classic moved up four weeks, from late June to late May. And the tandem of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship moved up three weeks, from late July to early July to accommodate the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Status changes: The Sanderson Farms Championship was upgraded from an alternate event to a full FedEx Cup point event. The Genesis Open gained invitational status and was renamed the Genesis Invitational; Tiger Woods became the tournament host.
No longer on schedule: The CIMB Classic, which was based in Malaysia.
The number of players making a 36-hole cut was reduced from top 70 and ties to top 65 and ties. The 54-hole secondary cut, previously in effect when more than 78 players made a 36-hole cut, was eliminated.
The tournament schedule has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA Tour played the first round of the 2020 Players Championship on March 12, and stated that subsequent rounds and tournaments would continue behind closed doors. However, the PGA Tour later announced that, "based on the rapidly changing situation", the rest of the tournament had been cancelled, as well as the next three events on the schedule (the Valspar Championship, WGC Match Play, and Valero Texas Open). On March 13, Augusta National Golf Club announced that it would postpone the Masters Tournament—the first men's major of the golf season; the tournament was to begin April 9. On March 17, the tour announced the cancellation of all scheduled tournaments through May 10 (the RBC Heritage, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson) and confirmed the postponement of the PGA Championship, scheduled to begin May 14, by the PGA of America.
On April 16, the tour announced several changes to the remaining schedule, with the intention of restarting with the Charles Schwab Challenge, which was moved from May 18–24 to June 11–14. Several tournaments were also rescheduled, including the RBC Heritage (which had earlier been canceled) the Memorial Tournament and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and others were canceled, including the RBC Canadian Open. Furthermore, the tour also announced that three invitationals (Colonial, Heritage, Memorial) would be expanded from the usual 120-player field to become full-field (144 golfer) events.
The following table lists official events for 2019–20.
|Sep 15||A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier||West Virginia||Joaquín Niemann (1)||32||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|Sep 22||Sanderson Farms Championship||Mississippi||Sebastián Muñoz (1)||26||6,600,000||1,188,000|
|Sep 29||Safeway Open||California||Cameron Champ (2)||48||6,600,000||1,188,000|
|Oct 6||Shriners Hospitals for Children Open||Nevada||Kevin Na (4)||54||7,000,000||1,260,000|
|Oct 13||Houston Open||Texas||Lanto Griffin (1)||24||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|Oct 20||CJ Cup||South Korea||Justin Thomas (11)||52||9,750,000||1,755,000|
|Oct 28[b]||Zozo Championship||Japan||Tiger Woods (82)||64||9,750,000||1,755,000||New tournament|
Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour
|Nov 3||WGC-HSBC Champions||China||Rory McIlroy (18)||60||10,250,000||1,745,000||World Golf Championships|
|Nov 3||Bermuda Championship||Bermuda||Brendon Todd (2)||24||3,000,000||540,000||New tournament|
|Nov 18[c]||Mayakoba Golf Classic||Mexico||Brendon Todd (3)||34||7,200,000||1,296,000|
|Nov 24||RSM Classic||Georgia||Tyler Duncan (1)||28||6,600,000||1,188,000|
|Jan 5||Sentry Tournament of Champions||Hawaii||Justin Thomas (12)||48||6,700,000||1,340,000||Winners-only event|
|Jan 12||Sony Open in Hawaii||Hawaii||Cameron Smith (2)||46||6,600,000||1,188,000|
|Jan 19||The American Express||California||Andrew Landry (2)||40||6,700,000||1,206,000||Pro-am|
|Jan 26||Farmers Insurance Open||California||Marc Leishman (5)||54||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|Feb 2||Waste Management Phoenix Open||Arizona||Webb Simpson (6)||54||7,300,000||1,314,000|
|Feb 9||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||California||Nick Taylor (2)||42||7,800,000||1,404,000||Celebrity pro-am|
|Feb 16||Genesis Invitational||California||Adam Scott (14)||70||9,300,000||1,674,000||Invitational|
|Feb 23||WGC-Mexico Championship||Mexico||Patrick Reed (8)||70||10,500,000||1,820,000||World Golf Championships|
|Feb 23||Puerto Rico Open||Puerto Rico||Viktor Hovland (1)||24||3,000,000||540,000||Alternate event|
|Mar 1||The Honda Classic||Florida||Im Sung-jae (1)||46||7,000,000||1,260,000|
|Mar 8||Arnold Palmer Invitational||Florida||Tyrrell Hatton (1)||66||9,300,000||1,674,000||Invitational|
|Mar 15||The Players Championship||Florida||Canceled after round one||15,000,000||2,700,000||Flagship event|
|WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||Texas||Canceled||10,500,000||1,820,000||World Golf Championships|
|Valero Texas Open||Texas||Canceled||7,700,000||1,386,000|
|Zurich Classic of New Orleans||Louisiana||Canceled||7,400,000||1,069,300
|Wells Fargo Championship||North Carolina||Canceled||8,100,000||1,458,000|
|AT&T Byron Nelson||Texas||Canceled||8,100,000||1,458,000|
|RBC Canadian Open||Ontario||Canceled[d]||7,800,000||1,404,000|
||Charles Schwab Challenge||Texas||7,500,000||1,350,000|
||RBC Heritage||South Carolina||7,100,000||1,278,000|
|Jun 28||Travelers Championship||Connecticut||7,400,000||1,332,000|
||Rocket Mortgage Classic||Michigan||7,500,000||1,350,000|
|John Deere Classic||Illinois||Canceled||6,200,000||1,116,000|
|The Open Championship
|Barbasol Championship||Kentucky||Canceled[d]||3,500,000||630,000||Alternate event|
|Jul 26||3M Open||Minnesota||6,600,000||1,188,000|
||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational||Tennessee||10,500,000||1,820,000||World Golf Championships|
||Barracuda Championship||Nevada||3,500,000||630,000||Alternate event|
||PGA Championship||California||100||11,000,000||1,980,000||Major championship|
Only major of season
||Wyndham Championship||North Carolina||6,400,000||1,152,000|
||The Northern Trust||Massachusetts||9,500,000||1,710,000||FedEx Cup Playoffs|
||BMW Championship||Illinois||9,500,000||1,710,000||FedEx Cup Playoffs|
||Tour Championship||Georgia||n/a[i]||FedEx Cup Playoffs|
|Tournaments postponed into 2020–21 season|
||U.S. Open||New York||100||12,500,000||2,250,000||Major championship|
||Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship||Dominican Republic||3,000,000||540,000||Alternate event|
||Masters Tournament||Georgia||100||11,500,000||2,070,000||Major championship|
- Numbers in parenthesis next to player's name note official PGA Tour career wins, including any which may have occurred in previous seasons as well as current season.
- Finished on Monday due weather.
- Finished on Monday due weather.
- Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic.
- Rescheduled due to coronavirus pandemic.
- The Tour Championship has no stand-alone purse and does not carry official money; the tournament directly determines the assignment of the FedEx Cup bonus pool money, including $15,000,000 to the winner.
The following events do not carry FedEx Cup points or official money.
|Oct 21||The Challenge: Japan Skins||Japan||Jason Day||n/a||350,000||210,000||4-player field|
Part of Zozo Championship events
|Dec 7||Hero World Challenge||Bahamas||Henrik Stenson||46||3,500,000||1,000,000||18-player field|
|Dec 15||Presidents Cup||Australia||U.S. Team||n/a||Two 12-man teams|
|Dec 15||QBE Shootout||Florida|| Rory Sabbatini &
|12 two-player teams|
|May 17||TaylorMade Driving Relief||Florida|| Dustin Johnson &
|n/a||2 two-player teams|
|May 24||The Match: Champions for Charity||Florida|| Tiger Woods &
|n/a[a]||2 two-player teams|
|Olympic Games||Japan||Postponed||n/a||60-player field|
Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
- $10 million in charitable donations being made to COVID-19 charities.
Location of tournaments
The distribution of points for 2020 PGA Tour events is:
|Majors & Players Championship||600||330||210||150||120||110||100||94||88||82||51||32||18||10||6|
|World Golf Championships||550||315||200||140||115||105||95||89||83||78||51||32||18||10||6|
|Other PGA Tour events||500||300||190||135||110||100||90||85||80||75||45||28||16||8.5||5|
|Team event (each player)||400||163||105||88||78||68||59||54||50||46||17||5||2||0||0|
Standing of players within the Top 30 FedEx Cup rankings (through 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational):
|Pos.||Player||Players & Majors||World Golf Champ.||Top 10s in other PGA Tour events||Regular
|Tour Champ.[b]||Tmts||Money ($m)[c]|
- The top 125 point scorers in the regular season retain their tour card for the following season, and qualify for The Northern Trust. The top 70 points scorers after The Northern Trust qualify for the BMW Championship.
- The top 30 point scorers after the BMW Championship qualify for the Tour Championship. Each player begins with a score adjustment to par determined by their point ranking, the lowest scorers in the Tour Championship in addition to this adjustment win the FedEx Cup.
- In addition to tournament prize money, the top ten regular season point scorers receive a share of a $10m bonus, and the $60m FedEx Cup postseason bonus money is distributed based upon standings after the Tour Championship.
- 2019 in golf
- 2020 in golf
- 2020 Korn Ferry Tour
- 2020 PGA Tour Champions season
- 2019 European Tour
- 2020 European Tour
- 2019–20 PGA Tour priority ranking
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