2019 PGA Tour

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The 2019 PGA Tour is the 104th season of the PGA Tour, and the 52nd since separating from the PGA of America. The season began on October 4, 2018.

Schedule[edit]

The following table lists official events for 2018–19.[1]

The schedule contains 46 events, two fewer than the previous season. The schedule was shortened in an effort to complete the FedEx Cup Playoffs by the end of August. The Houston Open and Greenbrier Classic will not be played in the shortened season, but will return in autumn of 2019 as part of the 2020 PGA Tour schedule.[2] Two new events were added to the schedule: the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan, and the 3M Open will be played at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. Additionally, the WGC Invitational was relocated from Akron, Ohio to Memphis, Tennessee when FedEx took over sponsorship of the event. As a result, the FedEx St. Jude Classic will cease now that the relocated WGC event, WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, will be played at the Classic's former location in Memphis. Quicken Loans National, played in the Washington, D.C. area, will no longer appear on the PGA Tour schedule. Firestone Country Club will no longer host a PGA Tour event, but the Senior Players Championship will now be contested there, with Bridgestone taking over as that event's title sponsor.[3]

As announced in 2017, the PGA Championship was moved from August to May on the weekend before Memorial Day, starting in 2019. The PGA of America cited the addition of golf to the Summer Olympics, as well as cooler weather enabling a wider array of options for host courses, as reasoning for the change. It was also believed that the PGA Tour wished to re-align its season so that the FedEx Cup Playoffs would not have to compete with the start of football season in late-August. Consequently, The Players Championship was moved from May back to March for the first time since 2006.[4][5][6][7]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Oct 7 Safeway Open California United States Kevin Tway (1) 28 6,400,000 1,152,000
Oct 14 CIMB Classic Malaysia Australia Marc Leishman (4) 48 7,000,000 1,260,000 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
Oct 21 CJ Cup South Korea United States Brooks Koepka (5) 54 9,500,000 1,710,000
Oct 28 WGC-HSBC Champions China United States Xander Schauffele (3) 66 10,000,000 1,700,000 World Golf Championships
Oct 28 Sanderson Farms Championship Mississippi United States Cameron Champ (1) 24 4,400,000 792,000 Alternate event
Nov 4 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada United States Bryson DeChambeau (5) 40 7,000,000 1,260,000
Nov 11 Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico United States Matt Kuchar (8) 40 7,200,000 1,296,000
Nov 18 RSM Classic Georgia United States Charles Howell III (3) 24 6,400,000 1,152,000
Jan 6 Sentry Tournament of Champions Hawaii 6,500,000 1,300,000 Winners-only event
Jan 13 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii 6,400,000 1,152,000
Jan 20 Desert Classic California 5,900,000 1,062,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 27 Farmers Insurance Open California 7,100,000 1,278,000
Feb 3 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona 7,100,000 1,278,000
Feb 10 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am California 7,600,000 1,368,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 17 Genesis Open California 7,400,000 1,332,000
Feb 24 WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico 10,250,000 1,700,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 24 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Mar 3 The Honda Classic Florida 6,800,000 1,224,000
Mar 10 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida 9,100,000 1,638,000 Invitational
Mar 17 The Players Championship Florida 80 11,000,000 1,980,000 Flagship event
Mar 24 Valspar Championship Florida 6,700,000 1,206,000
Mar 31 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Texas 10,250,000 1,700,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 31 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Dominican Republic 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Apr 7 Valero Texas Open Texas 7,500,000 1,350,000
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia 100 11,000,000 1,980,000 Major championship
Apr 21 RBC Heritage South Carolina 6,900,000 1,242,000 Invitational
Apr 28 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana 7,500,000 1,080,000
(each)
Team event
May 5 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina 7,900,000 1,422,000
May 12 AT&T Byron Nelson Texas 7,900,000 1,422,000
May 19 PGA Championship New York 100 11,000,000 1,980,000 Major championship
May 26 Charles Schwab Challenge Texas 7,300,000 1,314,000 Invitational
Jun 2 The Memorial Tournament Ohio 9,100,000 1,638,000 Invitational
Jun 9 RBC Canadian Open Ontario 7,600,000 1,368,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open California 100 12,000,000 2,160,000 Major championship
Jun 23 Travelers Championship Connecticut 7,200,000 1,296,000
Jun 30 Rocket Mortgage Classic Michigan 7,300,000 1,314,000 New tournament
Jul 7 3M Open Minnesota 6,400,000 1,152,000 New tournament
Jul 14 John Deere Classic Illinois 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jul 21 The Open Championship Northern Ireland 100 10,500,000 1,890,000 Major championship
Jul 21 Barbasol Championship Kentucky 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Jul 28 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tennessee 10,250,000 1,700,000 World Golf Championships
Jul 28 Reno–Tahoe Tournament Nevada 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Aug 4 Wyndham Championship North Carolina 6,200,000 1,166,000
Aug 11 The Northern Trust New Jersey 9,250,000 1,665,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 18 BMW Championship Illinois 9,250,000 1,665,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 25 Tour Championship Georgia 9,250,000 1,665,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Unofficial events[edit]

The following events do not carry FedEx Cup points or official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Nov 23 Tiger vs. Phil[8] Nevada United States Phil Mickelson n/a 9,000,000 9,000,000
2 man event
Nov 25 World Cup of Golf Australia  Belgium
Thomas Pieters & Thomas Detry
n/a 7,000,000 1,120,000
(each)
28 two-man teams
Dec 2 Hero World Challenge Bahamas Spain Jon Rahm 48 3,500,000 1,000,000 18-player field
Dec 9 QBE Shootout Florida United States Patton Kizzire &
United States Brian Harman
n/a 3,300,000 410,000
(each)
12 two-player teams
Dec 16 PNC Father-Son Challenge Florida United States Davis Love III
& Dru Love
n/a 1,085,000 200,000 20 two-player teams

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour unveils significantly revamped 2018-19 Season schedule". PGA Tour. July 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018-19 PGA Tour golf schedule sees major changes, including big events being moved". CBS Sports. July 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Senior Players Champ. replacing WGC at Firestone". Golf Channel. April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Harig, Bob (August 10, 2017). "PGA Championship to move from August date to May in 2019". ESPN. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Shedloski, Dave (August 7, 2017). "The PGA Championship is moving to May and players are on board". Golf Digest. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "P.G.A. Championship Will Move from August to May in 2019". The New York Times. Reuters. August 8, 2017. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Herrington, Ryan (August 7, 2017). "The PGA Championship will be moving to May, sources say". Golf Digest. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Murray, Ewan (November 22, 2018). "Woods v Mickelson is a $9m vulgar marketing exercise". The Guardian. Retrieved December 18, 2018.

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