2020 PGA Tour

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2019–2020 PGA Tour season
DurationSeptember 12, 2019 (2019-09-12) – August 30, 2020 (2020-08-30)
Number of official events49
2020–21

The 2020 PGA Tour is the 105th season of the PGA Tour, and the 53rd since separating from the PGA of America. The season began on September 12, 2019. The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs will begin on August 13, and conclude on August 30, 2020.

Changes from the previous season[edit]

Events[edit]

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.

New: The Zozo Championship in Japan, and the Bermuda Championship, created as a new alternate event to the WGC-HSBC Champions.

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.

Cut rules[edit]

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.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Official events[edit]

The following table lists official events for 2019–20.[3]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Sep 15 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier West Virginia Chile Joaquín Niemann (1) 32 7,500,000 1,350,000
Sep 22 Sanderson Farms Championship Mississippi Colombia Sebastián Muñoz (1) 26 6,600,000 1,188,000
Sep 29 Safeway Open California United States Cameron Champ (2) 48 6,600,000 1,188,000
Oct 6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada United States Kevin Na (4) 54 7,000,000 1,260,000
Oct 13 Houston Open Texas United States Lanto Griffin (1) 24 7,500,000 1,350,000
Oct 20 CJ Cup South Korea 52 9,750,000 1,755,000
Oct 27 Zozo Championship Japan 9,750,000 1,750,000 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour
Nov 3 WGC-HSBC Champions China 10,250,000 1,745,000 World Golf Championships
Nov 3 Bermuda Championship Bermuda 24 3,000,000 540,000 New tournament
Alternate event
Nov 17 Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico 7,200,000 1,296,000
Nov 24 RSM Classic Georgia 6,600,000 1,188,000
Jan 5 Sentry Tournament of Champions Hawaii 6,700,000 1,340,000 Winners-only event
Jan 12 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii 6,600,000 1,188,000
Jan 19 The American Express California 6,700,000 1,206,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 26 Farmers Insurance Open California 7,500,000 1,350,000
Feb 2 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona 7,300,000 1,314,000
Feb 9 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am California 7,800,000 1,404,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 16 The Genesis Invitational California 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Feb 23 WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico 10,500,000 1,785,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 23 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Mar 1 The Honda Classic Florida 7,000,000 1,260,000
Mar 8 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Mar 15 The Players Championship Florida 80 12,500,000 2,250,000 Flagship event
Mar 22 Valspar Championship Florida 6,900,000 1,242,000
Mar 29 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Texas 10,500,000 1,785,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 29 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Dominican Republic 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Apr 5 Valero Texas Open Texas 7,700,000 1,386,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia 100 11,500,000 2,070,000 Major championship
Apr 19 RBC Heritage South Carolina 7,100,000 1,278,000 Invitational
Apr 26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana 7,400,000 1,069,300
(each)
Team event
May 3 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina 8,100,000 1,458,000
May 10 AT&T Byron Nelson Texas 8,100,000 1,458,000
May 17 PGA Championship California 100 11,000,000 1,980,000 Major championship
May 24 Charles Schwab Challenge Texas 7,500,000 1,350,000 Invitational
May 31 Rocket Mortgage Classic Michigan 7,500,000 1,350,000
Jun 7 The Memorial Tournament Ohio 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Jun 14 RBC Canadian Open Ontario 7,800,000 1,404,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open New York 100 12,500,000 2,250,000 Major championship
Jun 28 Travelers Championship Connecticut 7,400,000 1,332,000
Jul 5 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tennessee 10,500,000 1,785,000 World Golf Championships
Jul 5 Barracuda Championship Nevada 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Jul 12 John Deere Classic Illinois 6,200,000 1,116,000
Jul 19 The Open Championship
(British Open)
England 100 10,750,000 1,935,000 Major championship
Jul 19 Barbasol Championship Kentucky 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Jul 26 3M Open Minnesota 6,600,000 1,188,000
Aug 9 Wyndham Championship North Carolina 6,400,000 1,152,000
Aug 16 The Northern Trust Massachusetts 9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 23 BMW Championship Illinois 9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 30 Tour Championship Georgia n/a[n 1] FedEx Cup Playoffs
  1. ^ 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.[4]

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
Oct 21 The Challenge: Japan Skins Japan 4-player field
Part of Zozo Championship events
Dec 7 Hero World Challenge Bahamas 18-player field
Dec 15 Presidents Cup Australia n/a Two 12-man teams
Dec 15 QBE Shootout Florida n/a 12 two-player teams
Aug 2 Olympic men's golf competition Japan n/a 60-player field

Location of tournaments[edit]

FedEx Cup[edit]

Points distribution[edit]

The distribution of points for 2020 PGA Tour events is:

Finishing position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20th 30th 40th 50th 60th
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
Alternate events 300 165 105 80 65 60 55 50 45 40 28 17 10 5 3
Playoff events 2000 1200 760 540 440 400 360 340 320 300 180 112 64 34 20

Tour Championship starting strokes, based on position in the FedEx Cup rankings after the BMW Championship:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th–10th 11th–15th 16th–20th 21st–25th 26th–30th
Starting strokes −10 −8 −7 −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 Even

Leaders[edit]

Standing of players with 500 or more FedEx Cup points (through Houston Open):

Pos. Player Players & Majors World Golf Champ. Top 10s in other PGA Tour events Regular
season
points
Playoffs[a] Total
points
Tour Champ.[b] Tmts Money ($m)[c]
Nat. Name Ply Mas PGA USO Opn Cha Mex MP Inv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NoTr BMW Start Final Basic Wynd.
Top10
FedEx
Bonus
1 United States Griffin 1 710 5
2 Colombia Muñoz T7 1 627 5
3 United States Champ 1 561 4
4 United States Na 1 553 3
5 Chile Niemann 1 506 3
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.

Ref:[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wacker, Brian (July 28, 2019). "PGA Tour to implement new cut line in 2019–20". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ McAllister, Mike (September 3, 2019). "Fall Preview 2019–20 PGA Tour Season". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "PGA Tour 2019–2020 schedule". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "How it works: Tour Championship". PGA Tour. August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "FedExCup Standings". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Money". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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