US PGA Championship to move from August to May in tour revamp

Heather Diaz
July 14, 2018

"That was a concern, but the more we've looked into it, the better we feel about the week". Further, the playoffs can start earlier with the PGA Championship moving to May instead of August.

Following months of speculation, the PGA officially released the schedule for the 2018-19 season on Tuesday. There is very little time for any lull between the majors. The Players Championship will now move back to March, its former home before 2007. Puerto Rico is slotted for February 18-24, the same week as the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

Erica Shepherd of Greenwood Indiana, who will play at Duke is two shots behind Melton going into the second round. If you're the Honda Classic or the Valspar Championship, you have to be wondering what you did wrong. "To combine this great Championship with the history and prestige of Valhalla Golf Club is a thrill, and we're excited to see it play out in 2021".

Still to be determined is when the new fall schedule will begin in 2019 and how many tournaments will be part of it. That's right, TPC Twin Cities will be hosting a PGA Tour event during the Fourth of July week in Minnesota.

Global professional services firm Aon has announced a multi-year partnership with the PGA Tour (Professional Golfers' Association) and LPGA (Ladies Professional Golfers' Association). Next year, the Tour Championship in Atlanta will be played the weekend before Labor Day.

In previous years, there were four events but there will now only be three.

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Having a World Golf Championship event follow The Open six time zones away seems like a bad idea.

This year's tournament will be held August 20-26 at Wascana Country Club in Regina. The Dell Technologies Open in Boston will be the odd tournament out. "Clear bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" and 1-gallon plastic freezer bags will be allowed.

Per last week's announcement, the RBC Canadian Open is moving from its traditional spot in late July to June 3-9, leading into the U.S. Open.

The Shell Houston Open is being replaced as the lead up to The Masters by another Texas event, the Valero Texas Open. "This will enhance the visibility of the FedEx Cup playoffs and overall fan engagement with the PGA Tour and the game as a whole".

While two new events in Detroit, Michigan and Minnesota will be bookended by the US and British Opens, other tweaks recently revealed include the Canadian Open securing the pre-US Open slot and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational moving from OH to Memphis, Tennessee.

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