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PGA Championship moving to May in 2019
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »


It's official, the PGA Championship will be moving to May in 2019.  This in turn will move the Players Championship back to March.

I wonder how this will affect the "Pink Out" Sunday for the Players Championship now that it will no longer be played on Mother's Day weekend.  The PGA Championship will be played the week after Mother's Day from what I read.

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Re: PGA Championship moving to May in 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 09:26:01 AM »

The complete announcement will be about this time next year, but the PGA Tour is giving up on its attempt to compete with the NFL (attention:  Brian France:  do likewise) with a revamp of their schedule.  The new system will begin the next year's schedule in mid-September, and look something like this: 

Early September (every 4th year) Olympics.

Mid September  Ryder (USA v. Europe, even years) or President's (USA v. "not Europe". odd years)

Mid-September - Thanksgiving "Fall Series" - somewhat lighter field tournament held in places as far out of the NFL's shadow as possible (Greenbrier Classic is moving from July to October).  Most top players rest or pay for $$ in Asia.  Most European players return to Europe because the European Tour operates on a calendar year basis, the European PGA Championship, the best European event the American players do not travel in for, will move from May to September.

Late October - WGC China (last full field international event of the year)

Several "unofficial" events, including Wood's tournament in the Bahamas between Thanksgiving and
New Years.

January- resume tour in Hawaiil and then California-Arizona.
February - California, "Florida swing" - WGC Mexico
March - Players, Texas, Louisiana, Palmer's tournament in Florida, WGC Texas
April - Masters, tour works north, Nelson's tournament in Texas
May - PGA Championship , Texas
June -  US Open Texas, Nicklus' tournament in Ohio.
July -  Open Championship, Canadian Open, WGC Ohio
August - Fed Ex Cup playoffs - four weeks ending on Labor Day (last weekend before NFL). 

Thus we will se a Major every month from April-July, and another significant event every month March-August, with playoffs.  A short more "league like" structure with the serious part running March-August.  This is a good plan.


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