5 big changes in the 2019 PGA Tour schedule

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PGA confirmed the place and time of the new Detroit tournament on Tuesday morning with the release of their 2018-2019 schedule.

TPC Twin Cities in Blaine will play host to the FedEx Cup event running July 1-7.

It marks the first time the PGA Tour has hosted a tournament in Detroit's city limits and will be the first PGA event in the state since the defunct Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc 1958-2009.

The PGA Tour announced its 2019 tournament schedule today, which includes the addition of two tournaments, changes in the timing and locations of others, and one less event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The Houston Open, which had been played the week before the Masters, is moving to the fall in 2019.

The post-season will now consist of the Northern Trust, BMW Championship and the Tour Championship, with the TPC Boston event dropping off the schedule. The Houston Open and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier are moving to the fall and will be played next as part of the 2019-20 schedule.


The RBC Canadian Open moves a week before the U.S. Open, held next year at Pebble Beach.

"It's been our stated objective for several years to create better sequencing of our tournaments that golf fans around the world can engage in from start to finish", said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.

"And by concluding at the end of August, the FedEx Cup playoffs no longer have the challenge of sharing the stage with college and professional football". It will be followed by the 3M Open in Minnesota and the John Deere Classic.

Still to be determined is whether the PGA Tour will change the structure for the FedEx Cup, and how this new schedule will work in 2020 when the Olympics are in Japan from July 24 to August 9.

Meanwhile, The Players Championship, which once occupied the month of May, will be played March 11-17, 2019. The Detroit stop is wedged near the midway point between the U.S. Open and the British Open. If they play the following week's WGC event in Memphis, golfers are looking at five tournaments in six weeks to end the season.

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