Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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PGA Tour schedule in 2018-19 released, includes shortened FedEx Cup playoffs

PGA Tour schedule in 2018-19 released, includes shortened FedEx Cup playoffs

Global professional services firm Aon has announced a multi-year partnership with the PGA Tour (Professional Golfers' Association) and LPGA (Ladies Professional Golfers' Association).

In both June and July of next year, one new tournament will make its debut on the PGA Tour schedule.

Preparations for the final Dell Technologies Championship are underway and the 100-player field will have its unique Monday finish for one last time on September 3. It also marks the return of a premier PGA Tour event to MI for the first time since the Buick Open wrapped up in Grand Blanc in 2009. "Memphis has been supporting PGA TOUR golf since 1958, and this elevated WGC platform will be monumental for our city".

The addition of new tournaments in Detroit and Minnesota is offset by eliminating the FedEx Cup playoff event in Boston, the Quicken Loans National that had been run by the Tiger Woods Foundation in the Washington, D.C. area, and a year off for the Houston Open and Greenbrier.

The 3M Open will be held the week of July 1-7 in 2019.

This year's Tour Championship ends September 23. "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". Puerto Rico is slotted for February 18-24, the same week as the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Scheduled for May 13-19, 2019, at Bethpage State Park's Black Course (above), the PGA Championship will be the second major played in the 2019 tournament schedule, five weeks after the Masters Tournament and five weeks before the U.S. Open.

"And by concluding at the end of August, the FedEx Cup play-offs no longer have the challenge of sharing the stage with college and professional football". The Detroit stop is wedged near the midway point between the U.S. Open and the British Open. The Dallas and Fort Worth tournaments are split by the PGA Championship, which will be played at Bethpage Black (May 16-19) as part of its new May date.

The tournament is slated for television broadcast on The Golf Channel and CBS.

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