PGA Tour cut FedExCup play-offs to three events in 2018-19 schedule

Doug Mendoza
July 13, 2018

A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier does not appear on the schedule because it is being moved to a fall slot, and will be included on the 2019-2020 Tour schedule. On Friday, Executive Tournament Director Habibi Mamone confirmed the tournament's move to the fall.

"It's the goal of the (US Tour) to have more tournaments in Australia, to generate more corporate support and to grow the game in Australia". "Heading into this tournament, I've put a lot of pressure on myself with the Junior Ryder Cup on the line and what this event means". After losing his TOUR card, he regained PGA TOUR eligibility by winning the 2014 Tour Championship and finishing as the season's leading money victor.

Also, the FedExCup Playoffs will feature three events, instead of four, with the Northern Trust (August 5-11 with 125-player field); the BMW Championship, (Aug 12-18 with 70 players); and the TOUR Championship (Aug 19-25 with 30 players). The TPC Boston, meanwhile, will rotate with a New York-area course every other year for the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.

The season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge will culminate in a US$1 million prize for the player at the top of the Aon-led rankings on both the PGA and LPGA tours.

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The wraparound season starts October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, one week after the Ryder Cup in France. The details of the competition, which will be sponsored by Aon, have yet to be completed, but a running tally of the players' scores on the designated holes will be kept and the standings will be updated weekly and publicized on each tour's various media platforms, including CBS for the men, and Golf Channel for the women.

The 3M Open will be held two weeks before players head across the pond for The Open Championship, which will be held in Northern Ireland in 2019. The final WGC event of the season will be held July 22-28, 2019 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, replacing the FedEx St. Jude Classic in that city.

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is excited about the changes in the latest schedule released by the PGA Tour for the 2018-19 season. The Ryder Cup in 2020 will be September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Look at this run of tournaments starting with Pebble Beach in February and continuing with the Genesis Open at Riviera, WGC-Mexico Championship, Honda Classic, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Players Championhip, Valspar Championship, WGC-Dell Match Play, Valero Texas Open and Masters.

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