PGA Tour to bring tournament to Detroit Golf Club in June 2019

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

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.

This year will be the last year of the 3M Championship as a PGA Tour Champions event beginning July 30.

The tour will feature 46 events over 41 weeks, down from 48 tournaments this year.

Two tournaments - the Houston Open and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (above) - will be played in the fall moving forward and will next be part of the PGA Tour schedule during the 2019-2020 season.

In the 2018-19 schedule, the FedEx St. Jude Invitational will follow the season's final major championship - The Open Championship - on the schedule and will be followed by the regular season's final event, the Wyndham Championship, before transitioning into the FedExCup Playoffs, which have been shortened to three events.

Most of the changes to the 2018-19 schedule released Tuesday already had been announced. The move was originally announced a year ago.


"It's a market we always wanted to go back to, and we're thrilled that we will now have that chance", PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.

"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". "This will enhance the visibility of the FedEx Cup play-offs and overall fan engagement with the PGA Tour and the game as a whole". Puerto Rico is slotted for February 18-24, the same week as the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Valspar is followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and the Valero Texas Open, which precedes the Masters. Key to the changes was the PGA Championship moving from August to May, and The Players Championship returning to March.

After the RBC Heritage and Zurich Classic of New Orleans comes the Wells Fargo Championship. The Detroit stop is wedged near the midway point between the U.S. Open and the British Open.

The two tours announced a season-long competition with Aon on Monday.

Still to be determined is when the new fall schedule will begin in 2019 and how many tournaments will be part of it.

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