"We will be working with the PGA Tour to make the Detroit stop one of the most exciting and engaging events on the professional golf calendar".
Attention tour pros looking for a fat bonus next season: The PGA Tour and LPGA have announced a new $1 million prize. 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.
As expected, the "Rocket Mortgage Classic" will be played at the Detroit Golf Club on June 24 through June 30, 2019.
The season features 46 events, starting with the Safeway Open in October and concluding with the Tour Championship, which will end August 25, 2019, allowing the golf season to end before the start of football.
The RBC Canadian Open moves a week before the U.S. Open, held next year at Pebble Beach. The Players Championship takes its new date in March and is followed by the Valspar Championship, giving Florida a swing of four consecutive events.
The three playoff events are The Northern Trust at Liberty National in New Jersey; the BMW Championship at Medinah outside Chicago; and the Tour Championship, which will be August 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta.
Valspar is followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and the Valero Texas Open, which precedes the Masters.
The Players Championship - often described as the unofficial fifth major - has been moved to March from its previous date in May, with the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs shortened to three events and finishing on 25 August. TPC Boston will remain part of the FedExCup Playoffs, rotating with greater New York City every other year as the host of The Northern Trust, beginning in 2020. FedEx first became the title sponsor in 1986 and has supported the tournament ever since. "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".
The 46 events include four tournaments held opposite World Golf Championships, and one event opposite the British Open. That leaves 11 weeks when the PGA Tour does not have an official event.
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