According to insider information obtained by the Associated Press, the PGA Championship will permanently move from August to May starting in 2019, when the event is being held at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course.
The report also says that the Players Championship will move from its May slot back into March, when the event was held originally.
The AP News reports these changes were made because of golf’s reinstatement to the Summer Olympics.
Here is the report in its entirety below.
The Associated Press has learned the PGA Championship is moving to May for the first time in 70 years when it goes to Bethpage Black in New York in 2019.
The move from August to May has been in the works for the last four years, and it involves The Players Championship moving from May back to its original March date.
Two officials involved in the discussions say the PGA of America will discuss details of the move as early as Tuesday at Quail Hollow Club. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because it has not been announced.
The catalyst behind the change was golf’s return to the Olympics. The PGA of America is interested in moving into the middle of the major championship season instead of the end. It also loosens the schedule in Olympic years.
We will update this story as more details become available.