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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:57 AM

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I love the big changes:
  • Moving the PGA Championship into the 2-month gap between The Masters and US Open.
  • Moving The Players to March (in the middle of the Florida swing, where it makes sense).
I feel bad for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest, it is getting hosed moving to right before the US Open.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:08 AM

Boston and NY/NJ will alternate hosting the Northern Trust, so it will be at TPC Norton in 2020.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:12 AM

I hadn't really thought of it much before, but East Lake is a blah finish, IMHO. It just doesn't do it for me.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:24 AM


Oct. 1-7: Safeway Open (Silverado Resort and Spa-North Course)
Oct. 8-14: CIMB Classic (TPC Kuala Lumpur)
Oct. 15-21: The CJ CUP @ Nine Bridges (Nine Bridges)
Oct. 22-28: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions (Sheshan International Golf Club)
Oct. 22-28: Sanderson Farms Championship (Country Club of Jackson)
Oct. 29-Nov. 4: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (TPC Summerlin)
Nov. 5-11: Mayakoba Golf Classic (El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort)
Nov. 12-18: The RSM Classic (Sea Island Resort)
Dec. 31-Jan. 6: Sentry Tournament of Champions (Kapalua Resort)
Jan. 7-13: Sony Open in Hawaii (Waialae Country Club)
Jan. 14-20: CareerBuilder Challenge (PGA West Stadium Course, multiple courses)
Jan. 21-27: Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines Golf Course)
Jan. 28-Feb. 3: Waste Management Phoenix Open (TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course)
Feb. 4-10: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Pebble Beach Golf Links, multiple courses)
Feb. 11-17: Genesis Open (The Riviera Country Club)
Feb. 18-24: World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship (Club de Golf Chapultepec)
Feb. 18-24: Puerto Rico Open (Coco Beach Golf & Country Club
Feb. 25-Mar 3: The Honda Classic (PGA National Resort & Spa)
March 4-10: Arnold Palmer Invitational (Bay Hill Club and Lodge)
March 11-17: The Players Championship (TPC Sawgrass)
March 18-24: Valspar Championship (Innisbrook Resort)
March 25-31: World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin Country Club)
March 25-31: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course)
April 1-7: Valero Texas Open (TPC San Antonio)
April 8-14: Masters Tournament (Augusta National Golf Club)
April 15-21: RBC Heritage (Harbour Town Golf Links)
April 22-28: Zurich Classic of New Orleans (TPC Louisiana)
April 29-May 5: Wells Fargo Championship (Quail Hollow Club)
May 6-12: AT&T Byron Nelson (Trinity Forest Golf Club)
May 13-19: PGA Championship (Bethpage State Park)
May 20-26: Charles Schwab Challenge (Colonial Country Club)
May 27-June 2: The Memorial Tournament (Muirfield Village Golf Club)
June 3-9: RBC Canadian Open (Hamilton Golf & Country Club)
June 10-16: U.S. Open (Pebble Beach Golf Links)
June 17-23: Travelers Championship (TPC River Highlands)
June 24-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic (Detroit Golf Club)       
July 1-7: 3M Open (TPC Twin Cities)
July 8-14: John Deere Classic (TPC Deere Run)
July 15-21: The Open Championship (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
July 15-21: Barbasol Championship (Keene Trace Golf Club)
July 22-28: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (TPC Southwind)
July 22-28: Reno-Tahoe Tournament (Montrêux Golf and Country Club)
July 29-Aug. 4: Wyndham Championship (Sedgefield Country Club)
FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug. 5-11: The Northern Trust (Liberty National Golf Club)
Aug. 12-18: BMW Championship (Medinah Country Club)
Aug. 19-25: Tour Championship (East Lake Golf Club)



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:35 AM

Only 3 playoff events? Sad to see no Houston, at least for this season.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:41 AM

 TLUBulldogGolf, on 10 July 2018 - 08:35 AM, said:

Only 3 playoff events? Sad to see no Houston, at least for this season.

Yeah, it is a little quirky with the wraparound season. It is my understanding we'll see Houston and Greenbriar in Fall 2019, as part of the 2020 season.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:48 AM

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

I hadn't really thought of it much before, but East Lake is a blah finish, IMHO. It just doesn't do it for me.

I agree, East Lake doesn't make for great TV. I'd like to see the Tournament Championship rotate and get a little more hype behind it. It should be a flagship event and has never really felt like it.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:11 AM

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

 TLUBulldogGolf, on 10 July 2018 - 08:35 AM, said:

Only 3 playoff events? Sad to see no Houston, at least for this season.

Yeah, it is a little quirky with the wraparound season. It is my understanding we'll see Houston and Greenbriar in Fall 2019, as part of the 2020 season.

Yeah, note that there's no September up there.  It's not like they're going to take the whole month off.  The weather at the Greenbriar is going to be way nicer in September than it ever is in July, so that's a good move IMO.  I don't know Houston well enough to guess at spring vs. fall weather.

I'm curious what they're going to do about a yearly Boston tournament.  Seems strange that they're going with every other year (Northern Trust: alternating between Liberty National and TPC Boston).  AFAIK the Boston tournament has always been well supported, never had a problem attracting sponsors, etc.  Maybe a September date that alternates between Boston and NJ opposite years as the Northern Trust?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

No Greenbrier Classic listed. Rumors of it moving to October to maybe kick off the 2019-2020 season?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

Though I understand it, the idea of a super condensed schedule for the sole reason of being afraid of NFL's shadow is highly annoying. Fall is the best season to Golf imo.

Also, way too many important tournaments in a row in this stretch:

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Jan. 21-27: Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines Golf Course)
Jan. 28-Feb. 3: Waste Management Phoenix Open (TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course)
Feb. 4-10: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Pebble Beach Golf Links, multiple courses)
Feb. 11-17: Genesis Open (The Riviera Country Club)
Feb. 18-24: World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship (Club de Golf Chapultepec)
Feb. 25-Mar 3: The Honda Classic (PGA National Resort & Spa)
March 4-10: Arnold Palmer Invitational (Bay Hill Club and Lodge)
March 11-17: The Players Championship (TPC Sawgrass)
March 18-24: Valspar Championship (Innisbrook Resort)
March 25-31: World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin Country Club)

And there's a month of nothingness between the US and British Open.

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June 10-16: U.S. Open (Pebble Beach Golf Links)
June 17-23: Travelers Championship (TPC River Highlands)
June 24-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic (Detroit Golf Club)   
July 1-7: 3M Open (TPC Twin Cities)
July 8-14: John Deere Classic (TPC Deere Run)
July 15-21: The Open Championship (Royal Portrush Golf Club)

Edited by Apathy_Overdose, 10 July 2018 - 09:57 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:56 AM

 jmck, on 10 July 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:


I'm curious what they're going to do about a yearly Boston tournament.  Seems strange that they're going with every other year (Northern Trust: alternating between Liberty National and TPC Boston).  AFAIK the Boston tournament has always been well supported, never had a problem attracting sponsors, etc.  Maybe a September date that alternates between Boston and NJ opposite years as the Northern Trust?

The Travelers isn't too bad of a drive for Boston area fans.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

I'm glad they finally came out with the schedule. It's about what people have said it would be. Yes, Greenbriar
is moving to the fall in 2019. They came out and announced that during the tournament. I guess the fall
schedule will expand a little. Probably play it in late Sept.

Overall this is a welcomed move and long overdue IMO.  Everyone knows the NFL is #1 so best to wrap up
the playoffs in August.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

I'm excited to see an event in MN but the week of July 4th is going to be interesting to see how well it does.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:20 AM

 jmck, on 10 July 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

 TLUBulldogGolf, on 10 July 2018 - 08:35 AM, said:

Only 3 playoff events? Sad to see no Houston, at least for this season.

Yeah, it is a little quirky with the wraparound season. It is my understanding we'll see Houston and Greenbriar in Fall 2019, as part of the 2020 season.

Yeah, note that there's no September up there.  It's not like they're going to take the whole month off.  The weather at the Greenbriar is going to be way nicer in September than it ever is in July, so that's a good move IMO.  I don't know Houston well enough to guess at spring vs. fall weather.

It's witheringly humid, just one season is closer to Christmas. Even the mosquitoes sweat like hell and wear bug repellant.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:21 AM

Where a tournament is on the schedule may not be as important as how well the tournament is run
and the amenities on site. Both the Heritage and the Travelers have done very well right after a major.
And being the week before a major isn't all that bad as many players like to play the week before.

The condensed schedule will be tougher though as players need breaks during the season and have
to fit them in somewhere without missing all the big tournaments.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:44 AM

This looks a lot more of a build up for the golf season. I generally have a lot of excitement leading to the Masters but fall into the lull waiting for the US Open to come around. This is a jam packed to start off and looks awesome.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:49 AM

Florida swing looks good...API should be in good shape, still. No one will attend the Valspar though, lol. Weekend after TPC Sawgrass? Yikes.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:09 AM

 third-times-a-charm, on 10 July 2018 - 10:49 AM, said:

Florida swing looks good...API should be in good shape, still. No one will attend the Valspar though, lol. Weekend after TPC Sawgrass? Yikes.

The Valspar is a great tournament too! Itís just a shame itís caught right in the middle of that big stretch

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:43 AM

 jdl, on 10 July 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

 jmck, on 10 July 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

I'm curious what they're going to do about a yearly Boston tournament.  Seems strange that they're going with every other year (Northern Trust: alternating between Liberty National and TPC Boston).  AFAIK the Boston tournament has always been well supported, never had a problem attracting sponsors, etc.  Maybe a September date that alternates between Boston and NJ opposite years as the Northern Trust?

The Travelers isn't too bad of a drive for Boston area fans.

True enough, it just seems strange to only have a Boston stop every other year.  Also Jay Monahan was the tournament director when it launched as the Deutsche Bank so I'm surprised to see it go--you'd think if there was any tournament that needed an advocate it'd be impossible to find someone better placed than Monahan.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

i don't know that the byron nelson classic will be hurt all that much being the week before the pga ... after the masters, which concludes a good bit of fairly big tournaments, there's the heritage and the zurich ... lot of guys will take those 2 weeks off ... lot of big name guys ... then it's the wf, which a lot will play, but the nelson could be part of a 3 week swing after a long layoff ...


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:51 AM

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 07:57 AM, said:

I love the big changes:
  • Moving the PGA Championship into the 2-month gap between The Masters and US Open.
  • Moving The Players to March (in the middle of the Florida swing, where it makes sense).
I feel bad for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest, it is getting hosed moving to right before the US Open.

Typo I know, but that's the Canadian Open getting stuffed.
I don't think any top player that doesn't have an RBC logo on their shirt is going to play it in between Jack's tourney and Pebble.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

Another area of condensed tournaments is at the end. The top players are looking at this finish in July/ August

British Open
WGC-Memphis
Wyndham (Olympics)
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff

That's five weeks out of six for the top 30.

If you play Scotland like Phil, Rickie, Reed, Hideki and Kuchar are this week, that's six out seven.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:01 PM

 duffer987, on 10 July 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 07:57 AM, said:

I love the big changes:
  • Moving the PGA Championship into the 2-month gap between The Masters and US Open.
  • Moving The Players to March (in the middle of the Florida swing, where it makes sense).
I feel bad for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest, it is getting hosed moving to right before the US Open.

Typo I know, but that's the Canadian Open getting stuffed.
I don't think any top player that doesn't have an RBC logo on their shirt is going to play it in between Jack's tourney and Pebble.

It may do better with a northeast US Open though.

The real question is what does this do to US Open qualifying. Is the second "pro site" going to be in Canada? If they play it in someplace like Buffalo do they need to shift another site around to accommodate the Mid-South?
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

 Darth Putter, on 10 July 2018 - 12:01 PM, said:

 duffer987, on 10 July 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 07:57 AM, said:

I love the big changes:
  • Moving the PGA Championship into the 2-month gap between The Masters and US Open.
  • Moving The Players to March (in the middle of the Florida swing, where it makes sense).
I feel bad for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest, it is getting hosed moving to right before the US Open.

Typo I know, but that's the Canadian Open getting stuffed.
I don't think any top player that doesn't have an RBC logo on their shirt is going to play it in between Jack's tourney and Pebble.

It may do better with a northeast US Open though.

The real question is what does this do to US Open qualifying. Is the second "pro site" going to be in Canada? If they play it in someplace like Buffalo do they need to shift another site around to accommodate the Mid-South?

Oh sure. Week-before major tournies always suffer, 2019 just looks like a particularly bad year potential strength of field wise for the Canadian Open.
It does lead to a further question, why didn't the Canadian open folks try and pair up the tourney with the US Open? Unless of course no club in Vancouver wanted to host it next year.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

 duffer987, on 10 July 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

 Darth Putter, on 10 July 2018 - 12:01 PM, said:

 duffer987, on 10 July 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

 QMany, on 10 July 2018 - 07:57 AM, said:

I love the big changes:
  • Moving the PGA Championship into the 2-month gap between The Masters and US Open.
  • Moving The Players to March (in the middle of the Florida swing, where it makes sense).
I feel bad for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest, it is getting hosed moving to right before the US Open.

Typo I know, but that's the Canadian Open getting stuffed.
I don't think any top player that doesn't have an RBC logo on their shirt is going to play it in between Jack's tourney and Pebble.

It may do better with a northeast US Open though.

The real question is what does this do to US Open qualifying. Is the second "pro site" going to be in Canada? If they play it in someplace like Buffalo do they need to shift another site around to accommodate the Mid-South?

Oh sure. Week-before major tournies always suffer, 2019 just looks like a particularly bad year potential strength of field wise for the Canadian Open.
It does lead to a further question, why didn't the Canadian open folks try and pair up the tourney with the US Open? Unless of course no club in Vancouver wanted to host it next year.

I read an article a couple of months ago where the Canadian Open officials were trying to do such a matchup. They probably didn't have enough time to move to a Vancouver location for 2019. I would expect a western location for the Canadian Open when the US Open comes back to the west coast next time.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

 Darth Putter, on 10 July 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Another area of condensed tournaments is at the end. The top players are looking at this finish in July/ August

British Open
WGC-Memphis
Wyndham (Olympics)
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff

That's five weeks out of six for the top 30.

If you play Scotland like Phil, Rickie, Reed, Hideki and Kuchar are this week, that's six out seven.

That's not all that different than what we have now, even with the FedEx stuff shifting closer to the Open and the PGA moving.  With the FedEx at four tournaments you were getting guys skipping one of them.  That's a really bad look for the tour, so they go to three FedEx events going forward, but it's still 5/6 under either the old or new schedule.  The difference is with the new schedule you have a choice whether to skip the Wyndham or Memphis, whereas before lots of people skipped Wyndham and some high profile names blew off one of the FedExes, especially if they had a commitment to the Wyndham.

Right now, IIRC, it's:

PGA
Wyndham
FedEx
FedEx
FedEx
FedEx

The new setup is marginally better IMO, though I still think both "playoffs" and a "wrap around season" are dumb ideas that lead to these silly scheduling compromises.  But hey, follow the money I suppose.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:21 PM

 Apathy_Overdose, on 10 July 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:

And there's a month of nothingness between the US and British Open.

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June 10-16: U.S. Open (Pebble Beach Golf Links)
June 17-23: Travelers Championship (TPC River Highlands)
June 24-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic (Detroit Golf Club)   
July 1-7: 3M Open (TPC Twin Cities)
July 8-14: John Deere Classic (TPC Deere Run)
July 15-21: The Open Championship (Royal Portrush Golf Club)

Hopefully that means the Irish Open and Scottish Open might get more top players now - assuming they keep a similar sched to this season.
Could definitely see more of the European players hanging out over there for 3 weeks.

Edited by duffer987, 10 July 2018 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

Is that 3 fewer events than this year?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

 jmck, on 10 July 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

 Darth Putter, on 10 July 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Another area of condensed tournaments is at the end. The top players are looking at this finish in July/ August

British Open
WGC-Memphis
Wyndham (Olympics)
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff
Fed Ex Playoff

That's five weeks out of six for the top 30.

If you play Scotland like Phil, Rickie, Reed, Hideki and Kuchar are this week, that's six out seven.

That's not all that different than what we have now, even with the FedEx stuff shifting closer to the Open and the PGA moving.  With the FedEx at four tournaments you were getting guys skipping one of them.  That's a really bad look for the tour, so they go to three FedEx events going forward, but it's still 5/6 under either the old or new schedule.  The difference is with the new schedule you have a choice whether to skip the Wyndham or Memphis, whereas before lots of people skipped Wyndham and some high profile names blew off one of the FedExes, especially if they had a commitment to the Wyndham.

Right now, IIRC, it's:

PGA
Wyndham
FedEx
FedEx
FedEx
FedEx

The new setup is marginally better IMO, though I still think both "playoffs" and a "wrap around season" are dumb ideas that lead to these silly scheduling compromises.  But hey, follow the money I suppose.

Many years there has been a skip week in the Fed Ex playoffs. Sometimes after Boston and sometimes right before the Tour Championship.


And with FedEx being the sponsor of the WGC-Memphis, you can rest assured that there will be as much arm twisting as possible to make sure everyone shows up there.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

 cdnglf, on 10 July 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

Is that 3 fewer events than this year?

Two of them (Houston and Greenbrier) will be back in the fall of the 2019-2020 schedule.

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