Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Sports Network) - The PGA Tour announced its 2013
schedule on Monday and it includes the change that has the Tour Championship
being the final event of the season.
"We are extremely pleased with the continued stability and strength of the PGA
Tour schedule," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. "While the upcoming
season is unique in that our traditional fall tournaments are shifting to the
start of the 2013-2014 season, we are very excited about the upcoming change
that will establish a definitive end to the PGA Tour season at the Tour
With the shift of the Fall Series event to the start of the 2013-14 schedule,
there will be 36 regular-season tournaments leading up to the four FedExCup
Two events made big moves in the schedule. The Mayakoba Golf Classic, which
had been played opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, shifts to
the fall and will be part of the 2013-14 FedExCup season.
The Tampa Bay Championship, which is to be played from March 14-17, is the
only event without a title sponsor at this point.
With a late finish to The Masters, April 14, the Texas Open moves from two
weeks after The Masters to the week before the year's first major.
For the second straight year, the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of
Champions in Hawaii will feature a Monday finish. The tournament will air
after the conclusion of the NFL playoffs on Sunday, and the final round will
be aired on Monday prior to the BCS National Championship Game.
Following the Hyundai event and the Sony Open in Hawaii, the tour moves to the
West Coast for six weeks. Before the shift east, the Phoenix Open will again
be played on Super Bowl weekend.
Following the West Coast swing, the next 13 weeks generally are in the
southeastern part of the U.S. and Texas.
With the Masters ending on April 14, the Texas Open in San Antonio will be the
week before the year's first major instead of the Houston Open, which will be
contested two week's prior to the Masters.
The season's second major, the U.S. Open, will be played on the East Course at
Merion Golf Club from June 13-16.
The season's third major, the British Open Championship, heads to Muirfield
and it will be contested from July 18-21. The WGC-Bridgeston Invitational
headlines the two events between the year's third and fourth majors.
The PGA Championship will be played at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. from August
8-11. The following week is the Wyndham Championship, then the FedExCup
Playoffs kick off August 22.
As the playoffs start, The Barclays moves from Bethpage Black to Liberty
National this year. The third playoff event, the BMW Championship, shifts from
Crooked Stick to Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill.
There will be a one-week break in the Playoffs again this year, but it will
come between the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship.
The Tour Championship wraps up on Sept. 22 and two weeks later will be the
Presidents Cup, which will be contested at Muirfield Village Golf Club in
The Fall Series will kick off the 2013-14 tour schedule a week or two after
The Presidents Cup, with an exact date yet to be set.
Finally, the three events that are played opposite the two World Golf
Championships and the British Open will bump the winner's FedExCup points up
to 300 from 250.
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