Two world golf tournaments are gone from the PGA Tour schedule. New on the schedule is the first PGA Tour approved course in Scotland that does not include a claret pitcher.
The PGA Tour released its next season schedule on Tuesday that gives a glimpse of its strategic partnership with the European Tour, with players from both rounds eligible for tournaments on each side of the Atlantic.
The Genesis Scottish Open, a week before the British Open, will be split between members of the European Tour and the PGA Tour with points applicable to both rounds.
Fifty members of the European Tour will have access to the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky and the Barracuda Championship in California. These tournaments are held on the same weeks as the Scottish Open and the British Open.
The WGC event in Mexico City was missing from the schedule. Moved to Florida this year for one time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico now hosts a regular tournament in the last week of April at a location to be determined.
FedEx sponsored WGC in Memphis, Tennessee. FedEx St. Championship Jude at TPC Southwind is now a post-season inaugural event. Previously, the first post-season event took place between New Jersey and Boston.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said: “Both the PGA Tour and the European Tour are stronger than ever in our history, as we are in a position to grow – together – over the next 10 years faster than at any time in our existence. “. .
As part of the Tour alliance, the Irish Open will nearly double its portfolio to $6 million, and the PGA Tour has pledged to work with Europe on commercial opportunities for the tournament.
As for the PGA Tour schedule, it begins in Napa, California, with the Fortinet Championships September 16-19. That’s two weeks after the Tour Championship and a week before the Ryder Cup.
South Korea’s CJ Cup, which moved to Shadow Creek in the Las Vegas area last year due to the pandemic, returns to Las Vegas at The Summit Club. This precedes the Zozo Championships in Japan and the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
The Zozo tournament was in California last year. While it indicates that it will return to Japan, changes are possible depending on the state of the epidemic in Tokyo. There is no guarantee of holding HSBC Champions.
The Phoenix Open and Pebble Beach are commercial venues. After Farmers Insurance opens in its traditional setting in the last week of January, the tour goes to Pebble Beach, Phoenix and concludes with a West Coast swing in Los Angeles for the Genesis Invitational.