Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:12 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:54
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR has released its 2016-17 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, several of which return to their traditional pre-Olympic dates and others that have a venue change and/or new title sponsor.
The first such change occurs the opening week of the season, with new sponsorship of the Safeway Open (October 13-16) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, which also begins the TOUR’s seven-tournament run through November. After the schedule resumes in January, another new title sponsor emerges with the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles (February 16-19). The sponsorship by Genesis, a luxury car brand, was announced earlier.
Next comes the relocation and renaming of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship (March 2-5), which moves from South Florida to Mexico City through a new seven-year sponsorship agreement with Grupo Salinas. The host facility has yet to be named.
Also changing sites the first week of May is the Wells Fargo Championship with a one-time move to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina. This move is due to the PGA Championship going to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, the Wells Fargo Championship’s regular host site.
The following week, THE PLAYERS Championship returns to a Mother’s Day Sunday finish (May 14) and will greet the season’s strongest field with totally resurfaced greens, including some with contour changes, and a redesigned, drivable par-4 12th hole.
The U.S. Open will be held at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin, for the first time, June 15-18, while The Open Championship is scheduled for July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale in Lancashire, England. The PGA Championship returns to August (10-13) after moving to July in 2016 to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to the PGA Championship, other tournaments reverting to their regular slot post-Olympics include the Travelers Championship (from the first week of August to June 22-25), the John Deere Classic (from the second week of August to July 13-16), and both the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship (from the first week of July to August 3-6).
Also during this portion of the schedule, the Quicken Loans National (June 29-July 2) will be held for the first time at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The final changes on the schedule involve the opening FedExCup Playoffs event, THE NORTHERN TRUST (August 24-27), which features a new sponsor and new course, Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York.
The Playoffs continue the next week with the Deutsche Bank Championship’s traditional Monday finish on September 4 before taking a one-week break. The Playoffs then resume with the BMW Championship (September 14-17), which returns to Conway Farms Golf Club near Chicago, and conclude September 21-24 with the TOUR Championship. The very next week, The Presidents Cup will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.
|DATE||TOURNAMENT(S)||TV NETWORKS||GOLF COURSE(S)||LOCATION|
|Oct. 10-16||Safeway Open||GOLF||Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course)||Napa, CA|
|Oct. 17-23||CIMB Classic||GOLF||Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Oct. 24-30||World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions||GOLF||Sheshan International Golf Club||Shanghai, China|
|Oct. 24-30||Sanderson Farms Championship||GOLF||Country Club of Jackson||Jackson, MS|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 6||Shriners Hospitals for Children Open||GOLF||TPC Summerlin||Las Vegas, NV|
|Nov. 7-13||OHL Classic at Mayakoba||GOLF||El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort||Playa del Carmen, MX|
|Nov. 14-20||The RSM Classic||GOLF||Sea Island Resort (*Seaside Course, Plantation Course)||St. Simons Island, GA|
|Jan. 2-8||Tournament of Champions||GOLF||Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course)||Kapalua, HI|
|Jan. 9-15||Sony Open in Hawaii||GOLF||Waialae Country Club||Honolulu, HI|
|Jan. 16-22||CareerBuilder Challenge||GOLF||PGA WEST (*Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, La Quinta Country Club)||La Quinta, CA|
|Jan. 23-29||Farmers Insurance Open||GOLF / CBS||Torrey Pines Golf Course (*South Course, North Course)||San Diego, CA|
|Jan. 30-Feb. 5||Waste Management Phoenix Open||GOLF / CBS||TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Feb. 6-12||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||GOLF / CBS||*Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course)||Pebble Beach, CA|
|Feb. 13-19||Genesis Open||GOLF / CBS||The Riviera Country Club||Pacific Palisades, CA|
|Feb. 20-26||The Honda Classic||GOLF / NBC||PGA National (The Champion Golf Course)||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|Feb. 27-Mar. 5||World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship||GOLF / NBC||(To Be Announced)||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Mar. 6-12||Valspar Championship||GOLF / NBC||Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Copperhead Course)||Palm Harbor, FL|
|Mar. 13-19||Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard||GOLF / NBC||Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge||Orlando, FL|
|Mar. 20-26||World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play||GOLF / NBC||Austin Country Club||Austin, TX|
|Mar. 20-26||Puerto Rico Open||GOLF||Coco Beach Golf Club||Rio Grande, Puerto Rico|
|Mar. 27-Apr. 2||Shell Houston Open||GOLF / NBC||Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course)||Humble, TX|
|Apr. 3-9||Masters Tournament #||ESPN / CBS||Augusta National Golf Club||Augusta, GA|
|Apr. 10-16||RBC Heritage||GOLF / CBS||Harbour Town Golf Links||Hilton Head Island, SC|
|Apr. 17-23||Valero Texas Open||GOLF / CBS||TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course)||San Antonio, TX|
|Apr. 24-30||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||GOLF / CBS||TPC Louisiana||New Orleans, LA|
|May 1-7||Wells Fargo Championship||GOLF / CBS||Eagle Point Golf Club||Wilmington, NC|
|May 8-14||THE PLAYERS Championship||GOLF / NBC||TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course)||Ponte Vedra Beach, FL|
|May 15-21||AT&T Byron Nelson||GOLF / CBS||Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas)||Irving, TX|
|May 22-28||DEAN & DELUCA Invitational||GOLF / CBS||Colonial Country Club||Fort Worth, TX|
|May 29-June 4||the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide||GOLF / CBS||Muirfield Village Golf Club||Dublin, OH|
|June 5-11||FedEx St. Jude Classic||GOLF / CBS||TPC Southwind||Memphis, TN|
|June 12-18||U.S. Open #||FS1 / FOX||Erin Hills||Hartford, WI|
|June 19-25||Travelers Championship||GOLF / CBS||TPC River Highlands||Cromwell, CT|
|June 26-July 2||Quicken Loans National||GOLF / CBS||TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm||Potomac, MD|
|July 3-9||The Greenbrier Classic||GOLF / CBS||The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC)||White Sulphur Springs, WV|
|July 10-16||John Deere Classic||GOLF / CBS||TPC Deere Run||Silvis, IL|
|July 17-23||The Open Championship #||GOLF / NBC||Royal Birkdale||Southport, Lancashire, England|
|July 17-23||Barbasol Championship||GOLF||Robert Trent Jones Trail (Grand National Lake Course)||Auburn/Opelika, AL|
|July 24-30||RBC Canadian Open||GOLF / CBS||Glen Abbey Golf Club||Oakville, ON, Canada|
|July 31-Aug. 6||World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational||GOLF / CBS||Firestone Country Club (South Course)||Akron, OH|
|July 31-Aug. 6||Barracuda Championship||GOLF||Montrêux Golf and Country Club||Reno, NV|
|Aug. 7-13||PGA Championship #||TNT / CBS||Quail Hollow Club||Charlotte, NC|
|Aug. 14-20||Wyndham Championship||GOLF / CBS||Sedgefield Country Club||Greensboro, NC|
|Aug. 21-27||THE NORTHERN TRUST||GOLF / CBS||Glen Oaks Club||Old Westbury, NY|
|Aug. 28-Sept. 4||Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish)||GOLF / NBC||TPC Boston||Norton, MA|
|Sept. 11-17||BMW Championship||GOLF / NBC||Conway Farms Golf Club||Lake Forest, IL|
|Sept. 18-24||TOUR Championship||GOLF / NBC||East Lake Golf Club||Atlanta, GA|
|Sept. 25-Oct. 1||Presidents Cup||GOLF / NBC||Liberty National Golf Club||Jersey City, NJ|
|# Not PGA TOUR co-sponsored||*Host Course|