The Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit features on the schedule for the first time from June 27-30, with the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities - now a Champions Tour event - a week later. We had conversations with our sponsors of the first playoff event, Northern Trust, and they looked at it very closely and felt that it would serve their objectives of being a title sponsor by having the event rotating in and out of the two biggest markets in the Northeast.
The revamp avoids tight scheduling around the season finale at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup dates as well as provides options around the Olympics, which saw golf return at Rio in 2016.
This year's Tour Championship ends September 23.
PGA confirmed the place and time of the new Detroit tournament on Tuesday morning with the release of their 2018-2019 schedule.
The season features 46 events, starting with the Safeway Open in October and concluding with the Tour Championship, which will end August 25, 2019, allowing the golf season to end before the start of football. Top players then go straight to Tennessee for the FedEx Cup Invitational, a World Golf Championship in Memphis that replaces the event held at Firestone in Ohio. Liberty National in Jersey City will host next year's event while TPC Boston in Norton will serve as host in 2020 and 2022.
Valspar is followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and the Valero Texas Open, which precedes the Masters.
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The WGC-Mexico Championship moves up a week following Genesis and precedes the Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The 3M Open will be held two weeks before players head across the pond for The Open Championship, which will be held in Northern Ireland in 2019.
Scheduled for May 13-19, 2019, at Bethpage State Park's Black Course (above), the PGA Championship will be the second major played in the 2019 tournament schedule, five weeks after the Masters Tournament and five weeks before the U.S. Open.
The Canadian Open will move from late July to June 6-9 as a lead-in to the US Open the following week.
The Aon Risk Reward Challenge will be operated through a multi-platform strategy that includes broadcast integration with CBS and Golf Channel, the use of PGA Tour and LPGA digital platforms, and brand engagement at events.