On Tuesday, the PGA Tour released their schedule for the 2017-2018 season and fans will notice some changes from this year’s schedule.
For starters, the PGA Tour added two events to the schedule, bringing the total to 49 events for the upcoming season.
The CJ Cup, which is scheduled to be held October 17-20, 2017 will be the first Tour event ever held in South K0rea. The other new event, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, is new to the PGA Tour, but not to golf. The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship used to be played on the Web.com Tour, but has been pumped up to the big boy circuit, being held opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play March 22-25, 2018.
While the first part of the schedule remains relatively unchanged, with the addition of the two new tournaments the only real changes, the back half of the schedule has several question marks and a significant change.
Both the Houston Open and Tiger Woods’ DC area event are both in need on title sponsors. In addition, Woods’ event is also in need of a new venue after the Tour pulled out of Congressional.
The biggest change to the back half of the schedule though is the change of the date of the bye week during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The bye has traditionally com between between the Dell Technologies Championship and BMW. Next year though, the bye will be after the BMW, the third event in the Playoffs. With the Ryder Cup being held in France next year, and many of the top players heading there straight from the Tour Championship, the Tour decided to push the bye week one week later.
Here is a look at the complete 2017-2018 PGA Tour schedule:
Commissioner Jay Monahan releases 2017-18 schedule. pic.twitter.com/P0lp4ivpNG
— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) September 19, 2017