PGA TOUR releases 2017-18 Season Schedule

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR today released the full 2017-18 Season schedule of 49 FedExCup tournaments, representing an increase of two events with the previously announced additions of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES at Jeju Island, Korea, and the elevation of the Web.com Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Total prize money for the season will be a record of more than $363 million.

THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Korea’s first official PGA TOUR event, debuts October 16-22 at The Club at Nine Bridges as one of eight tournaments in the 2017 portion of the schedule, which was released in August.

The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, which was held for two years on the Web.com Tour, will debut on the PGA TOUR March 19-25, 2018, the same week as the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. The Tom Fazio-designed Corales course will continue to serve as the tournament course.

The Puerto Rico Open, in turn, moves from Match Play week to February 26-March 4, coinciding with the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship. With the addition of the two new international tournaments, the schedule includes nine tournaments in eight countries outside the United States.

Other significant changes relate to venues. The AT&T Byron Nelson (May 14-20) moves to the new Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, while two FedExCup Playoffs events change courses: THE NORTHERN TRUST (August 20-26) returns to The Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey and the BMW Championship (September 3-9) visits historic Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia for the first time, marking only the second time in the tournament’s 115 years of play that it will be held in Pennsylvania (1959 being the other).

Additionally, the U.S. Open (June 11-17) returns to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, for the first time since 2004; The Open Championship (July 16-22) rotates to Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland and the PGA Championship (August 6-12) will be held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis for only the second time (first being in 1992).

 One final change sees the open week during the 2018 FedExCup Playoffs shifting by one week. The first three events will be held consecutively – THE NORTHERN TRUST, the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston (August 27-September 3) and BMW Championship. Then comes the open week, followed by the season-ending TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta (September 17-23).
DATES EVENT COURSE LOCATION
October 2-8 Safeway Open Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course) Napa, Calif.
October 9-15 CIMB Classic TPC Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 16-22 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES Nine Bridges Jeju Island, Korea
October 23-29 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai, China
October 23-29 Sanderson Farms Championship Country Club of Jackson Jackson, Miss.
Oct 30-Nov 5 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nev.
November 6-12 OHL Classic at Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 13-19 The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (*Seaside Course, Plantation Course) St. Simons Island, Ga.
WINTER BREAK
January 1-7 Sentry Tournament of Champions Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course) Kapalua, Hawaii
January 8-14 Sony Open in Hawaii Waialae Country Club Honolulu, Hawaii
January 15-21 CareerBuilder Challenge PGA WEST (*Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course); La Quinta Country Club La Quinta, Calif.
January 22-28 Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course (*South Course, North Course) San Diego, Calif.
Jan 29-Feb 4 Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course) Scottsdale, Ariz.
February 5-11 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am *Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, MontereyPeninsula Country Club (Shore Course) Pebble Beach, Calif.
February 12-18 Genesis Open The Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, Calif.
February 19-25 The Honda Classic PGA National (The Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Feb 26-Mar 4 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship Club de Golf Chapultepec Mexico City, Mexico
Feb 26-Mar 4 Puerto Rico Open Coco Beach Golf Club Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
March 5-11 Valspar Championship Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Copperhead Course) Palm Harbor, Fla.
March 12-18 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Bay Hill Club and Lodge Orlando, Fla.
March 19-25 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club Austin, Texas
March 19-25 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Mar 26-Apr 1 Houston Open Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) Humble, Texas
April 2-8 Masters Tournament # Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga.
April 9-15 RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C.
April 16-22 Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course) San Antonio, Texas
April 23-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana New  Orleans, La.
Apr 30- May 6 Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, N.C.
May 7-13 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 14-20 AT&T Byron Nelson Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas, Texas
May 21-27 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas
May 28- Jun 3 the Memorial Tournament presented by  Nationwide Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio
June 4-10 FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn.
June 11-17 U.S. Open # Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton, N.Y.
June 18-24 Travelers Championship TPC  River  Highlands Cromwell, Conn.
Jun 25- Jul 1 The National To Be Announced TBA
July 2-8 The Greenbrier Classic The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC) White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
July 9-15 John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill.
July 16-22 The Open Championship # Carnoustie Golf Links Carnoustie,  Scotland
July 16-22 Barbasol Championship To Be Announced TBA
July 23-29 RBC Canadian Open Glen Abbey Golf Club Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Jul 30-Aug 5 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Firestone Country Club (South Course) Akron, Ohio
Jul 30-Aug 5 Barracuda Championship Montrêux Golf and Country Club Reno, Nev.
August 6-12 PGA Championship # Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Mo.
August 13-19 Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro,  N.C.
FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS
August 20-26 THE NORTHERN TRUST The Ridgewood Country Club Ridgewood, N.J.
Aug 27-Sep 3 Dell Technologies Championship TPC Boston Norton, Mass.
September 3-9 BMW Championship Aronimink Golf Club Newton Square, Pa.
September 10-16 OFF WEEK
September 17-23 TOUR Championship East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, Ga.
September 24-30 Ryder Cup Le Golf National (Albatross Course) Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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