During a press conference at East Lake Golf Club, ahead of the Tour Championship, the PGA Tour unveiled its 2020-21 schedule.
Calling it a “super season,” the 50-event schedule will feature six majors, the Olympics, FedExCup Playoffs, and the Ryder Cup Matches – all in a 12-month span.
The season will tee off Sep. 7 in Napa, Calif. (Safeway Open), run through Labor Day weekend in Atlanta for the FedExCup finale, and culminate with the Ryder Cup matches three weeks later at Whistling Straits.
“We are excited to present the full 2020-21 PGA TOUR schedule – a ‘super season’ of 50 fully sponsored events and capped off by the 15th edition of the FedExCup Playoffs,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“If you’re a golf fan, this is a dream season with more significant events than ever before, including the Olympic Games. Building our schedule is always complicated, but never more so as over the past several months as we continue to navigate challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We appreciate the extensive collaboration with our title sponsors, tournament organizations and golf’s governing bodies that has brought us here – to the exciting conclusion of an extraordinary 2019-20 season this week, and on the brink of a season of 50 events, beginning next week.”
The wraparound season, which starts next week on the west coast, will be anchored by two of the postponed 2020 majors – the U.S. Open (Sep. 14-20), rescheduled from June, and the Masters (Nov. 9-15), traditionally played in April.
While the annual Asian swing has been canceled, two of the events will be contested in the states – The CJ Cup (Las Vegas, NV) and ZOZO Championship (Sherwood Oaks, Calif). The WGC-HSBC Champions will not be contested in 2020-21 and given China’s role in the pandemic it may never return to the communist country.