PGA Tour in May: Texas Icons Bookend PGA Championship at Kiawah Island

The official PGA Championship pin flag, taken on November 16, 2019 at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the site of the 103rd (2021) PGA Championship, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Gary Kellner/The PGA of America via Getty Images)

With this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the PGA Tour closes out the month of April, which featured three storyline-rich trophy hoisters.

The month started with Jordan Spieth ending his lengthy winless drought at the Valero Texas Open; followed by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama‘s historic win at Augusta National; and capped off by Stewart Cink‘s emotional victory at Harbour Town.

May will have a hard time topping all that, but with the season’s second major (the PGA) on tap at Kiawah Island, bookended by the Tour’s two longtime Texas stops, each associated with a Lonestar golf legend, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan, history will ultimately decide.

Add Innisbrook and Quail Hollow as the opening stops and May has some real serious potential.

Here’s a look at May’s PGA Tour Schedule:

Valspar Championship

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen putts on the 16th green during the third round of the Valspar Championship on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Golf Resort on Mar 23, 2019 in Palm Harbor, Fl. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Championship

Max Homa Wins Wells Fargo Championship
Max Homa celebrates on the 18th green after making his par putt to win the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 5, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

AT&T Byron Nelson

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth jumps after a shot on the 8th hole during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinty Forest Golf Club on May 10, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

PGA Championship

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The 16th hole of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the site of the 2021 PGA Championship, in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Gary Kellner/The PGA of America via Getty Images)

Charles Schwab Challenge

Kevin Na Wins 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC
Kevin Na reacts as he makes the winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

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