The schedule includes multiple changes previously announced, including new events in Detroit (Rocket Mortgage Classic June 24-30) and Minnesota (3M Open at TPC Twin Cities July 1-7). The final WGC event of the season will be held July 22-28, 2019 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, replacing the FedEx St. Jude Classic in that city.
The Aon Risk Reward Challenge competition will take place over an entire season, and will feature the world's top golfers as they tackle some of the most "strategically challenging" holes across both the PGA Tour and LPGA schedules, a release said.
This year's Tour Championship ends September 23. The PGA Tour will return to the Detroit and Minneapolis areas and leave Washington, D.C. Events in Houston and West Virginia will sit out next season before returning in 2019.More news: Section 377 Hearing in Supreme Court
"And by concluding at the end of August, the FedEx Cup playoffs no longer have the challenge of sharing the stage with college and professional football".
The other three majors will remain in their traditional spots on the PGA Tour schedule. Then there is considerable change from past years.
Preparations for the final Dell Technologies Championship are underway and the 100-player field will have its unique Monday finish for one last time on September 3. Puerto Rico is slotted for February 18-24, the same week as the WGC-Mexico Championship.More news: Meghan dazzles in Roland Mouret on day two of her Dublin visit
Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour, added: "The Aon Risk Reward Challenge is an authentic fit for our sport that will resonate with players and fans while providing Aon an intuitive way to reinforce how their firm creates value for its clients". Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament takes its usual spot two weeks before the U.S. Open, with the Canadian Open in between.
Still to be determined is when the new fall schedule will begin in 2019 and how many tournaments will be part of it. The Dallas and Fort Worth tournaments are split by the PGA Championship, which will be played at Bethpage Black (May 16-19) as part of its new May date.
The tour really gets busy at the British Open, set for next year at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.More news: Ozil should quit Germany, says father