The PGA Tour’s revised 2019-20 schedule features just three major championships.
The Masters Tournament is usually the first major of the year, but on the 2020 calendar, it’ll be the last. The PGA Championship kicks things off in this new lineup, assuming no further changes because of COVID-19. The U.S. Open has a September slot in 2020 while the Open Championship was canceled.
New dates: Aug. 6-9
Original dates: May 14-17
Location: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
New dates: Sept. 17-20
Original dates: June 18-21
Location: Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
The USGA seriously considered staging the U.S. Open in December at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, but that plan was abandoned when the R&A canceled the Open Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby freeing a slot from Sept. 17-20 that was tentatively being held in case the Open was rescheduled.
New dates: Nov. 12-15
Original dates: April 9-12
Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
“We hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport,” said Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley.
Canceled. The 149th Open was one of the victims of the schedule upheaval, as the R&A announced April 6 that the event will not be held in 2020. Royal St. George’s will still serve as host of the 149th Open but will have to wait for July 2021. This allows for the 150th playing to still be at St. Andrews, but it will be in 2022 instead of 2021.
Original dates: July 16-19.